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    • Survivors

    • By: Claire Schoen
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Claire Schoen
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Tens of thousands of inmates are locked up in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons today. And the number is rapidly growing. Often prisoners spend years — even decades — by themselves in a cell the size of a small bathroom. They don't see anyone. They don't talk to anyone. They don't touch anyone. What does this experience do to a person's mental health? Producer Claire Schoen shows us what solitary confinement looks, sounds and feels like.

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    • Peanut King's Children

    • By: Deborah George
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Deborah George
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Maurice “Peanut” King was a successful drug dealer in East Baltimore and a transitional figure in the drug trade. He bridged the world of the old school gangsters and the kid gangstas of today. He was the first to recruit children to work for him — ten-, eleven- and twelve-year-olds equipped with mopeds. After the addict gave his money to the “corner man,” one of Peanut’s kids would speed by and toss him the drugs.

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    • Frida Kahlo: Viva la Vida

    • By: Katie Davis
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Katie Davis
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Surrealist Andre Breton called the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo "a bomb with a ribbon around it." The epic work of muralist Diego Rivera, to whom she was married, often overshadowed its miniature detail. Kahlo said she simply painted her life.

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    • IGY: On the Ice

    • By: Barbara ` Bogaev
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Barbara Bogaev
    • Length: 28 mins
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    During the International Geophysical Year (IGY), in the late 1950's, teams of scientists poured in Antarctica, mining for data: about the weather, the climate and most especially, about the ice. Producer Barbara Bogaev talks to some of the men who were there.

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    • Meltdown

    • By: Dan Grossman
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Dan Grossman
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Moving at glacier pace once meant to move hardly at all. No longer. Scientists in Greenland and in Peru are watching glaciers rapidly move forward or retreat, and even disappear at historic rates. Producer Dan Grossman follows several teams as they record the meltdown of some of the world's largest glaciers. He goes to Swiss Camp, in Greenland, run by researchers at the University of Colorado, where they measure the rumbles of glaciers as they move across bedrock.

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    • IGY: Weather Report

    • By: Barbara Bogaev
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Barbara Bogaev, Hank Rosenfeld
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Until satellites came along, weather forecasting was either very local (it's raining) or very general (it's going to be warmer tomorrow). When satellites started sending pictures of the Earth and its atmosphere, a remarkable meteorologist named Harry Wexler, saw the opportunity for long range, global forecasting. In the late 1950's, as head of the U.S. Weather Bureau and chief U.S. scientist for the International Geophysical Year (IGY), Wexler not only had the vision, but the means to carry it out.

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    • Life at McMurdo

    • By: Soundprint
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone
    • Length: 27 mins
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    The science station called McMurdo has been operating on the southern tip of the continent since 1956. It's an important research center, attracting geologists, physicists, engineers, hydrologists, pilots, and just plain adventure-seekers. McMurdo Station has grown so much, in fact, that it's really a town unto itself. It's got a harbor, three airfields, a heliport, over a hundred buildings, and a bowling alley.

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    • The Messenger

    • By: Anne Finkbeiner, George Hardeen
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Anne Finkbeiner
    • Length: 25 mins
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    In 1993, a strange disease began to kill people in the Four Corners area of the Southwest near the Navajo Reservation. Before it was all over, 26 people were dead. The disease was traced to a group of viruses called Hanta viruses. Western interest in this group of viruses dates to the 1950s and the Korean War, where it infected UN troops. However some researchers believe it is endemic to the U.S. Producer Ann Finkbeiner travels to the region and talk with scientists, doctors and Navajo medicine men.

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    • Fear on the Inside: Diary of Domestic Violence

    • By: Dan Collison
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone
    • Length: 27 mins
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    A week in the life of "Anna," a battered woman in Chicago. The documentary begins three days after Anna's estranged husband has threatened to kill her and their baby at gunpoint. Anna keeps an audio journal of her attempt to have her husband, who she says beat her repeatedly before they separated, arrested. She tells of her frustration with the police and legal system and of her attempt to live a "normal life."

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    • I'm a survivor too

    • By Marisa L Toney on 02-21-18

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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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    • 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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    • Natasha Dudinska

    • By: Alex Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Alex Chadwick
    • Length: 27 mins
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    History often celebrates dramatic acts of heroism rather than smaller, more modest acts of leadership and courage. It was an accumulation of small acts throughout Eastern Europe that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. As the wall was being taken apart, citizens of a nearby country were also dismantling their own government. In Czechoslovakia, a protest movement led primarily by college students was blossoming.

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    • Visit to Sedona

    • By: Njemile Rollins
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Njemile Rollins
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Just two hours south of the Grand Canyon, the scenic remote village of Sedona, Arizona, has gone from being an isolated haven for visual artists and retirees to a bustling center of New Age activity. Sedona is now home to an increasing number of young seekers who claim that the land has powerful healing energies. The population has doubled in recent times and longtime residents and local Native tribes, members are concerned about the destruction of the land and the removal of sacred artifacts from the ruins.

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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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    • 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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    • Paris: Heat Wave

    • By: Dan Grossman
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Dan Grossman
    • Length: 27 mins
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    In August 2003, Europe suffered the worst heat wave in at least 500 years. Forest fires raged in much of southern Europe, themselves causing deaths. Crops withered and trees died. One of the cities hit hardest was Paris. Although the high heat started in early August, it was nearly mid-month, after hundreds of people had been killed, before the French government recognized that the heat wave had turned deadly in Paris.

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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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    • The Color of Shakespeare

    • By: Richard Paul
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Sam Waterston
    • Length: 25 mins
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    There is a complicated relationship between African-Americans and Shakespeare. Long a symbol for elite white culture, Shakespeare was used in classroom and community to maintain barriers. Producer Richard Paul talks to Shakespeare historians from the Folger Shakespeare Theater and looks at minstrel show parodies of Shakespeare, color-blind casting of Shakespeare and how African-Americans are interpreting Shakespeare through their own experience.

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    • Flu Pandemic

    • By: Lakshmi Singh
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Lakshmi Singh
    • Length: 28 mins
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    From pig to farm worker and back to pig — that’s the path of the perfect swine flu virus. Likewise, chickens, turkeys, geese and birds are hot zones for pandemic flu viruses. In the past, when governments grew concerned about a particular flu, they would quarantine or even kill animals that carry a suspect virus. Now animal health and public health authorities are collaborating on more extensive bio-security.

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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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