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.


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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 25
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Morehead State Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WRKF and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 24
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SEGMENT 1: We examine the provocative ideas of Anthony de Mello, an Indian-born Catholic priest and philosopher, whose books have touched millions,...

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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 Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WWNO, KERA, KMXT, WRKF and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WWNO, KAZU Seaside, Calif., KUHF and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 42
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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 KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WWNO, KUHF, Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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SEGMENT 1: George Mumford has trained superstar athletes, including basketball greats Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in how mental focus can enhanc...

Bought by WRKF, WWNO, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio, WLIW and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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SEGMENT 1: Low-carbon energy sources like solar and wind are rapidly shifting to a higher percentage of the way Americans power their homes and wor...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
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SEGMENT 1: We consider the fascinating history and profound philosophy of Quakerism, which has been present from the founding of America and remain...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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SEGMENT 1: Author Eileen Flanagan discusses her powerful essay on the lessons about life that can be derived from parenting – patience, uncondition...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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SEGMENT 1: We trace the extraordinary history of Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldwide movement founded in the U.S. during the Great Depression, when t...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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SEGMENT 1: A remarkable string of many illnesses since childhood sensitized Rev. Bob Massie to human distress and deepened his commitment to helpin...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • 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 Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WRKF, KKWE Niijii Radio, KERA, WWNO and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 21
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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SEGMENT 1: We examine the power of fasting – a spiritual discipline practiced in many world religions to foster gratitude for the food we’re given ...

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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1st Half: Early Literacy A child's acquisition of language is one of the great wonders of human development. The apparently meaningless sounds bab...

Bought by KERA, WWNO, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 3
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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, KERA, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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At a time when some Democrats are looking for less divisive ways to frame the debate over abortion, this documentary features women on both sides w...

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


  • Added: Sep 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. Faced with the deep divisions polarizing America, can education that is “pro-social” p...

Bought by Morehead State Public Radio, RADIOLEX, KERA, WWNO, WHYY and more


  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 52:29
  • Purchases: 15
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SEGMENT 1: Donna Hicks, author of Dignity, recounts her experiences as an international conflict mediator that led her to an understanding of how a...

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


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20