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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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 Power of Concentration Humankind   228 

Power of Concentration
George Mumford teaches top athletes the "superpowers" of mindfulness, concentration, insight, right effort and trust as techniques to strengthen performance and avoid the trap of spiritual demise. [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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 Remembering Anthony DeMello Humankind   222 

Remembering Anthony DeMello
We remember the late Anthony DeMello with the help of University of London Theologian Michael Barnes as well as recordings of the colorful DeMello during one of his many popular retreats. [more]
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 Reuben Martinez, The Literary Barber Humankind   34 

Reuben Martinez, The Literary Barber
Announced as a winner of the prestigious MacArthur "genius" awards, colorful Reuben Martinez launched a literacy campaign from his small barber shop outside Los Angeles. [more]
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 Room to Read Humankind   150 

Room to Read
After John Wood trekked through Nepal and saw under-educated children, he quit his job as a Microsoft executive and founded Room to Read, a nonprofit that has now established more than 9,000 libraries aimed at spreading literacy in developing nations worldwide. [more]
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 Sid Caesar Humankind   108 

Sid Caesar
We visit one of television's first superstars, comedian Sid Caesar, who battled back from addiction and physical illness by learning how to appreciate and enjoy. [more]
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 Streetworkers Humankind   149 

Streetworkers
In Providence, Rhode Island, a former Israeli army sergeant, Teny Gross, has become a powerful force in combating youth gang violence, in part by recruiting ex-offenders to serve as street workers who offer intervention and advocacy for vulnerable kids. [more]
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 Teaching from Within Humankind   2 

Teaching from Within
Educators PARKER PALMER and NEL NODDINGS give a vision of "teaching from within" [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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 Thich  Nhat Hanh Humankind   55 

Thich Nhat Hanh
In this period of reflection on the fall of Saigon in 1975, Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hahn, a best-selling author and Zen master who teaches part-time in the U.S., describes lessons he learned about peacemaking from the war. [more]
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 Tracy Gary Humankind   36 

Tracy Gary
The founder of over a dozen charities, Tracy Gary (heiress to two large fortunes), describes her vision of philanthropy as an antidote for narcissism that can bring people together. [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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 Tucker Stilley Humankind   147 

Tucker Stilley
When a gifted artist and media producer near Los Angeles is stricken with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), a community of friends comes together to support him as he develops ingenius ways to continue creating his art work, even without use of his limbs. [more]
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 The Un's Optimist in Residence Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-1a 

The Un's Optimist in Residence
Robert Muller, Ass't. Secretary General of the UN, radiates faith and positive thinking as the only antidote to bleakness in our world. [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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 "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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 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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