This blog is intended to go along with Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, by John R. Weeks, published by Cengage Learning. The latest edition is the 12th (it came out in 2015), but this blog is meant to complement any edition of the book by showing the way in which demographic issues are regularly in the news.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Getting Real About Ebola

My two favorite TV programs are the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report (for which Jon Stewart serves as Executive Producer). The genre is sometimes called "fake news" and they are on the Comedy Channel, after all. But both programs regularly hit the news on the head like no one else. Last night's Daily Show did this with Ebola--putting it into perspective in a way that is both thought-provoking and mind-blowing. You have to watch it for yourself.

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