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Tania Ortega-Cowan

While we stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19, we can create a sense of safety and security by really appreciating life’s simple comforts. There’s the morning coffee. A nap with your faithful dog. How about your favorite pair of socks?

BS: Right now, there are children that have brightly colored, comfortable socks on their feet. It’s a good feeling.

That’s Indian River County resident and artist Barry Shapiro.

The Coronavirus – COVID-19 – is here. It has arrived on the Treasure Coast, and the response, like everywhere else, ranges from extreme panic to total denial.

But, somewhere in the middle lies a “be prepared, not scared” approach. And that starts with doing certain things right now to slow the spread.

WB: We want to bend the slope of the curve so much that we don’t overwhelm our health care system and we can continue to take care of patients. That is really the goal of social distancing.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

(sound of Siamese cat)

That’s the distinct voice of a friendly and curious Siamese cat we met at the newly re-organized Humane Society of St. Lucie County at Glades Cut-Off Road in Port St. Lucie.

The shelter has seen its share of tragedy and controversy. But in January, they got a second chance when Port St. Lucie county commissioners voted to approve a ‘fresh start’ contract with the shelter that includes government oversight and brand-new leadership.

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American Red Cross "Are you Prepared to Save a Life"

Apr 2, 2020

Mike is joined this week with the American Red Cross’ Logan Spacek.

Saving a life is a lot simpler than you may think when it comes to

Heart attacks!  Would you know what to do in an emergency?  Listen

And learn this week on Treasure Coast Happenings.

Mike speaks with Dr. Fernando Petry, Chief Medical Officer for Cleveland Clinic Martin Health.  Together they’ll talk about protecting yourself and your family, signs to look for regarding Covid 19 and local testing areas, and, are local hospitals prepared for the possibility of a large outbreak?

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From The NPR Newsroom

NPR has named a distinguished media ethicist as its sixth public editor, appointing Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute to fill the newsroom watchdog role at a time when many other major news outlets have abandoned it.

"The public editor represents the public interest in our journalism and helps hold us accountable to maintaining our high standards of journalism," NPR CEO John Lansing said in an interview. "And so [it's] really a critical position for us, particularly during this current [public health] crisis.

You won't hear a lot of sympathy these days for professional athletes who can't play their games because of the coronavirus outbreak. Technically, they're out of work. But most are also getting paid handsomely, although not as handsomely as they usually are.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to declare modern Japan's first-ever state of emergency in response to a sudden increase in novel coronavirus cases in the capital, Tokyo, and several of the country's other major cities.

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Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit

The streaming service Quibi — short for "quick bites" — calls itself "the first entertainment platform designed specifically for your phone."

Translation: They're doling out their shows in 7-to-10 minute chunks — er, episodes — at a rate of one per day. Quick bites, get it? Perfect for the busy, distracted, on-the-go consumer! Too bad none of us are on-the-going anywhere, these days.

Quibi divides its shows into three categories: "Movies in Chapters" (read: serialized narrative), "Unscripted and Documentaries" (read: episodic nonfiction) and "Daily Essentials."

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