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Protecting Childhood 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. (Series: Humankind)
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Resilient Nurses 219, 220 Resilient Nurses
A no-holds-barred look at the stressful conditions in which many nurses work: the long hours, the emotional toll, the rapid pace, and the way that technology and institutional practices can make it hard to form a caring bond with patients. (Series: Humankind)
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The Practice of Forgiveness with Robin Casarjian 204, 205 The Practice of Forgiveness with Robin Casarjian
Author and prison therapist Robin Casarjian reframes the act of forgiveness not to condone hurtful behavior but as a shift in perception that allows us not to take someone’s misconduct so personally. (Series: Humankind)
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Income Inequality 171 Income Inequality
We consider the dramatic increase in income inequality - now at levels that preceded the Great Depression - and how this wealth gap relates to a host of conditions, from personal illness to incarceration. (Series: Humankind)
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An Optimist in Spite of All: Helen Keller 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. (Series: Humankind)
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Journey of the Deaf-Blind 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. (Series: Humankind)
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Facing the Unthinkable 218 Facing the Unthinkable
Ira Helfand, a former emergency room physician, describes the psychology of denying that nuclear arms pose an existential threat, and he maintains that even governments fail to grasp the true potential of these weapons. (Series: Humankind)
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Preventing Nuclear War 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. (Series: Humankind)
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