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New 'Ebola Czar' Has Political, Not Public Health, Background

The White House named a longtime Democratic insider to be the so-called Ebola czar on Friday. Just who is Ron Klain and will his appointment make a difference, good or bad?
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Addressing Sexual Assaults On Campus

American colleges and universities are under unprecedented pressure to address cases of sexual assault on campus. Student activists and assault survivors have lobbied to hold schools accountable from within. Kojo examines evolving approaches to combat sexual crimes on campus.


Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban.

Political TV Ad Spending Expected To Top $1 Billion

Audie Cornish speaks with Elizabeth Wilner of Kantar Media about the landscape of political TV advertising in the run up to the 2014 election.
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Citing Ebola Concerns, Va. Lawmaker Calls To Restrict Dogs From Travel

After public health officials transferred Ebola patient Nina Pham to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, one Republican lawmaker in the region is calling for a travel ban that includes dogs.

Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.
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Watch Video Of The Maryland Lieutenant Governor Debate

Democrat Ken Ulman and Republican Boyd Rutherford faced off on The Kojo Nnamdi Show in WAMU 88.5's studios.


Senate Race Delivers A Surprise Jolt To Conservative South Dakota

The state's now-rollicking U.S. Senate battle is turning it into a battleground, complicating efforts to predict which party will emerge from the midterm elections with control over the chamber.

Health Officials Face Ebola Questions On Capitol Hill

A day after news that a second healthcare worker in Texas has Ebola, members of Congress grilled Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Director Tom Frieden about the federal response.
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Plan To Address Virginia Budget Shortfall Includes Big Cuts To Prisons

Virginia is staring down a projected $2.4 billion budget shortfall. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's plan calls for major budget cuts, most of which will hit commonwealth prisons.