U.S. is not an Ebola-free island

by Ellen Ratner -- Reading through Newsweek magazine this week, there was an article about the television, radio and newspaper topic of the day: Ebola. It is not surprising that this week's more…

Hero saves lives around the world

by Ellen Ratner -- I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where we ranked as the eighth largest city in the United States. We were all proud of our city and felt it more…

Media's biased and incomplete stories

by Ellen Ratner -- We tell our interns at Talk Radio News that it is not what they put in a story but what they leave out that defines a "slanted, biased more…

Blind students reach for the stars

by Ellen Ratner -- My foster son was a survivor of torture and slavery in Muslim Sudan. He was taken as a small baby, along with his mother, as war booty. This more…

Remembering Jews who perished at Nazi hands

by Ellen Ratner -- In June, I interviewed the German ambassador to the United Nations, Harald Braun. We talked about Germany's involvement in world peace and the actions that the German government more…