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Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 10:00 AM Naturalist Michael Ellis on Global and Local Wonders

Adventure travel guide and naturalist Michael Ellis has just returned from the Lakes Basin region in the Northern Sierra Nevada, where he helps people spot wildflowers and bears. Since he was last on Forum he's traveled to central Bhutan, Turkey and the Pacific island nations of Palau and Yap. He's also been back to Tanzania, where he narrowly escaped death by a Cape Buffalo. We talk with Ellis about the natural world and the adventures to be found in our backyard and across the globe.

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 9:30 AM U.S. and Europe Agree to More Sanctions on Russia

International police attempting to investigate the Malaysian Airlines crash site on Monday were forced for a second day to retreat in the face of fierce fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine's military. The United States and Europe on Monday agreed to further sanctions against Russia amid concerns that Russia continues to ship weapons into Ukraine. Experts join us to discuss these developments and more.

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 -- 9:00 AM Ebola Outbreak Prompts Liberia to Close Borders

The world's largest outbreak of Ebola, which began earlier this year in Guinea, has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing over 670 people in West Africa. With no vaccine and no cure, the virus is deadly for up to 90 percent of those infected. Two U.S. aid workers are now being treated for the virus in Liberia. And on Sunday, Liberia announced it's shutting most of its border crossings after an infected man flew from there to Nigeria. We discuss the Ebola epidemic and the challenges in treating and containing it.

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 10:00 AM Caring for Aging Parents

Taking care of elderly parents can be a challenging, emotional and complicated task. We discuss ways to handle the practical and emotional issues around caring for your parents as they age.

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 -- 9:00 AM Disproportionate Rates of Melanoma Found in Marin County

A new study shows Marin County has disproportionately higher numbers of melanoma skin cancer than the rest of the Bay Area. The report from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California noted that melanoma incidence was 60 percent higher in Marin compared to the state as a whole. Experts join us to explain the findings and offer skin safety and screening tips for the summer.

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