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H1N1 virus has peaked in U.S. but is spreading in Asia

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H1N1 virus has peaked in U.S. but is spreading in Asia

According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 virus has peaked in much of the northern hemisphere, with substantial declines in the U.S. and Canada. While the disease is still active in the U.S., increases are occurring in central and eastern Europe, and in parts of west, central and south Asia. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Martin Blaser.

Posted: December 24, 2009 15:20   Comments: 3
Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

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Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

Worldfocus Radio takes a comparative look at the progress of LGBT politics and the gay rights movement in different countries and explores the U.S. and Canada as safe havens for gay asylum seekers. Martin Savidge hosts David Rayside and Rachel Tiven.

Posted: November 11, 2009 20:28   Comments: 5
Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

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Gays in Jamaica worship in underground church

Jamaica is often said to hold the world record for the most churches per square mile. There's a public place of worship for almost everyone -- unless you’re gay. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the secret underground church that is welcoming gay men and women to practice their faith.

Posted: November 11, 2009 13:56   Comments: 54
Violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide

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Violence and venom force gay Jamaicans to hide

In Jamaica, anti-sodomy laws are still punishable for up to 12 years in prison. And society is not ready to tolerate openly gay lifestyles. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report on the dark side of Jamaica's anti-gay violence and attitudes and explore the ideological beliefs that perpetuate a culture of homophobia.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:29   Comments: 13
Protecting our gay Jamaican sources and their confessions

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Protecting our gay Jamaican sources and their confessions

Producer Micah Fink writes about the decision to keep our sources anonymous in order to protect them from harm. It is widely believed that being openly gay in Jamaica is essentially a death sentence. That eventually, if you admit you're gay on camera, you or your family could be at risk.

Posted: November 10, 2009 15:01   Comments: 3
America’s obligation to impoverished nations

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America’s obligation to impoverished nations

Organizations large and small -- from the World Bank to local NGOs -- are working to eliminate public health scourges in Africa. Do you think the United States has a moral obligation to do more to alleviate hunger and disease around the world?

Posted: October 15, 2009 12:07   Comments: 20
Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

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Violence and anti-gay attitudes tarnish Jamaican beauty

Jamaica is a land of deep contradictions, writes producer Micah Fink -- a lush tropical country inhabited by hospitable people, but with violence and hatred lurking close to the surface.

Posted: September 23, 2009 13:06   Comments: 8
Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

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Jamaica’s battle against AIDS fought in the shadows

Jamaica may be on the verge of losing its battle against the AIDS epidemic because of deeply entrenched anti-gay attitudes and laws. Correspondent Lisa Biagiotti, producer Micah Fink and director of photography Gabrielle Weiss report from the front lines of Jamaica's battle against HIV and AIDS, a war waged in the shadows.

Posted: September 22, 2009 12:01   Comments: 9
Scientists debate reasons for global spread of malaria

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Scientists debate reasons for global spread of malaria

Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses fears that deforestation and global warming are contributing to the spread of malaria, and explains what scientists are doing to fight the disease.

Posted: July 16, 2009 10:00   Comments: 2
Thousands line up in Kenya for HIV testing

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Thousands line up in Kenya for HIV testing

In urging Congress to spend $60 billion over the next six years on health aid to other nations, U.S. President Barack Obama called for an integrated approach -- fight AIDS, but at the same time, combat other preventable disease that kill millions of people each year. In Kenya, a health project is taking that very approach.

Posted: July 8, 2009 11:26   Comments: 2

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