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Environment

Allergic reaction to climate change

Alaska used to be a great place to live if you have allergies as pollen counts are low on a tundra. But with climate change, n tundra giving way to flora and insects are moving in. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Jeffrey Demain, founder/director of the Alaska Allergy Asthma and Immunology Center, about climate change and allergy development.

Health & Medicine

Nicholas Christakis

Harvard medical sociologist Nicholas Christakis talks to Faith about his study about how conditions such as depression and obesity is contagious.

Health & Medicine

Overboard

Faith and news analyst Jason Mantzoukas discuss a recent report that seems to debunk the notion that drinking eight glasses of water a day is good for you.

Health & Medicine

On the Spectrum

Jonathan Mitchell is a writer in Los Angeles. He's written a novel about his life experience with Asperger's syndrome, an autism-spectrum disorder. Independent producer Tamar Brott met Mitchell in a writing class a few years ago. And Kurt begins his conversation with researcher Blythe Corbett, of the U.C. Davis M.I.N.D. Institute in Sacramento, a center dedicated to autism research.

Arts, Culture & Media

Autism and Creativity

Documentaries like ?Autism: The Musical? are showing how the arts can help autistic children express themselves and interact with others. Corbett explores the connection between autism and forms of creativity. She also addresses some of the controversies surrounding autism including the debate on childhood vaccinations and the emerging neurodiversity movement among adults on the disorder spectrum.

Arts, Culture & Media

Windows to the Soul

Scientist are looking for ways to better understand an autistic person's perception of the world. In a recent study, Ami Klin and Warren Jones of the Yale School of Medicine tracked autistic viewers' gazes as they watched the 1966 film ?Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.? David Gruber visited their lab and tried on the apparatus. Produced with Eric Molinsky.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lucy

In Damien Atkins' play "Lucy," an anthropologist named Vivian gets custody of her severely autistic daughter. Vivian's approach to Lucy's condition leads her to an extreme hypothesis: that autism isn't a disorder ?- it's the evolution of the species. Produced by Eric Molinsky.

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The grip of HIV and tuberculosis in South Africa: Portraits of survivors and those who are gone

Three years ago, photographer Misha Friedman traveled to South Africa. He went to Gugulethu, a township near Cape Town, to photograph several women living with HIV and tuberculosis. This year, he went back to try and find the women again. Some have since died. Friedman has now produced a new portrait series — focusing in part on those who were left behind and on the ongoing HIV crisis in South Africa — a country with the highest infection rate in the world.