2015 MAKERS Premieres This Week On Radio & TV

2015 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida featuring portraits of women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the Southwest Florida community. Featuring Mary Ellen Hawkins, Jan Manarite, Lucy Ortiz, Robbie Roepstorff and Nola Theiss. Premieres Thursday at 8pm on WGCU TV 3/440. Individual audio portraits will air each Wednesday morning at 8:45 on 90.1 FM/HD throughout the month of April. Watch, read and listen to 2013 & 2014 MAKERS portraits here.
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'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies' Continues Tonight

This three-part film tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. The six-hour film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures. Wednesday, April 1 @ 9pm HD Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies...
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You’re Never Too Young: Stories of Skin Cancer

Skin. It’s the largest organ of the body. So, it’s not surprising that skin cancer, specifically melanoma, is in the top five of the most common cancers in the United States. The American Melanoma Foundation says one American dies of melanoma almost every hour. In the Sunshine State, melanoma is responsible for about 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths.
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The U.S. wants to slap sanctions on cybercriminals. President Obama issued an executive order Wednesday creating the nation's first sanctions program to combat "malicious" cyberattacks and cyberspying.

President Obama said cyberthreats pose one of "the most serious economic and national security challenge" to the U.S., and that the executive order offers a "targeted tool" for countering that threat.

"It's my brother's car." That's what Leona Chin told four instructors about her high-powered sports car. She then stalled the stick-shift car in first gear and randomly turned the wipers on — before unleashing the skills she has honed as a professional driver. Havoc, and some panic, ensued.

Looking back on the clunky desktops of home offices, smartphones have expanded the definition what it means to "go online." With all of the apps and mobile capabilities available to us now, it's no surprise that smartphone ownership has grown.

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has approved a request from the country's junta to lift martial law.

The announcement, which was made on television today, goes into effect immediately. But, as reporter Michael Sullivan is telling our Newscast unit, while the lifting of martial law is good news, critics say what it's being replaced with is worse.

We've been following the story of the criticism directed at South African comedian Trevor Noah, who was named this week to succeed Jon Stewart as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

Hoping to get the new medical marijuana law working after a year of delays, a Senate committee agreed today/on Tuesday to expand opportunities for would-be growers and lengthen the list of illnesses that low-THC pot could be used to treat. But along the way, the committee discovered some problems. 

The water outlook in drought-racked California just got a lot worse: Snowpack levels across the entire Sierra Nevada are now the lowest in recorded history — just 6 percent of the long-term average. That shatters the previous low record on this date of 25 percent, set in 1977 and again last year.

If you thought more experience with the heath insurance marketplaces would cut down on confusion about them, you'd be wrong. The questions about how they work keep pouring in. Here are answers to some of the latest queries.

I purchased health insurance in Ohio through the marketplace in April. I then moved to Missouri and applied for marketplace coverage there that began in October. I had assumed that the Ohio marketplace would cancel my coverage there, but that didn't happen. What should I do?

Updated at 11:59 a.m. ET

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he has asked the state's lawmakers for changes to the "religious freedom" bill passed Tuesday.

Critics of the measure say it allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it advances religious freedom.

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics — until something or someone pushes them to the surface.

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