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

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 Barbara Ehrenreich Humankind   71 

Barbara Ehrenreich
The plight of Americans who still live in poverty, despite working full-time (perhaps even more than one job), is examined by award-winning author Barbara Ehrenreich. [more]
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 Bill Siemering: Radio Bridges Humankind   78 

Bill Siemering: Radio Bridges
We hear excerpts of radio in some developing countries, where local broadcasting gives people a voice -- and a taste of democracy -- that can help to heal long-standing conflicts. [more]
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 Culture of Distraction Humankind   144 

Culture of Distraction
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Empire of Illusion", maintains that our popular culture cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy, dangerously relying on spectacle, false idols and snake oil salesmen. [more]
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 Different Drummers Humankind   41 

Different Drummers
Dissatisfied with what they perceive as a distorted, negative picture from mainstream media, a Maine magazine publisher and a California radio producer created their own niches for presenting positive social trends. [more]
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 Escape Fire with Matt Heineman Humankind   192 

Escape Fire with Matt Heineman
We hear excerpts from ‘Escape Fire,’ a powerful new documentary that recently aired on CNN, along with comments by its young director, Matthew Heineman, about the over-scheduled work day of doctors and how too many pharmaceuticals don’t make us better. [more]
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 Giving Youth a Voice Humankind   136 

Giving Youth a Voice
Barbara Cervone, a lifelong educator who started a network of small schools and later became a grantmaker involved in investing hundreds of millions of dollars in public schools, undertook a new venture in 2001. She founded What Kids Can Do as a national effort to amplify the voices of young people. [more]
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 Journalists of the Soul Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-6a 

Journalists of the Soul
This fascinating segment profiles contemporary journalists who have attempted to document the human spiritual experience [more]
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 Katie Davis Humankind   70 

Katie Davis
Journalist, mentor, gardener, camp counselor and community activist Katie Davis has undertaken a one-woman campaign to save kids in her inner city neighborhood of Washington, DC. [more]
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 Protecting Childhood Humankind   125 

Protecting Childhood
The author of "Taking Back Childhood," education professor Nancy Carlsson-Paige, examines the impact on kids of media violence, overly structured school days and a culture that preaches rampant consumerism. [more]
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 "Visionaries" with Bill Mosher Humankind   21 

"Visionaries" with Bill Mosher
A television filmmaker who travels the world in search of heroic organizations shares audio excerpts of his journey and describes how he's been touched by encounters with people who perform extraordinary acts of service [more]
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