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WNYC News

Cuomo's HIV Panel Getting Restless for an Action Plan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Advocates and experts recruited by the governor offered dozens of ways New York could help stop the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Four months later, they're still waiting for specific plans.

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The Takeaway

Indiana: A Public Health Emergency Due To HIV Epidemic

Friday, March 27, 2015

Officials in Indiana have declared a health emergency after an HIV outbreak in rural Scott County.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Families Left Following The AIDS Epidemic

Friday, January 16, 2015

Alysia Abbott and Whitney Joiner talk about “The Recollectors,” a storytelling and community website for the many children and families left behind by parents who died of AIDS.

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WNYC News

HIV Continues to Drop in NYC, But Pockets Resist Progress

Monday, December 01, 2014

The good news: a 25-percent decline from 2009-2013. The bad news: an uptick in drug-resistant strains and a drop in partner notification and testing.

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Radiolab

Patient Zero - Updated

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The greatest mysteries have a shadowy figure at the center, Patient Zero. We hunt for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.      

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WNYC News

AIDS and Ebola: Parallels Between the Crises

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Political leaders and public health experts in the U.S. are at odds over how to stop the spread of Ebola. The latest disagreement has some recalling the AIDS crisis.

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The Takeaway

The Family Secrets of the AIDS Epidemic

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father died of AIDS in 1992. In the 20 years since, she's been trying to uncover family secrets about her father's past. 

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The Takeaway

Your Response: Family Secrets Revealed

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

What's something you never knew about your family until you were an adult? Takeaway listeners share their stories here.

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Death, Sex & Money

My Father's Secret Life

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father told her he was HIV-positive in 1992. When she asked if he was gay, he said no. Now, she's looking for answers about the father she never knew.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Fight Against AIDS, 1992 to Today

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In 1992, AIDS was the number-one cause of death for U.S. men age 25 to 44. Today, it's 6th. As part of "25 Years in 25 Days," the Brian Lehrer Show talks about the disease, then and now.

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On Being

Marie Howe — The Poetry of Ordinary Time [remix]

Thursday, August 28, 2014

An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us.

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On Being

[Unedited] Marie Howe and Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 28, 2014

An enchanting hour of poetry drawing on the ways family and religion shape our lives. Marie Howe works and plays with her Catholic upbringing, the universal drama of family, and the ordinary time that sustains us.

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Gabfest Radio

Remembering 9/11

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: the aftermath of Elliot Rodger's crime, a new HBO film about the AIDS epidemic, the opening of the 9/11 Museum, and much more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Kenneth Cole and amfAR

Monday, December 02, 2013

Kenneth Cole, designer and chairman of the nonprofit AIDS research group amfAR, talks about the new documentary he executive produced - "The Battle of amfAR" - about the start of the research and advocacy group.

→ Premiere: "The Battle of amfAR" airs tonight on HBO, at 9 p.m E.T.

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Radiolab

Lethal Weapons

Thursday, August 01, 2013

In the 1990s, a button-pushing New York artist took on a subject that cut him to the quick: HIV and AIDS.

Barton Benes had lost a lot of friends, including his boyfriend, and was himself HIV-positive when an everyday kitchen accident took on a surreal bent -- one that got ...

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Radiolab

Bloody Real Blood

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Real or fake, the sight of blood can make you scream, squeal, faint, slip into shock, or even refuse to look away. Few things have such power over us. We head to a special effects studio to see how Hollywood satisfies our blood perversion, and somewhere amid the fleshy rubber ...

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Radiolab

Blood

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The metaphor, magic, and money coursing through our veins...

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The Takeaway

HIV: The Silent Epidemic in the South

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The American South holds 37 percent of the U.S. population, but over half of all new HIV diagnoses occur there. A new documentary called "deepsouth" sheds light on the people living in the most quiet corners of the region. The film's director, Lisa Biagiotti, joins The Takeaway to discuss her film and why the South is the leading geographic region for HIV/AIDS.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Children of Gay Parents

Monday, July 01, 2013

Alysia Abbott, author of the new book Fairyland: A Memoir of My Fathertalks about her new memoir and growing up with a gay single father in the context of the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the gay rights movement. Listeners: Any kids of a gay parents, call us up and talk about how you reacted to last week's Supreme Court rulings--and tell us what it's been like growing up with gay parents. 212-433-9692 or comment here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics Roundup; Jersey City Mayor; 21st Century Librarians

Monday, July 01, 2013

Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today, joins us to round up the current news. Plus: the brand-new mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, stops by on the day of his inauguration; what it’s like to be a librarian in the 21st century; Alysia Abbott on growing up in San Francisco at the height of AIDS and the gay rights movement and after Pride weekend, we’ll take calls from children with gay parents; and ProPublica investigates unpaid internships.