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Weekly podcast from public radio’s award-winning program Humankind

Weekly podcast from public radio’s award-winning program Humankind

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Belmont, MA

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Description:

Weekly podcast from public radio’s award-winning program Humankind

Language:

English

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Human Media 68 Leonard Street, Second Floor Belmont, MA 02478-2522


Episodes

Oral Lee Brown

6/4/2020
What happened to a group of 1st graders in Oakland, CA when a local realtor said she’d pay for their college education if they graduated from high school?

Duration:00:30:31

Reversal of Fortune

5/28/2020
Having lost almost everything in the Madoff scam, best-selling author John Robbins tells how, in “an age of less,” he had to step back, reassess what’s important and build a new, more fulfilling life.

Duration:00:30:31

Health Care with Kindness Pt2

5/21/2020
Patients often complain about rushed doctor visits and, of course, the cost of medical services. But a number of studies in recent years highlight a different concern: whether as a patient you actually experience kindness when receiving health care. And being treated with basic courtesy and compassion – especially while undergoing medical distress – was rated in one […]

Duration:00:27:49

Health Care with Kindness Pt1

5/14/2020
Patients often complain about rushed doctor visits and, of course, the cost of medical services. But a number of studies in recent years highlight a different concern: whether as a patient you actually experience kindness when receiving health care. And being treated with basic courtesy and compassion – especially while undergoing medical distress – was rated in one […]

Duration:00:26:49

Peace-building with Louise Diamond

5/7/2020
A veteran negotiator in world hot-spots including the Middle East, Louise Diamond practices a citizens-based diplomacy that sometimes finds cooperation at the grass roots level, even when governments are hostile.

Duration:00:30:25

Count Your Blessings

4/30/2020
Austrian-born author and Benedictine Brother David Steindl-Rast, recorded at his monastery near Corning, NY, believes that acquiring an attitude of “gratefulness” can calm the mind and give life a simple joy.

Duration:00:30:25

Libraries Reimagined Pt4

4/23/2020
Americans visit the library more often than they go to a movie theater or attend a sporting event. But far from stagnant institutions of the past, libraries today are rapidly evolving.

Duration:00:26:25

Libraries Reimagined Pt3

4/16/2020
Americans visit the library more often than they go to a movie theater or attend a sporting event. But far from stagnant institutions of the past, libraries today are rapidly evolving.

Duration:00:28:21

Libraries Reimagined Pt2

4/9/2020
Americans visit the library more often than they go to a movie theater or attend a sporting event. But far from stagnant institutions of the past, libraries today are rapidly evolving.

Duration:00:27:08

Libraries Reimagined Pt1

4/2/2020
Americans visit the library more often than they go to a movie theater or attend a sporting event. But far from stagnant institutions of the past, libraries today are rapidly evolving.

Duration:00:27:33

Modern Wisdom – John Heider/Lao Tsu

3/26/2020
A Kansas therapist and author, John Heider, describes how his life has been profoundly affected by studying a renowned 2,500 year old wisdom text from China that teaches the art of inner balance.

Duration:00:30:28

Julie Goschalk

3/19/2020
How the daughter of two holocaust survivors ventured into formal dialogues with children of Nazi-era Germans and what they learned from each other in a new era.

Duration:00:30:09

The Worry Solution with Martin Rossman

3/12/2020
Bay Area physician and Univ. of California medical professor Martin Rossman, author of “The Worry Solution”, describes ways to distinguish between what we can change and what we must learn to accept.

Duration:00:30:14

NJ Foodbank

3/5/2020
We hear the moving story of Kathleen DiChiara, suburban housewife who became very concerned about human hunger in the 1970s. This motivated her to start collecting food at church, and eventually other sites, and then to organize distribution to people in the nearby inner city.

Duration:00:30:24

Chaplains

2/27/2020
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.

Duration:00:30:23

Ida B Wells Battle to Uncover the Truth

2/20/2020
Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcame death threats and published widely in her quest to document the domestic terrorism against African Americans that came to be known as lynching. Ida Wells published the first major study of that […]

Duration:00:27:12

Ida B. Wells’ Battle to Uncover the Truth (Pt 1)

2/13/2020
Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcame death threats and published widely in her quest to document the domestic terrorism against African Americans that came to be known as lynching. Ida Wells published the first major study of that […]

Duration:00:28:39

Beyond War Part 2b

2/6/2020
How fully do we exhaust peacful options before resorting to military action? When has nonviolence been effective and when has it been dangerous? What constitutes a just war “just”—or do no ends justify large-scale killing of human beings? What are the social, moral and spiritual values held by pacifists and conscientious objectors?

Duration:00:30:22

Beyond War Part 2a

1/30/2020
How fully do we exhaust peacful options before resorting to military action? When has nonviolence been effective and when has it been dangerous? What constitutes a just war “just”—or do no ends justify large-scale killing of human beings? What are the social, moral and spiritual values held by pacifists and conscientious objectors?

Duration:00:30:23

The Garden Project w/Cathrine Sneed

1/23/2020
Step inside the garden of Cathrine Sneed, a prison social worker, who has found that when inmates leave their cells and connect with nature their rate of recidivism drops.

Duration:00:30:13