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What is Humanism?

What is Humanism? Life is like a maze: we all have to make decisions about which direction to take, and it can be difficult to know which way to go. Religious people have their leaders and holy books to guide them, but what if you don’t believe in God? How do atheists decide what is right and wrong? Humanism might have the answer.

Euthanasia: Playing God?

Euthanasia: Playing God? – Should terminally ill people have the right to die? Would doctors be “playing God”? Two friends debate the arguments for and against assisted suicide.

Reannon’s Story

Reannon’s Story

Reannon had an abortion as a young woman. Here she talks about the emotional pain of having the abortion, explaining that it took a while for her to heal after it. She discusses the support she required to get through the challenges the period posed.

Bryony’s Story

Bryony’s Story

Bryony got pregnant when she was a student, and did not feel that she was in a good position to bring up a child.

Life After Jail

Life After Jail

A crime reduction expert, a social worker, a convicted heroin addict and an ex youth offender discuss the realities of life during and after prison. What help and support do criminals receive in prison and after? Is prison really the most effective way of stopping criminals from re-offending?

Criminal Make-up

Criminal Make-up

A criminal psychologist gives us his recipe for criminality. Factors such as upbringing, gender and race can contribute to whether someone becomes a criminal. But he also argues that we are all capable of a crime as heinous as killing, given the right or ‘wrong’ set of circumstances.

Alternatives To Prison

Alternatives To Prison

Interview with the International Centre for Prison Studies on alternative means of punishment. Alternated with opinions on the street, the pros and cons of each type of punishment are explored. Prisons may be suitable for the most dangerous criminals but perhaps not for the majority of those who end up there because of other problems.

Time On The Inside

Time On The Inside

Rapper Icey Campbell talks about how his criminal activity escalated from common assault to murder. As his life spiralled out of control, he faced the possibility of 18 years in prison. Having a child served as a wake-up call and he decided he wasn’t going to waste his life any longer.

Prison For Punishment

Prison For Punishment

Two former prisoners give their views on whether prison is the best form of punishment. They reveal their personal stories as well as the difficulties of being on the inside. They believe prison is a place where crime persists and that you have to fight to improve your chances of a better life.

Organ Donors

Organ Donors

TrueTube challenges the public on their opinions of organ donation, asking: whether or not they have a donor card; whether they’d be comfortable with giving others their organs; and if it’s right for the government to change the laws on organ donation.