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The modern world is made possible by a web of electromagnetic radiation. Your phone, computer, TV, cable box, radio — all depend on mil
Air Date: October 15, 2021
Finding Hope in an Experimental Treatment
Jessie Flynn decided she’d had enough. For years, multiple sclerosis had taken more and more away from her life — her ability to move
Air Date: October 8, 2021
What Will It Take to Diversify Medicine?
Who becomes a physician in this country — and who never gets that chance? On this encore presentation, we explore this question a lot o
Air Date: October 1, 2021
As a materials scientist, Anna Ploszajski was trained t
Air Date: September 24, 2021
Criminology Under the Microscope
It’s one of the first questions we hear on detective shows after a heinous crime has occurred: “What’s the motive?” For hundreds
Air Date: September 17, 2021
The Lessons of 9/11
The passing of 20 years since the 9/11 terror attacks has meant that some of the wounds cut by that day have closed — others have not.
Air Date: September 10, 2021
The Evolving Nature of Work
Sometimes, work can feel like Groundhog Day — different variations of the same thing, day after day. Same commute, same hours, same peo
Air Date: September 3, 2021
The Magic of Energy
Energy fuels our lives in ways that seem almost magical. It can transform darkness into light, cold into warmth, water into ice. Of cours
Air Date: August 27, 2021
The Pulse Presents: Half Vaxxed — The Rise and Fall of Philly Fighting COVID
The first episode looks at the promise of the nimble, young startup that pledged to vaccinate Philadelphia.
Air Date: August 25, 2021
Kids and Mental Health
We’ve heard it again and again — kids are resilient. But they’re also sensitive, with social and emotional needs every bit as compl
Air Date: August 20, 2021
We’ve all heard the saying: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The problem is that’s not how the world works. Just about everyt
Air Date: August 13, 2021
Who We Are at Core
Who are you? There are dozens of ways to answer that question, from your name and nationality, to your relationships and job, all the way
Air Date: August 6, 2021
The Role of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine
Every time you go to see a new doctor, you have to fill out forms that ask your name, your age, your family history — and your race and
Air Date: July 30, 2021
The Building Blocks of Language
Language is how we connect — to each other, to the past, to the future — how we create culture, communicate ideas, and make decisions
Air Date: July 23, 2021
New Developments in Cancer Treatment
It seems like every week, we hear about new breakthroughs in cancer treatment — new discoveries, new medications, new hopes for a cure.
Air Date: July 16, 2021
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