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.


38 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 WRKF, Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Morehead State 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: 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 Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WWNO, KERA, KMXT and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, WWNO, WRKF, WWNO and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, WRKF, WWNO, KERA and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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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 Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WRKF, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, WRKF, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KKWE Niijii Radio, WWNO and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, Morehead State Public Radio, WWNO, KERA, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, WRKF, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WWNO and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 20
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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 Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WRKF, KKWE Niijii Radio, KERA and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 22
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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 WWNO, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRKF, WWNO, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Have our courts – intended by America’s founders to be an independent arbiter of justice – turned into another political battlefield? Are today’s j...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KERA, Nevada Public Radio, MPR News Stations, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 8
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SEGMENT 1: An historian, an emergency-preparedness expert and others analyze the remarkable build-up of serious problems now facing America and pla...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, 90.5 WESA, WRKF, Morehead State Public Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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SEGMENT 1: The Prisoners Literature Project, an all-volunteer service based in Berkeley, California, packages and ships books to people who are inc...

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


  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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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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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
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. Americans visit the library more often than they go to a movie theater or attend a spo...

Bought by WWNO, WRKF, KGNU Boulder, Colo., WLIW, KERA and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 8