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Cuba's medical brigades and their contributions to the international response on Ebola. Plus, the story of a Sikh-American who has dealt with stigma and prejudice by engaging people with humor. And from the far north, how the people of Nunavut keep the polar bears at bay so their children can trick or treat on Halloween.
We continue our coverage of the West Africa Ebola crisis and we explore the fictional world of medical thrillers with the screenwriter of the 2011 film "Contagion." Also, a conversation with Pakistani writer Bina Shah about the depiction of her homeland in the new season of "Homeland." And, Sing Peak in Yosemite honors the national park's Chinese past.
One thing Ebola means for Liberians — daily life without touching, hugging or shaking hands. Plus, how protesters in Hong Kong are using art to support their calls for more democracy. And a reality check on President Obama's strategy for dealing with ISIS.
A Sierra Leonean soccer player takes on Ebola with a fundraising campaign called #KickEbolaintheButt. And a photographer captures the surreal landscape of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Plus, we ponder untranslatable words today in the next installment of our series, "In Other Words."
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.