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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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Location:

Belmont, MA

Networks:

NPR

WGBH

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Mothers Out Front

4/19/2018
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While sometimes presented in terms of “kilowatt-hours” and “parts per million”, the challenge of climate change is profoundly personal and is projected to affect all of our lives. Here we profile an emerging citizens movement, Mothers Out Front, who strive to cut their own carbon footprint, as well that of the communities where they live. And […]

Duration:00:30:26

James Dillet Freeman

4/12/2018
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His many books and stories have tried to “justify the ways of God to man.” Freeman, whose vivid verse has twice been carried for solace by astronauts to the moon, reads and comments.

Duration:00:30:03

Humor and Health

4/5/2018
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Because laughter is surely good medicine, we visit with professional comedians who are also cancer survivors, as well as a top surgeon at New York’s renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to understand the role of humor and a positive attitude in surviving the disease. Listen to comics who have personally faced the gloom of cancer […]

Duration:00:30:22

Checks and Balances (pt 1)

3/29/2018
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America’s founders established a remarkable system of checks and balances, designed to restrain the excesses of both monarchy and mobs. But how well is that system working today—in this age of powerful lobbies and corporate-controlled journalism? This provocative one-hour documentary examines a number of forces that threaten to upset that delicate balance: the influence of […]

Duration:00:29:58

Introducing the Spiritual Care Podcast

1/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:02:27

The Diet-Climate Connection (Pt. 4)

1/17/2017
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The new urban agriculture movement offers a way for us to re-connect our lives to nature

Duration:00:30:24

The Diet-Climate Connection (Pt. 3)

1/10/2017
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Which foods have the largest global warming footprint—and which are most climate-friendly?

Duration:00:30:24

The Diet-Climate Connection (Pt. 2)

1/3/2017
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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.

Duration:00:30:27

Passengers (Pt. 4)

12/13/2016
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Most people in metropolitan areas face choices when we travel — to go by car or to use public transit? These decisions have a huge impact on our wallets, on the environment and on our quality of life. (Part 4)

Duration:00:30:19

Passengers (Pt. 3)

12/6/2016
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Most people in metropolitan areas face choices when we travel — to go by car or to use public transit? These decisions have a huge impact on our wallets, on the environment and on our quality of life. (Part 3)

Duration:00:30:24

Passengers (Pt. 2)

11/29/2016
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Most people in metropolitan areas face choices when we travel — to go by car or to use public transit? These decisions have a huge impact on our wallets, on the environment and on our quality of life. (Part 2)

Duration:00:30:18

Passengers (Pt. 1)

11/22/2016
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Most people in metropolitan areas face choices when we travel — to go by car or to use public transit? These decisions have a huge impact on our wallets, on the environment and on our quality of life. (Part 1)

Duration:00:30:24

The Power of Nonviolence (Pt. 8)

11/17/2016
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Part 8. 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.

Duration:00:30:25

The Search for Well-Being (Pt. 4)

11/15/2016
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We examine a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine. (Part 4)

Duration:00:30:19

The Power of Nonviolence (Pt. 7)

11/10/2016
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Part 7. In time for Veterans Day, we hear profiles of American soldiers who, after military duty, returned home to face another battle – the effects of Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Duration:00:30:24

The Search for Well-Being (Pt. 3)

11/8/2016
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We examine a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine. (Part 3)

Duration:00:30:25

The Search for Well-Being (Pt. 2)

11/1/2016
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We examine a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine. (Part 2)

Duration:00:30:19

Catching Up with Granny D (Pt. 2)

10/18/2016
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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)

Duration:00:30:19

Catching Up with Granny D (Pt. 1)

10/11/2016
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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)

Duration:00:30:25

Resilient Nurses (Pt. 4)

10/4/2016
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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. (Part 4)

Duration:00:30:19

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