Merrill Kenna, executive director of Franciscan Works, joins us to discuss the impact of the Ebola epidemic on children in Liberia. Also, Historian John Schmidt shares the story of the real Robinson Crusoe and a BBC documentary examines new realities for Muslims in France.
Although some in Liberia are now referring to Ebola in the past-tense, the epidemic looks likely to continue past its ninth month. Laurie Garrett just returned from Sierra Leone and Liberia. She'll give us an update on what the epidemic looks like now.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced today that patient Eric Duncan has died of Ebola. He is the first Ebola victim to die in the U.S. Duncan contracted the disease in Liberia. We'll find out what the Liberian community in Illinois is doing to help combat the spread of the virus in Liberia.
As the Ebola virus keeps spreading, we'll talk about how Guinea is handling the crisis, and we'll hear about the lessons Uganda learned from its catastrophic Ebola outbreaks over the last few years and what we can learn from them as well.
Liberia is now "Ground Zero" of the current Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, but the country received good news yesterday in the form of an experimental drug shipment to come from the U.S. We'll talk to a Chicagoan who is working to send other humanitarian supplies to Liberia.
Worldview talks with Chicago native Susan Peters about her autobiography Sweet Liberia, Lessons from the Coal Pot. The book tells the story of how Peters became stranded during the Liberian Civil War. She’d moved to Liberia because she was disgusted with how African-Ame