Exploring history, news and culture, Soundprint is one of the longest running public radio documentary series. Produced by Soundprint Media Center, Inc., Soundprint documentaries have aired on U.S. public radio stations for more than 20 years.
Two episodes combined, dealing with people on a precipice. First, those addicted, without money, or disabled find themselves living on the streets. During the second half, a look at how mental health services fail many.
A WWII story about an African-American's ordeal. While serving in a segregated Navy, Lanier Phillips faced death in a shipwreck
in the icy North Atlantic. He was rescued by the inhabitants of the small Newfoundland fishing village that had never seen a black man before. Their kindness galvanized Lanier to fight racial discrimination.
Although scientists have known that a funguslike organism caused the potato blight that triggered the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, they didn't know which strain was the culprit. But they do now, thanks to the genes in some 19th century potato samples.
Lois Lerner, who's at the center of the political firestorm over her agency's singling out of some conservative groups for extra scrutiny, then invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions from Congress.
Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
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