Joshua Stewart is the local host of Morning Edition on GPB Radio. He’s also hosted Weekend Edition and filled in on All Things Considered in addition to reporting news from around the state. He came to GPB in 2010 from Tampa, Fla., where he hosted All Things Considered and produced an award-winning local public affairs program called Florida Matters at WUSF Public Media. Joshua’s work has been recognized with two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and numerous Associated Press nods. He grew up along the World’s Most Famous Beach and lived throughout Florida before coming just a little north to Georgia. Joshua also reported and worked with college journalism students in Jacksonville.
Two Americans left Emory University Hospital in Atlanta this week after an unprecedented treatment regime for Ebola. They became infected with the deadly disease while working in Liberia for aid organizations during a severe outbreak of the virus.
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol arrived in Atlanta three weeks ago as the first people to seek treatment for Ebola in the U.S.Both left on their own steam this week. And in his first public comments Thursday at a press conference, Brantly said it’s a miracle to be alive.
“On Wednesday, July 23, I woke up feeling under the weather,” said Brantly. “ And then my life took an unexpected turn, as I was diagnosed with Ebola virus disease.”
Economists have long been talking about the day when the bulk of the baby boomer generation finally retires. Economists at the Conference Board now say those retirements are imminent, and they’re going to contribute to a labor shortage in the United States in the next 10 to 15 years. And that spells opportunity for younger workers.