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.
More than 60% of Americans are said to be overweight. A panel joins Diane to discuss obesity trends in this country and the effort on the part of some to blame the fast food industry.
- Margo Wootan director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
- Alison Kretzer Grocery Manufacturers of America
- Greg Critser author of "Fat Land: How Americans Became The Fattest People On Earth"
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