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The Present Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the renowned Stress Reduction Clinic at the Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, discusses how the technique of "mindfulness" can be physically and mentally therapeutic. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Community Food Bank We hear the moving story of Kathleen DiChiara, suburban housewife who became very concerned about human hunger in the 1970s. This motivated her to start collecting food at church, and eventually other sites, and then to organize distribution to people in the nearby inner city. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
Worry Solution Bay Area physician and Univ. of California medical professor Martin Rossman, author of 'The Worry Solution', describes ways to distinguish between what we can change and what we must learn to accept. (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
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
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