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Morning News Podcast: Trump & Biden Campaign, Relief Bill & Covid Stress

NPR News Now reports: President Trump and Joe Biden on the campaign trail, coronavirus relief aid bill stalemate, high levels of stress from Covid-19, and other top news.

Morning News Podcast: Two Town Hall Meetings, Judge Barrett Testimony

President Trump and former Vice President Biden hold network TV town halls this evening. Nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s testimony has wrapped up, but her confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice continue today, featuring supporters and opponents of the nomination.

Europe is re-trenching against a new surge of COVID-19 after seeing more than 100,000 new cases per day on average over the past week.

Morning News Podcast: Trump White House Event, Hurrican Delta, Cease Fire

NPR News Now reports: President Trump to host White House event, Hurricane Delta, cease fire talks in Azerbaijan-Armenia fighting and more top news.

Morning News Podcast: Michigan Governor Plot, Virtual Debate Standoff

The alleged plot by militia members to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer shines a light on domestic extremists in the state. Presidential debate organizers offered up a revised plan for upcoming debates, setting off a harsh exchange between the campaigns.

And Washington DC authorities are urging White House staff to contact trace following that Rose Garden event for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Morning News Podcast: Supreme Court Choice, Mental Health Care In CA

NPR News Now reports: President Trump expected to announce Amy Coney Barrett as choice for Supreme Court, mental health care in California, Oregon wildfires and other top news.

Morning News Podcast: 2020 Mail-In Ballot Issues, Breonna Taylor Protests

The President is refusing to say he’ll accept the results of the election, casting doubts about the legitimacy of the ballots. Also, protesters marched for a second night in Louisville, Kentucky calling for justice in the Breonna Taylor case. Kentucky’s governor and Louisville’s mayor have called on the attorney general to release the grand jury’s evidence. 

And, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says the pandemic is causing more people to reach out for help, reversing decades of progress with homelessness among vets.

Culture Podcast: “Wine Windows Of Florence” Date Back To 17th Century

In the era of social distancing, Italians in Florence have revived the custom of serving wine through pint-size windows in centuries-old buildings.

Year 2020: The covid-19 pandemic arrives. Italy is under lockdown starting March 8th. Everyone is confined to home for two months and then the government permits a gradual reopening. During this time, some enterprising Florentine Wine Window owners have turned back the clock and are using their Wine Windows to dispense glasses of wine, cups of coffee, drinks, sandwiches and ice cream—all germ-free, contactless!

Year 1634: The Black Death or Plague has passed through the city of Florence, leaving death and havoc in its wake. The Florentine scholar, Francesco Rondinelli, writes a report about disease contagion and describes the use of the abundant Wine Windows in the city for the safe sale of wine, without direct contact between client and seller. Diletta Corsini describes this important document regarding Wine Windows and their uses almost 400 years ago.

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Morning News Podcast: Facebook Improvements, Kamala Harris & Thailand

NPR Up First podcastNPR Up First reports: Facebook is launching a tool to help users register to vote. Kamala Harris’ ethnicity will be important to voters of color. And, Thai students protest the military’s involvement in Thai politics.