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In times of fast-paced change and challenge, how do we hold onto our humanity? Each week, public radio's award-winning Humankind presents the stories of doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane and livable place. Through David Freudberg's moving documentaries and dialogues, we hear the voices of forward thinkers, peacemakers, health and education leaders, practitioners of spirituality and simplicity, environmental champions, and many others. For more: humanmedia.org. **Podcast does not correspond to public radio schedule.

In times of fast-paced change and challenge, how do we hold onto our humanity? Each week, public radio's award-winning Humankind presents the stories of doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane and livable place. Through David Freudberg's moving documentaries and dialogues, we hear the voices of forward thinkers, peacemakers, health and education leaders, practitioners of spirituality and simplicity, environmental champions, and many others. For more: humanmedia.org. **Podcast does not correspond to public radio schedule.

Location:

Belmont, MA

Networks:

WGBH

Description:

In times of fast-paced change and challenge, how do we hold onto our humanity? Each week, public radio's award-winning Humankind presents the stories of doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane and livable place. Through David Freudberg's moving documentaries and dialogues, we hear the voices of forward thinkers, peacemakers, health and education leaders, practitioners of spirituality and simplicity, environmental champions, and many others. For more: humanmedia.org. **Podcast does not correspond to public radio schedule.

Language:

English

Contact:

Human Media 68 Leonard Street, Second Floor Belmont, MA 02478-2522


Episodes

Ida B Wells Battle to Uncover the Truth

2/20/2020
Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcame death threats and published widely in her quest to document the domestic terrorism against African Americans that came to be known as lynching. Ida Wells published the first major study of that […]

Duration:00:27:12

Ida B. Wells’ Battle to Uncover the Truth (Pt 1)

2/13/2020
Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcame death threats and published widely in her quest to document the domestic terrorism against African Americans that came to be known as lynching. Ida Wells published the first major study of that […]

Duration:00:28:39

Beyond War Part 2b

2/6/2020
How fully do we exhaust peacful options before resorting to military action? When has nonviolence been effective and when has it been dangerous? What constitutes a just war “just”—or do no ends justify large-scale killing of human beings? What are the social, moral and spiritual values held by pacifists and conscientious objectors?

Duration:00:30:22

Beyond War Part 2a

1/30/2020
How fully do we exhaust peacful options before resorting to military action? When has nonviolence been effective and when has it been dangerous? What constitutes a just war “just”—or do no ends justify large-scale killing of human beings? What are the social, moral and spiritual values held by pacifists and conscientious objectors?

Duration:00:30:23

The Garden Project w/Cathrine Sneed

1/23/2020
Step inside the garden of Cathrine Sneed, a prison social worker, who has found that when inmates leave their cells and connect with nature their rate of recidivism drops.

Duration:00:30:13

Urban Naturalist with Mike Houck

1/16/2020
Urban naturalist Mike Houck, based in Portland, Oregon, works to preserve the integrity of green spaces in cities because they provide access to nature “where people live” and also play an important ecological role.

Duration:00:30:28

Managing Pain

1/9/2020
Near Portland, ME, people afflicted with chronic pain from medical conditions support each other in a group where attendees who are discouraged learn to take an active role in their life and to see themselves not as a patient but as a complete person.

Duration:00:30:31

Millard Fuller

1/2/2020
The remarkable international effort to build “homes and hope” by marshalling the energies of young people, church communities and others, is described by Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller.

Duration:00:30:14

Bill Mosher / Visionaries

12/27/2019
A television filmmaker who travels the world in search of heroic organizations shares audio excerpts of his journey and describes how he’s been touched by encounters with people who perform extraordinary acts of service

Duration:00:30:15

Kindred Spirits – Mr. Rogers

12/19/2019
For parents wishing to impart spiritual values to their children, Rev. Fred Rogers describes the philosophy underlying his public TV series.

Duration:00:30:12

Diet and Health (Pt2)

12/12/2019
In this Humankind documentary, we hear from a growing movement of physicians and others who — concerned by the rising rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease — are placing greater emphasis on advising patients about more healthful eating. But changing our diets is notoriously difficult, especially in a culture that heavily promotes unhealthy foods.

Duration:00:30:25

Diet and Health (Pt1)

12/5/2019
In this Humankind documentary, we hear from a growing movement of physicians and others who — concerned by the rising rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease — are placing greater emphasis on advising patients about more healthful eating. But changing our diets is notoriously difficult, especially in a culture that heavily promotes unhealthy foods.

Duration:00:30:24

Diet-Climate Connection (Pt4)

11/28/2019
What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? Agriculture is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases associated with climate change. This is an important emerging topic as Americans grapple with recent heatwaves, storms and other weather extremes as “the face of global warming”. Listeners will learn in this sound-rich series that climate scientists […]

Duration:00:29:55

Diet-Climate Connection (Pt3)

11/21/2019
What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? Agriculture is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases associated with climate change. This is an important emerging topic as Americans grapple with recent heatwaves, storms and other weather extremes as “the face of global warming”. Listeners will learn in this sound-rich series that climate scientists […]

Duration:00:29:56

Diet-Climate Connection (Pt2)

11/14/2019
What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? Agriculture is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases associated with climate change. This is an important emerging topic as Americans grapple with recent heatwaves, storms and other weather extremes as “the face of global warming”. Listeners will learn in this sound-rich series that climate scientists […]

Duration:00:29:58

Diet-Climate Connection (Pt1)

11/7/2019
What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? Agriculture is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases associated with climate change. This is an important emerging topic as Americans grapple with recent heatwaves, storms and other weather extremes as “the face of global warming”. Listeners will learn in this sound-rich series that climate scientists […]

Duration:00:29:57

Loving Kindness/Sharon Salzberg

10/31/2019
Sharon Salzberg, an author and teacher of Buddhist meditation, describes the technique of “lovingkindness,” a way of seeing others and relating to oneself that allows the practitioner to get past resentments and have a clearer view of reality.

Duration:00:30:19

The Search for Well-Being Part3

10/17/2019
As we enter a new era of health care, one fact looms large. More than three-fourths of U.S. medical costs are attributed to largely-preventable illnesses related to our lifestyle behaviors – what we eat, whether we exercise, how we manage stress, if we smoke. Yet in most health care today, visits to the doctor are […]

Duration:00:30:25

The Search for Well-Being Part2

10/10/2019
As we enter a new era of health care, one fact looms large. More than three-fourths of U.S. medical costs are attributed to largely-preventable illnesses related to our lifestyle behaviors – what we eat, whether we exercise, how we manage stress, if we smoke. Yet in most health care today, visits to the doctor are […]

Duration:00:30:24

The Search for Well-Being Part I

10/3/2019
As we enter a new era of health care, one fact looms large. More than three-fourths of U.S. medical costs are attributed to largely-preventable illnesses related to our lifestyle behaviors – what we eat, whether we exercise, how we manage stress, if we smoke. Yet in most health care today, visits to the doctor are […]

Duration:00:30:24