Hitchhiking Through America; Reports Of Domestic Violence Rise
Jack Reid talks to us about a method of travel that was already fading, even before the pandemic. He's the author of "Roadside Americans: The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation." And, reports of domestic violence are rising during the pandemic, with the pervasive stay-at-home recommendations.
Music To Lift Your Spirits; Living With Disabilities During Coronavirus Outbreak
Alice Wong, a disability activist living in San Francisco, helps us understand how her life has changed during the pandemic. She relies on caretakers and a noninvasive ventilator to live. Also, classical music journalist Fran Hoepfner joins us to discuss the music that lifts her spirit during the coronavirus crisis.
Ousted Navy Commander Controversy; Racial Inequality And COVID-19
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is facing calls to resign after he criticized now-ousted USS Theodore Roosevelt Commander Brett Crozier, who was removed from his post after raising concerns about the spread of the coronavirus on his ship. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman joins us to discuss the latest. And, Dr. Uché Blackstock, an urgent care doctor in clinics in Brooklyn, joins us to discuss why the coronavirus is disproportionately affecting black Americans.
Why Masks Are Effective; Passover And Easter Recipes
The federal government now recommends that people wear masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic. Researcher Jeremy Howard joins us to discuss why he's been pushing for Americans to wear masks for weeks. And, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for Passover and Easter amid the pandemic.
Grieving During A Pandemic; Shakespeare And The Plague
Every day, people are dying from COVID-19. They are our family members, our friends, our neighbors and community members. For most, there will be no traditional funerals, memorials or burials. So how do we begin to grieve and make sense of this new reality? Also, professor and author James Shapiro tells us how Shakespeare's life and works were shaped by waves of plague contagion, and how he kept working through it all.