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Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.


New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.


Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.


No Quick Fixes For Drivers Affected By Air Bag Recall

The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.


New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.


Was CDC Too Quick To Blame Dallas Nurses In Care Of Ebola Patient?

It was initially implied that nurses made many of the errors in the handling of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Further scrutiny shows they were not at fault.


For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.


Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.


For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.


New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.


Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.


For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud'

Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections.


Terrorism Suspect To Be Tried In U.S. Civilian Court

Audie Cornish talks to professor Robert Chesney about the U.S. transfer of a detainee from the Bagram prison in Afghanistan to the States to face charges in a civilian court.


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    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    John Steinbeck’s classic novel of poverty and migration marks its 75th anniversary this year. The Sacramento Theater Company is staging a theatrical version of this famous American saga, including new music by Misner and Smith.

  • Symphony Of 1000 Becomes A Reality, Is Largest Orchestra Ever Assembled In California

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    A dream became reality Sunday when 1,000 symphony musicians, ages 4 to 80-plus, came together for a performance at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium. It was the largest-ever gathering of symphony musicians to perform in California.

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