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Sandip Roy

In a big shift from tradition the Oxford English Dictionary said 2020 is a “year which cannot be neatly accommodated in one word,” so maybe this year we need a word cloud.

This episode is based on a column written for Mint Lounge.

Courtesy: National Nurses United

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing record high COVID-19 cases in the US and the toll it’s taking on frontline healthcare workers.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation about Totally Under Control, a documentary that exposes the Trump administration’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Alex Gibney says it was a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of leadership.


On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing Totally Under Control, a new documentary that exposes the Trump administration’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Alex Gibney says it was a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of leadership.

The New York Times

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll get an update on how the US government is handling the COVID-19 crisis. According to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins, there are now over 1.3 million positive COVID cases in the US. 80,897 people have tragically died.

David Dee Delgado/Bloomberg

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from janitors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have expressed fear over the lack of PPE, hazard pay and paid sick leave, and the heavy use of chemicals in cleaning supplies.

Why Former Cigna VP Wendell Potter Now Supports Medicare For All

Apr 8, 2020
Associated Press

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Wendell Potter, a whistleblower and former VP of Cigna, about how the COVID-19 crisis is exposing our broken public health system and the failures of private health insurance.

On this edition of Your Call, we're hearing from a Bay Area nurse who says the lack of personal protective gear continues to be a huge problem. Jennifer Carraher says her hospital has run out of eye protection and hand sanitizer, and N95 masks are scarce.