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Epidemic of Gun Violence A look at the problem of gun violence as a public health crisis, impacting not just emergency rooms but also long-term needs for healing from exposure to trauma. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Journey of the Deaf-Blind We hear the story of Mary Gillespie, a woman born with normal hearing and vision, but who developed several illnesses starting at age ten. Gradually, she became deaf-blind. Now living in Los Angeles, Mary is a regular volunteer at the Braille Institute, where we recorded this remarkable episode of Humankind. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Unintended Consequences We consider the plight of tens of millions of Americans in families and relationships with alcoholics. How does the destabilizing influence of active addiction affect family systems? What emotional and life challenges are faced by people raised around alcoholism? (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
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) Hear free excerpt
Doing The Right Thing A new conversation with David Kaczynski, who realized his brother Ted may have been the Unabomber and turned him in. Today, David is a devoted Buddhist practitioner and shares his views on the healing of conflict. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Defending the Poor A look at the profession of Public Defenders, who with scant resources and drastically limited time, try to provide basic legal representation to poor people, some of whom are facing serious legal charges. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Reversal of Fortune with John Robbins Having lost almost everything in the Madoff scam, best-selling author John Robbins tells how in "an age of less" he had to step back, reassess what's important and build a new, more fulfilling life. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt