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Noah Fortson/NPR

The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. This afternoon House lawmakers passed a historic, bipartisan, $2 trillion economic recovery package that will be sent to the president's desk for his signature. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

For continuing local coverage of the coronavirus visit our live blog.  

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"Hearing Voices, Her Stories: For Women's History Month" is hosted by Dmae Roberts of MediaRites.

Anette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

The White House is expected to hold a Coronavirus Task Force press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

For continuing local coverage of the coronavirus visit our live blog.  

Live video will be available below as soon as the press conference begins.

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The White House is expected to hold a press conference with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. The briefing will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST. 

For continuing local coverage of the coronavirus visit our live blog.  

Live video will be available below as soon as the press conference begins.

[Note: If it is after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 and the video below does not display, please refresh the page.]

Noah Fortson/NPR

President Trump is expected to hold a press conference, with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. Online coverage will begin at 11:45 a.m. EST. On-air coverage will be begin at noon EST, today, Friday, March 20.

NPR

President Trump is expected to hold a press conference, with the latest updates on the coronavirus response. Listen on-air and online at 11:00 a.m. EST today, Thursday, March 19.

American Public Media

The BBC World Service presents remarkable stories of women's history, told by the women who were there. Selected from its "Witness" program, audiences will hear moving, inspiring and even outrageous stories about a few of the most important women in living memory.

NPR

Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 primaries in, Arizona, Illinois and Florida, including live results and analysis.  Ohio's governor Mike DeWine announced on Twitter that Dr.

Leah Landry / WRVO

Many listeners and community members in central and northern New York rely on WRVO's community event calendar to find out what's happening each week and to promote their organization's events. In the coming weeks, we expect quite a few postponements or cancelations of events in our region due to new regulations and best practices during this coronavirus outbreak.

Democratic debate and upcoming primary coverage

Mar 13, 2020
Angela Hsieh/NPR

Only two candidates will be onstage for Sunday's Democratic primary debate: former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The CNN-Univision debate was relocated from Arizona to Washinton, D.C., and will not have an in-person audience due to coronavirus concerns

'Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes'

Mar 12, 2020
Eileen Collins / NASA

"Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes" is the story of women in the ultimate "Man's World" -- the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA. Told in the first person, these stories explore the experiences of NASA's first woman engineers and scientists and its first astronauts. It also tells the fascinating story of a group of women pilots who -- in the early 1960s -- were led to believe that they would be America's first women astronauts and were given the exact same physical tests as the Mercury astronauts.

Stay informed; support WRVO during our spring fundraiser

Mar 11, 2020

[Updated 3/12/20] Due to current events, including ongoing coverage of the coronavirus, WRVO has made the decision to suspend the on-air portion of our spring fundraising campaign for the time being.

NPR

In the second biggest Democratic primary night next to Super Tuesday, March 10 has six contests. Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington state are choosing Democratic presidential nominees. Stay up to date with the latest 2020 election news from NPR and WRVO.

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Transformational women leaders are restoring societal balance by showing us how to reconnect relationships -- not only among people -- but between people and the natural world. This astounding conversation among diverse women leaders provides a fascinating window into the soulful depths of what it means to restore the balance between our masculine and feminine selves to bring about wholeness, justice and true restoration of people and planet.

WRVO has added "Travel with Rick Steves" to its weekly program schedule. It will begin airing Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. replacing "Studio 360" which is ending after 20 years on the air. The last episode of "Studio 360" is scheduled to air on March 1 at 1 p.m.

'America, Are We Ready? Super Tuesday'

Mar 2, 2020
WNYC

With roughly one-third of the nation voting in primaries on Super Tuesday, the stakes are high for the remaining nominees. As everyone awaits the results from the voting, host Brian Lehrer and his guests and callers from around the country talk to each other about what so many voting on one day means for democracy and the eventual outcome of how we pick our presidents.

Live coverage: Super Tuesday

Mar 2, 2020
CAROLINE AMENABAR / NPR

On Tuesday, March 3, NPR will provide special coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses. The 14 states voting on March 3 are -- Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. 

Thanks to your generosity, we've raised more than $40,000 toward our spring fundraising goal! For the last month, WRVO has accepted donations quietly online and by mail to keep our programming uninterrupted. Your donations will help keep our March on-air fundraiser as short as possible.

If you missed "Foneless" February -- don't worry! You can still make a difference ahead of our spring fundraiser. Donate today, while the phones are still quiet and we're gearing up for our on-air campaign.

NPR

The Democratic presidential primary candidates are competing in South Carolina on Saturday, hoping to win over voters in the fourth contest of 2020. NPR will provide special coverage of the South Carolina Primary from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. as the results are tallied.

'I Spy: Real Life Spy Stories'

Feb 26, 2020
Rob Sachs / FP Studios

Espionage was once a mostly male pursuit but these days the top three officials at the CIA are women. On this program, we hear from Jonna Mendez, the CIA's former head of disguise, and Amaryllis Fox, a former undercover agent. Each one tells the story of one dramatic operation.

Jonna Mendez spent nearly three decades in the CIA and served as the agency's head of disguise. She has co-written several books about her work in the agency including "The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War."

NPR

On Saturday, February 29, NPR will provide special coverage of the South Carolina Primary from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. as the results are tallied. This will preempt “Live Wire!” and “The Moth.” NPR’s Michel Martin and Sarah McCammon will co-host the special coverage, along with members of the NPR Politics Team, newsmakers and other guests. Listen Saturday, February 29 at 7 p.m. on-air and online.

Angela Hsieh / NPR

Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of the state's primary. The candidates' battle follows Senator Bernie Sanders' wins in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucuses. The candidates that qualified for the debate are -- former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, wealthy venture capitalist Tom Steyer and Massachusetts Sen.

Michael Zamora/NPR, Gage Skidmore/Flickr

On Saturday, February 22 the Nevada Caucuses will be called to order at 3:00 p.m. EST. Listen to NPR's live special coverage on WRVO on-air and online starting at 5 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m. NPR’s Michel Martin and Susan Davis will co-host the special coverage, along with members of the NPR Politics Team, newsmakers and other guests. This will preempt “Weekend All Things Considered” and “TED Radio Hour.”

NPR

On Saturday, February 22, NPR will provide special coverage of the Nevada Democratic Caucus from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. as the results are tallied. This will preempt “Weekend All Things Considered” and “TED Radio Hour.” NPR’s Michel Martin and Susan Davis will co-host the special coverage, along with members of the NPR Politics Team, newsmakers and other guests. Listen Saturday, February 22 at 5 p.m. on-air and online.

Intelligence Squared U.S.

Facing extreme partisanship and polarization, America’s two-party system has come under fire. Critics argue that the two-party system runs contrary to the founders’ intent and has created a political system that fails to represent the electorate, concentrates power for the elites and makes compromise impossible. They say it’s time for real structural change. But others are more cautious. They argue that the two-party system is necessary to rein in extremes on both sides and promote the democratic institutions that are necessary to the nation’s political and social stability.

Live fact check and analysis: Nevada Democratic debate

Feb 18, 2020
Angela Hsieh / NPR

Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Six candidates are expected to be on the stage Wednesday night. The candidates that have qualified are -- former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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The BBC World Service presents a special hour-long edition of its "Witness" program, with incredible, first-person interviews about the African-American experience. Travel back to an iconic photograph from the civil rights campaign with Gloria Richardson. Hear the struggle for fair pay from Doug Williams, the first African American quarterback to play in the Superbowl. And Congresswoman Barbara Lee reflects on the moral stand she took in 2001 against the open-ended Global War on Terror.

WNYC/nhpr

State law requires its primary to be “first in the nation” -- so what does that mean for democracy and the eventual outcome of the presidential nominating process that New Hampshire votes first? As everyone awaits the night’s results, hosts Brian Lehrer from WNYC, Laura Knoy from NHPR, plus callers from around the country will talk to each other about this night and how we pick our presidents.

Michael Zamora/NPR, Gage Skidmore/Flickr

  

After Iowa's debacle, the Democratic presidential nominating contest has moved to New Hampshire.

Follow NPR's coverage for the latest updates and as polls close in New Hampshire for the live results and analysis.

Angela Hsieh / NPR

Democratic presidential candidates are debating for the first time since the Iowa caucuses. The delayed results have left a virtual tie in place between Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders. There are seven candidates on the stage Friday night in New Hampshire, ahead of Tuesday's primary in the state.

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