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Ebola is a dangerous epidemic — not just for those who are hit with the virus, but also for those trying to care for them. We'll learn how caregivers are protecting themselves and answer some basic questions. And the US military still has a ban on transgender people serving. But a lot of them still do. One estimate puts it at 150,000 who now serve or have served in the military. We have one transgender veteran's story. Also, the music of Brazilian singer-songwriter Moreno Veloso, son of the legendary Caetano Veloso. And, can we just say, like father like son.
Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India share the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on the rights of children. We'll find out more about the lesser-known Satyarthi and his battle against child labor in India. Also today, the US Ambassador to Liberia tells us about daily life in the capital Monrovia and the challenges ahead in the fight against Ebola there. And a pop-up shop in New York devoted to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Did deforestation contribute to the Ebola outbreak? Also, Kenya's tourism industry is taking a hit because of Ebola fears. Plus, a French novelist wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The first person diagnosed with Ebola here in the US has died. Federal officials say they will begin temperature screenings of passengers arriving from West Africa at five American airports. Also today, the battle for Kobani, the Syrian town on the Turkish border where Kurdish fighters are fighting desperately to keep their city out of the hands of ISIS. Plus, the brouhaha over a US-Russian exchange program after a Russian student sought asylum here in the US. And because we couldn't resist, the tale of the pig-nosed turtle and its unique properties.
Air strikes may not be enough to save the Syrian border town of Kobani from falling into the hands of fighters from the so-called Islamic State. Also today, the Nobel Prize for Physics went to scientists whose invention led to the LED technology that lights our homes and screens. Plus, why so many working women in The Netherlands work part-time.
A radio program in Atlanta reaches out to the area's big African immigrant community. The main topics of conversation lately are Ebola, and American attitudes toward anyone of African descent. Also, the language of science during this Nobel Prize season. And, a new television show in Iraq pokes fun at Islamic State militants.