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

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

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English

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Episodes

Resilient Nurses Pt2

2/25/2021
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. In this segment, we hear the fascinating stories of nurses in various locales who use […]

Duration:00:30:14

Resilient Nurses Pt1

2/18/2021
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. We hear nurses’ stories about the challenge of providing quality care under normal circumstances, and […]

Duration:00:30:25

Room to Read – John Wood

2/11/2021
After John Wood trekked through Nepal and saw under-educated children, he quit his job as a Microsoft executive and founded Room to Read, a nonprofit that has now established more than 9,000 libraries aimed at spreading literacy in developing nations worldwide.

Duration:00:30:25

Judicial Independence Pt 4 – Term Limits

2/4/2021
The Constitution specifies that once federal judges are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, they can hold their office “during good behavior,” in other words for life — unless they’ve misbehaved, that is. But the average American today lives a lot longer today than in 1789, when President George Washington signed the […]

Duration:00:26:30

Judicial Independence Part 3 – Expanding the Court

1/28/2021
The Republican party has not won the majority of votes in six of the last seven presidential elections. And yet vacancies on the Supreme Court have allowed Republican presidents to appoint six of the last ten justices. Does this skew the Court in a way that’s out of step with public opinion? Here we explore […]

Duration:00:28:14

Renewables

1/21/2021
Renewable energy (including low-carbon sources like solar and wind) is rapidly shifting to a higher profile sector of the way Americans derive electricity to power homes and workplaces.

Duration:00:30:23

Meeting Hate with Love

1/14/2021
This documentary features recent interviews with associates of Martin Luther King Jr. and his role model, Mahatma Gandhi, on their philosophy of nonviolent social change, plus archival audio.

Duration:00:30:23

Sobriety High

1/7/2021
In this episode we visit William J Ostiguy High School. It is a learning facility designed to help kids with a history of substance abuse—who support each other in their quest to remain clean and sober.

Duration:00:30:18

Aging Gracefully

12/31/2020
The human survival instinct prods us to outlast afflictions and, if circumstances permit, to reach old age. Nothing, of course, could be more quintessentially natural than aging. Physician Andrew Weil gives his views on healthy longevity in which older people come to accept the challenges and discover the rewards of aging, plus a look at […]

Duration:00:30:30

Jill Jackson Miller – Let There Be Peace

12/24/2020
Songwriter Jill Jackson Miller tells the history of the song and how she and her husband composed “Let there be Peace,” and members of a contemporary high school chorus describe the song’s special meaning in the age of terrorism.

Duration:00:30:31

The Will to Live

12/17/2020
Physician Rachel Naomi Remen counsels patients drawing from her own bout with a life-threatening illness.

Duration:00:30:15

Solutions to Bullying

12/10/2020
Although being teased and picked on are typical challenges for kids growing up, the effects can be traumatizing when a child is relentlessly bullied. The most common targets of bullying are young people who are perceived as gay, or who are disabled or overweight. But any kid who is singled out for harassment may feel […]

Duration:00:30:25

Mindful Learning

12/3/2020
While Capitol Hill may at times seem like the last place to find contemplative reflection, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan has emerged as an advocate of daily periods of silence and meditation for personal growth and as a learning tool for schoolchildren.

Duration:00:30:25

Remembering Anthony DeMello

11/26/2020
We remember the late Anthony DeMello with the help of University of London Theologian Michael Barnes as well as recordings of the colorful DeMello during one of his many popular retreats.

Duration:00:30:25

Science of Gratitude

11/19/2020
New research suggests that people who actively cultivate gratitude in their lives become both more content and physically healthier, but Oakland, California writer Catherine Price wanted to find out for herself.

Duration:00:30:26

A Meditation By Howard Thurman

11/12/2020
Counting Martin Luther King Jr. among his disciples, Rev. Howard Thurman stamped his spiritual influence on an entire generation.

Duration:00:30:15

Bob Massie’s Survival Story

11/5/2020
The remarkable survival story of Bob Massie, an Episcopal minister who somehow walked through one life-threatening illness after another, and whose many challenges deepened his appreciation for life—and for the suffering of others.

Duration:00:30:24

Demagogues

10/29/2020
Pultizer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood discusses how the founders of America intended to thwart the ascendance of demagogues in the fledgling democracy they were building.

Duration:00:30:18

Playwrights Becoming Free: M. Palifodfsky

10/22/2020
Chicago dramatist Meade Palidofsky uses theater as a therapeutic tool in her work with juvenile offenders who write and perform plays while incarcerated — and in the process see their lives through a new lens.

Duration:00:30:29

William Ury

10/15/2020
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.

Duration:00:30:26