Living on Earth is an environmental news and information program. Each week host Steve Curwood guides the listener through a mix of news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues.
Our bodies are ours, but how we feel about them is largely defined by others — by the things people say, the culture we live in, the me
Air Date: December 7, 2018
The Water We Drink
Most of us take our drinking water for granted — switch on the tap, and out it flows. But in much of the world, that’s not the case.
Air Date: November 30, 2018
The Difference a Gun Makes
A gun can change a moment, a life, a family, an entire neighborhood. Like a catalyst in a chemical reaction, guns have a unique ability t
Air Date: November 22, 2018
We’re Family — But Why?
Ever sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, look around at the shining faces of your family, and think to yourself: “How the heck am I relate
Air Date: November 16, 2018
Facing Our Fears
Nerve-racking. Sickening. Facing your fear can be all of that — and sometimes a little thrilling, too.
Air Date: October 26, 2018
Climate change could transform our planet sooner than we thought. A new report from the United Nations says that just 1.5 degrees Celsius
Air Date: October 19, 2018
Check the Label
Who has time to read the small print — to go over all the “stuff” that’s in our food, medicine, or supplements? And what’s carr
Air Date: October 12, 2018
In the Name of Science
Advances in science don’t just happen — sometimes, real progress requires heroic measures. On this show, we explore the lengths peopl
Air Date: October 5, 2018
Different Country, Different Medicine
Medicine, healthcare — even illness — vary from country to country. Those differences are driven by tradition, culture, even politics
Air Date: September 28, 2018
Who’s in Control – Tech or Us?
Technology helps us run our lives, do our jobs, get directions and keep track of our calendars. Right? Or, is technology taking control o
Air Date: September 21, 2018
Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico One Year Later
It’s been a year since Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, destroying lives and reducing many communities to rubble. The storm a
Air Date: September 7, 2018
How Schools Shape Health
School is a place where kids learn about health — everything from nutrition to avoiding STDs. But increasingly, schools across the coun
Air Date: August 24, 2018
When Panic Attacks
From panic disorders to social phobia, anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the United States. What toll does anxiety ta
Air Date: August 17, 2018
Why We Travel
We travel to experience awe or learn something new — maybe even to get our worldview shaken up a bit. On this episode, The Pulse explor
Air Date: August 3, 2018
In science and medicine, we often fail to predict the outcomes of our experiments and actions. The result: unintended consequences. Somet
Air Date: July 27, 2018
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