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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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    • 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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    • The Enigma Force

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Anyone sending a space shuttle into orbit, building a skyscraper, or even studying bone density owes a debt of gratitude to Isaac Newton and his theory of gravitation and laws of motion. Yet, the role of gravity in life’s processes, from cell structure to the human cardiovascular system remains unclear. Judith Kampfner explores the enigma force by starting in an eight grade science class, following a high school physics class as they perform some experiments on NASA’s vomit comet.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Yellow and Black

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Talk about taxis as a guilty pleasure! Producer Judith Kampfner gives us a metropolitan comparison: whether it's riding in style on the streets of New York (avoiding the hustle, bustle, and pain of the subway), or zipping across London's spiraling maze of cross-streets (never doubting your intrepid guide's sense of direction). Join us for a tour of taxi drivers -- the rough-edged New York City cabbies, and the traditional, vintage hacks of London. It’s never predictable – who might be the next stranger to inhabit your space?

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    • Death Unsolved

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Two writers in Chicago foretold their own deaths. Guy Izzi wrote thrillers but his own end was stranger than anything he had described in his fiction. It seemed to be a continuation of one of his stories. Was he being followed by a cult that he had depicted in his last novel? The Chicago Police find it a mystery. Equally as puzzling is the case of Professor Ioan Culianu at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He also was found dead at his place of work.

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    • Space Aging

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Much of the U.S. and international space program in the early years looked at the biomedical consequences of space travel on the human body. Bone loss, muscular atrophy and the impact on the cardiovascular system were of special concern as astronauts came and went from outer space. Then researchers began to make connections between the impact of extreme conditions and natural aging here on Earth.

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    • Getting Your Bearings

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Losing your balance and feeling dizzy? It happens as we grow older, and astronauts are trying to help us figure out why. Producer Judith Kampfner takes a look at how health researchers use the experience of weightlessness to better understand the bodies' equilibrium. The effects of motion sickness —disorientation, maladjustment to environment, and human flexibility to adapt — are the same effects experienced by astronauts in outer space.

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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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    • 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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    • Long Distance Patient

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    In the high tech world of NASA and the military, the concept of remote medical consultations from the isolation of an orbiting spacecraft or a ship on international patrol has been accepted and well-known for some time. But telemedicine also plays an increasingly important role in the lives of ordinary people.

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    • Health Over the Horizon

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    From the original Flying Doctors in Australia to the treatment of inmates in high security jails, telemedicine has dramatically changed the way many of us interact with our physicians. Producer Judith Kampfner joins an oncologist in Kansas as he crisscrosses the state visiting his scattered patients.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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