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WNYC News

City Health Department Aids West Africa Ebola Response

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Four employees with the department are headed to Guinea later this month to help.

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WNYC News

Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Speaks Out

Thursday, January 29, 2015

His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.

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PRI's The World

Why isn't the rest of the world helping fight the Ebola outbreak?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When there's a devastating earthquake almost anywhere around the globe, health care workers and humanitarian groups rush in. But in the case of Ebola in West Africa, only three countries — China, Cuba, and Uganda — have sent in medical teams. And the disease is outstripping the resources.

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PRI's The World

Two infected Americans are now Ebola-free, but doctors aren't sure why

Friday, August 22, 2014

Two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa have been given a clean bill of health. It's one positive story that has come out of the West African Ebola outbreak, but what role did the experimental drug ZMapp, whose availability has sparked controversy, have on their recovery?

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PRI's The World

How fear is hampering the response to the Ebola crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Ebola epidemic is an emergency for several countries in West Africa. But the international response has been slow. One reason is fear.

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PRI's The World

As the Ebola crisis rages, West African villagers are warned away from fruit bats

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scientists are warning West African villagers to stop hunting bush meat and to stay away from fruit bats as they circle in a possible animal source for the latest Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus lives in fruit bats, scientists believe, and is threatening communities who are already facing the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

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New Sounds

African Crossover Music

Monday, August 11, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to musicians from Belgium, Switzerland, the U.K., and Italy working together with musicians living in Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.  Hear the late American slide guitarist Bob Brozman working together with Guinean kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara from a record called “Ocean Blues.” Then there’s music from another American guitarist Ry Cooder, collaborating with the late great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, along with some Saharan desert blues from Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara.

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PRI's The World

The story of one Guinean man who survived Ebola

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

A nurse working in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders describes the illness and recovery of Sasobas Temé Sadnou from Ebola, and how he's now helping to dispel myths and fears about how the disease is being treated.

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PRI's The World

Put away the plastic sheets and duct tape — there's no Ebola outbreak coming to the US

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The death of Liberian American traveler Patrick Sawyer stoked fears that the Ebola virus could cross the Atlantic. But despite the wide spread of the disease in West Africa, it has almost no chance of breaking out the United States thanks to the deep medical infrastructure here.

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New Sounds

African Crossover Music

Friday, April 26, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to musicians from Belgium, Switzerland, the U.K., and Italy working together with musicians living in Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.  Hear the late American slide guitarist Bob Brozman (he passed too soon, on April 24, at the age of 59) working together with Guinean kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara from a record called “Ocean Blues.” Then there’s music from another American guitarist Ry Cooder, collaborating with the late great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, along with some Saharan desert blues from Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara. 

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WNYC News

Guinea's Laptop Election Monitors Now Crisis-Mapping

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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The New York based group that monitored Guinea's historic election via text messages from voters is now monitoring outbreaks of violence between members of the West African nation's opposing parties. On Monday, the Electoral Commission announced a winner in the close Presidential run-off, and members of the losing party are dissatisfied with the count.

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WNYC News

Monitoring Guinea’s Election from Laptops in New York

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In the West African nation of Guinea, officials are still counting ballots in a very close run-off election for President. And here in New York, a group of international volunteers called Alliance Guinea has found an unusual way to support the country’s transition. They are using crowdsourcing tools to map voting problems and successes being observed in Guinea and sent to the Alliance via text message.

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New Sounds

World Music Sampler

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

For this New Sounds, listen to an hour of recent recordings of world music, including Guinea’s electric kora player Ba Cissoko and Tibetan émigré singer Soname.  There’s also music from Gnawledge, a collaborative project featuring 16 musicians, exploring the roots of flamenco and Arab music.  Plus music by Salaam, Afro-Jewish jazz from Oran Etkin, and Balkan party horns from Goran Bregovic. 

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Studio 360

Refugee All Stars

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The members of Refugee All Stars met in a refugee camp in Guinea, near their native Sierra Leone, a country shattered by civil war. KUT's Michael May met up with the band during their visit to South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX.

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