Morning Edition for April 29, 2020 Hear the Morning Edition program for April 29, 2020

Morning EditionMorning Edition

Anna Davis Abel, a graduate student studying creative writing at West Virginia University, couldn't get tested for COVID-19 until her doctor ruled out other possible illnesses. Rebecca Kiger for KHN hide caption

toggle caption
Rebecca Kiger for KHN

Shots - Health News

COVID-19 Tests That Are Supposed To Be Free Can Ring Up Surprising Charges

A graduate student in West Virginia was concerned she had come down with COVID-19. But she couldn't get tested for it until her doctor ruled out other things, a process that cost a bundle.

Nautical Kupla & Philanthrope
Chimney Kupla & Philanthrope

McArthur, the county seat of Vinton County, Ohio, shown on April. 3, 2018. The county prosecutor says the pandemic has put additional strain on children who have parents addicted to drugs. Andrew Spear/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Spear/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Ohio County Prosecutor: Pandemic Puts More Stress On Families Dealing With Addiction

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/847407465/847732072" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Fisherman's Prayer Giants
Whispered Ears Giants
Bateau Lights At Sea

BORNEAN HORSESHOE BAT Rhinolophus borneensis Asia NHPA/NHPA/Science Source hide caption

toggle caption
NHPA/NHPA/Science Source

NIH Ends Funding For U.S. Nonprofit's COVID-19 Research In China

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/847731984/847731985" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Border Monument We Came From The North
Sea's Descent We Came From The North
Untethered Faodail
Nostos (Returning) Faodail

Pandemics like the coronavirus "serve like looking glasses" that reflect society's vulnerabilities, author and Yale medical historian Frank Snowden says. Agence Photographique BSIP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Agence Photographique BSIP/Getty Images

Medical Historian Says Pandemics Are 'Looking Glasses' For Societies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/847732012/847732013" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Loose Ed Carlsen
Hundrede Træer Ed Carlsen

President Trump signs the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act last week. The law added billions for loans for small businesses through the PPP. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Loopholes In Small Business Relief Program Allow Thriving Companies To Cash In

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/847582203/847732078" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Turquoise Mooncake

Mark Green has stepped down as administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) after nearly three years on the job. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Exiting USAID Chief On The Pandemic, Foreign Aid, Trump's Policies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/847359224/847732084" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Drumlin Trail Peter Mulvey and David Goodrich
Satchel Page Peter Mulvey and David Goodrich
Stitch Matt Lynott
Kool in the Summer Freddie Joachim
Quick Freddie Joachim
Thousand-Hand Edamame
Wrong Flock Edamame
Souvlaki Space Station Slowdive

Anna Davis Abel, a graduate student studying creative writing at West Virginia University, couldn't get tested for COVID-19 until her doctor ruled out other possible illnesses. Rebecca Kiger for KHN hide caption

toggle caption
Rebecca Kiger for KHN

COVID-19 Tests That Are Supposed To Be Free Can Ring Up Surprising Charges

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/847450671/847755327" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Morning EditionMorning Edition