The Sharing Economy has come a long way. Sharing a ride-pretty standard. Think Uber or Lyft. Same thing with renting someone’s apartment while they’re away, like through Air BnB. But how far would you take it?
The Obama administration is considering ways to further ease travel and restrictions on Cuba. There is still an embargo in place and it would take an act of Congress to lift that. The president, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.
Amnesty International has released satellite images which it says shows the extent of the destruction from the most recent attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria. It is difficult to get accurate reports from this remote region. We'll get an update on the situation from Rona Peligal, deputy director in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch.
Thanksgiving is almost here. And as many prepare to hit the roads and skies to see family and friends, you may be traveling with no place to go or you might be home alone. Jason Savsani says he has a solution for you. He’s founder of Meal Sharing. It’s a website and app that promotes cultural diplomacy by connecting meal providers to meal seekers, around the globe. For Global Activism, Savsani will tell us how to connect you with a meal and friends for the Holidays.
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.
Apps and travel websites like Airbnb allow users to skirt the traditional ways of finding accommodation. Airbnb is growing in popularity but its also faced legal challenges in many of the cities where it operates. We'll take a look at how it's changing the travel industry.