Your local station may air these in a different order than shown here.
The Final Chapter We hear from chaplains, a compassionate doctor and a dying patient on how spiritual care is sensitively provided to people in the closing days of their lives. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
The Way of Tao Jonathan Star took twelve years to master the nuances of ancient Chinese in his quest to produce a remarkably lucid and evocative English translation of Lao Tsu's brilliant masterpiece of wisdom. Guidance in the subtle art of attaining mental and emotional balance pervades Star's brilliant translation of Lao Tsu's timeless poetic volume of Taoist philosophy on how to lead a centered life. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
The Good Classroom with Mike Rose UCLA education professor and author Mike Rose believes we disserve youth by narrowing the focus of public education to whether schools train their students to be competitive members of the work force. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
The Illumination of Rumi with Michael Green To the astonishment of publishers, Jalaluddin Rumi has become the best-selling poet in America. Rumi's sensational popularity is notable not only because of its content -- an intoxicated, rapturous love letter to the divine. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Books to Prisoners The Prisoners Literature Project, an all-volunteer service based in Berkeley, California, packages and ships books to people who are incarcerated, as a humanitarian gesture and one that helps inmates prepare for re-entry into society. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Healing Our Divided Lives We hear about the dilemma of people whose inner conscience creates conflict with the demands of their workplace, from Parker Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal and popular author of 'Let Your Life Speak'. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
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. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt