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Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers
Whether at odds over race, religion, ethnicity or hot-button topics like abortion, here are stories of people who found common ground.

Community Service/Charity

Community Service/Charity
Learn about the motivations, challenges and wonderful rewards of giving back.

Educating the Whole Person

Educating the Whole Person
Enlightened teachers and parents discuss the heart of education: the duty to impart wisdom to the next generation.

History

History
Hear filmmaker Ken Burns on “The Meaning of America” and others offering a different take on history.

Human Rights

Human Rights
Learn about the role of “moral force” in international law, and the essential dignity that is the birthright of all people.

Humanizing Health Care

Humanizing Health Care
Visionary doctors and other health workers dedicated to greater compassion in caring for the ill.

Journey thru the Lifecycle

Journey thru the Lifecycle
From raising children to “being with” people who are dying, hear these insights distilled from the lessons of life.

Lifting Up Those in Need

Lifting Up Those in Need
Tales of people who have offered a helping hand to the working poor, addicts, prisoners and innocent children in need.

Managing Your Stress

Managing Your Stress
In a world that can overwhelm us, here are concrete techniques to help you reduce the harmful effects of stress.

Meaningful Media

Meaningful Media
Tired of media sensationalism and distortion? These communicators take their social responsibility seriously.

Natural Health

Natural Health
Working with natural methods to assist the healing of the body.

Peacemakers

Peacemakers
Stories of conflict resolution heroes whose courageous work helps to prevent the catastrophe of war.

People Who Inspire

People Who Inspire
Hear about the lives of amazing individuals -- from Helen Keller to the UN’s “optimist” in residence to the remarkable “Granny D.”

Perspectives in Business

Perspectives in Business
Conversations with corporate decision-makers who face ethical choices regarding all the “stakeholders” a business affects.

Protecting Our Planet

Protecting Our Planet
Voices of people who recognize we're all in this together and must learn ways to waste less and consume more wisely.

Simplifying Our Lives

Simplifying Our Lives
These fascinating individuals have chosen a life that’s less superficial and frantic and based more on inner fulfillment.

Social Conscience

Social Conscience
Stories of people who uphold such values as truth-telling, defending minority rights, reconciliation and integrity in government.

Solving Alcohol/Drug Problems

Solving Alcohol/Drug Problems
Includes our award-winning series, “Thinking about Drinking,” with Betty Ford, Dr. Timmen Cermak, and anonymous members of AA.

Spiritual Practices

Spiritual Practices
People in all walks of life describe the difficulties and benefits of essential practices like gratitude, patience and contemplation.

Spiritual Teachers, Communities

Spiritual Teachers, Communities
Learn about the beliefs – and commonalties – of people from a wide range of traditions and personal paths to wisdom.

Strengthened by Challenge

Strengthened by Challenge
Stories of ordinary people who rise to extraordinary heights in response to physical challenges and social calamity.

Taking Care of Yourself

Taking Care of Yourself
A wealth of knowledge – from nutrition to herbal remedies to relaxation skills – to provide you with natural ways to be healthy.

The Search for Well-Being

The Search for Well-Being
We examine a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine.

Wisdom Stories, Proverbs, Sayings

Wisdom Stories, Proverbs, Sayings
Enchanting wisdom folklore, uplifting poetry from the heart and soulful sayings handed down through the generations.

Young Voices

Young Voices
Hear the visions of tomorrow’s leaders about tolerance, conflict resolution, safeguarding our environment and becoming free!

 
The Search for Well-Being

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The Illumination of Rumi with Michael Green

To the astonishment of publishers, Jalaluddin Rumi has become the best-selling poet in America. Hear more about this amazing poetry in an interview with artist Michael Green.

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