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Meet The Entrepreneur Who’s Keeping Your Clothes Clean During Quarantine

Jimmy is the owner of So Fresh So Clean Laundry in San Francisco. He’s been operating businesses in the Bay Area since the early 2000s.

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COVID-19: What Do We Need To Know About Airborne Transmission & The Proper Way To Wear A Mask?

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on the COVID crisis in the US. About half of the country is facing huge spikes, deaths are on the rise in almost every region, and hospitals are overwhelmed in several states.

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René Redzepi, world-renowned chef and co-owner of the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, and David Zilber, director of the Noma fermentation lab, talk about fermentation as a foundation behind extraordinary flavors and traditions.

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  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on the COVID crisis in the US. About half of the country is facing huge spikes, deaths are on the rise in almost every region, and hospitals are overwhelmed in several states.

Book tours have been canceled since shelter-in-place began, so we’re bringing Bay Area author readings to you as part of our "New Arrivals" series. This one is from Oakland author Emily Pilloton reading from her new book, "Girls Garage." 

Coping With Depression In Prison

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From the series Uncuffed:

Raymond Jones is often debilitated by depression. Sometimes he doesn’t want to shower, eat, or even think. He also doesn’t like to take the drugs prescribed by the prison’s medical department, because of the way they make him feel.

Jimmy is the owner of So Fresh So Clean Laundry in San Francisco. He’s been operating businesses in the Bay Area since the early 2000s.

A report from UC Merced shows pandemic-related job losses have hit non-citizens hardest, and in particular undocumented women. Then, we hear how the pandemic has changed the daily routine of a laundromat owner in Richmond. And, from the producers of Uncuffed, what it’s like to be coping with depression in prison. Plus, a mini-reading from a new book by a Bay Area author. Today's featured local music is from Madeline Kenney's new album Sucker's Lunch.

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In a swift reversal, the Trump administration has agreed to rescind a directive that would have barred international college students from the U.S. if their colleges offered classes entirely online in the fall semester.

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President Trump dismissed outrage over police killings, saying Tuesday that "more white people" are killed by police than Blacks.

"So are white people!" Trump said when asked in an interview with CBS News why so many African Americans have been killed at the hands of police. "So are white people! What a terrible question to ask."

Trump added that "more white people, by the way" are killed by police than Black people.

Public health experts generally agree that, in spite of improvements, the U.S. still falls short on the testing needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The official who oversees the country's testing efforts however maintains the U.S. is doing well on testing now and will soon be able to greatly expand testing using newer, point-of-care tests that deliver quick results.

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A federal judge denied bail Tuesday for Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime confidant of disgraced financier and convicted sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein, saying she posed a "substantial" risk of flight before her trial on sexual exploitation charges.

The judge set a tentative trial date of July 12, 2021.

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Months after approving some limited involvement by the Chinese technology giant Huawei in constructing the U.K.'s next-generation wireless data network, British regulators reversed course Tuesday.

Beginning in January, U.K. regulators will implement a ban on telecom operators buying Huawei equipment. Existing Huawei 5G equipment will need to be removed from the U.K.'s 5G network by 2027.

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