-- From the Q Vault, Jian’s conversation with John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash. A lost album by his father, 'Out Among the Stars', was released earlier this year.
-- The story of "rags to riches" permeates pop-culture. But Slate's John Swansburg argues that real-life examples of the self-made man are rarer than we think. And that our unwavering belief that anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps could be harmful.
Taking a ride with Haiti's ambulance service. More on that in just a minute.
First, our top stories today. We want to take you to the frontlines of the battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Veteran reporter Jane Arraf has been visiting refugee camps in northern Iraq, and will tell us about preparations as winter approaches. We're also trying to make contact with an American ex-military man who has gone to fight with the Kurds against ISIS.
While Ebola panic grips the US, a reporter finds resilience in her native Liberia.
The New York Times' Helene Cooper, originally from Liberia, recently returned to the capital Monrovia to visit her family, and see how they are fairing in the battle against Ebola. She's back in the United States, and will compare and contrast the mood in Liberia with what she's seeing in America.