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Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary?

Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use and abuse of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.

So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse?

Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.

Dr. Curtis Chen

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

Why Should Maconites Vote On Raising Taxes For Economic Development?

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert has proposed giving voters in Macon-Bibb County a voice on whether they'd accept raising taxes. GPB's Michael Caputo talked with a top economic development official on the unusual non-binding vote.

As Crimea's Borders Change, So Do Lives

Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.

Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries

Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.

Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News

This Week With Tom Barton: Election Fatigue And A Stadium In Limbo

Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News talks GPB's Emily Jones about the upcoming election, police merger negotiations, and the question mark hovering over plans for a new baseball stadium in Savannah.

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