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.
On Tuesday morning, the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and other sites in the United States were hit by what appears to be a coordinated terrorist act. Diane talks with experts on national security and takes listener calls as the nation reacts to the tragedy.
- Clint Van Zandt former FBI agent
- Admiral William Crowe former chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Anthony Lake former National Security Adviser and professor at Georgetown University
- Vincent Cannistraro former CIA senior intelligence official in charge of counterterrorism operations and analysis
- Daniel Schorr NPR Senior News Analyst
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