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The U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Contain The Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

The U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Contain The Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

September 16, 2014

President Barack Obama is stepping up US efforts to treat Ebola victims and contain its spread in West Africa. Addressing the medical, social and political threats posed by the widening epidemic.

The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

The Growing Ebola Crisis And The International Response

September 8, 2014

The World Health Organization predicts there will be 20,000 Ebola infections by year’s end. Other estimates are far higher. Please join us to discuss the potential scale of the expanding crisis and the international response.

Liza Long: "The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness"

Liza Long: "The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness"

September 4, 2014

Two days after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school, a woman in Idaho blogged “I am Adam Lanza’s mother.” Her essay about raising her violent mentally-ill teenage son went viral. In a new book, she describes the lack of resources and support available to children with mental disorders.

Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

Assessing Police Practices And The Use Of Deadly Force

August 26, 2014

The killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri renews questions about police practices and the use of deadly force: why some say Brown's death could spark a broader debate in US police strategies.

U.S. Strategy In The Battle Against ISIS

U.S. Strategy In The Battle Against ISIS

August 25, 2014

The killing of U.S. journalist James Foley is fueling calls for wider air strikes against ISIS. We discuss what expanded U.S. military action could mean for containing the militant group, the fate of other hostages and regional alliances.

An Update On The Environmental Effects Of Fracking

An Update On The Environmental Effects Of Fracking

August 20, 2014

A recent study blames fracking for earthquakes in Oklahoma while another warns of risks to drinking water. Diane and her guests discuss what the latest research says about how fracking affects the earth - and what can be done about it.

 The U.S. Military And The Battle Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

The U.S. Military And The Battle Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

August 19, 2014

With the help of US bombers, Kurdish troops are gaining ground in the battle against Islamist militants in northern Iraq. Please join us to discuss the expanded U.S. military role in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.

Police, Race And The Use Of Deadly Force

Police, Race And The Use Of Deadly Force

August 18, 2014

Michael Brown’s death sparks a national conversation about what happens when police don’t reflect the communities they serve. As the Justice Department investigates police tactics across the country, we discuss new questions about police, race and the use of deadly force.

Effects Of Poisonous Algae On The Nation's Water Supply

Effects Of Poisonous Algae On The Nation's Water Supply

August 7, 2014

Large blooms of poisonous algae in Lake Erie recently forced a tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio. Scientists say it's a widespread problem across the country. Diane and her guests discuss what's behind the increase in harmful algae and debate over tougher regulation.

Understanding the Deadly Ebola Virus

Understanding the Deadly Ebola Virus

July 31, 2014

Since March the Ebola virus has killed nearly 700 people in four African countries, the worst outbreak in history. We talk about understanding the nature of the virus and the fight to stop its spread.

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