April 8, 2004 Commentator Joe Wright is in his second year of medical school, and sometimes he can't believe how much science he's absorbed in the last year in a half. Here's one thing he's learned from science that he'd like to share... about heat shock proteins.
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April 7, 2004 It's been hard for commentator Marion Winik to focus on the good in the world lately. She feels overwhelmed by the drumbeat of bad news. The simple sight of a girl, her dog and her father prompts her to think of other girls, other dogs, other fathers, in not-so-ordinary settings.
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March 29, 2004 Commentator S. Pearl Sharp weighs in on who she believes is winning the war on terrorism.
March 22, 2004 Commentator S. Pearl Sharp talks about rage and how the emotion can be used for good and evil.
February 11, 2004 In the wake of the Janet Jackson Super Bowl half-time show controversy, commentator S. Pearl Sharp takes us back to through the history of the brassiere.
February 2, 2004 Commentator S. Pearl Sharp wonders what would happen if she could choose her own candidates for president and other important offices.
January 20, 2004 Commentator S. Pearl Sharp shares her thoughts on the unveiling of the Paul Robeson stamp by the U.S. Postal Service.
January 19, 2004 Millions of people struggle with depression every year. Commentator Marion Winik is one of them. She grapples with how one measures happiness, the difference between drugs and medication -- and how unfair human experience can be.
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January 14, 2004 Do you remember reciting the Pledge of Allegiance? Commentator S. Pearl Sharp shares her personal story.
December 26, 2003 Writer and documentarian S. Pearl Sharp believes that Kwanzaa, even with all of its political contradictions, is worth celebrating. She gives us the history of the seven-day celebration and tells us why it's worth celebrating.
December 17, 2003 Commentator S. Pearl Sharp describes her frustration with the current fashion phenomenon that emphasizes the belly button.
December 8, 2003 "World peace" is a phrase that you'll hear often this holiday season. Commentator S. Pearl Sharp would like to give those who toss around the words "peace on earth" a piece of her mind.
November 10, 2003 Commentator S. Pearl Sharp talks about the social breakdown by class within the African-American community.
October 31, 2003 Commentator Craig Childs has faced mountain lions and fires, but none of them scared him as much as an encounter in the Grand Canyon. He describes the ghostly aura of a national landmark.
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October 15, 2003 In the African-American community, black cuisine has historically been inspiration for many writers. Fried chicken, black-eyed peas, collard greens and even watermelon have borne a great deal of literary fruit, so to speak. But for poet and commentator S. Pearl Sharp, the new seedless watermelon poses a threat to her literary tradition.
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