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    • Korean Sharing House

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    There's a proverb in Korea: sharing your sorrows cuts them half. In the hills outside of Seoul, Korea, there is a home that some elderly women share. They are women who were commandeered during World War II by the Japanese military, to serve as sex slaves. The soldiers called them comfort women. The women in the Korean Sharing House share their past, their grief, and their anger.

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    • Mother-in-Law

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Producer Judith Kampfner is on her own journey to be, if not the perfect mother-in-law, then at least one that breaks stereotypes and avoids common pitfalls. In the process, she interviews other mother-in-laws, many from different backgrounds and asks them what mistakes they made and how they work to establish a comfortable relationship with their offspring’s spouse. And is it important or even possible to become friends?

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    • Birthday Suit

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Around the world there is topless bathing but it is rare in this country. Yet one in four Americans admit to having skinny dipped. Is it hypocritical, a holdover from Puritan beginnings, or something more deep-seated? At the end of summer, before the chill winds blow, Producer Judith Kampfner visits a public nude beach in Miami, Florida and a private naturist camp not far outside New York and yes, complies with the no clothes rule. Baring all may mean feeling vulnerable and stupid.

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    • The Bucket

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 28 mins
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    When you lower a bucket into the ocean, you expect to pull-up - water. Perhaps some seaweed or a fish or two. It‘s what you can’t see in that bucket that’s the most intriguing to scientists. Every teaspoonful of that water can contain a hundred-million tiny viruses. Producer Judith Kampfner travels from the coast of Plymouth in England to California to meet with some of the intrepid pioneers who are on the trail of these new natural marvels.

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    • Café Culture

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Gone are the days of the simple cup of coffee. Now, you can choose among lattes, cappuccino or macchiato while filling up at the local coffee bar. And as the complexity of the drink grows, so grows the culture around it. Looked at from the perspective of a cultural anthropologist, the hot elixir may be less important to the consumer than the atmosphere of the café, the friendliness of the staff, the sense of home, or the like-mindedness of fellow drinkers.

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    • Building Blocks

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    At a Maine Youth Center, MIT professor, Seymour Papert inaugurated an experiment to radically change an education curriculum. Rooted in his ideas such as those in his book Mindstorms, Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas, Pappert collaborated with Lego and instituted a learning-by-doing program where young pupils spend their day using Legos to build programmable robots - clocks, vehicles and moving fantasy figures. Mindstorm projects are now ubiquitous.

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    • Tuning Into the Enemy

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Between the mid-seventies and the early nineteen-nineties, Paul Erasmus was a secret police official in South Africa. His unit was responsible for what he calls dirty tricks, which included arson, sabotage, theft, discrediting people, illegal phone tapping, and firebombing. Then, before apartheid ended, he went in front of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to confess to 500 offenses and 80 serious crimes and was granted partial amnesty in 2000.

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    • Citizenship Diary

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    How many stars and how many stripes and what do they mean? You need to know this and many more flag questions to pass the US Naturalization test. Producer Judith Kampfner recorded an audio diary about the process of becoming an American citizen, and about what it was like taking on a second identity. Was it a betrayal of her British roots? Or was it a very logical step to take for someone who thinks of herself as in internationalist?

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    • Angels and America

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Larry Massett, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Our culture and conditioning would have us believe that angels don't exist, yet the surge of angel books and ephemera has encouraged people to come out and talk about their experiences. People confess that they have a guardian angel or that an angel has brought a miracle in their life. We travel to the Midwest and Los Angeles, the City of Angels, to talk to people for whom angels are a part of life and work. Winner of the Wilbur Award for excellence in communication of religious faith.

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    • Foot and Mouth

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 28 mins
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    FMD (Foot and Mouth Disease) is feared among farmers. It decimates herds and severely impacts beef and milk production. Award winning producer Judith Kampfner looks at FMD control measures around the world. In Britain, she revisits an outbreak in 2001, which led to mass cattle killings. Virologist Jef Hammond, head of the FMD Reference Laboratory at the U.K.’s Institute for Animal Health lays out the risks.

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    • Truth Behind the Liar

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Everybody lies. Lying is pervasive in everyday life. But just how good are you at spotting lies? Producer Judith Kampfner talks to researchers who are learning how and why humans practice deception and why lies can be hard to detect. Pioneering psychologist Paul Ekman, whose research is the basis for the television series Lie to Me, tells us about detecting lying in facial and body language. Oxford researcher Paul Harris discusses his work with children, trying to understand why and at what point do children learn to tell deceive.

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    • Three Lives of J. Krishnamurti

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    "Truth is a pathless land" said the Indian spiritual leader and iconoclast J. Krishnamurti. He taught pacifism and harmony; he sought freedom through a transformation of the human psyche. People flocked to follow him as he moved across continents and through much of the twentieth century, spreading his word. He never wanted to be called a guru and yet his followers (who included Hollywood film stars) insisted on it.

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    • Forecasters of Farming

    • By: Judith Kampfner, Dave Harries
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Dave Harries
    • Length: 27 mins
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    How do farmers, futures traders, scientists and policy makers forecast production? Forecasters of Farming looks at the history, art and science of predicting agricultural production using space technology and climate modeling. Producer Dave Harries (reluctantly) visits the Mondovi Vineyards in California where growers are operating what plant and soil scientist John Norman at University of Wisconsin calls precision farming: using meteorology and agriculture tools to get the wine just right.

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    • Chicago:

    • A Rookie Fan's Love Story
    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Arriving in Chicago from England, reporter Judith Kampfner had to learn quickly that in order to have a conversation with a stranger in Chicago, you have to be up to date on the city’s teams. So she visits with local sports talk host Dan Bernstein, iconic Cubs announcer Harry Caray, and gets advice and insight from Cubs, White Sox, Bears and Northwestern fans. It’s an initiation into what it means to be a native Chicagoan.

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    • Quilting Art

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Long cherished as a vital American folk art, quilting is fast becoming a contemporary form of documentation. For instance, "The Names Project," the mile-long quilt designed to memorialize victims of AIDS, often includes bits of photographs, handwriting, personal mementos and even artifacts like hair and teeth. Quilts were also used to send messages on the Underground Railroad. We look at the tapestry of quilting stories as we make a patchwork of audio stories celebrating the joys and history of quilts.

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    • After Dogs and Chimpanzees

    • The Early Space Program
    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Larry Massett, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 25 mins
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    In preparation for sending astronauts into space, scientists sent animals to test the effect of high altitudes. But animals could only tell them so much, and so the Air Force began a remarkable program to send balloonists to the outer edge of the atmosphere. Come to the original research site in New Mexico, where Project Manhigh scientists, flight surgeons and inventors explored the science of space travel.

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    • In Search of Judith

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Neenah Ellis, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 22 mins
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    The story of Judith slicing off the head of Holofernes has struck the imagination of countless artists, musicians and writers. It is hard not to see why. Judith is a strong woman, who stood up to her town council, colluded with another woman (her maid), used deception for a higher purpose and slew the enemy.

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    • Who's Got the Dog

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Divorce has an immediate impact on family and friends beyond the couple and their children. It is not the quick paper solution of a society which discards and moves on all to easily. Producer Judith Kampfner looks at the ripple effects of divorce — how it has an impact far beyond the immediate family. We hear from women who have managed their experiences with humor and insights. In part, though, Who’s Got the Dog? is a personal reflection about the producer's own divorce.

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    • President's Mother

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 28 mins
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    In 2010, President Barack Obama returned to Indonesia, where he lived for four years as a child, and noted how much it had changed. His first experience of that country was when he relocated there with his mother, Ann Dunham, and her second husband. Dunham was an anthropologist, a micro-financier, and an advocate for improving women's lives in developing nations, especially Indonesia. She did this with incredible charm and charisma, qualities some see in the president.

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    • The First Astronauts

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 26 mins
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    In 1958, the United States made its initial steps towards the goal of manned space flight with Project Mercury. Seven men were selected to be the first American astronauts to test the limits of human endurance in space. Behind the scenes, there was a steep learning curve in the new science of astronautics. In fact, the project was a biomedical challenge.

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