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.
The recent eruption of Mount Usu in Japan was predicted with enough accuracy to allow for the evacuation of thousands of people from threatened areas. Almost 20 years after the eruption of Mount Saint Helens killed 57 people in Washington state, a panel talks about advances in predicting volcanic activity.
- Shigeo Aramaki professor in the earth sciences department at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan
- John Eichelberger professor of volcanology at the University of Alaska
- Richard Fiske volcanologist with the National Museum of Natural History
- Marianne Guffanti coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program
Most Recent Shows
Russia’s ruble strengthened today but it remains volatile after losing about 20 percent of its value yesterday. Diane and her guests discuss what falling oil prices and new U.S. sanctions mean for the Kremlin and the Russian economy.
Speaking multiple languages is like exercise for your brain, according to new research. Studies say it can improve multitasking and may even delay Alzheimer’s. The latest on the impact of bilingualism on the brain.
Six heavily armed gunmen stormed a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan killing more than 130 people, mostly teenagers. Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. Please join us for an update on the attack and its implications for the region.