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The Meaning of America, pt. 2

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:01:02 +0000

Beyond the symbolism of flag-waving and patriotic cliches lies the heart of American Democracy: our system of personal rights and human dignity. Conceived in rebellion against the absolute right of monarchs, the American revolution asserted that the people are sovereign, that they must be free to speak, to choose their leaders, to pray — or […]


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The Meaning of America, pt. 1

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:01:05 +0000

Beyond the symbolism of flag-waving and patriotic cliches lies the heart of American Democracy: our system of personal rights and human dignity. Conceived in rebellion against the absolute right of monarchs, the American revolution asserted that the people are sovereign, that they must be free to speak, to choose their leaders, to pray — or […]


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Journalists of the Soul

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:01:13 +0000

This fascinating segment profiles contemporary journalists who have attempted to document the human spiritual experience. Includes Ronald Eyre of BBC-TV, Peggy Taylor of “New Age Journal”, and Lex Hixon of WBAI’s “In the Spirit.”


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Introducing the Spiritual Care Podcast

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:59:07 +0000

David Freudberg, host of Humankind public radio, announces a new podcast on the fascinating practice of “spiritual care”: stories of caregivers (chaplains, nurses, social workers, etc) who provide nonsectarian support for people in need and sometimes in distress.


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Journey to Recovery

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:01:51 +0000

Rather than regard their diagnosis as a death sentence, these cancer patients practice self-care techniques that help them withstand the stresses of serious illness and build up their body’s natural defenses. Hear top physicians explain the health benefits of relaxation exercises, breath work, use of healing imagery, writing down thoughts and feelings in a journal […]


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The Diet-Climate Connection, pt. 4: Growing Locally, Thinking Globally

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:01:19 +0000

The new urban agriculture movement offers a way for us to re-connect our lives to nature.


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The Diet-Climate Connection, pt. 3: The Carbon Footprint of Your Dinner

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:01:38 +0000

Which foods have the largest global warming footprint—and which are most climate-friendly?


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The Diet-Climate Connection, pt. 2: Sustainable Meals for Schoolchildren

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:01:52 +0000

Public school cafeterias are changing! We visit two in New England where recent policies reflect much greater attention to healthy meal options than were typically available in the past.


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The Diet-Climate Connection, pt. 1: College Dining Goes Green

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:01:38 +0000

Hundreds of colleges are now moving toward healthier, more climate-friendly food choices on campus.


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https://media.blubrry.com/humankind/content.blubrry.com/humankind/181_dietclimateconnection_1.mp3




Simple Relaxation Exercise

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:01:20 +0000

A 15-minute stress reduction session to calm the body and mind.


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Passengers, pt. 4: Taxation for Transportation

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:01:08 +0000

Gas taxes you pay at the pump go into a huge pool of federal transportation funds. How should the money be divided up? Plus high-speed rail, pro and con.


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Passengers, pt. 3: Cars and Carbon

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:01:09 +0000

What is the global warming footprint of cars vs. public transit? Story of a family seeking a low-carbon lifestyle. Also, hear the views of transportation experts, the president of AAA, and others.


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Passengers, pt. 2: The Business of Public Transit

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:01:47 +0000

Business people and environmentalists come together: improved public transportation helps to grow the economy, for lots of reasons. Bankers and the Sierra Club on the same side.


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Passengers, pt. 1: Going Car-Free

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:01:56 +0000

The story of a Virginia man who accepted his county’s “challenge” to go car-free for a month; plus voices of motorists filling up at the pump; bus riders in a low-income neighborhood and others.


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The Power of Nonviolence, pt. 8: Moral Injury

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:01:42 +0000

We hear from veterans who wrestle with healing from “moral injury” which occurs after a violation of conscience, based on events they witnessed or participated in while on military duty.


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The Search for Well-Being, pt. 4: Maintaining Compassion for Patients

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:01:53 +0000

Professors of medicine and nursing describe ways to treat the whole patient. And a look at medical use of acupuncture and meditation, for which evidence of effectiveness continues to grow.  


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The Power of Nonviolence, pt. 7: Healing the Trauma of War

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:01:25 +0000

We hear profiles of American soldiers who, after military duty, returned home to face another battle—the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).


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The Search for Well-Being, pt. 3: Doctors of the Future

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:01:39 +0000

With diet a factor in ailments from diabetes to obesity, medical students at the country’s third largest campus attend cooking classes to learn how to help patients. And future MDs tell how they would heal our health system.


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https://media.blubrry.com/humankind/content.blubrry.com/humankind/The_Search_for_Well_Being_Part_3.mp3




The Search for Well-Being, pt. 2: When a Doctor Has Time to Listen

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:01:01 +0000

The problem of rushed medical visits, now standard nationwide, can strain both doctors and patients. The story of a Calif. woman who was misdiagnosed with MS, until a different doctor had the time to listen and discovered the error.


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The Search for Well-Being, pt. 1: Treating the Whole Person

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:01:39 +0000

This look at the emergence of “integrative medicine” begins with a visit to America’s busiest trauma center, in Baltimore, where patients receive both emergency care and natural treatments to soothe the challenges of serious illness.


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https://media.blubrry.com/humankind/content.blubrry.com/humankind/198_the_search_for_well-being_Part_1_.mp3




Catching Up with Granny D, pt. 2

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:01:01 +0000

A lively profile of “Granny D,” (Mrs. Doris Haddock of Dublin, New Hampshire) famous for her 14-month walk across the United States to promote campaign finance reform. (Part 2)


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Catching Up with Granny D, pt. 1

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:01:05 +0000

A lively profile of “Granny D,” (Mrs. Doris Haddock of Dublin, New Hampshire) famous for her 14-month walk across the United States to promote campaign finance reform. (Part 1)


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Resilient Nurses, pt. 4: Compassion Fatigue

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:01:49 +0000

This episode explores the very human level at which some nurses interact with patients at their most vulnerable moments. What spiritual questions about life and death arise in such encounters? We do nurses turn for their own support? And we look at the concept of “compassion fatigue” and ways nurses can maintain open-hearted care.


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Resilient Nurses, pt. 3: The Art of Listening

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:01:33 +0000

How do nurses, who are exposed to continual suffering by patients, manage to keep their hearts open and maintain compassion? Nurses describe the centrality of communication with patients and the skills of “active listening.” Nurses are regenerated by the bond of caring they build with patients in need.


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The Power of Nonviolence: pt. 6: Deep Listening

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:01:28 +0000

When we’re in a disagreement, it’s sometimes hard simply to listen to the other person. But skillful listening is a core practice of conflict resolution and, potentially, a doorway to improved relations and greater self-understanding.


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The Power of Nonviolence, pt. 5: Seeds of Peace

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:01:37 +0000

A return visit to the Seeds of Peace summer camp, when teenagers from opposing sides of conflict regions, including the Middle East, arrive for amazing encounters of dialogue and fun.


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The Right to Vote, pt. 2

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:01:49 +0000

Hear a diversity of voices and views on today’s debates over whether voters should be required to show ID at the polls. Some Americans believe that ensures honest elections; while others see it as an unnecessary obstacle to minority voters. And we consider whether people who’ve committed felonies should be allowed to vote, after serving […]


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The Right to Vote, pt. 1

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:01:42 +0000

A fascinating history of the much-contested right to vote in America: from slaves freed after the Civil War, to women’s suffrage, to the civil rights movement. Included is the moving first-person story of a young woman who participated in the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project for voter registration of African Americans.


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The Power of Nonviolence, pt. 4: Unblocking our Natural Empathy

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:01:55 +0000

How can we avoid reacting furiously when someone provokes us? Hear a fascinating array of answers from theologian Frank Rogers, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Rev. Betty Stookey and legendary folksinger Noel Paul Stookey, who performs.


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The Power of Nonviolence, pt. 3: Compassion Practice

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:01:37 +0000

In a world given to so much brutality, it would be easy to underestimate the impact of basic human compassion in actually resolving strife, yet even in tense environments, people are transformed by gestures of understanding.


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The Power of Nonviolence, pt. 2: The Spirituality of Nonviolence

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:01:24 +0000

We hear stories of peacemakers who draw from their diverse lives and religious traditions as a basis for breaking down barriers and promoting conflict resolution.


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The Power of Nonviolence, pt. 1: Soul Force

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:01:38 +0000

We look back on the stunning display of forgiveness and nonviolence by the grieving families and congregants of Mother Emanuel church, where a gunman murdered black worshipers. Roof was sentenced to death today by a federal jury.


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https://media.blubrry.com/humankind/content.blubrry.com/humankind/231_power_of_nonviolence_1.mp3




Radioactive, pt. 1

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:01:08 +0000

In this episode of Humankind, hear nuclear experts pro and con, an emergency room physician, and a variety of voices telling the story of a controversial reactor in Vermont. Part 1 of 2.


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https://media.blubrry.com/humankind/content.blubrry.com/humankind/Radioactive_Pt_1.mp3




Resilient Nurses, pt. 2: Regaining Your Center

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:01:47 +0000

Inspiring stories of how active nurses use self-care techniques that help them manage, and transcend, the stresses of their essential work life, both on the job and after hours.


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https://media.blubrry.com/humankind/content.blubrry.com/humankind/Resilient_Nurses_Pt_2.mp3




Resilient Nurses, pt. 1: Facing Challenge and Change

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:01:26 +0000

A no-holds-barred look at the stressful conditions in which many nurses work: the long hours, the emotional toll, the rapid pace, and the way that technology and institutional practices can make it hard to form a caring bond with patients.


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