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Last year I had Art Cullen on to talk about his book "Storm Lake: Change, Resilience, and Hope in America's Heartland." It was one of my favorite books of 2019 and I made a mental note to myself to ask him to come back for another appearance when the book came out this year in paperback.

More than 20 passenger aircraft, sidelined by the huge decrease in travel, are now parked at the Wilmington Air Park, a 2.7 million square-foot facility on 1,900 acres. Even though Amazon opened a sorting facility last year and the park is now filled with tenants, there is still plenty of runway room.

Hospitals are trying to make their own disinfectant from in-house chemicals, running low on toilet paper and food, and trying to source face masks from nail salons.

NPR has named a distinguished media ethicist as its sixth public editor, appointing Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute to fill the newsroom watchdog role at a time when many other major news outlets have abandoned it.

"The public editor represents the public interest in our journalism and helps hold us accountable to maintaining our high standards of journalism," NPR CEO John Lansing said in an interview. "And so [it's] really a critical position for us, particularly during this current [public health] crisis.

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You won't hear a lot of sympathy these days for professional athletes who can't play their games because of the coronavirus outbreak. Technically, they're out of work. But most are also getting paid handsomely, although not as handsomely as they usually are.

Our Daily Breather is a series where we ask writers and artists to recommend one thing that's helping them get through the days of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who: Channy Leaneagh

Where: Minneapolis, Minn.

Recommendation: Doing the next right thing

Akron’s mass transit system is reducing service in response to the coronavirus pandemic – which is also impacting ridership in Canton and Cleveland.

Metro RTA will be reducing the number of buses on some routes in Akron starting today. Saturdays will be unchanged, but Sunday service will be eliminated.

Cincinnati Edition checks in with Lawrenceburg, Ind., Mayor Kelly Moullaun about how the city, local business and residents are doing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Instacart workers demanding new protections and better pay amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. As millions of consumers turn to online retailers at a time of stay-at-home orders, workers say their employers aren't taking enough precautions to protect them on the job. Last week some workers for grocery delivery app Instacart began a nationwide strike demanding hazard pay.

The surge in COVID-19 cases may be yet to come in Ohio but when it comes to unemployment claims, Lt. Governor Jon Husted says that happened happened immediately.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to declare modern Japan's first-ever state of emergency in response to a sudden increase in novel coronavirus cases in the capital, Tokyo, and several of the country's other major cities.

Usually, when I arrive home in Hanoi, I'm out the same day riding my scooter around the treacherous traffic of the Vietnamese capital, past the little cafes and food vendors on the sidewalk. The thrill of making it, sometimes narrowly, through a chaotic sea of pedestrians, scooters and cars is oddly liberating.

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