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Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.
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Will Bloemendaal, of Grand Rapids, Mich., tells us about witnessing a small but powerful act of integrity and kindness while on the bus.
More Than A Letter

More Than A Letter

2020-05-2208:482

Why a heartfelt thank-you letter from an 11-year-old to her mail carrier resonated with people across the country.
Jessie Spellman, of New York, N.Y., tells us about an emotional and unforgettable birthday surprise.
Stories of kindness that span across different generations.
Anna Baumgaertner, of Davie, Fla., tells us about a student performance that she calls the highlight of her year.
Dr. Laurie Santos, professor of psychologist at Yale University and host of the podcast, The Happiness Lab, gives us advice on practices we can all adopt as we cope with the anxiety of the coronavirus crisis.
Carly Shields, of Salt Lake City, Utah, tells us about the sweet ways her 3rd grade students are thinking about #COVIDKindness.
Celebrating Milestones

Celebrating Milestones

2020-05-0418:332

Finding creative ways to celebrate the class of 2020. Also, how a dedicated mentor changed one man's path.
Kelly Brooks, in Boston, Mass., called us to tell us about a project she's been working on to bring people together during the pandemic. The origins of her project date back to 2014 and a diagnosis that changed her life.
'There's Always Hope'

'There's Always Hope'

2020-04-2719:58

Voicemails about kindness during coronavirus from our listeners! Plus, a woman's quick trip to the grocery store turns into a nightmare as she becomes involved in a hostage crisis at a California Trader Joe's. Donate to support Kind World: www.wbur.org/supportkindworld
Becca Andrews had recently moved to New York City to pursue her acting dreams. One day, as she was riding the subway, she experienced a small act of kindness that would make a big difference.
Into The Desert

Into The Desert

2020-04-2019:281

CBS's Steve Hartman joins us to talk kindness during Coronavirus PLUS a story about finding solace in nature and new friends. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. www.wbur.org/supportkindworld
Suzie Hicks, of Los Angeles, tells us how her "chosen family" helped her one summer when a string of bad headaches turned into a serious medical condition.
A Shining Light

A Shining Light

2020-04-1317:153

How can worshippers come together during religious holidays during the coronavirus pandemic? Our latest #COVIDKindness update. Then, a story about how a friend's kind act assured a woman in a painful struggle that she would make it through the darkness.
The Power Of Love

The Power Of Love

2020-04-0616:522

We talk about creative ways people are dealing with social isolation during the pandemic. Also, a story about why one woman turned her house into a sanctuary for women in recovery.
In this week's #COVIDKindness update, we discuss help by and for medical professionals. Plus, how one man's search for a kidney donor brought him closer to a colleague and friend looking to restore her faith in patient care.
Laura Niverson, a high school English teacher in Tucson, Ariz., shared with us a story of how her students helped her as she was grieving a difficult loss.
Neighbors helping neighbors during the coronavirus crisis. Plus, the humble beginnings of a remarkable movement to educate generations of refugee children.
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ISN

just the best, warms and lifts me up

Jul 26th
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Faith Walker

Michael Regan. You are a hero. I will never forget you and the gifts you have shared. I am humbled. Thank you

Jul 6th
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Shadow Bound

thank you so much for sharing this program with me. Hearing these positive stories help me to remember to get out of my head and back onto my heart. Keep it coming baby!!

Dec 25th
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April All Year

Please come baaaack!

Oct 18th
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Andrew Casey

this podcast is amazing! I am subscribed to nearly 2 dozen podcasts and this is one of my favorites. I'm picky about what media I devour. These stories show such an amazing humanizing aspect of the world that we have sorely missed in our lives. Please keep doing what you're doing!

Jul 23rd
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