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Conscientious Objectors 215 Conscientious Objectors
Peace historian Scott Bennett examines the history, a century ago, of U.S. conscientious objectors in World War One, some of whom were brutalized for their opposition to the Great War (includes fascinating archival audio). (Series: Humankind)
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The Clash of Science and Ethics 200 The Clash of Science and Ethics
We consider the clash of science and ethics, based on a recently published history detailing how a notorious weapon, napalm, was developed at a major American university, with little concern for human consequences. (Series: Humankind)
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Brain Surgeon's Journey 214 Brain Surgeon's Journey
An American pediatric brain surgeon describes his remarkable recent journey to Africa, where he volunteered to perform highly specialized operations on poor children in Uganda, and also met inspiring medical local colleagues. (Series: Humankind)
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Upholding Human Rights  with David Scheffer 180 Upholding Human Rights with David Scheffer
Based on a new memoir, Northwestern Univ. law professor David Scheffer recalls his years of behind-the-scenes negotiating to establish human rights tribunals, including the UN’s International Criminal Court and the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia. (Series: Humankind)
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Power of Concentration 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. (Series: Humankind)
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Room to Read 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. (Series: Humankind)
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Renewables 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. (Series: Humankind)
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The Green Economy 135 The Green Economy
As environmental visionaries see it, the future of energy is not in greenhouse gas-emitting fuels like oil and coal – whose supply is running out -- but in sustainable, non-global warming sources like wind and sun and waves from the ocean and in the enormous storehouse of heat that naturally occurs deep underground. For a limited time, this show is available to listen to free of charge. (Series: Humankind)
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