Frank Bender was a forensic sculptor who stumbled into his calling. He was able to see the faces of missing people and homicide victims with few clues. Frank passed away last week. Producer Peter Clowney visited him in his Philadelphia studio some years ago, and we are re-airing this profile.
Stephanie Nolen is a Canadian journalist based in South Africa. She argued with her editors to establish a bureau there so she could report on what she sees as one of the biggest and most under-reported stories in the world: HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Thirty years ago, the Center for Disease Control published a paper identifying a new disease they called Gay Related Immunodeficiency, or GRID. Three decades later, AIDS has claimed more than 30 million deaths worldwide. Dr. Mark Kaplan, a specialist in infectious disease, remembers treating patients when no one knew the source of their illness. Also, Rick Vila moved to San Francisco in 1981 on the day the Center for Disease Control released its initial report on the disease.