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Marc Silver

Marc Silver appears in the following:

How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.

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A Michel Du Cille Disciple Remembers His Late, Great Boss

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NPR's Ben de la Cruz worked for du Cille at the Washington Post. Stunned by the news of the photographer's death in Liberia, de la Cruz tells what he learned from the man with the gentle soul.

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Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wilbur Sargunaraj, a YouTube star in India, tests his workaday skills in his family's village: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, and doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.

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Why Aren't World Leaders Angrier About Violence Against Women?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

That's what South African activist Bafana Khumalo wants to know. He's spoken out for 20 years. He protested at the White House today and will accept an award for his efforts tomorrow.

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Congress Will Get A $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill This Week

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Faced with a Thursday deadline to finance the U.S. government, leaders in Congress have worked out a bill that would fund the government until October 2015.

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World Premiere Videos: Wilbur Dunks A Chicken, Digs Into Indian Food

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

We proudly present the world premiere of two videos by India's first YouTube star. Life in his father's home village will be celebrated. And, yes, a chicken will take a bath.

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An NPR Photographer Looks Ebola In The Eye

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Baby Sesay was in a care center in a village in Sierra Leone, waiting to find out if she had Ebola. Our photographer took a picture. Two days later, she was gone.

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'Unspeakable' Gives Voice To Things We All Think, But Don't Say

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meghan Daum's essay collection is intensely personal, but also universal. Critic Tomas Hachard says that on a deep level, it's about the process of growing up and deciding whether to conform or rebel.

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Take The Plunge Into World Toilet Day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

They say every dog has its day. So does every toilet. And that day is today: World Toilet Day.

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Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.

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Ebola Diary: The Grave Diggers, The Mistress, The Man On The Porch

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NPR correspondent Jason Beaubien is on his third trip to the Ebola hot zone since July. Some things seem different — more international aid, more street life. But some things haven't changed.

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We Don't Know A Lot About Dogs And Ebola — But We Should

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The story of Excalibur, whose Spanish owner has Ebola, raises many questions. Can dogs catch the virus? How would we know if they did? Could they infect humans? We asked a specialist for answers.

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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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