Morning Edition for May 1, 2020 Hear the Morning Edition program for May 1, 2020

Morning EditionMorning Edition

Alexis Jones committed to going to Cornell University in the fall. "I don't know how to feel," she says, "because I don't know if I'm going immediately in the fall with this pandemic and everything." Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Elissa Nadworny/NPR

Morning Edition

For Aspiring College Students, Pandemic Has Created 'Debilitating' Uncertainty

It's unclear what college will look like in the fall, but students and families are having to make decisions now, despite worries about financial aid, travel and a highly contagious disease.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, directly addressed a sexual assault allegation against him for the first time on Friday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Matt Rourke/AP

Elections

'This Never Happened,' Biden Says Of 1990s Sexual Assault Allegation

4 min

'This Never Happened,' Biden Says Of 1990s Sexual Assault Allegation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/848872182/848932981" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Alexis Jones committed to going to Cornell University in the fall. "I don't know how to feel," she says, "because I don't know if I'm going immediately in the fall with this pandemic and everything." Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Elissa Nadworny/NPR

For Aspiring College Students, Pandemic Has Created 'Debilitating' Uncertainty

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/846475740/848932987" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Shannon Doty (right) tells her father, Dan Flynn (left), in a remote StoryCorps conversation, that his dedication to help others inspired her goal to work in the medical field. Courtesy of Dan Flynn and Shannon Doty for StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Dan Flynn and Shannon Doty for StoryCorps

StoryCorps

Funeral Director First Responder: 'You're Stronger Than You Feel'

3 min

Funeral Director First Responder: 'You're Stronger Than You Feel'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/848316776/848932993" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gillson Trucking co-owner Harsimran Singh (right), seen with his partner Bikramjit Singh, says his trucks that haul produce are mostly idle because restaurants have shut down. Ryan Ram hide caption

toggle caption
Ryan Ram

Trying To Get Back To Business When Business Has Ground To A Halt

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/848955838/848958048" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

Morning EditionMorning Edition