Protests In St. Louis, The Culture Of Ebola, Promoting Wisconsin’s Woodland Heritage

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There has been a lot of breaking news around the Ebola outbreak in Africa recently, including that the U.S. will screen passengers in five airports from West Africa. A UW-Madison professor who was in Liberia this summer discusses the fear surrounding the disease and how West African communities are responding culturally. We also look at four days of St. Louis protests, marking two months since the shooting of Michael Brown, and learn about a group in Eagle River dedicated to educating people about Wisconsin’s forests.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Emanuele Berry Guest
  • Gregg Mitman Guest
  • Libby Dorn Guest
  • Marika Suval Producer

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