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On the Line: The Ever-Evolving Christmas Holidayi
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December 27, 2013 3:00 AM
This time of year, the calendar is filled with holidays around the world. Some are faith-based, some are cultural, and others strictly secular. This week's "On The Line" explores the evolution of the Christmas celebration around the world.

On the Line: The Ever-Evolving Christmas Holiday

Published December 26, 2013

This time of year, the calendar is filled with holidays around the world. Some are faith-based, some are cultural, and others strictly secular. This week's "On The Line" explores the evolution of the Christmas celebration around the world.

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THE EBOLA PANDEMIC
The World Health Organization calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an "international health emergency", and signs at present are pointing to things getting worse before they get better.  What's being done to stop the Ebola Pandemic?  Find out next, On The Line.
GUESTS
(1) Tim Callaghan: Disaster Assistance Response Team Leader, USAID (in Monrovia, Liberia)
(2) Dr. Mwayabo Kazadi: Senior Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services
(3) Dr. Amira A Roess: Assistant Professor of Global Health, George Washington University