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August 28, 2021

Full Frame: The Next Pandemic

Despite the progress being made toward vaccinating the world against the coronavirus, the next big pandemic is coming. Are we ready? Full Frame host Mike Walter talks with epidemiologist Maureen Miller and Chinese researcher Deborah Seligsohn.

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August 22, 2021

Full Frame: Future of Food

Growing, producing and shipping food are big contributors to climate change. About one-third of the global greenhouse gas emissions come from the world’s food systems, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Food is “an instigator of climate change and it’s a victim of […]

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August 3, 2021

Full Frame: Women’s Empowerment

Full Frame interview with Anita Bhatia, deputy executive director of United Nations Women and domestic violence victim advocate, Natalia Otero about the toll the pandemic is taking on women.

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July 17, 2021

Full Frame: Conservation

Full Frame talks with Jennifer Morris, chief executive officer of The Nature Conservancy and acclaimed nature photographer James Balog about conserving the environment.

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July 4, 2021

Full Frame: Countering Extremism

The Global Terrorism Index tracks the latest trends in terrorism around the world. The latest report, from 2020, found terrorism has decreased since its peak in 2014. But, far-right terrorism in the West is up 250 percent over the past five years. Early data suggests the […]

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May 29, 2021

Full Frame: Escaping the Northern Triangle

Close to 100,000 migrants were detained by U.S. border patrol back in February of 2021. Most of the people crossing come from a region in Central America known as “The Northern Triangle.” It is composed of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. 

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May 22, 2021

Full Frame: Cultural Diplomacy

Full Frame’s Mike Walter talks with cultural diplomacy expert, Curtis Sandberg and David Uy, executive director of the Chinese American Museum about the importance of international cultural exchange.

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May 15, 2021

Full Frame: Extremism in Africa

As the world focus is on fighting the spread of COVID-19, the virus threat has done little to stop terror attacks in sub-Saharan Africa. Seven of the ten countries with the largest increases in terrorism deaths in 2020 were in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the […]

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Full Frame: History Through Photography
April 24, 2021

Full Frame: History Through Photography

Images can cut right to the heart of an issue and offer an honest unvarnished look at our world. Host Mike Walter interviewed photographers who have captured some of history’s most iconic photos. Photos make a ‘huge difference’  Carol Guzy is a four-time Pulitzer Prizer […]

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April 18, 2021

Full Frame: China-U.S. Relations

From the global economy to climate change, the world’s future hinges on the relationship between China and the United States. Tensions between the two superpowers soared in 2020. Washington blamed Beijing for the coronavirus pandemic, and the two countries remained locked in a trade war. […]

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April 10, 2021

Full Frame: Fighting COVID

Full Frame host Mike Walter talks with Dr. Eric Finzi, about using zinc as a form of treatment for COVID-19. And Mike talks with ‘Nurse Angela’, a registered nurse who created a podcast discussing the experiences of working in a hospital’s ICU.

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March 24, 2021

Full Frame: Herd Immunity

talks with experts, Dr. Jennifer Bouey and Dr. William Petri about what we’ve learned so far, and what the coming months might bring.

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March 6, 2021

Full Frame: Gig Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education, society and work. In this week’s Full Frame, host Mike Walter talks with platform economy expert, Arun Sundararajan about the future of work.

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February 20, 2021

Full Frame: Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries

According to the United Nations, developing countries are disproportionately suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. The damage extends beyond public health, with impacts to access to education and other basic services, as well as an estimated $220 billion in income losses.  Political scientist and economist James […]

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January 20, 2021

Full Frame: Poverty Alleviation

For many countries, the Covid-19 pandemic will leave long-lasting scars that ended decades of anti-poverty work. Extreme poverty — defined as living on $1.90 a day or less — affected more than 9 percent of the global population in 2020. If the pandemic has not […]

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January 17, 2021

Full Frame: Drug Trafficking

Full Frame talks with veteran journalist Toby Muse and Steven Dudley, who’s followed the drug trade in Central America for the last 20 years, about how the illegal drug trade is being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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January 10, 2021

Full Frame: Genetic Engineering

The mystery of life is now revealed in our genetic code, revolutionizing how we tackle disease, aging and reproduction. Genetic engineering has been crucial in developing vaccines, including for HPV, Ebola and, now, COVID-19.  Diseases will eventually be “edited out” of humans, said Jamie Metzl, […]

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November 15, 2020

Full Frame: African Influence

Africa is the world’s youngest and fastest-urbanizing continent.  By 2050, Africa will have half of the world’s population. Full Frame speaks to three visionaries who are helping to transform the global conversation around Africa through the arts and entrepreneurship. “I consider Nigeria to be my muse,” […]

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November 8, 2020

Full Frame: Education and Technology

Full Frame talks with American educator, Pearl Arredondo, who is trying to make a difference in the lives of students who are often forgotten. And Njideka Harry, president and CEO of the international non-profit, Youth for Technology Foundation.

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November 1, 2020

Full Frame: Racism Against Asians in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic is sparking another epidemic: racism against people of Asian descent. Stop AAPI Hate was formed in March in response to the rising incidents of racism and discrimination. As of early August, it received more than 2,500 reports from Asian Americans and Pacific […]

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October 10, 2020

Full Frame: Green Technology

Technology, like smart farming and electric vehicles, is helping the globe transition to a clean future. Are humans ready to adopt these solutions?

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September 13, 2020

China and U.S. Relations

From professional sports to business and international politics, ties between China and the U.S. are deeply intertwined. But in recent years, tensions between the two countries have only increased. Can China and the U.S. find some common ground?

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August 29, 2020

Full Frame: Coronavirus Vaccine

Researchers around the world are racing to find a vaccine for Covid-19.  As of the end of August, there were 172 countries working on a coronavirus vaccine, according to the World Health Organization.  More than 30 clinical trials are underway in humans. Countries worldwide agree […]

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August 23, 2020

Full Frame: Future of the Global Economy

The world is experiencing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. “The pandemic illustrates the point that the virus knows no borders. We’re all connected,” said Yukon Huang, senior fellow of the Asian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Huang argues that […]

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August 4, 2020

Full Frame: The Hunger Paradox

Even without a global pandemic, more than 820 million people were going hungry in 2018, according to the United Nations. Now, the United Nations fears the number of people facing food crises across the world will nearly double in 2020 — spiking to 265 million. 

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July 26, 2020

Full Frame: Technology in Sports

It started as technology designed by the military to track missiles.  Now technology like this is being used in professional sports to track the ball and a player’s motions, and data is then analyzed to create new plays, improve performance and avoid injuries. Former Olympian […]

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July 7, 2020

Full Frame: Water and Sustainability

Overpopulation, pollution, and climate change are threatening water supplies worldwide. One of the culprits of water pollution is fracking – short for hydraulic fracturing. It’s a process of drilling deep into shale rock and using high-pressure water and chemicals to release the gas trapped inside. […]

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June 20, 2020

Full Frame: Green China

China may be the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, releasing more than the United States and the European Union combined. But China’s also leading the world in the push for renewable energy.

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Full Frame: Cornavirus and the Economy
June 16, 2020

Full Frame: The Coronavirus and the Economy

The International Monetary Fund says the severity of the Coronavirus on the global economy is unmatched by anything, aside from the Great Depression. That was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. So, now what?

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May 16, 2020

Full Frame: Asian Arts Influence

Through words, visuals and dance, Full Frame meets three artists of Asian descent who are contributing to a global understanding of their cultures and creating new visions of the world.

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May 9, 2020

Full Frame: Race and Immigration in the U.S.

The United States is often referred to as a melting pot for its multiculturalism and prides itself on being a nation of immigrants. In 2017, nearly 45 million people living in the United States were born in another country — more immigrants than in any […]

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April 26, 2020

Full Frame: New Global Order with Kishore Mahbubani

Today, centuries of Western global dominance are coming to an end. So, in the 21st century, what will be the new world order? Full Frame host Mike Walter talks with Singaporean academic, Kishore Mahbubani, who wrote the book “Has the West Lost It?”.

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April 4, 2020

Full Frame: New Cancer Drugs with Dr. Frank Jiang

The cancer therapy market is currently worth more than $130 billion globally. Beijing has prioritized creating a world-class pharmaceutical industry, and the race is now on for Chinese drugmakers to develop new cancer treatments.

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March 27, 2020

Full Frame: Widespread

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.

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Full Frame: Virus Evolution
March 21, 2020

Full Frame: Virus Evolution

From coronavirus to influenza to Ebola, many of the world’s deadliest viruses start in animals, then jump to humans. These cross-species diseases have killed millions of people. But, could it be possible to track, map and predict the origin – before it becomes deadly?

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February 20, 2020

Full Frame: Outbreak

China has launched a war against the coronavirus, or COVID-19.  The country has  mobilized thousands of medical personnel, restricted the movement of tens of millions of people and launched rigorous control measures – all in an effort to prevent a pandemic. Full Frame speaks with […]

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February 16, 2020

Full Frame: China & Hollywood with Janet Yang

China’s box office is expected to surpass the United States’ by 2020 and already has more movie screens and sells more tickets than any other country in the world. At the same time, Hollywood is increasingly embracing East Asian actors and storylines. Chinese-American Hollywood producer […]

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February 8, 2020

Full Frame: Sustainable Building

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 empowerment and […]

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January 20, 2020

Full Frame: Global Hunger with Raj Patel

The world currently produces enough food to feed the planet. Yet, 1 in 9 people go hungry, and at the same time, more than 2 billion are obese.  What accounts for what the United Nation calls a “double burden” of malnutrition? Author, professor and activist […]

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Dr. Jeremy Brown
November 24, 2019

Full Frame: Pandemics with Dr. Jeremy Brown

This week, Full Frame Host Mike Walter talks with Dr. Jeremy Brown, veteran Emergency Room physician and author of the book, ‘Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History.” They discuss what’s being done to protect humans from this disease.

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November 9, 2019

Full Frame: Urban Violence in the U.S. with Roseanna Ander

While Chicago’s homicide rate is not the highest in the U.S., the city has consistently had more total killings than any other U.S. city. But why? And how do we reverse this horrific trend? “Urban Violence in the U.S. with Roseanna Ander,” this week on Full Frame.

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September 21, 2019

Full Frame: Curing Cancer with Dr. Tony Blau

Globally, nearly one in six deaths is due to cancer, making it the second-leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Dr. Tony Blau is a professor of hematology oncology at the University of Washington in Seattle. For three decades, he has researched […]

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Mike Walter and Mercedes Araoz
September 14, 2019

Full Frame: Gender Inequality with Mercedes Araoz

Gender inequality is a concern around the globe. In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. Achieving gender equality is on that list. Full Frame looks at the issue and how it’s viewed around the world.

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