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Social Conscience

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

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 Kindred Spirits Volume 4: SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS Kindred Spirits   KS4 

Kindred Spirits Volume 4: SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Remarkable people from all walks of life tell how universal wisdom and personal faith help them lead positive, satisfying lives. [more]

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 Marathon Justice Humankind   221 

Marathon Justice
We re-tell the story of the Boston Marathon bombing and hear from Harvard Law School professor Nancy Gertner, who served seventeen years as a U.S. District Court judge. [more]
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 Moral Force and International Law Humankind   46 

Moral Force and International Law
We honor the recent passing of Fr. Robert Drinan, the law professor, priest and former Congressman. This program examines the role of moral authority as a basis for international law intended to promote a more humane world. [more]
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 Neale Donald Walsch Humankind   37 

Neale Donald Walsch
Best-selling author Neale Donald Walsch laments that our political system is substantially broken and pleads for candidates motivated by true conviction, rather than simply winning the game. [more]
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 Nurturing Moral Development in Children Humankind   157 

Nurturing Moral Development in Children
Family therapist and Harvard lecturer Richard Weissbourd discusses how to help children find their moral compass, the 'achievement craze' that places intense pressure on young people, and parents' role in athletic activities. [more]
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 Peacemakers Special Packages   PM 

Peacemakers
The Art of Making Peace: As a counterpoint to the tide of violence and militarism, these unsung peace heroes tell of dramatic breakthroughs in efforts to prevent bloodshed and promote human understanding. 10-half-hour segments [more]

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 Preventing Nuclear War Humankind   53 

Preventing Nuclear War
Coming to terms with the incomprehensible global arsenal of some than 30,000 nuclear weapons -- capable of destroying the world -- is the task of author, attorney and international peace activist Jonathan Granoff. [more]
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 Reclaiming the Holidays Humankind   172 

Reclaiming the Holidays
Author Annie Leonard, whose film 'The Story of Stuff' has had over 10 million hits online, discusses ways to reduce the huge environmental toll from holiday-related purchases, but still connect with loved ones. [more]
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 Renewables Humankind   213 

Renewables
Renewable energy (including low-carbon sources like solar and wind) is rapidly shifting to a higher profile sector of the way Americans derive electricity to power homes and workplaces. [more]
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 Reverend Steve Shick Humankind   40 

Reverend Steve Shick
Rev. Steve Shick, a Unitarian pastor in Haverhill, Mass., wrestles with the appropriate role to be played by a religious congregation in social activism and social service. [more]
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 The Right to Vote Humankind   208, 209 

The Right to Vote
This broadcast explores one of the most basic questions facing our democracy: who may participate? [more]

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 South Carroll High: Part 1--Voluntary service and tolerance Humankind   28 

South Carroll High: Part 1--Voluntary service and tolerance
We visit students and educators at a Sykesville, Maryland high school with a broad commitment to non-sectarian "character education" that aims to produce morally responsible citizens. [more]
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 South Carroll High: Part 2--Moms support schools teaching values Humankind   29 

South Carroll High: Part 2--Moms support schools teaching values
The role of public schools in teaching basic values like compassion and tolerance is considered by a colorful roundtable of mothers whose children attend the school. [more]
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 The Common Good Humankind   251 

The Common Good
The heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune, Chuck Collins, examines income inequality, sustainable local economies and his personal journey in a provocative new book, "Born on Third Base." [more]
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 The Philosopher of Finance with John C. Bogle Humankind   207 

The Philosopher of Finance with John C. Bogle
A fascinating conversation with John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and one of the world's most famous investors,on what it means to have "enough", both financially and spiritually. [more]
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 Tree-Lined Streets Humankind   177 

Tree-Lined Streets
Charlie Starbuck, an affable tax attorney, single-handedly has increased the "canopy" of San Francisco by planting more than 7,500 trees, as part of movement known as Friends of the Urban Forest. [more]
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 The Unabomber's Brother Humankind   82,83 

The Unabomber's Brother
Social worker David Kaczynski tells how he reached the horrible conclusion that his older brother Ted was the Unabomber and felt obliged to notify authorities, even though it could lead to a death sentence for his brother. [more]
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 A Union of Citizens Humankind   117, 118 

A Union of Citizens
In a country of the people, by the people and for the people: Why do so many Americans feel alienated from our democratic process? What does it mean to be an actively engaged citizen? How can we stimulate more critical thinking and a more deliberative approach by the citizenry? [more]
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 Universal Health Care Pts 1 & 2 Humankind   115, 116 

Universal Health Care Pts 1 & 2
Many doctors and nurses feel trapped in a structure they say sometimes prevents them from providing adequate care to their patients. One couple, both researchers at Harvard Medical School and both internists practicing at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts, are leaders in the movement among medical professionals to reform health care in America. [more]

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 Waking Up In Jail Humankind   110 

Waking Up In Jail
Nearly half of criminals released from prison are arrested again within three years. Through that revolving door, they return to a correctional system that is often overcrowded and ridden with violence. Robin Casarjian, a counselor working in prisons, helps to transform houses of correction into houses of healing. She encourages inmates to identify with their highest self. [more]
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 Waste and Want Humankind   9 

Waste and Want
A community service organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts rescues food that would be routinely discarded by grocers, produce companies and others and delivers it to those in need including pantries and elderly meal sites. [more]
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 Words of War and Peace with Cynthia Wachtell Humankind   159 

Words of War and Peace with Cynthia Wachtell
Author Cynthia Wachtell describes contrasting views of war in American literature, including the Civil War reflections of Walt Whitman and the fervent anti-war beliefs expressed by Mark Twain in several works. [more]
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 YES! Camp Humankind   18 

YES! Camp
As summer camp season begins, we travel to a program led by Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) where kids gather to learn, have fun and support each other in their quest for a more sustainable planet. [more]
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