public health

Health & Medicine

Ukraine interview

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports on a coal mine accident in Ukraine, where today, rescue workers announced they'd helped 23 miners to safety while others remain missing, though.

Conflict & Justice

Smoking in Bosnian community

Adam Allington reports that local health authorities in the St. Louis, Missouri, area have launched a "smoking cessation" campaign aimed at Bosnian immigrants, as members of that community tend to smoke more than the general US population.

Health & Medicine

Kjell Magne Bondevik

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik talks about how clinical depression forced him to leave office ten years ago, and his recent advocacy work to help end the stigma of mental illness.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Campania, a region of southern Italy. The Italian government recently ordered a limited recall of buffalo mozzarella cheese from the region over fears that it might be contaminated. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Campania-based food writer, Carla Capalbo.

Environment

Wealth and health

When it comes to your personal health, diet and exercise are great but your salary and zip code could be bigger factors in how long you will live. That's the message behind the new PBS series 'Unnatural Causes, Is Inequality Making us Sick?' Host Bruce Gellerman speaks with Llewellyn Smith, co-executive producer of the series.

Environment

U.N. World Water Day

March 22nd is Water Day, designated by the United Nations as a time to call attention to water woes around the world. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Paul Faeth, executive director of Global Water Challenge, about some of the work non-profits are doing to bring water to communities in the developing world.

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Environment

Zika is a window into a much bigger story in Brazil

It's a story about mosquitoes, public health, water and women, which is why The World has sent its Across Womens' Lives team to Brazil. They’re there to report on how Zika fits into the story of Brazilian women’s struggles to improve their lives in a time of rapid and often disturbing environmental change.

Environment

This is your brain on lead, and lots of other nasty pollutants

The water crisis gripping Flint, Michigan has exposed thousands of the city’s residents to dangerous lead levels. But Flint is hardly unique. Many other American cities have faced lead contamination in water supplies, and an expanding list of common substances, including some pesticides and flame retardants, may also be linked to significant developmental and neurological problems. Get the latest on this largely hidden crisis at a live forum from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, PRI’s The World and WGBH.

Arts, Culture & Media

Viruses at the Movies

Radiation used to be Hollywood’s go-to plot device. Now, viruses explain everything from vampires to the zombie apocalypse — but that’s not what really scares public health experts.