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: We examine a fascinating chapter of American history: a federal agency known as Freedmen's Bureau, which helped hundreds of thousands of...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KERA, WWNO, KWIT, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 20
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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 KKWE Niijii Radio, WRKF, Morehead State Public Radio, WWNO, KERA and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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SEGMENT 1: We consider a fascinating, but often overlooked dimension of the history of World War I – the role of Conscientious Objectors who refuse...

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 23
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SEGMENT 1: An American pediatric brain surgeon describes his remarkable recent journey to Africa, where he volunteered to perform highly specialize...

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 24
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SEGMENT 1: Jonathan Star took twelve years to master the nuances of ancient Chinese in his quest to produce a remarkably lucid and evocative Englis...

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22
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Can air as a stand-alone documentary. Joe Biden has pledged to create a presidential commission to look into federal court reform. Here we explore ...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, Nevada Public Radio, WWNO, KERA, and KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 52:53
  • Purchases: 5
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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: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 3
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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 KKWE Niijii Radio, WWNO, WRKF, KGNU Boulder, Colo., WLIW and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Born to enslaved parents on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, Ida B. Wells emerged as a powerful investigative journalist. She overcam...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, 90.5 WESA, WWNO, WCQS, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 15
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In this documentary, we ask why it is that the wealthiest Americans live as many as fifteen years longer than the poorest. It's a troubling questio...

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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(Updated to reflect current discussion of 'Medicare for all') Produced in association with WGBH/Boston. As the health care debate continues, we ta...

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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
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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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“I actually have a question for you," said a victim who testified against an accused war criminal. "I just want to know, don't you have any feeling...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 1
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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 KKWE Niijii Radio, WWNO, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRKF, WWNO and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
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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 remarkable string of many illnesses since childhood sensitized Rev. Bob Massie to human distress and deepened his commitment to helpin...

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 21
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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 KKWE Niijii Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., Yellowstone Public Radio, Morehead State Public Radio, WWNO and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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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 Morehead State Public Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRKF, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi) and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
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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 KKWE Niijii Radio, Morehead State Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WRKF and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21