The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
For February’s On the Job segment, Diane talks with current and former taxicab drivers about their work: the rewards, the problems, and what they wish their passengers knew when they get into the cab.
- Diego Feliciano of Miami, Florida
- Doug Lewis of Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Vivian Borges of New York City, New York
- Earl Ashton of Washington, D.C.
- Leroy Armes of Washington, D.C.
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