All Things Considered for April 15, 2020 Hear the All Things Considered program for April 15, 2020

All Things Considered

Joe Newman, 107, hugs his fiancée, Anita Sampson, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday with a party over Zoom. ABC Action News hide caption

toggle caption
ABC Action News

Coronavirus Live Updates

For Centenarian Survivor Of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Coronavirus Is Just Another 'Problem'

Joe Newman was 5 when the 1918 flu pandemic broke out. Now 107, he and his 100-year-old fiancée are living in lockdown together in Florida and have a decidedly long view on the current crisis.

"It's really intense and it's really frightening," says Nicolena Loshonkohl in Roanoke, Va. She's a single mom with a 2-year-old daughter and lost her job at a hair salon a month ago. Loshonkohl is still waiting on the bulk of her unemployment benefits to start. Courtesy of Nicolena Loshonkohl hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Nicolena Loshonkohl

Unemployment Money Not Reaching Millions Of People Who Applied

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/835174390/835308220" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Brise [Breeze] Hans-Joachim Roedelius
tokyo taboo yasuaki shimizu and saxophonettes

Vice President Mike Pence speaks as he leads a video teleconference with governors about the coronavirus, during a trip to FEMA on March 23. the Federal Emergency Management Agency is keeping a tight grip on critical medical supplies leaving the country – and coming in from overseas. This has frustrated states who are in need of masks, gowns, ventilators and other medical supplies. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Brandon/AP

A 'War' For Medical Supplies: States Say FEMA Wins By Poaching Orders

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/835308133/835308134" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Caracol (Chancha ft. Wenceslada remix) Tremor
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Caracol (Chancha ft. Wenceslada remix)
Album
Río Arriba
Artist
Tremor

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Here on Out Tweed & Magic Beans

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announces the state's first death from the coronavirus during a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., last month. David A. Lieb/AP hide caption

toggle caption
David A. Lieb/AP

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson To Reopen State Through 'A Phased Approach'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/835308140/835308141" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Cascade Ryan Helsing
Starlights Tracey Chattaway
GoGo Dirtwire
The Big Ship Brian Eno
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Big Ship
Album
Another Green World
Artist
Brian Eno

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Behind the Mask Yellow Magic Orchestra
Xylem Up D Numbers
Redwood NYM
Pretending Evolution of Stars
Thinking of You Lord Echo
3WW Alt-J
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
3WW
Album
Relaxer
Artist
Alt-J

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

To See Darkness Elkhorn
Los Angeles The Midnight

Joe Newman, 107, hugs his fiancée, Anita Sampson, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday with a party over Zoom. ABC Action News hide caption

toggle caption
ABC Action News

For Centenarian Survivor Of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Coronavirus Is Just Another 'Problem'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/835131873/835308226" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
The Descent Charlesthefirst
The Fisherman Nerija

All Things Considered