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Bay Area Schools Expand Distance Learning Programs

On March 25, the San Francisco Unified School District began the second phase of a three-part plan to help get students back on track while campuses remain closed.

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Media Roundtable: How Walmart Avoided Opioid Charges & Health Workers Prepare For Covid-19 Patients

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we are discussing a new Propublica investigation exposing how Trump administration appointees prevented Texas prosecutors from indicting Walmart for filling suspicious opioid prescriptions.

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Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus Caseload / Protecting Hospital Staff / Alameda Health Systems Management

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Philosophy Talk: Retirement

Mar 27, 2020
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Is retirement just an evil scheme invented by capitalists to get rid of higher-paid workers?


It's Cherry Blossom Day! (see 1912 below)

Today is Friday, March 27, 2020, the 87th day of the year. 85 days until summer, and only 221 days until presidential elections (if civilization survives).  

  • Sunrise: 7:02am         
  • Sunset: 7:29pm ...giving us 12 hours  8min of daylight.   5% of the waxing crescent moon will be visible, rising at 8:57am.  

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we are discussing a new Propublica investigation exposing how Trump administration appointees prevented Texas prosecutors from indicting Walmart for filling suspicious opioid prescriptions.

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The Bay Area shelter-in-place order is now entering double digits. On March 17, leaders from six Bay Area counties announced a policy that’s closed all but essential businesses and confined most people to their homes.

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Warriors point guard Stephen Curry went on Instagram Thursday morning for a live one-on-one conversation about COVID-19 with Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Curry pooled questions for the interview from his 30 million followers the day before. Many of those followers are young people. 

 

MK Chavez's Weekend Picks

Mar 26, 2020
photo provided by MK Chavez

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. We're changing things up a bit because of the shelter-in-place order. This week host Jenee Darden sits down with award-winning poet MK Chavez to talk about three art suggestions for you to see, hear and do at home. 

 

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Quarantine Diaries / Golden Gate Park Band

Mar 26, 2020

It's been 10 days since the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place policy was announced and it’s already affecting the way we live. We’ll hear from people working and living all around the Bay Area. Then, we’ll hear the tunes of the famous Golden Gate Park band as we continue our tour through the park.

COVID-19 numbers / Call for collaboration / Distance learning / Curry meets Fauci

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While tens of millions of U.S. households continue to fill out 2020 census forms on their own, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the Census Bureau to suspend field operations for the once-a-decade head count for two more weeks until April 15.

With coronavirus cases continuing to climb and hospitals facing the prospect of having to decide how to allocate limited staff and resources, the Department of Health and Human Services is reminding states and health care providers that civil rights laws still apply in a pandemic.

States are preparing for a situation when there's not enough care to go around by issuing "crisis of care" standards.

But disability groups are worried that those standards will allow rationing decisions that exclude the elderly or people with disabilities.

The World Health Organization says the virus that causes COVID-19 doesn't seem to linger in the air or be capable of spreading through the air over distances more than about three feet.

But at least one expert in virus transmission said it's way too soon to know that.

Hippos can get hungry. Very hungry. So when zoos shut their doors to the public because of the coronavirus, zookeepers keep showing up to work to make sure everyone is fed.

Jenna Wingate feeds Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo's 3-year-old, 1,300-pound hippo. Fiona was born premature, and Wingate has been looking after her since two hours after she was born.

Apple's new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what to do next.

The tool was developed in partnership with the CDC, the White House's coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both the website and the app were made publicly available on Friday.

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