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Monday-Thursday at 9 p.m.

Host Joshua Johnson convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time. The show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world.

This weekend, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital, ten days after he tested positive for coronavirus. Johnson’s office said the prime minister’s case was not an emergency, and his hospital admission was a “precautionary step.” 

Coronavirus: When Staying Home Is Unsafe

20 hours ago

Before we dive into this important and difficult conversation, we’re taking a moment to hear from you about your experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. You can always reach out to us to tell us how you’re doing and what you’re thinking: find the ways to do that here.

About 90 percent of the United States has been ordered to stay at home for at least a few weeks. Health officials say it’s the safest place for us.

Priced Out: Coronavirus Edition

20 hours ago

Across the nation, unemployment levels continue to skyrocket. As the coronavirus’ impact continues its disruptions of daily life, more than ten million people applied for unemployment benefits after being laid off.

The News Roundup — International

Apr 3, 2020

Officials in Saudi Arabia asked Muslims to delay the Hajj to Mecca amid concerns about a potential summer resurgence of COVID-19. Although closure of the Islamic pilgrimage has happened throughout history, it would be the first time since 1798.

The News Roundup — Domestic

Apr 3, 2020

President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 task force made several stark announcements Tuesday. Anywhere between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans might die before the coronavirus pandemic is contained in the United States.

The ‘Relentless Pursuit’ Of Jeffrey Epstein

Apr 2, 2020

Despite financier Jeffrey Epstein’s untimely end, those in his orbit are still dealing with the ramifications of a web of alleged crimes, including sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Attorney Bradley Edwards represented more than 20 Epstein accusers over the course of a decade. He writes all about that pursuit for justice in his new memoir, “Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein.”

Coronavirus: How We Predict What Might Happen Next

Apr 2, 2020

On Tuesday, the White House coronavirus task force told reporters as many as 240,000 Americans are projected to die from COVID-19, and that’s only if the entire country maintains strict social distancing measures.

Coronavirus: When Your State Doesn’t Shelter In Place

Apr 2, 2020

President Donald Trump acknowledged this week that America will likely see between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from coronavirus, many in the next month.

“I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,” Trump said during a press briefing on Tuesday. “We’re going to go through a very rough two weeks.”

On Fire: The Science Behind Streaks

Apr 2, 2020

When the creator of NBA Jam was working on the iconic ’90s arcade game, he wanted to make it even more exciting.

So he came up with a solution. When a player shoots two baskets in a row, he’s heating up. It’s then more likely that the player will make the third. When it sails through the hoop a third time, the in-game announcer shouts “he’s on fire,” and the ball bursts into flames.

In the thirty years that followed, ‘heating up’ and ‘on fire’ have become synonymous with the thrilling feeling of being on a roll, on and off the court.

One of the most critical challenges facing leaders responding to the coronavirus pandemic is getting and distributing enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers. These items include goggles, respirators, face masks, hair covers, gloves and more.

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