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Nurturing Moral Development in Children Family therapist and Harvard lecturer Richard Weissbourd discusses how to help children find their moral compass, the 'achievement craze' that places intense pressure on young people, and parents' role in athletic activities. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
The Social Brain In this program, we learn about how people develop different levels of empathy.Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
High School Pressure-Cooker This episode examines the level of stress experienced by many secondary school students in America. We probe the causes and effects. And we look at positive coping skills kids can learn -- and ideas on how to restructure school life to minimize stressful conditions. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Homeless Students The story of a bright inner city high school student from Boston, who has launched a series of citywide clothing drives inspired by the needs of fellow students who are homeless or displaced. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Escape Fire with Matt Heineman We hear excerpts from ‘Escape Fire,’ a powerful new documentary that recently aired on CNN, along with comments by its young director, Matthew Heineman, about the over-scheduled work day of doctors and how too many pharmaceuticals don’t make us better. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
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. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg Sharon Salzberg, an author and teacher of Buddhist meditation, describes the technique of "lovingkindness," a way of seeing others and relating to oneself that allows the practitioner to get past resentments and have a clearer view of reality. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt