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A nurse works in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C., in November 1918. Artist Jordan Baseman evokes the era in Radio Influenza, a work of audio art commissioned to mark the centenary of the pandemic. Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress via AP hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

'We Haven't Learned From History': 'Radio Influenza' Is A Warning From 1918

Computerized voices read newspaper stories from the 1918 flu pandemic in this haunting audio project. "I wanted it to sound like a broadcast from a dystopian future," says artist Jordan Baseman.

Fluid Dynamics Deeb
Theme from Endless Sunset Deeb
Stromness Hauschka
Sanzhi Pod City Hauschka
Chord Left Agnes Obel
The Awakening of a Woman (Burnout) The Cinematic Orchestra
Chance to Leave The Halifax Pier
Untitled The Halifax Pier

A nurse works in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C., in November 1918. Artist Jordan Baseman evokes the era in Radio Influenza, a work of audio art commissioned to mark the centenary of the pandemic. Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress via AP hide caption

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'We Haven't Learned From History': 'Radio Influenza' Is A Warning From 1918

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump are engaged in a heated argument over which one is taking a tougher line on China. Matt Rourke, Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Biden And Trump Battle Over Who Is 'Weak On China'

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When airlines cancel flights and offer no other options to get to your destination within a reasonable amount of time, they are legally obligated to offer a refund. Kay Fochtmann/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Airlines Offer Vouchers, Credits For Canceled Flights. Customers Want Cash

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Two Moons Toe
Long Tomorrow Toe
Love is the Answer The Bad Plus
Slow Reactors The Bad Plus
Intravenous Pete Robbins
Faceless Artist Pensees
Modal Pensees

Ronnie Dyson is remembered for his 1970 hit "Why Can't I Touch You" and starring in the Broadway musical Hair. Mark Anthony Neal argues that we overlook Dyson's influence as a transitional soul figure. Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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Ronnie Dyson: A Transitional Soul Figure Lost To Time

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Ain't Nothing Wrong Ronnie Dyson
Love's Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra
Red Peppers J Rawls

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How Will Chief Justice And Supreme Court Conservative Majority Affect 2020 Election?

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As more and more workers lose jobs, many states say they are seeing the trust funds used to pay unemployment benefits begin to run low. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Deluge Continues: 26 Million Jobs Lost In Just 5 Weeks

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