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New Ways to Fight Viruses; Beautiful Design; Rosie The Riveters In Baltimore

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A new way of disabling viruses is being developed that could hold promise for the fight against viral diseases like H.I.V. and Ebola. We talk with Johns Hopkins microbiologist Gary Ketner about his work using the new technique to prevent malaria infections.

Then, can something as simple as a potato peeler be designed in a way that's easier to use? We talk with Ellen Lupton, director of the Graphic Design MFA program at MICA, about the value of ‘user-centered design.’

Plus, here in Baltimore, tens of thousands of women worked in defense factories during World War II. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of that war. We sit down with a woman who coordinates the Baltimore chapter of “Rosie the Riveters” and with one of the Rosies.