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New Sounds

West and Central Africa

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today's New Sounds features contemporary music from West and Central Africa. Traditional African rhythms combine with creative uses of semi-broken electronics, and energetic choruses.

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The Takeaway

West African Musicians Battle Ebola

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Musicians from some of the West African countries most ravaged by Ebola have been raising awareness about the deadly virus through their songs.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Test of Powers, A Genius Filmmaker, and A Battle Against Dude Culture

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Takeaway explores President Obama's anticipated announcement on immigration, we remember iconic director Mike Nichols, and we explore the sexist scandal surrounding Uber.

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Patient Zero Extra: Ebola

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Robert Krulwich and our Senior Editor Soren Wheeler call up David Quammen to get a scientific perspective on the current Ebola outbreak.

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The Takeaway

Under Pressure: States Back Off Strict New Ebola Quarantine Rules

Monday, October 27, 2014

While the headlines buzz with news of Ebola on domestic soil, the ravages of the disease remain far greater in West Africa.

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The Takeaway

Following The Money in The War Against Ebola

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The United Nations says nearly $1 billion would be needed to tackle Ebola in West Africa, but only $400 million has been received so far. Where is the money going? 

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The Takeaway

How Nigeria Became 'Ebola Free'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The World Health Organization said on Monday that Nigeria is now "Ebola free" after 42 days with no new cases. Excellent detective work helped Nigeria fight the disease.

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The Takeaway

You Don't Have Ebola. You're Not Going to Get It.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Yes, Ebola is scary. But despite the concerns and media coverage, it is still highly unlikely that the average person will be infected with Ebola.

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The Takeaway

Ebola Fears Follow Doctor Home from Liberia

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dr. Adam C. Levine is back in Boston. He joins us from the studios of WGBH to reflect on Ebola in Liberia, and how some of the fears around the virus seem to have followed him home.

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The Takeaway

USAID Steps Up to Fight Ebola

Friday, September 26, 2014

Nancy Lindborg, assistant administrator for USAID, describes the multi-pronged approach the agency is taking to curb the spread of the Ebola epidemic. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tracking Ebola's Path of Contagion

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why has a massive international effort failed to contain the Ebola virus?

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The Takeaway

U.S. Military to Help Ebola Effort

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In addition to military assistance, President Obama will send portable hospitals, doctors and healthcare experts to West Africa. But will this be enough to help contain the virus?

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The Takeaway

Ebola Virus Could Take Months to Contain

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dr. Joanna Liu, President of Doctors Without Borders, estimates that tackling the Ebola epidemic will take at least six months.

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The Takeaway

A New Plague? Ebola Outbreak 'Out of Control'

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

With more than 1,600 reported cases, Richard Preston, a writer for The New Yorker and author of "The Hot Zone," a book about the origins of Ebola, says the situation in West Africa is starting to become "out of control" and look distinctly medieval.

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The Takeaway

Hope For Africa's Economic Powerhouse

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

All week, as African leaders convene at the White House, The Takeaway is sitting down with African writers to hear what their hopes are for the continent. Today, a look at Africa’s economic powerhouse: Nigeria.

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The Takeaway

Ebola: What The Medical Community is Up Against

Monday, August 04, 2014

The most recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now claimed the lives of 887 people, making it the largest Ebola outbreak ever. But what are medical professionals up against as they attempt to treat and contain this disease?

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The Takeaway

Mistrust Fuels Deadly Ebola Outbreak

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record continues to spread in West Africa, claiming the lives of nearly 700 people. Part of what makes fighting the outbreak in Sierra Leone so difficult is the deep-seated mistrust of the government.

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The Takeaway

Deadly Ebola Virus Reaches U.S. Physicians

Monday, July 28, 2014

Healthcare workers in some parts of Africa are now taking on two battles—the fight to control the growing threat of the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in four countries since March, and now armed youths who are threatening doctors who they believe are spreading the disease, not containing it.

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New Sounds

New Music from West Africa

Saturday, October 12, 2013

For this New Sounds, hear some loping Tamashek guitar music from the brand new record, "Aratan N Azawad" by the North Malian band, Terakaft, and some new music from the South Malian Vieux Farka Touré, with his father, Ali Farka Toure.  Then take a listen to some jazzy big band music from Volker Goetze, featuring  Ablaye Cissoko on kora.

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The Takeaway

Boko Haram Violence Plagues West African Nations

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Over the weekend armed members of the terrorist group Boko Haram are believed to have killed as many as 50 students at a Nigerian University. The massacre comes on the heels of the four-day siege on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, by the Somali terror group Al-Shabab. The Takeaway was joined by David Cook, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University to discuss these most recent events and what it may mean for the region.

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