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NPR's Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted nationally by NPR's Steve Inskeep, David GreenRachel Martin and Noel King. The show is hosted locally for the Capital Region by WKAR's Mary Ellen Pitney.

Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

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How far will China go to keep its hold on Hong Kong?

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A Maryland bar is exploring ways to keep its dine-in customers social distancing. Its solution: "bumper tables."

In anticipation of its reopening, Fish Tales Bar & Grill in Ocean City commissioned tables for one that ensconce patrons in jumbo inner tubes. Diners, seated inside the wheeled tables, can scoot around and bump into each other from 6 feet apart in keeping with social distancing guidelines.

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Sparrow Health System recently launched a drive-through coronavirus testing program at the former Sears site in Lansing's Frandor Shopping Center. People can get tested for either the virus, or for COVID-19 antibodies. People with coronavirus antibodies have been looked at as a source for plasma, which may be used to help fight the disease.

To learn more, WKAR’s Mary Ellen Pitney spoke with Dr. Jim Richard, Medical Director at Sparrow Laboratories.


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Companies are bringing workers back. Some essential employees never stopped. NPR's Leila Fadel spent the morning on a Los Angeles public bus with one of them.

The United States is still losing jobs at an alarming pace two months after the coronavirus pandemic took hold.

Another 2.4 million people filed claims for unemployment last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That's down 249,000 — or 9% — from the previous week, but still painfully high by historical standards.

In the past nine weeks, jobless claims have totaled 38.6 million. That's roughly one out of every four people who were working in February, before the pandemic hit.

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