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Episode 571: Why Raising Money For Ebola Is Hard

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Episode 571: Why Raising Money For Ebola Is Hard

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Episode 571: Why Raising Money For Ebola Is Hard

Episode 571: Why Raising Money For Ebola Is Hard

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Charities raised $1.4 billion to help rebuild Haiti after the earthquake. After the tsunami in Asia in 2004, organizations raised $1.6 billion. But when something like Ebola happens, so far, people look the other way.

On today's show: What does it take to get people to notice something half a world away, and what does it take to get people to pull out their wallets and donate money.

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