Rebecca Skloot on Henrietta Lacks: KPFK 6/16

How racism, poverty and science came together in the case of a poor black woman whose cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medical research.  Rebecca Skloot tells that story; her book is THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS.
We’ll be offering the book as a fund drive premium, along with the documentary about Henrietta Lacks by Adam Curtis, “The Way of All Flesh,” on DVD.  (originally broadcast 4/28/10)
Also: Legalization of marijuana will be on the Nov. 2 ballot in California: for our fund drive premium today we are featuring The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook: The Indoor High Yield Cultivation Grow Guide, by ED ROSENTHAL, “the guru of ganja” and the same Ed from the “Ask Ed” grow tips column of High Times magazine: everything you need to know in a beautiful 500 page illustrated book.  (originally broadcast 5-19-10)