Humankind on Public Radio
Thich Nhat Hanh07/24/14
In this episode of Humankind,Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hahn, a best-selling author and Zen master who teaches part-time in the U.S., describes lessons he learned about peacemaking from the Vietnam War.
In this episode of Humankind,Donna Hicks, author of “Dignity,” recounts her experiences as an international conflict mediator that led her to an understanding of how an assault on the dignity of a person or a group must be healed, before strife can...
Count Your Blessings
In this episode of Humankind,Austrian-born author and Benedictine Brother David Steindl-Rast shares how acquiring an attitude of “gratefulness” can calm the mind and give life a simple joy.
The Illumination of Rumi
In this episode of Humankind: to the astonishment of publishers, Jalaluddin Rumi has become the best-selling poet in America. Rumi’s sensational popularity is notable not only because of its content — an intoxicated, rapturous love letter to the...
Facing a personal crisis, hospital patients and their loved ones often receive needed emotional support from a quiet army of chaplains, who are skilled at empathetic listening to people gripped by difficult and confusing emotions.
The Right to Vote
A special one-hour documentary that explores one of the most basic questions facing our democracy: who may participate?
The Philosopher of Finance
A fascinating conversation with John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and one of the world’s most famous investors, on what it means to have “enough”, both financially and spiritually.
Horizons of Attention
Learning how to focus on different life horizons — from daily responsibilities to broader personal goals — is covered in this enlightening dialogue about “Making It All Work,” the insightful book by best-selling author David Allen.
Rev. Sally Bingham of San Francisco, lay organizer Steve MacAusland of Boston, and members of a concerned church discuss the movement for a religious response to climate change that has spread to more than 4,000 U.S. congregations.
The Search for Well-Being (Pt. 1)
In this episode of Humankind, we examine a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine. Part 1 of 4. For more on this series: http://www.humanmedia.org/wellbeing/
SPECIAL: Rubin Carter’s Hurricane
A Humankind special, in memory of Rubin Carter. As dramatized in a Bob Dylan song and ‘The Hurricane’ starring Denzel Washington, the ex-prize fighter tells how he was wrongly convicted of a triple homicide and ultimately exonerated by a federal...
A look at the millions of people who–later in life, with extra time on their hands– are starting new careers that make a social contribution.
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Songwriter Jill Jackson Miller tells the history of the song and how she and her husband composed “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” And members of a contemporary high school chorus describe the song’s special meaning in the age of terrorism.
The coauthor of “Getting to Yes,” a classic on negotiation, maintains that conflict is inevitable — and sometimes desirable — but that violent confrontation can be much more easily prevented than is commonly believed.
Laughter is Good Medicine
In this classic episode of Humankind, Norman Cousins tells how “laughter therapy,” a warm bond with his physician, and Vitamin C cured a crippling spinal disease against 500-to-1 odds.
Helen Keller’s Life Story (Pt. 2)
The story of Helen Keller, who surmounted both deafness and blindness by learning to communicate with great eloquence, and became an unlikely world superstar.
Elementary school students learn about ethics, language and common sense when a folklorist leads them through a fascinating exploration of age-old wisdom sayings and their relevance to everyday life.
Modern Wisdom from an Ancient Sage
A Kansas therapist and author, John Heider, describes how his life was profoundly affected by studying a renowned 2,500 year old wisdom text from China that teaches the art of inner balance.
The Literary Barber
The colorful Reuben Martinez–winner of the prestigious MacArthur “genius” award– on the launch of a literacy campaign from his small barber shop outside Los Angeles.
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