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Mourning in the midst of a pandemic

The coronavirus has fundamentally changed how we live our lives, but perhaps most heartbreakingly, how we deal with death. Around the world, centuries-old burial rituals are being stopped. Gatherings to mourn someone’s death are limited. Even something as simple as a hug for a grieving friend is now essentially out of bounds.

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Global Politics

Time capsule

Faith recounts some memorable moments from the presidential primaries, and buries some fresh ones in a Fair Game Time Capsule.

Environment

Rick Weiss

Faith talks to Washington Post reporter Rick Weiss about new ways in which genes themselves are testifying in court and the future of DNA testing in the criminal justice system.

Health & Medicine

Texas abstinence

Faith talks to journalist Katy Vince about the broad failure of abstinence education programs in the state of Texas, as described in her new Texas Monthly article, ?Faith, Hope and Chastity.?

Lifestyle & Belief

Pastor Carroll Pickett

Faith talks to former death row chaplain Pastor Carroll Pickett about his time in the Walls prison unit in Huntsville, Texas, and his role in the new documentary, "At the Death House Door."

Environment

Manure magic

Dealing with large amounts of manure on industrial livestock farms has never been easy, environmentally sustainable, or profitable, but that's starting to change. Living on Earth reports on a growing industry that capitalizes on the power poop.

Environment

Don't mess with Texas wind

Eighty-year-old Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens is feeling the green breeze -- he's putting 12 billion dollars into what will be the world's largest wind farm, will power one million homes, and help with U.S. energy.

Environment

Deforestation Nations

Cutting down trees releases CO2 and reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed from the air every year. Now, the regional leaders of some tropical and industrialized countries are finding common ground on ways to curb climate change. Living on Earth reports.

Global Hit

Global Hit - FunAsia

Bill Zeeble reports on FunAsia -- a chain of multi-plex theaters in Texas that specializes in Bollywood movies from India. The chain caters to North Texas's large South Asian community, offering patrons more than just films. There's food and music, too.