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The Takeaway

U.S. May Change Blood Donor Policy for Gay & Bi-Sexual Men

Monday, December 01, 2014

For the first time, a U.S. advisory panel is poised to recommend that the 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood be revised.

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The Takeaway

Blood: A Social and Scientific History

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Author Lawrence Hill's new book, “Blood: The Stuff of Life," examines the bodily fluid through its social and scientific history highlighting the power we ascribe to blood and our evolving understanding of it. The book begins with a gory story of Hill seeing his own blood for the first time as a child.

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Radiolab

Timeline: Blood Spills Into Culture

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Sure, there are timelines about the history of blood transfusions, but we wanted to do you one better: pop culture's take on a century's worth of bloody business...

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Radiolab

MOVIE BLOOD: Jad & Robert Get a Tour

Friday, August 02, 2013

Fake movie blood is for-real gross -- when we paid a visit to a special effects studio for our Blood episode, our executive producer nearly passed out. If you've got a weak stomach, don't look at these delightfully gruesome photos from our trip.

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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

Blood-Soaked MP3's from Lucius

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blood soaked music made especially for Radiolab....

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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

If You Prick Us...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Shakespeare was really into blood. It saturated his work and literally soaked the floorboards in many of his productions. James Shapiro explains what blood meant to The Bard, in a time when the world was just on the cusp of understanding how the powerful, perplexing liquid ...

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Radiolab

Clear Eyes, Full Veins, Can't Lose

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

You can fake blood in the movies, but so far, there's no artificial substitute in real life. Peeking in on blood drives, wondering how blood gets from an arm to an operating table, producers Molly Webster and Soren Wheeler find a complex world that has them ...

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Radiolab

Blood

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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

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Radiolab

Brain Fodder Vol. 2

Friday, October 05, 2012

This week: a singing planet, scientific proof that lots of things really do taste like chicken, a love letter to a map, and lots more...

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On Being

Diane Winston — Monsters We Love: TV's Pop Culture Theodicy

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

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On Being

[Unedited] Diane Winston with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Amoral zombies. Loving vampires. Righteous serial killers. And lots of God. That's all in the new TV season — a place where great writers and actors are telling the story of our time — playfully, violently, soulfully.

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: House of the Devil

Monday, August 16, 2010

House of the Devil uses a familiar horror movie plot of a babysitting gig gone horribly wrong and turns it into something surprising. Samantha has no idea that her employers are raving Satanists -- but before the night is over, she'll become painfully aware. Rather than confuse torture and gore for genuine scares, director Ti West creates an atmosphere of terror that relies almost entirely on what you don'tsee. There will be blood, but not for nearly two-thirds of the film, in which practically nothing 'happens.' It's the most scared you will ever be by an (almost) empty house.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Time to Revise Blood Donation Rules?

Monday, August 02, 2010

Nathan Schaefer, director of public policy for GMHC, and Mark Skinner, president of the World Federation of Hemophilia, discuss advocacy efforts to revise blood donation guidelines for gay men.

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The Takeaway

Lifting the Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gay men have been banned from donating blood since 1983. But now, a group of senators led by John Kerry are petitioning to put an end to the 27-year-old ban.

There were/are approximately 15,000-20,000 hemophiliacs in the US.  100% of them contracted hepatitis in the late 1960s and early 1970s when their medication (factor concentrate) was brought to the market.  10,000 of them were then infected when HIV emerged in the early 1980s because of this drug.  In 1983, a ban was instituted to prohibit any gay man who had sex since 1977 from ever giving blood. Filmmaker Marilyn Ness explored the history of the ban in her documentary, "Bad Blood."

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WNYC News

Staten Island Chuck Bites Bloomberg, Draws Blood

Monday, February 02, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo.  February 02, 2009 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo. February 02, 2009 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was bitten by a ground hog during a ceremony at the Staten Island Zoo Monday morning.

Bloomberg spoke to the media about the incident later that day, suggesting that Chuck very well could be a 'terrorist rodent' agent.

The city's prognosticating rodent, Charles G. Hogg, also known as Staten Island Chuck, bit through Bloomberg's glove when the mayor was trying to coax the animal into view with an ear of corn.

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo. February 02, 2009 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Groundhog Day festivities at the Staten Island Zoo. February 02, 2009 (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

David Denby on Otto Preminger

Monday, January 07, 2008

David Denby talks about the director Otto Preminger and the films of 2007.

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