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Ebola Vaccines in Ames and Algae Blooms in Lake Red Rock

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Blue-green algae is dangerous to drink and to swim in.

Ebola and algae scares hit in Western Africa and Toledo respectively this week. The threats may feel far away, but they hit home closer than you think.

On this News Buzz edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Anne Pham, in charge compliance and enforcement of the drinking water program at the Department of Natural Resources. She explains what made the water in Toledo undrinkable and how we can protect Iowa water.

And Dr. Nicholas Vahanian joins the conversation to explain how his company, the Ames-based NewLink Genetics, is developing a vaccine to help fight the disease.

Ebola Vaccines in Ames and Algae Blooms in Lake Red Rock

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River