Green Choices

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll discuss the impact each of us can have on the health of the planet by doing small positive things. Then, we’ll learn about the life of Henrietta Lacks, who died of cancer in 1951, but whose cells were kept alive and have changed the course of medicine. And Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lorraine Adams on her novel, The Room and the Chair. Plus, our latest Underreported segment looks at a secret campaign of ethnic cleansing in Burma.

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Do One Green Thing

Mindy Pennybacker talks about simple choices we each can make to be kinder to the planet. Her guide Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth through Simple, Everyday Choices is an easily comprehensible source for green living—answering questions about whether its worth it to switch laundry detergents and how ...

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot discusses the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. Her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of the Lacks family, the dark history of experimentation on ...

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The Room and the Chair

Novelist, critic, and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Lorraine Adams discusses her new novel The Room and the Chair, which moves from a newsroom in Washington, D.C., to Afghanistan to a military intelligence office, and is a fast-moving, groundbreaking chronicle of today’s dangerous world.

Event: Lorraine Adams is reading and ...

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Burma’s Never-Ending War

For today’s Underreported, Mac McClelland talks about the Burmese government’s secret ethnic cleansing campaign, and her experience living with associates of a US-designated terrorist organization battling Burma's. She’s the author of For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story of Burma’s Never-Ending War.

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