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  • Widespread with Dr. Jeremy Brown & Dr. Jonna Mazet

    The World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic is now accelerating in every major city on the planet. But, before the coronavirus, there was the Spanish Flu of 1918, which killed millions around the globe. Full Frame host Mike Walter talks with Dr. Jeremy Brown, emergency room doctor...

  • Sustainable Building with Ma Yansong & Elizabeth Hausler

    Climate change and natural disasters are transforming the way we think about building. Lives and infrastructure are threatened, especially in the poorest and most vulnerable countries. How is it possible to build in new ways that prevent catastrophes and also embrace sustainability, local empowe...

  • Epigenetics with Dr. Moshe Szyf

    Nature or nurture? For well over a century, the dominant understanding of inheritance was our traits are passed down to us through the DNA code from our parents.

    But a growing field of study reveals that social factors, environments, and even the experiences your mother faced before you were bo...

  • Urban Violence in the U.S. with Roseanna Ander

    Over the past quarter century violent crime in the United States has fallen dramatically, but gun deaths are the highest they’ve been in 40 years, and few know that more than the people in Chicago. In 2018, there were 590 homicides there, the majority of them from guns, and this year is on track ...

  • Pandemic with Dr. Jeremy Brown

    It happened one hundred years ago. An outbreak of influenza became the most severe global pandemic in modern history.

    It was caused by a virus that originated from birds and it’s estimated that 500 million people became infected, that was about one-third of the world’s population at the time.

    S...

  • Artificial Intelligence with Kai Fu Lee

    As the impact of artificial intelligence becomes more visible in the tech world, the global race to develop AI is intensifying. Kai-Fu Lee is a leading AI expert and author of the book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order.

    China is trying to dominate the field, and Lee...

  • Evolution of Our Planet with Paul Sereno

    The first modern humans appeared on Earth 200,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until just 12,000 years ago we started to settle and farm land. Dinosaurs first appeared on the planet about 245 million years ago during the Triassic period. Around 65 million years ago most of the dinosaurs were dead, wi...

  • The Future is Asian with Parag Khanna

    With 4.5 billion people, Asia is the most populous continent, making the world 60 percent Asian. The new Asian system is linked through trade, finance, infrastructure, and diplomatic networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP.
    In this Full Frame episode, host Mike Walter talks wi...

  • Poverty Alleviation with Yuen Yuen Ang

    Since the late 1970s, hundreds of millions of Chinese have worked their way out of poverty. China’s achievement is unprecedented in human history. It’s managed to reduce global poverty more than any other country. In this Full Frame episode, host Mike Walter talks with author and Political Sci...

  • Curing Cancer with Dr. Tony Blau

    Dr. Tony Blau is a professor of hematology oncology at the University of Washington in Seattle. For three decades, he has researched blood cancers.
    The work is personal to Tony. He is a survivor of multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. Tony’s work now aims to help connect patients to personalized the...

  • Climate Change with Catherine Potvin

    The impacts of climate change are enormous, urgent and widespread, but what are solutions to tackle this global problem? One answer comes from nature’s “technology” to capture carbon — tropical forests. Host Mike Walter talks with the scientist at the forefront of this fight to preserve forests, ...

  • Belt and Road Initiative with Andy Mok

    China views the Belt and Road Initiative as an opportunity to share the lessons it’s learned from its own development. The idea is to bring development to areas traditionally considered too risky for investment. In this Full Frame episode, host Mike Walter talks with investor, entrepreneur and p...

  • Space Exploration with James Head

    Many countries have gone to the moon and back, but those trips only gave us half the story since no one had ever landed on the far side of the moon. That is, until earlier this year when China’s Chang’e 4 lander and rover did just that. In this Full Frame episode, host Mike Walter talks with Apol...

  • Gender Inequality with Mercedes Araoz (Part 1)

    This week on Full Frame, host Mike Walter talks with economist Mercedes Araoz, who is the second vice president of Peru. She discusses her own experience as a working mom and role model for women and girls across her country.

  • Gender Inequality with Mercedes Araoz (Part 2)

    Peru has historically been one of the poorest countries in Latin America. However, sustained economic growth has reduced poverty there by more than half. And, in the last ten years, extreme poverty has also been reduced. However, as Vice President Araoz discusses, the country still faces challenges.

  • Gender Inequality: Why Is There Still a Gap?

    It’s a basic principle of fairness, men and women should have the same economic opportunities in life. But in reality, it just doesn’t happen.

    For every dollar a man earns, on average, a woman is paid 54 cents. The World Economic Forum predicts, based on today’s rate of progress, it will take mo...

  • The Growth of Africa with W. Gyude Moore (Part 1)

    In this week’s Full Frame, host Mike Walter talks with W. Gyude Moore, the former Liberian Minister of Public Works, about the growth of Africa. He discusses Liberia’s struggles and achievements and the impact foreign investment, especially that of China, is making on the continent.

  • The Growth of Africa with W. Gyude Moore (Part 2)

    Millions of young people in Africa choose to leave, often in search of a better and more stable life, free from war and disease. But migration brings with it complex challenges. In the second part of his interview, former Liberian Minister of Public Works W. Gyude Moore discusses current African ...

  • China's Transformation with Bill Brown

    During the past four decades, the world has witnessed China’s transformation – a swift economic rise, the uplifting of hundreds of millions out of poverty, and an opening up to the rest of the world. But what’s it been like to witness these changes from inside China and through the eyes of a fore...

  • Young China with Zak Dychtwald

    With over 1.4 billion people China has the world’s largest population. They also have the world’s largest population of millennials with 400 million. That large group of young people will not only be the future of China, but may end up influencing much of the world. So what are China’s millennial...

  • Technology: Impacts of Human Ingenuity with Edward Tenner

    Not since the Industrial Revolution has technology so fundamentally altered how we work and communicate. These innovations made us more efficient and connected, but they also set off unprecedented changes with consequences we’re still struggling to understand. Host Mike Walter talks with historia...

  • Overpopulation with Karen Shragg & Jack Goldstone

    It’s estimated that world population reached its first billion people in 1804. With a birth every four seconds that number is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050. As we continue to grow the Earth does not.

    In this Full Frame episode, host Mike Walter talks with naturalist and author Karen...

  • New Cancer Drugs with Dr. Frank Jiang

  • Virus Evolution with Dr. Jonna Mazet & Dr. Jeremy Brown

    Viruses, like the COVID-19, that jump from animals to humans are called ‘Zoonotic’ diseases and they have caused some of the world’s most devastating pandemics.
    Since 1940, of the roughly 400 emerging infectious diseases that have been identified, more than 60 percent have animal origins.
    So, c...