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Marc Silver

Marc Silver appears in the following:

What Obama Should Say And Do About Ebola

Monday, September 15, 2014

The president is expected to announce a new U.S. effort to help stop the Ebola outbreak. What kind of help should the U.S. provide? We asked two specialists.

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Covering Ebola: Fear And Love In Liberia

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NPR producer Sami Yenigun went on assignment with excitement and trepidation. To protect himself from infection, he did not touch anyone. Yet he was deeply touched by the people he met.

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How Could A Doctor's Death From Ebola Possibly Be 'Good'?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

He giggled, he swore, he was afraid of Ebola. This summer, he was infected by a patient he treated. Two colleagues remember Dr. Samuel Brisbane's good life — and reflect on the idea of a good death.

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Liberia's Ebola Routine: Wear Your Temperature On Your Lapel

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NPR producer Nicole Beemsterboer reflects on 10 days in Liberia: children losing parents, young men risking their lives to collect bodies, and the smell of chlorinated hand-washing water everywhere.

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Liberia's President Apologizes To The Mother Of A Slain Teenager

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to the poor neighborhood of West Point today. She talked with residents, handed out cash and apologized to the mother of a 15-year-old killed during last week's protests.

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Life Goes On, Even With The Specter Of Ebola

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.

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In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies

Friday, August 22, 2014

Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy suffers wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.

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The 10-Year-Old Boy Has Died, Probably Of Ebola

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The photo showed a little boy. He was found naked on a beach in Liberia and was very sick, most likely with Ebola. The world was deeply touched. And hoped for a miracle. But his story has a sad end.

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Riot Erupts Over Ebola Quarantine In Liberia

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn't know what was scarier: the bullets or the health risks.

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Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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Out, Out, Damned Ebola: Liberia Is Obsessed With Hand Washing

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

There are two camps in Monrovia. The hand washers. And the skeptics who don't believe in Ebola — or in the public health message that scrubbing hands is an effective way of keeping the virus at bay.

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What Exactly Is That Birdlike Thing?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Is it a bird ... a moth. .. two creatures in one?

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Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

Friday, August 15, 2014

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

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A Fiasco At The Burial Ground, A Prank At The Shop: Covering Ebola

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jason Beaubien reports on his body temperature (you won't believe it), a burial fiasco (you won't believe that either) and a prank that made his driver laugh.

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At Niger's School For Husbands, The Lesson Is 'Space Your Children'

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Its birthrate is the world's highest: seven kids per woman. There's not enough fertile land to feed everyone. So Niger is telling its men that a big family is not the only way to be a Big Man.

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Pray Over Hot Salt Water, Then Bathe In It: An Anti-Ebola Ritual

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This past weekend, the word spread in the middle of the night in Sierra Leone: the way to prevent Ebola is to pray over hot salted water, then bathe in it.

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Panic, Pouring Rain, A Ray Of Sun: Reporting On Ebola In Sierra Leone

Monday, August 11, 2014

They've stopped shaking hands and hugging each other. They keep buckets of chlorinated water at the door. And they're praying to defeat "the evil one" — Ebola.

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You Asked Questions About Ebola — And We Have Answers

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Where did it start? Why are some patients able to survive? Shouldn't we be more concerned about malaria? Dr. Darin Portnoy of Doctors Without Borders answers your queries.

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Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

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