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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) Hear free excerpt
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) Hear free excerpt
American Resilience Historians and others tell how the American journey has often required of citizens the courage to rebound from deep challenges, including stories of the extraordinary hardiness shown by people during the crisis of the Great Depression. Also, an exploration of the capacity for resilience and adaptation that Americans must summon in this time of deep recession and other perils including terrorism, global warming, and pandemic illness. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Dignity with Donna Hicks Donna Hicks, author of Dignity, recounts her experiences as an international conflict mediator that led her to an understanding of how an assault on the dignity of a person or a group must be healed, before strife can stop. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Spiritual but not Religious A conversation with Bradley University Prof. Robert Fuller who has studied a large sector of Americans who regard themselves as spiritually inclined, but who do not affiliate with organized religion. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Generous Giving We examine current trends in charitable giving by individuals and foundations with Stacy Palmer, long-time editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and one of Americaís most knowledgeable journalists about the nationís $316 billion dollar charitable sector. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt