Here’s MPR News programming for March 27, 2020, on the radio and on the stream. Miss a live show? Follow the links below to find our shows’ archives and podcast feeds.
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9 a.m. — MPR News with Kerri Miller
Kerri will start the hour talking about stay-at-home orders that states are implementing to control COVID-19 case numbers.
Then, what is the future of work? If corporations already faced a steep curve learning to be creative, what will an economic shutdown during a global pandemic teach us?
10 a.m. — 1A
India, the second most populous country in the world is on lockdown. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision comes after the country reported 606 cases of coronavirus. While the order aims to prevent a massive public health disaster, experts say it could leave the economy reeling and its citizens starving.
And Europe is now the epicenter of COVID-19. In Spain, the number of deaths from coronavirus has surpassed those in China. In the U.K., Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued a stay-at-home order to all citizens.
But in Germany, testing widely for coronavirus seems to be paying off. The country has the lowest death rate from the disease in the world.
In Russia, President Vladimir Putin has ordered all citizens to take a week off from work in order to stop the spread of the virus. The order comes alongside the postponement of a referendum that would have extended his term in office.
We'll cover this week's biggest stories from around the world on the news roundup.
11 a.m. — Politics Friday with Mike Mulcahy
Minnesotans will be under a stay-at-home order starting Friday night. It’s part of a broader strategy to slow down the number of infections in the state and help hospitals prepare to take in the sickest patients. Mike will interview the state’s health commissioner and take your calls.
12 p.m. — The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter
American life almost comes to a halt and unemployment rates soar. Will a $2 trillion stimulus package from Congress be enough to help?
This programming schedule is subject to change.