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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 16, 2016

They were the forgotten army. Taken captive during World War 2, this is a tale of detainment and disease through internment and ingenuity long unspoken and told through the voices of those who survived.

Audio producer: Chris Chapman
Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore
Assistant producer: Ellie Pinney
Fact checker: Laura Dawes
Editor: Mun-Keat Looi

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If you liked this story, we recommend Voices in the dark: what it's like to hear voices, another Mosaic audio documentary also available on our podcast.

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Aug 15, 2016

"Research has shown that disabled people are less likely to have a long-term partner or marry than non-disabled people, although this is very dependent on impairment type. When a 2014 newspaper poll asked Britons if they had ever had sex with someone who had a physical disability, 44 per cent said ‘No, and I don’t think I would’.  

So how can we shift the negative images of disability and sexuality that still dominate society’s attitudes? Disabled people and their allies have been campaigning for change for decades. While it is not going to be easy, change is on the way, but with it comes new controversies."

 

What can disabled bodies teach us about sex, and why should we listen? 

 

Written by Katharine Quarmby, read by Kirsten Irving, produced by Barry J Gibb

 

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If you liked this story, we recommend The future of sex by Emily Anthes, also available as a podcast. 

 

 

Aug 8, 2016

"For almost an hour, the residents of this neighbourhood will stretch, balance, sweat and lunge. It's hard to spot the instructor through the throng, wedged in as she is between the church wall and a parked mini camper van, her disembodied voice counting down the exercises above and around the crowd. Children, parents, grandparents - most of them in lycra shorts and trainers - have gathered today, as they do five days a week, not to pray but to work out."

 

Can a grand vision of 4,000 free public gyms overcome inequality and fight Brazil's health crisis? Catherine de Lange reports.

 

Written by Catherine de Lange, read by Pip Mayo, produced by Barry J Gibb.

 

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If you liked this story, we recommend City cycling: health versus hazard by Lesley Evans Ogden, also available as a podcast. 

Aug 1, 2016

"Rabies is a vicious killer, a virus transmitted through saliva. Any warm-blooded mammal is susceptible. Dogs can become infected through a bite by a rabid wild animal or fellow canine; in turn, a bite from an infected dog is the most common method of human infection."

 

The WHO wants to eliminate rabies in Asia by 2020. But how, when rabid dogs are running India ragged? Mary-Rose Abraham reports.

 

Written by Mary-Rose Abraham, read by Pip Mayo, produced by Jen Whyntie, audio editing by Geoff Marsh.

 

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If you liked this story, we recommend Can India's urban future be a healthy one by Michael Regnier, also available as a podcast.

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