Episode: Friday, May 8, 2020


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Friday, May 8, 2020
The Labor Department is expected to deliver a devastating jobs report showing the worst unemployment rate since the Great Depression. Will the dismissal of charges against Michael Flynn shake confidence in Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department? And, two white men face murder charges after the February shooting death of an unarmed black man who went jogging in Georgia.

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The Labor Department delivered a historically bad employment report Friday, showing 20.5 million jobs lost last month as the nation locked down against the coronavirus. The jobless rate soared to 14.7% — the highest level since the Great Depression.

Up First > Thursday, May 7, 2020

A Harvard analysis conducted exclusively with NPR suggests most states aren't doing enough coronavirus testing for those states to safely reopen. What happens next in the case of an unarmed black jogger who was shot dead after being chased by two armed white men in Georgia? And, it's back to school for some students in Montana today, but when might classes resume elsewhere?

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Welcome to Hope, Through History with Jon Meacham. This limited series explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, and how this nation dealt with these moments, the impact of these moments and how we came through these moments a unified nation. Season One takes a look at critical moments around the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the polio epidemic and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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