Humankind Specials

Series produced by Humankind

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Audio documentaries from Human Media and producer David Freudberg.

Full length audio documentaries heard on public radio and worldwide on satellite radio


33 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Can air as a stand-alone documentary. When the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was first leaked, the Supreme Court's public approval sank to the l...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WVBI-LP, WNMU-FM, KMUN, WAMU and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2022
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 27
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A Humankind Special by David Freudberg produced in association with WGBH/Boston. In our ongoing series of documentaries on this crucial profession...

Bought by KMXT, KGNU Community Radio, and WCQS


  • Added: May 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 WUWM, WVBI-LP, WCPN, WSKG, KUSU and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 34
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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 WUWM, WAMU, WVBI-LP, Morehead State Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2021
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 18
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Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe, how do Americans discuss abortion? This program tells a dramatic story. In a little known chapter of...

Bought by WUWM, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WABE, WVBI-LP, KWIT and more


  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 26
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We seem to have entered an age of unrelenting chaos. In stormy times, how can people find healing and meaning? As humanity gropes for a “new norm...

Bought by KUNM, WNMU-FM, WAMU, Nevada Public Radio, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif. and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Over a third of Americans lack sufficient savings to handle a $400 emergency. In this revealing public radio documentary, we consider the plight of...

Bought by WUWM, KUSU, WAMU, WUOT 91.9 FM, WRKF and more


  • Added: May 09, 2023
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 33
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The film 'Oppenheimer' reminds us that the nuclear age remains a fundamental fact of our lives -- even if its apocalyptic potential can seem too fr...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KZYX, WGCU, WRKF, WGBH Radio Boston and more


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 29
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With renewed violent clashes in the Middle East, we visit the remarkable Seeds of Peace summer camp near Portland, Maine, where Israeli and Arab te...

Bought by WUWM, WUOT 91.9 FM, Spokane Public Radio, WRKF, RadioStPete Florida and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
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More than a million Americans are in jails and prisons. In this documentary we present the voices of ex-prisoners who’ve made profound progress in ...

Bought by WUWM, KUHF, WAMU, WUOT 91.9 FM, RadioStPete Florida and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2023
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 16
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Are we still living with the racial divide left over from the Civil War? This provocative audio documentary explores the history of a conflict that...

Bought by WHYY, KUNM, Maine Public Radio, RadioStPete Florida, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 52:57
  • Purchases: 54
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Ideal for broadcast around Earth Day: What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? Listeners to this sound-rich inquiry will learn that...

Bought by WYSO, WUWM, WHYY, WXXI Rochester, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 24
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor has announced he's seeking arrest warrants for leaders of both Hamas and Israel. Can justice for ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, Baltimore Public Media, WGBH Radio Boston, KVCR and more


  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 9