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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Feet First

    • By: Eve Troeh
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Eve Troeh
    • Length: 28 mins
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    We see it every season: a hurricane, a tornado, or a forest fire wipes out a community. Just like clockwork, the community comes back. What prompts people to come back after disasters? Many, of course, have to rebuild. They have nowhere else to go. But for those who have a choice, what prompts them to return and to stay? Producer Eve Troeh followed the community that was destroyed by the disastrous Los Angeles County Station Fire in 2009.

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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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    • Soybean Wars

    • By: Charles Lane
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Charles Lane
    • Length: 25 mins
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    In western Paraguay fields that were once thick rain forests are now soybean plantations. The rows of soybeans stretch far into the distance, swaying hypnotically back and forth in the wind. This ocean of soy, though, is dotted with small islands--houses, actually, that belong to the subsistence campensinos who once eked out a living farming an array of crops like sugar, cotton, wheat, and maize. Now there is only one industrial harvest: soy.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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