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Thursday, April 30

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Interview: Right Here, Right Now

Josh Foo and his partner Lauren Abell started “Right Here, Right Now,” a series of photos and videos showing the pandemic’s effect on small business owners and workers. We asked them how the series came together and how they’ve seen their work have an impact.

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Good morning,
Today we have stories about successes in a Covid-19 treatment at Nebraska Medicine, schools looking to buy students laptops as they eye distance learning this fall and even as 30 million Americans apply for unemployment, experts say unreported numbers mean more severe economic fallout.

Your top local stories

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In Omaha

Around the State

What to do during quarantine?

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Neighborhood News

Listener supported, community operated Mind and Soul 101.3 FM radio presents hourly COVID-19 news. News staff Michael Scott and Michelle Troxclair keep listeners updated on how the North Omaha community is being effected and how to help keep people safe. Listen on Tunein.

What’s happening in the United States?

As Pandemic Grips Nation, Trump Shuffles Public Land to Industry

  • The Trump Administration has continued dismantling Obama-era regulations to open public lands to use by industries.

U.S. Figures Show Economy in Crisis, It Might Not Tell Full Story

  • Even as new unemployment figures show more than 30 million people have applied for unemployment benefits, that might only be half of the number of people who actually need it.

NYT Map Shows Which States Reopening

  • Many states in Midwest and South are reopening while others remain on lockdown.

Biden VP Campaign Rattled by Sexual Assault Allegations

  • As Joe Biden searches for a vice president, which he said will be a woman, they will have the unique task of defending him against sexual assault allegations.

What’s happening across the world?

Coronavirus Will Pull Many Back into Poverty

  • For the first time since 1998, experts say global poverty will increase with possibly half a billion people sinking back into destitution.

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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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