Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer

On today's show, as always, we begin with highlights from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we speak with the executive director of a nonprofit that cares for individuals with disabilities about why they are in need of personal protective equipment. And, we take a look back a 100 years ago to 1918 when Fayetteville residents were also told to stay away from each other when a different epidemic was sweeping the globe.

With more people stuck at home, many are turning to fiction and literature for escapism. Chelsea Hodge, a staff member in the University of Arkansas Honors College, is using the beloved Harry Potter series to help her students stay connected. When the college's annual Harry Potter-themed event was canceled, Hodge decided to host a live webcam reading of the books each weekday at 3 p.m. for her students and colleagues. 

On today's show, we have highlights from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we find out how nursing students and faculty at the University of Arkansas are filling in the gaps at hospitals and clinics in the region as the outbreak leaves some facilities strapped for resources. And, we go back to a conversation about the Year of the Neighbor that has taken on a new importance during the pandemic. 

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A rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Northwest Arkansas is leaving hospitals and clinics strapped for resources, and that includes nurses.  The University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing is equipping students and faculty to help address those gaps.

On today's show, we provide a summary of the governor's dairly coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we find out the early projections of sales and job losses in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, we speak with the CEO of the state's largest nonprofit hospice provider about how staff are providing comfort care in a time of social distancing.