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On living and being human: The case about psychotherapy

1/24/2019
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In this final episode on Voice America, Dr. Nguyen opens up the question about what her profession offers toward the struggle to be human.

Duration:00:54:47

How do we love each other: The case for curiosity

1/17/2019
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Dr. Nguyen continues to make her case for human connection by questioning the forces behind curiosity, Friendship, and psychotherapy.

Duration:00:56:07

How we de-humanize each other

1/10/2019
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In continuing to make her case for kindness and tenderness, Dr. Nguyen examines the forces that prevent our recognition of each other's humanity and corrupt our sense of connection to each other.

Duration:00:55:26

What makes us human: The case for tenderness

1/3/2019
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Dr. Nguyen gives a retrospective of the series. In her review of what has been gleaned from her conversations with guests, the host highlights the basic fact of the human condition and speaks of the current breakdown in mutual recognition and connection in human intercourse.

Duration:00:54:32

Fighting against trafficking: Retrieving the human.

12/27/2018
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In this last interview of a guest for the show, the host features a Vietnam-based foundation that is devoted to the empowerment of women and youth via the fight against human trafficking.

Training for music or for life

12/20/2018
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In this special, intimate episode Dr. Nguyen is in conversation with a celebrated concert pianist about her work.

Duration:00:55:59

Living as Art

12/13/2018
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In this episode, Dr. Nguyen is in conversation with the Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall, about his view on Art and Life.

Duration:00:55:07

Making Art and Selling Art

12/6/2018
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The host is in conversation with two senior staff about the value of Art in our lives Specifically, she interviews the Chief Marketing Officer on the creative aspect of her job in making music accessible to the general public, and the Assistant Director of the Early Childhood program on the rewards and challenges of facilitating the creative impulse in young children and their families.

Duration:00:50:58

Looking at the other

11/29/2018
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Dr. Nguyen interviews a psychoanalyst-cum-painter who devoted many years to painting portraits of homeless people. As her guest reports on the life stories of these marginalized, forgotten individuals, the host probes into his own process of being with them.

Duration:00:55:32

The arts in repairing young lives

11/15/2018
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Dr. Nguyen interviews a fellow psychologist about his work with troubled youth.

Duration:00:56:00

Mediating divorce: Supporting connection and kindness.

11/8/2018
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This episode explores what breaks down in the sense of self and of connection when people go through a divorce, and what resources we can call on to remain in kindness and trust.

Duration:00:56:06

The place of money

11/1/2018
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Dr. Nguyen interviews her guest, a financial planner and former hedge-fund research analyst, about the role of money in living. The conversation explores how our value systems, purpose, and emotional conflicts play out in our use of money.

Duration:00:56:50

In Guantanamo: Survival instinct and resilience.

10/25/2018
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Dr. Nguyen continues the conversation with Pardiss Kebriaei about her work with the detainees of Guantanamo Bay.

Duration:00:56:02

The wounding of 9/11: The men of Guantanamo

10/18/2018
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Continuing with the effort to explore how the wounded lets the light enter, the episode features a conversation with an attorney whose work is devoted to defending the constitutional rights of people against governmental abuse in the context of national security. In particular, the host and her guest speak about the men who were/are held Guantanamo Bay, as a result of America's campaign against terrorism following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Duration:00:56:46

From child to person: how we raise a human being

10/11/2018
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Dr. Nguyen interviews a fellow psychologist who specializes in treating children and families on issues of traumatic loss.

Duration:00:56:29

The work of caring for others

10/4/2018
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The host interviews a fellow Vietnamese immigrant about her work as a doctor, a human rights activist, and a politician.

Duration:00:57:08

What it takes to give birth

9/27/2018
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A doula speaks with the host about what we need to protect and cultivate during the birthing process.

Duration:00:55:39

Feminism, abortion rights, and the meaning of personhood

9/20/2018
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The guest is a psychotherapist who identifies her work with being a psychoanalyst and a feminist. Dr. Nguyen speaks with Jane Hassinger about her work with abortion providers in Africa and Asia.

Duration:00:55:16

Faith and being human.

9/13/2018
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In this special episode, the host interviews Imam Khalid Latif on his work as a university chaplain and a leader in multi-faith initiatives. The conversation explores the meaning of faith and its role in the project of living.

Duration:00:56:54

A psychoanalyst in China

9/6/2018
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A conversation with a psychoanalyst in her 80s whose most recent project is to "export" psychoanalysis to China is an opportunity for the host to explore and compare notions of happiness, good living, an personhood in the East versus the West.

Duration:00:56:40