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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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Death Comes Home

    • By: April Dembosky
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, April Dembosky
    • Length: 25 mins
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    An intimate emotional portrait of three families who have chosen to forego the funeral director and proscribed memorial and instead care for their dead in their own homes. Producer April Dembosky introduces us to people taking matters into their own hands: washing and dressing the bodies of their loved ones, building coffins, digging graves, and keeping their loved ones closer to home.

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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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    • 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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    • Traffic Islands: Dividing Lines

    • By: Gemma Hooley
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Gemma Hooley
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Producer Gemma Hooley explores the collective narrative created by people whose lives intersect in different ways with traffic islands and streetscapes. From a scientist trying to rationalize urban wildlife patterns, to a man who makes a living on the street corner, to people who use the streetscape to memorialize loved ones: what they have in common is that they map out private parts of their lives on the public traffic grid.

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    • Touchstones of Reality

    • By: Jean Snedegar
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Jean Snedegar
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Having a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or severe bipolar disorder isn’t easy for patients, or for their families. In the early days of mental illness, the pressures can tear families apart, and many of them don't know where to turn. As patients and caretakers age, things can get even tougher. While mental health services may provide some support, it's often family members who remain the only "touchstones of reality" for the person suffering with a severe mental illness.

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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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    • Epiphany

    • By: Richard Paul
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Richard Paul
    • Length: 26 mins
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    The road from children’s simple religious training to adult practice is rarely straight. When confronted with contradictions, or complex issues, the religious adult is often faced with a bend in the road, a more nuanced response to a tenet of faith. Three prominent religious leaders share a time in their life when they were able to reconcile divisions among faiths.

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    • Vavilov's Ghost

    • By: Neenah Ellis
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Neenah Ellis
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Some call him the father of modern plant genetics, a direct descendent of Darwin, Linnaeus, and Mendel. He shook the world with his concept of biodiversity. He amassed the largest collection of seeds, some 250,000 collections from all over the world, and when he died in 1943, his theories had transformed not only genetics, but botany, agronomy, geography, and anthropology. Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov was a Russian geneticist who pioneered what now seems like a very obvious theory.

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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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    • The Bourbons, The Wampum and Boodle Boys, and Stalin's Mortimer Snerd

    • By: Moira Rankin
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Moira Rankin
    • Length: 27 mins
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    It was a year of upsets. 1948 the Democratic party faced extraordinary challenges: how to forge an alliance between Southern conservatives, Western progressives and big city labor; how to incorporate a civil rights plank; how to quell the rise of a third party. Republicans gathered for their convention, confident the party would capture the White House.

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    • After the Shot

    • By: Jean Snedegar
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Jean Snedegar
    • Length: 28 mins
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    On the night of April 14th 1865, in front of a thousand people at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Shouting ‘Sic semper tyrannis’ – ‘thus always to tyrants’, Booth believed that he was striking down a tyrant as surely as Brutus struck down Julius Caesar. Twelve days later Booth himself was shot dead in a barn in Virginia. From the moment Booth shot Lincoln, conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination have flourished.

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    • Washington Goes to the Moon

    • Part 1: The Early Years and Against the Tide
    • By: Richard Paul
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Richard Paul
    • Length: 27 mins
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    In hindsight, Apollo 11's trip to the moon seems inevitable. But it was, in fact, an incredibly bumpy ride. This is not a story about mechanical failures or the scientific and engineering challenges — which were enormous. This is the other story of the Apollo program. Producer Richard Paul tells of the seven-year battle to balance politics and priorities inside the Capitol Beltway to land an American on the moon.

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