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Evolution of an Outbreak, Bookworm at the Beach, and More

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Ebola is spreading across West Africa. We take a look at how these types of outbreaks can occur. We also discuss Sarah Palin’s new TV network for the internet. KCRW’s Michael Silverblatt reviews some summer beach reads, including James Joyce’s Ulysses. And we examine new questions about what originally sparked the latest round of violence in the Middle East.

Banner photo: Biosafety level 4 hazmat suit: researcher is working with the Ebola virus, by 7mike5000