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    • David Freudberg

Uncommon Ground, A Two-Segment Program

Our program Uncommon Ground, which re-tells an amazing chapter of recent American history when people on opposite sides of the abortion debate actually became friends

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The Spiritual Care Podcast

A new series free from Humankind

We’re excited to let you know about our new podcast! You’ll hear stories of spiritual caregivers (chaplains, medical professionals, social workers and others) who strive to be a peaceful, healing presence on the front lines of many social and personal concerns.

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The Infamous Dred Scott Case

Also: Finding 'Uncommon Ground'

In Justice Denied, our newly released podcast episode, Humankind takes a deep dive into what many regard as the most shameful U.S. Supreme Court ruling ever.

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Remembering Thich Nhat Hahn, gentle man of peace

In this episode of Humankind, David Freudberg traveled to a Buddhist Monastery in rural Vermont, to hear the profound wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh, a soft-spoken Vietnamese monk, who tries to cool the fires of global conflict by advocating compassion, loving speech, and deep listening.

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David Freudberg Interview with John Lewis: Man of Conscience

When America lost John Lewis, who died last weekend at age 80, part of our nation’s moral compass was silenced. Many have learned of his remarkable life story: the child of poor Alabama sharecroppers who — through deep moral convictions — came to be known as the “conscience of Congress.”

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For Earth Day: The man who planted 7,500 trees

Meet Charlie Starbuck, a volunteer in San Francisco, locally revered for the thousands of street trees he’s planted. In this free Humankind episode, we also hear from the organization Charlie works with, Friends of the Urban Forest, as well as the city’s official Urban Forester, an employee at the Department of Public Works.

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Welcoming the Stranger

How ‘Compassionate Presence’ Helps to Heal People in Distress

For medical patients up against a dire prognosis, inmates locked in isolation, survivors of a natural disaster, college students facing an identity crisis and others in distress, the quiet profession of spiritual caregivers can provide an indispensable lifeline.

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Humankind Public Radio Podcast: Teaching Wisdom Proverbs to Kids, The Literary Barber + more

Hear these free episodes of the Humankind on Public Radio Podcast

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‘Welcoming the Stranger’ new from Humankind’s Spiritual Care Podcast

Stories of caregivers who foster personal transformation

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The Power of Nonviolence

Hope-giving Stories from Public Radio

As we approach Martin Luther King Day – our annual time to honor the tradition of nonviolent social change – I wanted to let you know that our full Humankind public radio series on this theme is now available free online.

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