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Connie Goldman 59 Connie Goldman
The sometimes heavy burdens -- and unexpected rewards -- of caring for an elderly relative are considered by Wisconsin-based author and radio journalist Connie Goldman. (Series: Humankind)
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Sufi Wisdom 80 Sufi Wisdom
We visit with a community of Americans who have embraced the peaceful path of the Sufis -- an Islamic tradition known for inspiring poetry and a gentle universal appeal. (Series: Humankind)
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Brain Surgeon's Journey 214 Brain Surgeon's Journey
An American pediatric brain surgeon describes his remarkable recent journey to Africa, where he volunteered to perform highly specialized operations on poor children in Uganda, and also met inspiring medical local colleagues. (Series: Humankind)
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Dorothy Day 254 Dorothy Day
When Pope Francis addressed Congress in 2015, he cited four great Americans: President Abraham Lincoln, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., writer and activist Dorothy Day and theologian Thomas Merton. Ms. Day, who died in 1980 at age 83, was a remarkable 20th century figure: journalist and founder of the “Catholic Worker” movement, which established soup kitchens and “houses of hospitality” in the Great Depression. More than 200 Catholic worker facilities remain in operation today. (Series: Humankind)
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Power of Concentration 228 Power of Concentration
George Mumford teaches top athletes the "superpowers" of mindfulness, concentration, insight, right effort and trust as techniques to strengthen performance and avoid the trap of spiritual demise. (Series: Humankind)
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Room to Read 150 Room to Read
After John Wood trekked through Nepal and saw under-educated children, he quit his job as a Microsoft executive and founded Room to Read, a nonprofit that has now established more than 9,000 libraries aimed at spreading literacy in developing nations worldwide. (Series: Humankind)
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Renewables 213 Renewables
Renewable energy (including low-carbon sources like solar and wind) is rapidly shifting to a higher profile sector of the way Americans derive electricity to power homes and workplaces. (Series: Humankind)
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The Green Economy 135 The Green Economy
As environmental visionaries see it, the future of energy is not in greenhouse gas-emitting fuels like oil and coal -- whose supply is running out -- but in sustainable, non-global warming sources like wind and sun and waves from the ocean and in the enormous storehouse of heat that naturally occurs deep underground. (Series: Humankind)
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