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Belmont, MA

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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

Home Cooking

3/22/2018
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Physician Alessio Fasano, raised on a farm on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, specializes in digestive disorders as an endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Yet on a busy doctor’s schedule, he still finds time to cook regularly for his family. In this episode, Dr. Fasano explores the significant benefits of home-cooked meals, including […]

Duration:00:30:19

The Will to Live

3/15/2018
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At the Wellness Community, a free program with centers located in more than twenty U.S. cities, cancer patients find a powerful connection in supportive dialogues with other patients who “understand.” Identification with others who share your experience is profoundly liberating. We hear how people face — and counter — the natural fears associated with a diagnosis that is potentially life-threatening. […]

Duration:00:30:25

Father Robert Drinan

3/8/2018
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Father Robert Drinan, former Congressman and author of “Mobilization of Shame”, talks of moral force and international law in upholding basic human rights and examines the role of this authority as a basis for laws intended to promote a more humane world.

Duration:00:29:54

Women of Faith

3/1/2018
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Actress Joanne Hamlin looks at the role of outstanding women in America’s spiritual history. Among other women of strong faith, Hamlin re-creates the life and philosophy of Christian Science founder, Mary Baker Eddy.

Duration:00:30:01

The Social Brain

2/22/2018
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In this program, we learn about how people develop different levels of empathy. Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life. His best-selling book “Emotional Intelligence” described emerging brain research that shows the superior functioning of people who develop skills […]

Duration:00:30:24

The Meaning of America Pt 1

2/15/2018
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Beyond the symbolism of flag-waving and patriotic cliches lies the heart of American Democracy: our system of personal rights and human dignity. Conceived in rebellion against the absolute right of monarchs, the American revolution asserted that the people are sovereign, that they must be free to speak, to choose their leaders, to pray — or […]

Duration:00:29:52

The Meaning of America, Part 1

2/8/2018
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Beyond the symbolism of flag-waving and patriotic cliches lies the heart of American Democracy: our system of personal rights and human dignity. Conceived in rebellion against the absolute right of monarchs, the American revolution asserted that the people are sovereign, that they must be free to speak, to choose their leaders, to pray — or […]

Duration:00:29:40

Journalists of the Soul

2/1/2018
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This fascinating segment profiles contemporary journalists who have attempted to document the human spiritual experience. Includes Ronald Eyre of BBC-TV, Peggy Taylor of “New Age Journal”, and Lex Hixon of WBAI’s “In the Spirit.”

Duration:00:30:24

Introducing the Spiritual Care Podcast

1/26/2018
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Award-winning public radio producer David Freudberg announces a new podcast on Spiritual Care. We explore how chaplains and other caregivers work hard to meet the needs of students, cancer patients, armed service members, and more. Rate, review, and subscribe here: http://apple.co/2DpXknJ

Duration:00:02:27

Journey to Recovery

1/25/2018
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Rather than regard their diagnosis as a death sentence, these cancer patients practice self-care techniques that help them withstand the stresses of serious illness and build up their body’s natural defenses. Hear top physicians explain the health benefits of relaxation exercises, breath work, use of healing imagery, writing down thoughts and feelings in a journal […]

Duration:00:30:25

Neale Donald Walsch

1/18/2018
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Neale Donald Walsch of Ashland, OR, best-selling author of “Conversations With God”, travels the United States declaring that it really is possible for our political system to be honest and also says we can and must elevate our political culture, starting with principled candidates willing to lose.

Duration:00:30:28

Frances Moore Lappe

1/11/2018
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More than thirty years after publication of her breakthrough best-selling book “Diet for a Small Planet,” Frances Moore Lappe is still committed to helping us understand hidden connections—between the foods we choose to eat, the earth on which they’re grown, and the fact that today more than eight-hundred million people go hungry in our world. […]

Duration:00:30:24

Practicing Prevention

1/4/2018
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Whoever calculated that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure understated the ratio, according to super-investor Warren Buffet. In this episode, we hear from physician Ralph Snyderman, MD, a proponent of preventive medicine, who believes that our health care system should place greater emphasis on preventive practices (such as healthy diet and […]

Duration:00:30:23

The Final Chapter, Part 2

12/28/2017
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At the end of life, most people need medical care and emotional comfort. What are the challenges of serving those facing their final chapter? How to comfort people as they try to make sense of the kaleidoscope of their life experiences, including joys and regrets? How do hospice staff, also including nurses and social workers, […]

Duration:00:30:19

Answering the Need, Part 2

12/21/2017
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Years into an uneven economic recovery throughout the United States, more and more and more Americans will be relying on the good will of their neighbors. When and how to help people in poverty is an ancient ethical question. But in most cases, there remains a wall between the poor and everyone else. Apart from […]

Duration:00:30:24

Answering the Need Part 1

12/14/2017
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Years into an uneven economic recovery throughout the United States, more and more and more Americans will be relying on the good will of their neighbors. When and how to help people in poverty is an ancient ethical question. But in most cases, there remains a wall between the poor and everyone else. Apart from […]

Duration:00:30:26

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