Tagged Articles: Biography
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Kingdom Under Glass
The Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick law Olmsted
Tocqueville’s Discovery of America
Cleopatra: A Life
Lions of the west: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
Encore: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Guest: Rebecca Skloot.
She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—would become one of the most important tools of modern medicine, used to develop the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cloning, and more. Today on Focus, Rebecca Skloot joins the show to tell the story of Henrietta Lacks, the medical revolution that she unknowingly launched, and the ethics one must consider when it comes to our bodies and medicine.
Visit Sunny Chernobyl and Other Adventures in the world’s Most Polluted Places
The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh, and Wailer