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Alex Szabo of Parma, Ohio, plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

The comic couldn't have known her memoir<em> </em>would come out in the midst of a global pandemic. But her aptly titled book includes observations that feel eerily pertinent to these unsettling days.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with the pop star and songwriter about releasing her new album, <em>Future Nostalgia</em>, a week<em> </em>early and learning to connect with an audience during social isolation.

Rapid shutdowns to stem the coronavirus have delivered an unprecedented blow to restaurants around the U.S. Many are quickly running out of cash and their workers are losing their jobs.

George Hoffman of Berrington, Ill., plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Almeta Ingram-Miller about reforming her late mother's gospel group<em>, </em>the new album<em> Take a Look in the Book </em>and how gospel can provide comfort in times of crisis.

Colleges have extended deposit deadlines, the SAT and ACT are canceling testing dates and students and their families are navigating financial decisions amid the uncertainty.

In her new book, author and blogger Glennon Doyle details how she broke away from an unsatisfying marriage and found her truest self — and she encourages all women to honor their inner voices.

When Americans are "social distancing," how do candidates campaign? "You can't ethically go out to shopping malls, or knock on people's doors," said one candidate.

Bernie Speevack of Louisville, Ky., plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

How do you keep your office connected when people are working from home and practicing social distancing? One CEO is throwing virtual happy hours and online karaoke parties.

Small-town hospitals are under-equipped to deal with the coronavirus, and administrators warn it's a misperception that people in isolated rural areas are safer from exposure.

More from KCRW

An employee of the Union Rescue became the first person on Skid Row to be diagnosed with COVID-19. He was picking up and delivering basic supplies like food and first aid equipment.

from Greater LA

Health care workers are now dealing with higher levels of depression and anxiety. They’re suffering panic attacks. Some are contemplating suicide.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom rolled out a new program called the California Health Corps this week.

from KCRW Features

The Latest

AT&T has appointed former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar as the new head of WarnerMedia. That means he’ll oversee HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros. and other WarnerMedia properties.

Hollywood news banter: New WarnerMedia CEO; virtual SXSW

AT&T has appointed former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar as the new head of WarnerMedia. That means he’ll oversee HBO, HBO Max, CNN, Warner Bros. and other WarnerMedia properties.

from The Business

Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom's security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.

A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning

Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom's security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.

from NPR

Are the president’s daily coronavirus briefings standing in for his high-energy rallies?

Front row at the Trump show

Are the president’s daily coronavirus briefings standing in for his high-energy rallies?

from Left, Right & Center

In the land of gridlock, car accidents are down and the mayor has ordered more red lights to slow traffic.

A Coronavirus Plus: Wide-Open Highways In Los Angeles

In the land of gridlock, car accidents are down and the mayor has ordered more red lights to slow traffic.

from NPR

The crowded, unsanitary conditions on Skid Row are a breeding ground for disease.  Now the area has its first confirmed case.

Skid Row’s first COVID-19 case

The crowded, unsanitary conditions on Skid Row are a breeding ground for disease.  Now the area has its first confirmed case.

from Greater LA

For people sheltering in place, our critics recommend movies that might be falling under the radar: “Portrait Of A Lady On Fire” (Hulu), set in 1770 France, in which a painter observes…

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is one of the best movies of the decade, critic says

For people sheltering in place, our critics recommend movies that might be falling under the radar: “Portrait Of A Lady On Fire” (Hulu), set in 1770 France, in which a painter observes…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite record-breaking unemployment numbers in March, thousands of people are still working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Undocumented farm laborers are essential during COVID-19 pandemic, face safety risks

Despite record-breaking unemployment numbers in March, thousands of people are still working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Nivedita Lakhera, an internal medicine physician in San Jose, says she’s never seen something like the COVID-19 pandemic in her lifetime.

Mental, emotional stress of doctors fighting COVID-19

Dr. Nivedita Lakhera, an internal medicine physician in San Jose, says she’s never seen something like the COVID-19 pandemic in her lifetime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand