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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
Thich Nhat Hanh In this period of reflection on the fall of Saigon in 1975, Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hahn, a best-selling author and Zen master who teaches part-time in the U.S., describes lessons he learned about peacemaking from the war. (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
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
Humor and Health (CD 3) Part A: Hear professional comedians who are cancer survivors and learn the health benefits of humor and laughter.
Part B: Playwrights who’ve used the stage for humor and poignant insight about their journeys through illness. (Series: Part of "Walking through the Storm" Series) Hear free excerpt
Justice Denied In this documentary ‘Justice Denied’, we explore how federal courts enforced fugitive slave laws. Historians, actors and legal scholars re-create the famous case of a young escaped slave who was sent back by a Boston judge, provoking America’s largest abolitionist protest. Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln historian Eric Foner chronicles the Dred Scott decision (often derided as the Supreme Court’s worst ruling), which held that black people have “no rights” and aggravated tensions between north and south, setting the stage for the bloody Civil War. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Building Community with Millard Fuller The remarkable international effort to build "homes and hope" by marshalling the energies of young people, church communities and others, is described by Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller. (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