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


32 Pieces

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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 KUNM, Maine Public Radio, RadioStPete Florida, WLPR , WAMU and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 52:57
  • Purchases: 53
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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 WAMU, WUOT 91.9 FM, RadioStPete Florida, WKSU, KUNM and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2023
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 14
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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 WUOT 91.9 FM, Spokane Public Radio, WRKF, RadioStPete Florida, WGBH Radio Boston and more


  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 11
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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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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 KUSU, WAMU, WUOT 91.9 FM, WRKF, WYPR and more


  • Added: May 09, 2023
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 32
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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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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 KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WABE, WVBI-LP, KWIT, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 25
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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 WVBI-LP, KUHF, WKSU, KERA, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 52:58
  • 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 WAMU, WVBI-LP, Morehead State Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WSKG and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2021
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 17
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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 WVBI-LP, WCPN, WSKG, KUSU, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 33
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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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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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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 WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WVBI-LP, WNMU-FM, WKMS, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2021
  • Length: 52:59
  • Purchases: 47
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1st Half: EARLY LITERACY. Produced in association with WGBH/Boston. We examine the importance of early literacy, which can set a child on a path f...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WVBI-LP, KUHF, NPR Now, 90.5 WESA and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 15
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Produced by David Freudberg in association with WGBH/Boston. The American Library Association reports that most libraries have re-opened, with Cove...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WVBI-LP, NPR Now, Colorado Public Radio, WAMU and more


  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 22
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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 New Hampshire Public Radio, WILL, WVTF, KZMU Moab Community Radio, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 89
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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 WVBI-LP, WGBH Radio Boston, WAMU, KJZZ, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 11
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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 WVBI-LP, WVTF, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KUT, WGCU and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 52:29
  • Purchases: 21
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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 WVBI-LP, KMXT, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), KMUN, WWNO and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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In a time of polarization, the simple practice of listening to another can feel like a lost art. There’s a kind of mystery in sitting calmly, patie...

Bought by KUSU, WVBI-LP, KUPR low power FM, KMXT, New England Public Media and more


  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 22