Your local station may air these in a different order than shown here.
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
The Final Chapter We hear from chaplains, a compassionate doctor and a dying patient on how spiritual care is sensitively provided to people in the closing days of their lives. (Series: Humankind) Hear free excerpt
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) 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
The Way of Tao Jonathan Star took twelve years to master the nuances of ancient Chinese in his quest to produce a remarkably lucid and evocative English translation of Lao Tsu's brilliant masterpiece of wisdom. Guidance in the subtle art of attaining mental and emotional balance pervades Star's brilliant translation of Lao Tsu's timeless poetic volume of Taoist philosophy on how to lead a centered life. (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