Our microbiome, the collection of microbes that live in and on our bodies, is under threat. Antibiotics, processed foods, and even stress can disrupt the delicate balance of our gut bacteria, leading to a range of health problems. Problems with our gut microbiome could be factors in the rise of diabetes, obesity, food allergies and even developmental disorders like autism.
We talk with Korean American writer Heinz Insu Fenkl about his autobiographical novel Skull Water. Itâ€™s about his youth in Korea as the son of a Korean mother and German-American father, the trauma of war and the dizzying transformation of Korea from the old ways to modern life.
Then, jelly fish, bugs and garbage, oh my! We talk with marine scientist Dr. Stephanie Wearabout the importanceâ€”and the joys â€” of â€œeating ugly.â€ She hosts the new documentary series Eating Ugly, on Discovery+.
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Then, wildlife photographer extraordinaire Ian Shive goes to the volcanic Aleutian islands of Alaska to tell us about the stunning new documentary heâ€™s in, The Last Unknown. Itâ€™s streaming now on Discovery2.
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Francesca talks with Glenn Silber about the acclaimed documentary he co-directed, The War At Home. It’s about the anti-war movement in Madison, Wisconsin from 1963 to 1972. First released in 1979, itâ€™s been digitally re-mastered and re-released last year.
The War At Home chronicles the anti-war protest movement through the lens of its history in Madison, Wisconsin, with a powerful combination of rare archival footage and interviews with student leaders. Film critic Roger Ebert called it â€œone of the twenty greatest political films of all time.â€