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The Ebola virus was first detected in Guinea, West Africa, nine months ago. Since then, more than 9,000 people across the world have contracted the virus and 5,000 people have died from it.
The first confirmed case in New York – a doctor who recently returned from a medical mission – launched efforts to assuage concerns and educate the public on how the virus is spread.
Meanwhile, Dr. Craig Spencer remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital as authorities are retracing his movements in the days before his diagnosis – including a trip to a Brooklyn bowling alley.
Our latest episode is all about living well, dying well – and the people trying to make things a little better for us along the way. We have stories about keeping the faith with spies in your midst, entrepreneurs fighting crime with coffee and a town that thinks we might all be better off with a bit of lithium in the water.
Newark Star-Ledger Jets beat reporter Dom Cosentino and Huffington Post writer Sarah Beauchamp talk feminism beyond the NFL scandal, and the band IndigeSoul joins us live with some ethnic global grooves.
Producer: Kristen Clark
Host: Natalie Abruzzo
Stories by: Julia Alsop, Caroline Lewis, Audrey McGlinchy, Reem Nasr and E.J. Stewart
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Help Point intercoms, which offer subway information or emergency help with the push of a button, have arrived on platforms in four Bronx station. That brings to 68 the number of stations around the city with the intercoms, designated by a distinctive blue light. Transit officials expects the Help Point intercoms to be in place on 100 platforms by the end of the year.