Henrietta Lacks

June 7, 2017

City Paper This Week: Finding Turner Station

June 7, 2017 - Segment 4 - We hosted our regular feature City Paper This Week. Steiner Show Producer Imani Spence talked with Lisa Snowden McCray, Associate Editor and writer for City Paper, about her piece on Turner Station, where Henrietta Lacks grew up.
October 4, 2013

Anniversary of Henrietta Lacks’ Death: Rebecca Skloot on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

October 4, 2013 - Segment 1 - We talk with bestselling author Rebecca Skloot about her new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book follows the life of an African-American woman whose cells were taken without her consent, and which became the first immortal cell line.
August 12, 2013

Family of Henrietta Lacks, Unwitting Source of HeLa Cells, To Get Some Control Over Genome

August 12, 2013 - Segment 2 - Last week NIH announced an agreement with the family of Henrietta Lacks - whose cells were collected and used for research, without her knowledge or permission, by Johns Hopkins University over 50 years ago - that will finally give them recognition and some degree of control over how the genome of these important cells is used.
March 4, 2013

Second Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium: Remembering Her Legacy

March 4, 2013 - Segment 3 - We speak with participants of the Second Biennial Henrietta Lacks Symposium: The Dignity of Difference, which is happening at the University of Maryland Medical Center on Thursday, March 7th.