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NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King, David Greene and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.
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A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, doubling the record set a week earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The White House suggests that wearing face masks could help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Florida orders residents to stay at home. And, the coronavirus nearly bumps the presidential campaign from news headlines.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

2020-04-0124:0411

President Trump issues sobering coronavirus warning. Models show it will get worse before it gets better. Dozens of sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt are sick after being infected with COVID-19. Renters face first of the month.
President Trump says more coronavirus tests will be made available. Hospitals and their staffs struggle with how to protect themselves and patients as COVID-19 cases multiply. And, Palestinian and Israeli leaders lauded for tight lockdowns.
NPR's new podcast 'Coronavirus Daily' is an afternoon update on the pandemic and how the world is coping. In today's episode: Why more testing remains crucial in the public health fight against COVID-19, and the Idaho town with one of the highest infection rates in the country. Also, what you need to know about grocery shopping.Subscribe and listen to Coronavirus Daily from NPR on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the NPR One App. More from this episode: Tips on grocery shopping and more from NPR's Goats and Soda Sign up for 'The New Normal' newsletter Find and support your local public radio station
Monday, March 30th, 2020

Monday, March 30th, 2020

2020-03-3012:3460

President Trump stretches social distancing guidelines through April 30. U.S. health officials have new projections of how the pandemic could play out based on the latest data. New York's death toll climbs as hospitals face dwindling medical supplies and mounting cases.
BONUS: 1918 Flu

BONUS: 1918 Flu

2020-03-2930:2414

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic it's tempting to draw comparisons to the most severe pandemic in recent history - the 1918 flu. But as much as we can learn from the comparison, it's important to also understand just how much these two pandemics differ. In this bonus episode of Throughline, what we can learn from what happened then and, just as importantly, where the comparison should end.
In New York, hospitals are inundated with COVID-19 patients. More data from testing is giving researchers a better picture of the disease's mortality rate. And more Americans currently approve of Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis than don't.
Friday, March 27th, 2020

Friday, March 27th, 2020

2020-03-2713:0412

President Trump says new guidelines will determine which regions are low-risk for the coronavirus. Do we have enough data to determine that accurately? And as the House is set to pass the largest relief package in U.S. history, who's overseeing how that money is spent?
A record 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, as restaurants, hotels and other businesses across the country shut down in a nationwide effort to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
A $2 trillion emergency relief package passes in the Senate and heads to the House. New unemployment claims are expected to shatter records. And, the mixed message about testing for the coronavirus.
The White House and Senate reach a deal on economic stimulus. The president was criticized for aiming to re-open the U.S. next month. And, Senator Burr sued for improperly profiting from insider knowledge.
Several states urge all residents to stay home except for essential needs the same day President Trump suggests businesses could reopen within weeks. The UK orders residents to shelter in place. Secretary of State Pompeo takes an emergency trip to Afghanistan.
Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

2020-03-2349:548

Senate Democrats block a $1.8 trillion stimulus bill from moving forward. China and U.S. spar over coronavirus facts. And, New York is now the U.S. epicenter of COVID-19.
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

2020-03-2117:256

More states are encouraging citizens to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Congress is working on its third bill to stimulate the economy and provide aid to Americans affected by COVID-19. New research points to "silent spreaders" fueling the coronavirus crisis.
Friday, March 20th, 2020

Friday, March 20th, 2020

2020-03-2014:262

California issues "stay at home" order amid coronavirus pandemic. Following NPR's exclusive, ProPublica investigates whether Sen. Burr improperly unloaded stock. And, Italy's death toll from COVID-19 surpasses China's.
President Trump signs emergency aid package. Two members of Congress test positive for COVID-19. Sen. Richard Burr's coronavirus comments raise eyebrows. And, Trump takes action at U.S. borders.
The Trump administration plans a $1 trillion economic stimulus. How will restrictive measures to fight the coronavirus be enforced? And, Joe Biden wins primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois.
States and local governments take extensive measures to keep people apart to try to curb the coronavirus' spread — including ordering San Francisco Bay area residents to shelter in place and postponing Ohio's primary election. And, all of Spain is quarantined.
Federal Reserve cuts key interest rate to near zero. Nearly 2 million coronavirus tests will be available this week to hardest hit states. And, Democrats Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debate.
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Patrick Gilliland

I found it interesting that the reporter did the president's statement about number of tests done as being "simply not true", but then talked about per capita numbers. While I understand the point, this was misleading to people not paying attention. I am a political moderate and not a Trump supporter, and I count on #upfirst and #nprpolitics to be as unbiased as possible (not easy in these times).

Apr 1st
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Ben Wildman

Why does this bullshit propaganda come up every time I open this app? I don't want to listen to a bunch of establishment bootlickers talk about how great it is to sacrifice our civil liberties under the pretext of a phony pandemic

Mar 31st
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Tammy Eskew

I'm glad the deadlines are being extended. i just hope people will follow them and stay home if they feel sick, wash their hands and cover coughs and sneezes to protect others and themselves.

Mar 31st
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BESTOFME

they talked about the switch last week Chris. on Npr

Mar 30th
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Brady Warburton

Poor journalism. Constantly using their own agendas and opinions with the way they report and phrase things. It’s pretty obvious what their political view is, which is poor journalism from a news source. If this was a lifestyle podcast then sure. But as a news report it’s extremely biased and just gross.

Mar 30th
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Christopher C. Quevedo

"can nyc keep up and is any help coming?" That's NPR's headline? typical fear mongering, didn't realize npr is like mainstream media. promote fear so people listen. what about auto companies switching to manufacture ventilators, etc. ? why not mention industry stepping up to help? nope... "is help coming?" what an implication that nyc might be intentionally neglected. shameful implication. happy i am not subscribed.

Mar 30th
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Damian Reyes

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Mar 30th
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Parviz M.

thank you

Mar 29th
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Top Clean

This is why we all need tests. https://youtu.be/Kas0tIxDvrg So the curve can go down. Sadly this only the first wave. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Mar 27th
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yao tracy

it sucks

Mar 27th
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Gary Voit

Democrats voted no on that bill cuz it was to go to businesses not us

Mar 25th
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Mouseysmack

just remember, Democrats voted no on this bill.

Mar 25th
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Alan Lambert

Honestly, if we're back up by Memorial Day, we'll be damned lucky.

Mar 25th
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km

#YangWasRight. you all ought to be talking about him: Andrew Yang!!

Mar 22nd
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Tony Zac

Thanks up first team for keeping us informed with this.

Mar 22nd
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dok dicer

giving up a little bit of the space that should belong to the communities in the first place makes these locusts "wonderful companies"? Only in the capitalist hellscape.

Mar 14th
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Elliot Marshall

I listened to NPR podcasts for their professionals. Professional journalists, professional researchers, professional politicians, etc. Interviewing a random college student in an airport is some seriously amateurish, local-news-ish material.

Mar 14th
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daisy

what other daily news shows are out there?

Mar 12th
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Sam Tyrian

Sexy? Funny? It's definitely neither. Please STOP!! I've always found the banter between the hosts at the start of the Up First podcast to be unnecessary and annoying at best, but today it went too far. David Green and Rachel Martin engaged in an exchange about a hand sanitizer that can only be described as flirtatious and with overly sexual connotations. I'm no prude, but it was over the line and incredibly inappropriate. We are at the start of a global health crisis the likes of which have not been seen in modern times. It's important to remain informed. I've gotten my information from NPR -and been a regular contributor- for quite a while. Today, that changes: I'm seriously considering whether to continue my support of an organization that tolerates such unprofessional and distasteful behavior.

Mar 12th
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Sam Tyrian

Sexy? Funny? It's definitely neither. Please STOP!! I've always found the banter between the hosts at the start of the Up First podcast to be unnecessary and annoying at best, but today it went too far. David Green and Rachel Martin engaged in an exchange about a hand sanitizer that can only be described as flirtatious and with overly sexual connotations. I'm no prude, but it was over the line and incredibly inappropriate. We are at the start of a global health crisis the likes of which have not been seen in modern times. It's important to remain informed. I've gotten my information from NPR -and been a regular contributor- for quite a while. Today, that changes: I'm seriously considering whether to continue my support of an organization that tolerates such unprofessional and distasteful behavior.

Mar 12th
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