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Belmont, MA

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Episodes

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

Surviving Auschwitz Through Faith with Viktor Frankl

12/7/2017
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Viktor Frankl in Vienna tells how, as a Jewish psychiatrist, he was imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Frankl recognized that only by clinging to “man’s search for meaning” could he survive such an atrocity.

Duration:00:30:28

Laws of Life: High School Essayists

11/30/2017
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High school and college-aged winners of the Laws of Life essay contest tell personal stories about tolerance, optimism, family and other values they feel are essential to leading a life of meaning and integrity. “I walked out of the awards assembly with a trophy half the size that I was and a check in my […]

Duration:00:29:51

Clash of Science and Ethics

11/23/2017
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We consider the moral implications of scientific research, especially when the aim is to develop military arms. Are the scientists involved morally responsible for the use of these weapons on civilians? Author and historian Robert Neer recounts the top-secret research conducted at Harvard in the early 1940s, which yielded the weapon napalm. Use of napalm […]

Duration:00:30:22

Mindful Parenting with Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn

11/16/2017
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Parenting today is performed in the face of an almost impossible arsenal of influences. Such influences can cloud, distract, and even displace the parent from his or her greatest responsibility: guidance. The Kabat-Zinns, a couple from Lexington, Mass., authors, and parents, reach out to their fellow parents in this thoughtful and clarifying episode of Humankind. […]

Duration:00:30:18

Healing the Wounds of War with Steven Stratford

11/9/2017
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This is the story of brave veterans who return to Vietnam to heal their emotional wounds. The Veteran’s Vietnam Restoration Project was founded in 1988 to conduct peacemaking trips back to Vietnam. Americans who once fought there now help to build much needed medical clinics. Steven Stratford has gone back to Vietnam four times. The […]

Duration:00:30:25

Great Questions with Jacob Needleman

11/2/2017
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The value of “Philosophical” inquiry as a method of self-understanding is articulated by Jacob Needleman, author of “The New Religions” and other books. He celebrates the human “love of meaning” but warns against “romanticizing the wish for truth.”

Duration:00:30:23

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

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