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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.
The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the US is proving divisive for Liberians living here. One young Liberian-American is combating stereotyping. Plus, the latest on the clashes in Hong Kong. And, a musician who likes to take a unique and funny approach to the ancient art of Carnatic music.
The battle against Ebola has Liberia's chief medical officer in self-imposed quarantine after one of her close colleagues showed symptoms of the disease. Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy government buildings unless their pro-democracy demands are met by Beijing. Plus, the story of a man who survived the Warsaw Uprising by going deep underground into Warsaw's sewers.
Halting the spread of Ebola — Nigeria seems to be getting it right. Also, as China celebrates its National Day, protesters fill the streets of Hong Kong. Plus, the story of a word that is either a source of Cajun pride or an ethnic slur, depending on who you ask.