Tag Archives: October 2020

Pandemic Podcasts: ‘The NBA Bubble And Covid-19’

The Los Angeles Lakers took home the NBA championship this week. But the close of the season also marked a big victory for the league itself. The NBA played its finals in a unique environment that came to be known as the bubble.

Players were frequently tested and social distancing was heavily enforced. And, the experiment worked. The NBA did not report a single positive coronavirus case from players or staff. Reporters Emma Court and Brandon Kochkodin describe how the league did it, and whether other organizations can replicate its success.

Political News: ‘VP Debate’ Top Takeaways (NPR Video)

Vice President Mike Pence and Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris faced off in the first and only vice presidential debate, touching on issues ranging from the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus to Joe Biden’s position on fracking. NPR’s Scott Detrow has the highlights. •

Read “4 Takeaways From The Mike Pence – Kamala Harris Vice Presidential Debate” at https://www.npr.org/2020/10/08/921323…

Global News Podcast: ‘Bidenomics, Erasing Chinese Villages, Ethnic Minorities In Britain’

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: BidenomicsChinese officials want to erase many villages (12:00) and ethnic minorities in Britain (19:10). 

World News Podcast: Trump’s Health, German Reunification At 30 Years

Radio News 24/7 | Deutsche Welle reports: President Trump transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center, Germany marks 30th year of reunification, and other top world news.