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Monday 22 December  
Maria Hai-Anh Tuyet Cao, 52. From left - December 5 2003, February 15 2004

The State We're In - Overtime

On air: 6 October 2012 2:00 (Photo: Walter Schels)

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The State We're In, 6 October 2012. A man in North Carolina spends 13 years on death row but was innocent. A woman with cancer learns to laugh at herself. And a photographer in Germany takes photos of dead people to get over his fear of dying.

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Glen Edward Chapman
Glen Edward Chapman
Death row mistake - listen in new player

Glen Edward Chapman in North Carolina was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of two women. He was innocent, but spent 13 years waiting to die. But then he had a confrontation with himself that made him more determined than ever to have his conviction overturned.

Chapman tells host Jonathan Groubert about the legal struggle to free himself after being wrongfully sentenced to death. He also talks about the first thing he ate after being set free: a baloney and cheese sandwich. Edward now helps people who are facing the kinds of things he went through.

More: Psychology professor’s mitigation work helped free death row inmate

Kristin Kranzley Parks
Kristin Kranzley Parks
Essay: Laughter was my lifeline - listen in new player

When Kristin Kranzley Parks was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, she decided to stare it down... with a smile.

Hair loss? No problem – she loved the feel of rain on her head.

Kristin explains how laughter helped her through the worst that the disease threw at her, and how she’s been healthy for a year. View photos.



Walter Schels
Walter Schels
Before and after - listen in new player

German photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate have taken a stunning and haunting series of portraits of people right before AND right after they died.

Jonathan and Walter have a surprisingly upbeat conversation about his own fear of dying, the intensity of the images and what’s to be learned from them about death and... well... life. View photos.

More: Life Before Death slideshow - The Guardian.

Video: Walter Schels and Beate Lakotta discuss meeting and photographing terminally ill people.

  • Kristin Kranzley Parks<br>&copy; RNW -
  • Edelgard Clavey, 67. First portrait: December 5 2003 <br>&copy; Walter Schels/Wellcome Trust -
  • Edelgard Clavey, 67. Second portrait: January 4 2004<br>&copy; Walter Schels/Wellcome Trust -
  • Beate Taube, 44. First portrait: January 16 2004<br>&copy; Walter Schels/Wellcome Trust -
  • Beate Taube, 44. Second portrait: March 10 2004<br>&copy; Walter Schels/Wellcome Trust -
  • Peter Kelling, 64. First portrait: November 29 2003<br>&copy; Walter Schels/Wellcome Trust -
  • Peter Kelling, 64. Second portrait: December 22 2003<br>&copy; Walter Schels/Wellcome Trust -


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