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WORLD OF VIRUSES [Image Gallery]

Hour 1: Garden Variety Viruses
 Measles:What's at Stake produced by Barbara Bogaev
Measles, once a rite of passage for hundreds of thousands of American children every year, has largely been eliminated in this country. Producer Barbara Bogaev explores why minor outbreaks are becoming more common, and why even small outbreaks have public health officials worried.
 Mosquitoes in Iquitos produced by Dan Charles
The Front Line in the battle against mosquito-borne viruses is a bustling Peruvian metropolis on the Amazon River.
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Hour 2: Elusive Viruses
 HPV - the Shy Virus produced by Jean Snedegar
A hidden killer lurks in the shadows -- also in your car, on your keyboard, and even on your kitchen table -- but it attacks very few people. Producer Jean Snedegar tracks the Human Papillomavirus.
 The Clinic produced by Gemma Hooley
Producer Gemma Hooley follows a determined health-care worker who's field-testing an innovative, ambitious, yet simple weapon in the region's battle against HIV/AIDS.
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Hour 3: The Animal Kingdom Viruses
 Foot and Mouth Disease produced by Judith Kampfner
An outbreak of the dangerous Foot and Mouth Disease can often mean destroying hundreds of thousands of animals. Producer Judith Kampfner opens the door to the labs where research is being done with live viruses in an effort to contain this deadly disease.
Image by Jean-Yves Sgro, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Software used to create image: VMD - Visual Molecular Dynamics
 Flu Pandemic produced by Lakshmi Singh
No one knows when the next viral pandemic will hit, only that it is coming. Producer Lakshmi Singh visits different, "flu fighters," and finds out how they are tracking down and preparing for the next outbreak.
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POLE TO POLE [Image Gallery]
Hour 1: The Hidden Clues of Climate Change
 Time Capsule in Siberia produced by Moira Rankin
A frozen lake in the Arctic Circle is telling us how sensitive the poles are to climate change. Moira Rankin takes us to Lake El'gygytgyn and reports on the 3.6 million year record of climate change that scientists have unearthed from the lake's bottom.
 When the Snow Melts on Svalbard produced by Irene Quaile
Just 750 miles from the North Pole, scientists from all over the world monitor what's happening to our climate and how changes affect life on our planet. Join producer Irene Quaile of Radio Deutsche-Welle at 79 North lattitude.
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Hour 2: Weathering McMurdo
 IGY:Weather Report produced by Barbara Bogaev
When satellites started sending pictures of the Earth and its atmosphere, a remarkable meteorologist named Harry Wexler saw the opportunity for long range, global forecasting. Producer Barbara Bogaev looks at how, in the late 50's, Harry Wexler changed meteorology from weather forecasting to global climate research.
 Life at McMurdo produced by Soundprint Staff
McMurdo Station is more than just a scientific research facitily; it's got a harbor, three airfields, a heliport, over a hundred buildings, and a bowling alley. Meet the diverse and colorful non-scientists who keep the place humming.
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PROGRAM CREDITS

Pole to Pole was produced with support from the National Science Foundation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Deutsche Welle Radio, Radio New Zealand, and SOUNDPRINT Media Center, Inc. Moira Rankin, executive producer. Barbara Bogaev, host.

World of Viruses was produced with support from SEPA, the Science Education Partnership Award Program from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with NET Radio, the Nebraska Center for Virology and the University of Nebraska.