Meredith Rizzo

Meredith Rizzo appears in the following:

The Fire, The Virus, The Violence: Australia And The Lessons Of Natural Disasters

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Family violence increases in places that have been severely burned in bushfires, Australian research finds. The isolation and financial stress of COVID-19 appear to be exacerbating the problem.


PHOTOS: Life And Work Amid The Outbreak

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Humans are adaptable, even in pandemic times. As the coronavirus spreads, ordinary citizens in several U.S. cities hit early say they are shifting daily routines to survive and thrive.


Sell Or Stay? Australia's Fire Zone Experiment

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

After deadly 2009 wildfires, authorities offered to buy property to encourage people to move. Few accepted. The questions raised by Australia's experience are freshly urgent after its latest fires.


'It's Not Easy For Anyone': Coronavirus Disrupts Life And Work In Hong Kong

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Students, business owners, sanitation workers and doctors are all struggling to cope with the daily frustrations of living in a city of 7 million that's afraid of an outbreak of COVID-19.


With Australia's Hillsides Stripped Bare By Fire, Scientists Rush To Predict Mudflows

Monday, February 10, 2020

Heavy rains in eastern Australia are causing mudslides and debris flows in areas that burned. Scientists are trying to predict when and where slides are likely to happen.


Objects That Matter: Memories Of Paradise

Saturday, December 28, 2019

In the year since Paradise, Calif., was devastated by fire, certain flame-tinged objects — scorched pottery fragments or remnants of toys — have become talismans of resilience beyond pain.


WATCH: Walmart Is Discontinuing Some Ammo Sales. Here's Why It Matters

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Not all bullets are created equal. This video compares the damage caused by different kinds of rounds.


A Photographer Turns A Lens On His Father's Alzheimer's

Thursday, December 06, 2018

They had always been partners, in a way — artists who connected through their work. So, when Gene DiRado began withdrawing from the world, his son rushed toward him — and brought along a camera.


WATCH: The Science Behind Why Some Bullets Are More Destructive Than Others

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

How much damage a bullet does when fired at the human body hinges on physics. Our latest "Let's Talk" video shows and explains why certain types of ammunition cause greater havoc than others.


Invisibilia: When Daydreaming Gets In The Way Of Real Life

Thursday, April 05, 2018

In this episode of the Invisibilia podcast, our hosts explore how it feels to be "in between," including the story of one woman who spends so much time daydreaming that it interferes with her life.


WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.


A Trauma Nurse Reflects On 'Compassion Fatigue'

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Years of treating grievously injured people starts to wear on a person, a trauma nurse in Minneapolis says. She explores "compassion fatigue" in a semi-autobiographical poem.


Chemo Scrambled My Brain

Sunday, April 23, 2017

After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn's disease caused Anne Webster's bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she'd write about her experience.


PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to say that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.


The Poetic Intimacy Of Administering Anesthesia

Sunday, April 16, 2017

An anesthesiologist and poet says her medical work is well-suited to poetry, as patients move in and out of consciousness under the doctor's watch.


Life Inside The Alzheimer's Ward: A Hidden World Revealed

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The dementia wing of a nursing home is foreign territory to most people. Photographer Maja Daniels spent three years documenting the lives of people with Alzheimer's in a hospital in France.


Seeing A Mother's Alzheimer's As A Time Of Healing And Magic

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Dana Walrath used her skills as an artist and medical anthropologist to chronicle her mother's final years with dementia. The process helped her see beyond the loss and embrace the moment.


Cosplayers Use Costume To Unleash Their Superpowers

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A shy woman becomes a brave warrior princess. A man calls on Captain America to help him lose 45 pounds. In costume role play they become part of a community where they can transform themselves.


Just Turned 40? An Architect Says It's Time To Design For Aging

Monday, April 04, 2016

An architect looked at communities that serve older adults, and didn't like what he saw. By changing habits earlier in life, he says, we can create vibrant communities that will sustain us.


How A Little Boy's Cancer Diagnosis Inspired A Haunting Video Game

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

When Ryan Green's son Joel was 1 year old he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. Over the next few years, he underwent rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, only to have the cancer return.

Feeling helpless, Ryan turned to what he knew as a video game developer. He began ...