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The Practice of Forgiveness, Part 1

7/12/2018
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Author and prison therapist Robin Casarjian reframes the act of forgiveness not to condone hurtful behavior but as a shift in perception that allows us not to take someone’s misconduct so personally.

Duration:00:30:23

Brain Surgeon’s Journey

7/5/2018
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An American pediatric brain surgeon describes his remarkable recent journey to Africa, where he volunteered to perform highly specialized operations on poor children in Uganda, and also met inspiring medical local colleagues.

Duration:00:30:25

Beyond War, Part 2

6/28/2018
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Is military action effective in enhancing national security? What happens to human beings amid the carnage of violence? Have we become trigger-happy or is a strong military the only practical means to safeguard what we hold dear? Is war a necessary evil or is it sheer madness? In sound-rich documentary essays, Beyond War takes listeners to a […]

Duration:00:30:23

Beyond War, Part 1

6/21/2018
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Is military action effective in enhancing national security? What happens to human beings amid the carnage of violence? Have we become trigger-happy or is a strong military the only practical means to safeguard what we hold dear? Is war a necessary evil or is it sheer madness? In sound-rich documentary essays, Beyond War takes listeners to a […]

Duration:00:30:23

Safe Place in a War Zone

6/19/2018
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This episode of ‘Humankind on Public Radio’ is part of a special series, ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’. For more episodes exploring the role of spiritual caregivers helping those in need, look for ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’ on your preferred podcast platform. Rev. Chris Antal, a Unitarian Universalist minister in the town of Rock Tavern, New […]

Duration:00:33:29

Defending the Poor

6/14/2018
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Our system of public defenders—who provide legal representation to indigent clients—is widely regarded as malnourished due to inadequate funding. The right to an attorney if you can’t afford one was established in 1963 by the U.S. Supreme Court. It involved the trial of a Florida man named Clarence Earl Gideon, who stood accused of breaking […]

Duration:00:30:17

Interfaith Understanding on Campus

6/12/2018
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This episode of ‘Humankind on Public Radio’ is part of a special series, ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’. For more episodes exploring the role of spiritual caregivers helping those in need, look for ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’ on your preferred podcast platform. We hear from chaplains and students on a college campus (Vanderbilt University in Nashville, […]

Duration:00:32:33

Breaking the Cycle

6/7/2018
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Two members of Alcoholics Anonymous movingly describe how they got into trouble with alcohol and other drugs. As part of their odyssey of recovery, they’ve had to go inside to do self-reflection and to identify emotional patterns (often begun very young) which fed into problematic behaviors. They also discuss the rich resource they found in […]

Duration:00:30:23

Jailhouse Chaplains

6/5/2018
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This episode of ‘Humankind on Public Radio’ is part of a special series, ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’. For more episodes exploring the role of spiritual caregivers helping those in need, look for ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’ on your preferred podcast platform. The United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world. Federal […]

Duration:00:34:44

Family Healthcare, Pt1

5/31/2018
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Travel with us to a revolutionary health clinic in Kansas City, where the staff is beloved by the community for a distinctively caring, responsive approach to medicine. At Family Health Care everyone makes eleven dollars an hour, including the doctors, making it possible to subsidize low-cost care. This helps foster an egalitarian atmosphere among the […]

Duration:00:30:26

Welcoming the Stranger

5/29/2018
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This episode of ‘Humankind on Public Radio’ is part of a special series, ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’. For more episodes exploring the role of spiritual caregivers helping those in need, look for ‘The Spiritual Care Podcast’ on your preferred podcast platform. We visit a shelter at Seattle’s Mission for a rich exchange with a formerly […]

Duration:00:33:34

Parker Palmer: Visionary of Education

5/24/2018
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A thought-provoking dialogue with legendary writer and social reformer Parker J. Palmer, about the conflict many people feel between workplace values and their own inner values. He is the founder of The Center for Courage and Renewal, based in Seattle, which helps clergy and people of faith, educators, health care professionals and nonprofit leaders work […]

Duration:00:30:22

Dorothy Day, Pt 2

5/10/2018
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When Pope Francis addressed Congress in 2015, he cited four great Americans: President Abraham Lincoln, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., writer and activist Dorothy Day and theologian Thomas Merton. Ms. Day, who died in 1980 at age 83, was a remarkable 20th century figure: journalist and founder of the “Catholic Worker” movement, which […]

Duration:00:30:23

Dorothy Day, Pt 1

5/3/2018
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When Pope Francis addressed Congress in 2015, he cited four great Americans: President Abraham Lincoln, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., writer and activist Dorothy Day and theologian Thomas Merton. Ms. Day, who died in 1980 at age 83, was a remarkable 20th century figure: journalist and founder of the “Catholic Worker” movement, which […]

Duration:00:30:19

Society of Friends

4/26/2018
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We hear diverse voices of Quakerism, known as The Society of Friends, a rich American tradition dating to before the United States was founded. We tell the story of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania and a follower of the Quaker tradition. Friends today describe their practice and beliefs. We also present historical readings from powerful […]

Duration:00:29:32

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