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September 1, 2014 | NPR · A Guinean student in the Senegalese capital of Dakar has tested positive for the deadly disease. David Greene talks to Krista Larson, West Africa correspondent for the Associated Press.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Protesters surrounded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's home, and for a brief period forced government TV off the air. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Boone, a correspondent for The Guardian in Islamabad.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Social Entrepreneurs: Taking On World Problems

Aug 10, 2014 — To promote global trade, Vital Sounouvou founded a company that connects producers with traders, allowing a farmer in Benin to sell products to a buyer in South Africa — with just a cellphone.
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Jul 3, 2014 — In the city of Jericho in the West Bank, there's a new home that looks like it might be from another planet. But in fact, its designers took pains to use materials that were as local as possible.
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Jun 18, 2014 — A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies, known as benefit corporations, also promise to create a tangible benefit to communities and the environment.
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Jun 9, 2014 — The rape and lynching of two girls has caused an uproar and focused attention on sexual assaults. A lack of toilets forces women and girls to go outside at night, where they are vulnerable to attack.
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Jun 3, 2014 — Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. A study in the journal Science suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.
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May 27, 2014 — "If they hold an instrument, they will not take a drug. They will not hold a gun," says Santa Cecilia Orchestra conductor Sonia Marie De Leon De Vega. "It's that powerful."
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May 16, 2014 — A Hollywood writer was fed up with endless rounds of script revisions so he channeled his frustration into a day of volunteerism. From simple roots, his action grew into a nonprofit called Big Sunday.
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May 13, 2014 — A young engineer working on an Army project to help stabilize weapons realized the technology could also help some Parkinson's patients with essential tasks.
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May 7, 2014 — A campaign in Africa to prevent HIV has persuaded 6 million teens and men to get circumcised and aims to sign up 14 million more. To do so, health officials must appeal to male vanity.
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Apr 25, 2014 — Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise it for refugees and immigrants, and hope to mainstream it.
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