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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus. Here he is.

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How is the nation's largest school district managing this crisis? Richard Carranza is on the line. He is chancellor of the New York City schools - joins us from home. Good morning, sir.

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Lillian Bloodworth lives up to her name, so to speak.

Over the course of nearly five decades, the 92-year-old has donated 23 gallons of blood, starting in the 1960s. (The average person's body contains about 1.5 gallons.)

"When I first started, I would have donors read my name tag and ask if that was really my name or was that a gimmick for the blood bank," she said.

During a StoryCorps conversation recorded in January 2010 in Gulf Breeze, Fla., Lillian told her late husband, John, about why it was important for her to give blood as often as she can.

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All this week, we've been hearing the voices of doctors and nurses putting their health at great risk. For some health care workers, the front line for the pandemic is a hospital or a clinic. But for Dr. Catherine Crosland, it's the street.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, facing a state budget deadline in less than a week, is out with a new proposal to try to cope as the state faces a multibillion-dollar budget gap and much uncertainty, with the economy shut down due to coronavirus.

Legal Services of Central New York

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, New York state's court system is "on pause," not taking any new case filings except for emergency matters. A nonprofit that offers legal services to low-income residents in central New York is also reorganizing its efforts to serve its clients' most pressing needs.

Now working remotely, the staff of 40 attorneys at Legal Services of Central New York is helping people get access to resources such as food stamps, healthcare, and housing.

Rescue Mission

The Rescue Mission of central New York, which provides shelter and meals to the homeless, has had to lay off 285 employees from its thrifty shopper stores and other departments, as all nonessential workers have to stay home and businesses have had to close. Dan Sieburg, CEO of the Rescue Mission, said its stores account for 60 percent of its annual revenue. 

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The U.S. government has charged Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro with drug trafficking. Attorney General Bill Barr announced the charges earlier this morning. Here he is.

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I want to bring in David Wessel now. He's the director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, and he wrote a book called "In FED We Trust" about the Great Recession. David, good morning.

DAVID WESSEL: Good morning.

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What are you wearing? And how has that changed since the coronavirus outbreak, since you started social distancing and maybe working from home? Are you in your pajamas? And is that OK?

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s been working closely with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top White House aide, Jared Kushner, to get New York ventilators as the number of coronavirus cases continues to escalate. 

Cuomo said procuring enough ventilators is “the single greatest challenge” and he said Kushner, who is also a New Yorker, has been “extraordinarily helpful” in assisting with the search. 

Farnham Family Services

It’s becoming clear that some of our most vulnerable populations are some of the most affected during the coronavirus outbreak. In the case of Farnham Family Services, Oswego County’s largest provider of outpatient treatment for substance use disorder, even a day without services can have detrimental effects.

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State lawmakers have just one week until the state budget is due, and despite the coronavirus outbreak, they say they intend to meet the deadline and will use precautions to avoid meeting in large groups.

They face a daunting task of putting together a spending plan while a multibillion-dollar deficit grows each day. 

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said on March 17 that the state’s $6 billion deficit could grow by $4 billion to $7 billion. Now, even those numbers appear outdated.

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For the first time, the Syracuse Common Council held its study session online with video conferencing. The council’s legislative priorities may have to wait as the city deals with the fallout from the coronavirus. 

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Some other news now - Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, tested positive for coronavirus; the prince's royal office says so. NPR's Frank Langfitt is on the line from London. Hi there, Frank.

FRANK LANGFITT, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

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In Kentucky, there are at least 120 cases of COVID-19, and so 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time has become very important to people who live there because that is when they get to hear Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat.

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Now, just days after he urged the nation to practice social distancing, the president is offering a somewhat different message. Here he is on Fox yesterday.

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