Dimensions of Health — Featured Episode

Coping with grief and loss

The mental health toll on Americans during the pandemic will likely be studied for years to come.

In this episode 3 stories

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Reflections from doctor who treated patient one in U.S.

‘We were fighting for every single life.’ In January 2020, Dr. George Diaz became the doctor who tended the first-known U.S. case at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash.

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A view from the front lines in the battle against Covid-19

Jeff Rhode, a staff photographer for a hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey, was given intimate and unique access to document the doctors, nurses, staff and patients as they battled the pandemic.

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Pandemic stress daunting for health professionals

Turmoil and upheaval raise levels of anxiety, fear and isolation. Doctors heed their advice to patients: Meditate, rest, exercise and remember: ‘We will get through this.’

The Workplace — Featured Episode

Chief change-makers

The role of chief diversity officer has become the latest addition to executive leadership. How does this change lead to more diversity in corporate America?

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Racial awakening leads to organizational introspection, action

University of Maryland-Baltimore’s Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer and Vice President Diane Forbes Berthoud sees her job as one that fosters strategies to generate empathy for others and benefits students, faculty and the surrounding community.

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Chief diversity officers are facing the challenge of shifting corporate culture

More corporations are hiring chief diversity officers to increase diversity and inclusion efforts. Experts weigh in on what it takes for long-term success.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion are not just about counting numbers

After racial uprisings last May, companies rushed to hire chief of diversity officers, making it one of the fastest-growing positions in the previous year. So how does this change lead to even more diversity from the executive level to the front lines?

Identity — Featured Episode

The guardians of indigenous foods

Just don’t call it a trend.

In this episode 3 stories

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For nourishment, there’s nothing like ‘first foods’

Pre-colonization diets provide far more than sustenance for the body. They also fortify and deepen ancestral relationships among tribes and families.

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The foodways of America’s Indigenous people

Dishes and ingredients from Denver’s Tocabe and Four Directions Cuisine make use of traditional indigenous methods and values: using what’s available, abundant, in season.

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‘When you eat my food, you will know the journey’

Chef Elena Terry describes all the steps it takes to deliver a tasty plate to your table, filled with intentionality, nutrition, and deep connection to ancestral foods.

The Workplace — Featured Episode

Tools of the trades

Women are a small – but emerging – force in the skilled-trades sector.

In this episode 3 stories

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At work, women bring same skill, different experiences

As one of the world’s few female shipwrights, Juliana Inglish brings a new perspective to an age-old profession.

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Yes, women can also wear a construction uniform

When Genny Cornejo stepped into the electrician trade in high school, she had to self-advocate to her dad. She joined the trade and realized the need for more women in the male-dominated field.

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A construction site where it’s OK to ‘ask and learn’

In California, a nonprofit helps women and nonbinary people gain skills and confidence. It’s part of a growing effort to demystify an industry still largely associated with men.

The Workplace — Featured Episode

Untangling hair discrimination

Norms for hairstyles are evolving. Coifs once banned in the workplace, or frowned upon by mainstream society, are more visible than ever.

In this episode 4 stories

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Inch by inch, protection for natural hair grows

14 states have passed laws barring discrimination and, with passage in U.S. House, the CROWN Act advances one step closer to becoming federal law.

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Crowning glory: What a Black woman's hair says about her

Among women, hairstyles are intertwined with appearance and identity. For Black women, this is particularly true. In this portrait series, several Black women describe how their styles affect their experiences in the workplace.

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Where style and acceptance are of equal importance

California barbershop’s niche: Catering to clients who seek gender-affirming hairstyles.

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‘It’s a feeling unlike anything in the world’

After spending 16 years shunning her natural hair, Andradia Scovil now embraces it.

The Workplace — Featured Episode

Are empathy skills the key to DEI?

Empathy skills in the workplace are connected to huge benefits for both employees and employers. Empathy skills develop when you practice learning about other people’s life experiences.

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Why is workplace DEI important?

Ineffective diversity, equity and inclusion was cited as a key contributor to so-called ‘Toxic Culture’, acknowledged by researchers as the biggest driver behind the massive quit rates that drove The Great Resignation. Though they are part of the DEI solution, women and diverse workers were most affected by poor workplace culture. In this video, we’ll hear what research says about DEI, why this matters to you and how empathy can unlock a better result in the workplace.

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Race, health and empathy

Dr. Ofole Mgbako, an internal medicine doctor and infectious disease specialist reflects on his personal and professional experiences with racial bias.

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How companies win by leading with empathy

Organizations experience exponential success by creating cultures where diversity and empathy thrive.

The Workplace — Featured Episode

Accessibility for all

When the pandemic put the brakes on many in-person activities, such as grocery shopping and flying, online services grew to fill the void, creating new norms of accessibility long hoped-for and fought for by people with disabilities and their advocates.

In this episode 3 stories

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Pandemic augmented services long-sought by the disabled

If the pandemic has an upside, it is the expansion of services and online connectivity, from grocery delivery to closed captioning during meetings. Technology has ushered in welcome solutions to everyday challenges.

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AI tech provides new set of eyes for visually impaired

Companies like Aira Tech Corp are radically changing the game for people with blindness or low vision in the midst of the pandemic. Jenine Stanley, director of customer communication, explains why generating a more inclusive environment in the industry is crucial for people with disabilities.

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Adapting to life with autism during Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives. For people on the autism spectrum, change can be hard. Technology is helping people adapt and find new ways to connect.

Coping with grief and loss


Listen 7 mins
Reflections from doctor who treated patient one in U.S.
Read 12 mins
A view from the front lines in the battle against Covid-19
Read 4 mins
Pandemic stress daunting for health professionals

Chief change-makers


Watch 7 mins
Racial awakening leads to organizational introspection, action
Read 5 mins
Chief diversity officers are facing the challenge of shifting corporate culture
Listen 8 mins
Diversity, equity and inclusion are not just about counting numbers

The guardians of indigenous foods


Read 7 mins
For nourishment, there’s nothing like ‘first foods’
View
The foodways of America’s Indigenous people
Listen 6 mins
‘When you eat my food, you will know the journey’

Tools of the trades


Watch 3 mins
At work, women bring same skill, different experiences
Listen 7 mins
Yes, women can also wear a construction uniform
Read 5 mins
A construction site where it’s OK to ‘ask and learn’

Untangling hair discrimination


Read 4 mins
Inch by inch, protection for natural hair grows
View
Crowning glory: What a Black woman's hair says about her
Read 5 mins
Where style and acceptance are of equal importance
Listen 9 mins
‘It’s a feeling unlike anything in the world’

Black American Sign Language


Read 8 mins
Strong but not silent: Black Deaf culture stakes its claim
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Sign language with swagger
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Differences big and small in BASL reflect Black culture, history

Defying age and staying active


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'A terrible idea'
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At 50, she tackled a lifelong dream of hiking more than 2,000 miles
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Fast and fit after 50
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The bond of cha-cha, dip and twisting together

Code-switching and covering


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Learning when to choose authenticity
Read 6 mins
How code-switching impacts a company’s overall success
Watch 9 mins
Exploring the subtle — and explicit — demands to cover

Confronting America’s hunger crisis


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Why are seniors struggling with food insecurity?
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Food insecurity in the military
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Fighting food waste with The Farmlink Project
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One artist’s mission to feed hungry New Yorkers

Currents

Listen 7 mins
Reflections from doctor who treated patient one in U.S.
Read 12 mins
A view from the front lines in the battle against Covid-19
Listen 11 mins
Flipping the Script on Microaggressions
Listen 9 mins
Home, where mi corazón is whole
Read 5 mins
Bookstores bind patrons as well as their owners
Read 6 mins
Rural students face numerous obstacles on the path to college
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Kids in the finance biz
Read 5 mins
With every stitch, makers of corsets persevere
Read 6 mins
Casinos make dollars and sense for small towns in Colorado
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The gift of my grandmother’s songs
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Is there a price to pay for ditching junk food?
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A torn ACL and the new life that came with it
Read 6 mins
Activists rally against 'fixing' infants' bodies
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Ghost kitchens are more than delivery services
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Unlocking the power of psilocybin with music
Read 6 mins
NFL seeks to score in the startup game
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For the Ransomes, children's books are a family affair
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Identity intersectionality and finding power in being her authentic self
Read 5 mins
At American flag-making outposts, there's work to be done
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A shared border, nations apart