October 27 - Healthcare Workers Fight Back Against Ebola Quarantines; A Look at Key Senate Races; Nobel Laureates Urge Obama to Release Torture Report

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We begin with the release of a nurse from involuntary quarantine in New Jersey as both governors Christie of New Jersey and New York Governor Cuomo have relented, lifting their impositions of a quarantine on healthcare workers returning from West Africa which healthcare professionals objected to a being both counterintuitive and counterproductive. Dr. Claire Farel, an infectious disease physician and researcher at the University of North Carolina’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, joins us to discuss the hysteria that U.S. politicians are both responding to and feeding, which is distracting attention from West Africa where the real problem is, and preventing and deterring healthcare professionals from going to and from Africa to stop the epidemic before it spreads globally.

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Then, a week away from the midterm elections, we look into the key senate races that will determine who will control the senate and how soon Barack Obama will become a lame duck president. A specialist on the American right and the presidency, Allan Lichtman, a Professor of History at American University who has correctly predicted the outcomes of all U.S. presidential elections since 1984 and is the author of “The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Way to Predicting the Next President”, joins us to talk about Jeb Bush’s likely entry into the 2016 presidential race and the wildcards in the upcoming senate races.

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Then finally, we speak with Scott Horton, a professor at Columbia Law School and a contributing editor at Harpers in legal affairs and national security whose forthcoming book is “Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Foreign Policy”. We discuss the likely impact of a letter from 12 Nobel laureates to President Obama, urging him to release the long-delayed report on torture by the Senate Intelligence Committee that the CIA has been holding up for years.

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