Humankind Evergreen

Series produced by Humankind

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Evergreen episodes from the award-winning series that presents voices of hope and humanity, by David Freudberg. Produced in association with WGBH/Boston.

How do we hold on to our humanity in times of fast-paced change? Public radio's award-winning Humankind presents stories and ideas of the doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane place.

Through David Freudberg’s moving documentaries and dialogues, we hear the voices of community: visionaries, peacemakers, health and education leaders, practitioners of spirituality and simplicity, environmental champions, grass roots activists, scholars and many others.

Listen to the journalism of hope and humanity -- told from all walks of life.


26 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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SEGMENT 1: The inspiring tale of a woman who felt called to help hungry people in New Jersey, initially by distributing food from her car and now, ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, WRKF, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 26
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SEGMENT 1: Medical reformer Rachel Naomi Remen explains a vision of the doctor-patient relationship, in which the patient is viewed not as "broken"...

Bought by WWNO, WRKF, Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Morehead State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 26
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SEGMENT 1: We explore the significant benefits of home-cooked meals, including improved family dynamics, greater likelihood of healthy ingredients,...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WWNO, KERA and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 25
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Segment 1: A look at the profession of Public Defenders, who with scant resources and drastically limited time, try to provide basic legal represen...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., Yellowstone Public Radio, WJCT, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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SEGMENT 1: In time for MLK Day, we look back at the stunning display of forgiveness and nonviolence by the traumatized family members of Mother Ema...

Bought by WWNO, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WVPE, Nevada Public Radio, WRFA-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 53
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SEGMENT 1: In a health care setting, where serious illness may be on the line, what does it mean for a provider to listen attentively? We examine t...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KUNM, KKWE Niijii Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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SEGMENT 1: The problem of American gun violence has been mired for decades in a bitter political stalemate. Here we look past that impasse, and foc...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WRKF and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 24
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SEGMENT 1: A visit with Mothers Out Front, a fascinating group of mothers who come together (usually at houseparties) to focus on the threat that c...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The moving stories of two young adults who have incarcerated parents and who endured unpleasant visits to prison as well as the heavy emotional bag...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Within a decade, America will be looking different. As 70 million Baby Boomers enter retirement, there will be more older adults than children -- f...

Bought by KTSW 89.9 and WFCR


  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 2
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More than 1 in 5 American adults is a caregiver for an elder -- usually a parent or grandparent or spouse. How to look after our surging older popu...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and WWNO


  • Added: Dec 02, 2021
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 2
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SEGMENT 1: Although central to our democracy, the American right to vote has evolved only gradually, as freed slaves, women and civil rights activi...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WWNO, KKWE Niijii Radio, RADIOLEX, and KERA


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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SEGMENT 1: We consider the plight of tens of millions of Americans in families and relationships with alcoholics. How does the destabilizing influe...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KUHF, KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WWNO and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. Patients often complain about rushed doctor visits and, of course, the cost of medical...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WWNO, KERA, KWMR, Morehead State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 10
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SEGMENT 1: The heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune, Chuck Collins, examines income inequality, sustainable local economies and his personal journey in ...

Bought by WWNO, KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KGNU Boulder, Colo., Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi) and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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SEGMENT 1: For Christmas week, we reprise the touching story of Mattie Stepanek, recorded at age 12 when he was already a N.Y. Times best-selling a...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KSTK, KKWE Niijii Radio, WLIW, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 18
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SEGMENT 1: New research suggests that people who actively cultivate gratefulness in their lives enhance both their peace of mind and become physica...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WWNO, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, WLIW and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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SEGMENT 1: In time for Veterans Day weekend, we hear profiles of American soldiers who, after military service, returned home to face another battl...

Bought by WLPR , KUT, WHFR, KUOW, WJCT and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
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SEGMENT 1: Outnumbering physicians 6 to 1, nurses are the front line of American health care and spend more time with patients, but work grueling s...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUHF, WWNO and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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SEGMENT 1: We visit the nation's busiest trauma center (Univ. of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore) to hear how certain low-tech, natural health...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WWNO, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, WRKF and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 24