Episode Archive



Aired: March 15, 2019

Poetry that Heals

To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.

Aired: March 8, 2019

Unfreedom

A researcher finds that kids who interact in some way with the justice system–even if it’s just living near a justice facility–have worse health outcomes.

Aired: February 23, 2019

Evicted!

All across the country there’s an eviction crisis, and it’s disproportionately affecting minority communities.

Aired: February 8, 2019

How to Go Clubbing

Bars, nightclubs, dance, and music have long held a special place in LGBTQ culture. But even as shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race and Pose bring that culture into the mainstream, real-life gay bars and clubs are shuttering.

Aired: February 15, 2019

The Human Ecosystem

Philosopher Jesse Kirkpatrick says he’s less worried about human gene editing and more interested in how CRISPR technology can be used to enhance–or harm–the environment around us.

Aired: January 25, 2019

New Virginians

Immigrants from Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Republics were chosen to share their stories in a new exhibit at the Library of Virginia.