Day: March 17, 2020

Tuesday morning news – March 17, 2020

Bay area authorities issue “shelter in place” order » Authorities in the San Francisco Bay area are placing six counties on lockdown—issuing “shelter in place” orders for nearly 7 million residents. Effective today, officials are prohibiting non-essential travel and they’re closing down non-essential businesses.  

States of emergency

MARY REICHARD, HOST: It’s Tuesday the 17th of March, 2020. Glad to have you along for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Last week President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic.

Learning to keep our distance

NICK EICHER, HOST: Coming up next on The World and Everything in It: social distancing. We’re hearing that phrase a lot. But what does it mean in practical terms? What distance is far enough? What works and what doesn’t work?

Kicker – Toilet paper arcade

NICK EICHER, HOST: You no doubt have noticed certain items are in shorter supply these days. Paper products, for example, like what you need in the restroom. 

Coronavirus travel disruptions

NICK EICHER, HOST: Today is Tuesday, March 17th. You’re listening to WORLD Radio and we are glad you are! Good morning. I’m Nick Eicher. MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. Well, it may be St. Patrick’s Day, but those celebrations have come to a screeching halt. No massive parades. Instead, canceled events of all sorts. 

Les Sillars – Protecting the most vulnerable

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Tuesday, March 17th. Good morning to you! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard. NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. For most people, the coronavirus is as inconvenient as having a cold or flu. But senior citizens are much more vulnerable. That’s why...