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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

End of Life Dialogues

9/21/2017
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When libertarian, religious, and other groups polarized in Colorado over physician-assisted suicide, mediator Mike Hughes helped the factions find common ground on the need for more compassionate care of terminal patients. He relates how residents on both sides of the issue worked to find a median in such a heated debate of ethics.

Duration: 00:29:58


Why Does God Allow Suffering?

9/14/2017
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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING? This age-old question is considered by Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” who arrived at some soothing answers after facing his young son’s death.

Duration: 00:30:17


Demagogues

9/7/2017
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We visit with Gordon S. Wood, one of the most distinguished historians of the United States, author of rich histories of the American Revolution period and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He recounts how the Founders were concerned about the possibility that rabble-rousers would rise up and hijack the new nation they were establishing. So […]

Duration: 00:30:25


Barely Getting By Part 2

8/31/2017
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Despite their toil, many of the working poor are broke. Frequently they lack health insurance. If a child gets sick, if they lose their job, if a spouse leaves, it can swiftly spell a financial emergency. They sometimes choose between food and rent or between medicine and heat. What’s it like for people in low-paying […]

Duration: 00:30:22


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


The Diet-Climate Connection (Pt. 1)

12/27/2016
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Hundreds of colleges are now moving toward healthier, more climate-friendly food choices on campus

Duration: 00:30:25


Simple Relaxation Exercise

12/20/2016
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A simple, 15-minute relaxation exercise.

Duration: 00:14:59


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


The Search for Well-Being (Pt. 1)

10/25/2016
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We examine a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine. (Pt. 1)

Duration: 00:30:24


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

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