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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.”

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 Amazing Women: Special Package Special Packages   AW 

Amazing Women: Special Package
Stories of women who inspire. [more]

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 Answering The Need Humankind   126, 127 

Answering The Need
With the tightening economy, increased middle class anxiety, home foreclosures and lengthening lines at soup kitchens throughout the United States, more and more and more Americans will be relying on the good will of their neighbors. This documentary examines why people decide to offer their time and money to answer the need. [more]
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 Bernard Lown: The Lost Art of Healing Humankind   23 

Bernard Lown: The Lost Art of Healing
An elderly physician and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Bernard Lown, pleads for a revolution in health care that would place greater emphasis on personal interaction between doctor and patient. [more]
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 Bob Massie’s Survival Story Humankind   191 

Bob Massie’s Survival Story
The remarkable survival story of Bob Massie, an Episcopal minister who somehow walked through one life-threatening illness after another, and whose many challenges deepened his appreciation for life – and for the suffering of others. [more]
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 Bolder Giving Humankind   179 

Bolder Giving
Some people give no charity at all. But of Americans who do, the average family donation is 2-3% per year. This program examines how people arrive at the amount of their charitable contributions, where the money is contributed to, and what holds donors back from giving more, especially if they could afford to without hardship. [more]
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 Building Community with Millard Fuller Humankind   10 

Building Community with Millard Fuller
The remarkable international effort to build "homes and hope" by marshalling the energies of young people, church communities and others, is described by Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller. [more]
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 Catching Up with Granny D Humankind   73,74 

Catching Up with Granny D
"Catching Up with Granny D." As part of the Public Radio Collaboration "Who's Democracy Is It?", Humankind presents a lively, hour-long profile of "Granny D," (Mrs. Doris Haddock of Dublin, New Hampshire). Famous for her 14-month walk across the United States to promote campaign finance reform, she is a fascinating American original. [more]

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 Cathrine Sneed: The Garden Project Humankind   14 

Cathrine Sneed: The Garden Project
Step inside the garden of Cathrine Sneed, a prison social worker, who has found that when inmates leave their cells and connect with nature their rate of recidivism drops. [more]
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 Chaplains Humankind   169 

Chaplains
Facing a personal crisis, hospital patients and their loved ones often receive needed emotional support from a quiet army of chaplains, who are skilled at empathetic listening to people gripped by difficult and confusing emotions. [more]
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 Children's Advocate Jonathan Kozol Humankind   27 

Children's Advocate Jonathan Kozol
A visit with educator and National Book Award-winner Jonathan Kozol who continues his decades-long crusade on behalf of children he's met in inner city schools. [more]
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 Conflict Resolution with Tajae Gaynor Humankind   19 

Conflict Resolution with Tajae Gaynor
Youth leader Tajae Gaynor of the Bronx has dedicated his life to conflict resolution and school mediation activities after he witnessed the senseless stabbing of a friend. [more]
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 Dreaming of America Pts. 1 & 2 Humankind   128, 129 

Dreaming of America Pts. 1 & 2
Americans in line to view the original Constitution, an injured Iraq War veteran, and an NBA basketball star who advocates a more engaged democracy tell of their vision for a better America. Also, more voices on what kind of a future Americans yearn for including a group of young people concerned about preserving the planet and combating global warming, and the editor of YES! Magazine, a journal of positive solutions. [more]
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 Encore Careers Humankind   137 

Encore Careers
Although many people crave the break from daily work they receive upon retirement, in some cases the experience of an "endless vacation" eventually causes individuals to feel purposeless. They often feel lonely and depressed, drifting with too much spare time in which to think about their physical ailments. With the erosion of savings caused by the economic downturn starting in 2008, many seniors seeking extra income will now be moving back into the work force. [more]
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 Equal Ground Humankind   3 

Equal Ground
The moving tale of the late Mae Bertha Carter, a sharecropper who raised thirteen children and also stood firm -- against harassment -- in her quest to integrate public schools in Sunflower County, Mississippi. [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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 Harlem Renaissance Humankind   84 

Harlem Renaissance
Geoffrey Canada designated a crime-ridden 24-block area of New York as the Harlem Children's Zone and works tirelessly to provide a healthier community for kids who are otherwise vulnerable to developmental and social ills. [more]
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 Hope in Action Humankind   173,174 

Hope in Action
Rather than dwell on self-defeating pessimism, some environmental experts are focusing on powerful local initiatives as well as steps individuals can take toward a future that is both sustainable and attainable. Also, a conversation with Bill Moomaw, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, and his wife Margot Moomaw, a consultant on energy use by homeowners, about the gorgeous all-solar house they built in an effort to live a climate-friendly life. [more]
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 James Dillet Freeman Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-3a 

James Dillet Freeman
Conversation and readings by the inspirational poet. [more]
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 Janet Connors Humankind   155 

Janet Connors
A mother in Boston, who faced the horrific news that her 19 year old son was murdered in a home invasion, preaches forgiveness with accountability, a message she now incorporates in mediating conflicts among students in public schools. [more]
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 Journey of the Deaf-Blind Humankind   138 

Journey of the Deaf-Blind
We hear the story of Mary Gillespie, a woman born with normal hearing and vision, but who developed several illnesses starting at age ten. Gradually, she became deaf-blind. Now living in Los Angeles, Mary is a regular volunteer at the Braille Institute, where we recorded this remarkable episode of Humankind. [more]
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 Maestro Barenboim’s Peace Mission Humankind   190 

Maestro Barenboim’s Peace Mission
Legendary classical music conductor Daniel Barenboim, an Israeli, is profiled along with several gifted young musicians in the unique Arab-Israeli orchestra he founded along with his close Palestinian friend, the late Columbia Univ. literature professor Edward Said. [more]
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 Martin Luther King's Spiritual Journey Part of Kindred Spirits   KS4-2b 

Martin Luther King's Spiritual Journey
A look at the link between spiritual consciousness and social conscience. [more]
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 Mattie Stepanek Humankind   58 

Mattie Stepanek
In this poignant profile taped prior to his death last year of complications from a rare form of muscular dystrophy, child poet and peacemaker Mattie Stepanek showed wisdom beyond his years. [more]
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 Mia Farrow Humankind   153 

Mia Farrow
Actress and activist Mia Farrow describes her tireless efforts to increase awareness abou the ongoing slaughter in Darfur, her fascinating history of having adopted ten children, and her reflections on ego, learned in part through a life in the entertainment industry. [more]
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 Mister Joe Humankind   104 

Mister Joe
A moving story of how one man used his retirement years as a time to make a lasting contribution in the lives of disabled youth. The kids from Vietnam call him "Mister Joe," a gravel-voiced former school teacher and administrator, now in his late seventies and retired. Joe Bodanza devotes his days as a volunteer to managing the considerable special needs of young polio patients from Vietnam. [more]
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 Mr.  Rogers Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-6b 

Mr. Rogers
For parents wishing to impart spiritual values to their children, Rev. Fred Rogers describes the philosophy underlying his public TV series. [more]
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 An Optimist in Spite of All: Helen Keller Humankind   75, 76 

An Optimist in Spite of All: Helen Keller
Born 125 years ago this week, Helen Keller -- subject of this audio biography -- surmounted both deafness and blindness by learning to communicate with great eloquence, and became an unlikely world superstar. [more]
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 Our Food Footprint Humankind   168 

Our Food Footprint
A conversation with the long-time director of the UN’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, who also directs the Yale Climate and Energy Institute. [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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 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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