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Humankind

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  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Each week, public radio’s award-winning HUMANKIND profiles the doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane and livable place. With host David Freudberg, produced in association with WGBH/Boston.

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Caption: Dorothy Day
We profile Dorothy Day -- a remarkable 20th century figure: journalist and founder of the “Catholic Worker” movement, which established soup kitche...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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SEGMENT 1: Donna Hicks, author of Dignity, recounts her experiences as an international conflict mediator that led her to an understanding of how a...

Bought by WMUU-LP and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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SEGMENT 1: We hear from medical students, who voice concerns about the pace and financial concerns impacting health care, and who strive for warmer...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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SEGMENT 1: We visit the nation's busiest trauma center (Univ. of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore) to hear how certain low-tech, natural health...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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SEGMENT 1: Jonathan Star took twelve years to master the nuances of ancient Chinese in his quest to produce a remarkably lucid and evocative Englis...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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SEGMENT 1: We explore the remarkable popularity of an ancient poet, Jalaluddin Rumi, subject of PBS specials and a popular book stunningly illustra...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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SEGMENT 1: The Prisoners Literature Project, an all-volunteer service based in Berkeley, California, packages and ships books to people who are inc...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SEGMENT 1: Seeking to comfort people who may feel afraid, angry and alone, we hear moving stories from chaplains at hospitals, who serve patients a...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 7
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SEGMENT 1: We consider a fascinating, but often overlooked dimension of the history of World War I – the role of Conscientious Objectors who refuse...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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SEGMENT 1: Although central to our democracy, the American right to vote has evolved only gradually, as freed slaves, women and civil rights activi...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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SEGMENT 1: British religious historian and best-selling author Karen Armstrong explains why she thinks the West gets it wrong about Islam, and she ...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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SEGMENT 1: We hear from westerners who have embraced the introspective tradition of Sufism, which offers a dimension of Islam that is universalist,...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SEGMENT 1: An American pediatric brain surgeon describes his remarkable recent journey to Africa, where he volunteered to perform highly specialize...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 9
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SEGMENT 1: A return visit to the Seeds of Peace summer camp, when teenagers from opposing sides of conflict regions, including the Middle East, arr...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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SEGMENT 1: We trace the extraordinary history of Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldwide movement founded in the U.S. during the Great Depression, when t...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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SEGMENT 1: George Mumford has trained superstar athletes, including basketball greats Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in how mental focus can enhanc...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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SEGMENT 1: Low-carbon energy sources like solar and wind are rapidly shifting to a higher percentage of the way Americans power their homes and wor...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 10
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SEGMENT 1: We consider the surprising power of simply abstaining from food for a limited period as a spiritual discipline. There is a mystery to th...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SEGMENT 1: We consider the fascinating history and profound philosophy of Quakerism, which has been present from the founding of America and remain...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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SEGMENT 1: Bringing up a family has offered author Eileen Flanagan a rich fount of life lessons about patience, knowing when to let go, how to foll...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13