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- 03 / 10 / 20 -
All of the upheaval that has occurred since the show was last on, this is an abbreviated show due to another game, a call for observations on the COVID-19 outbreak so far, how stores have been in recent days, how Kyle and Emmanuel were following this story back in January while in Canada, the death toll is at 4,000 worldwide, why this is a big deal, the mistake of dismissing the seriousness of this outbreak, schools are beginning to shut down, a statement from the Fine Arts Center seems to imply that Stony Brook is about to close, a basketball game scheduled for tonight is set to proceed, why wearing a mask doesn't accomplish anything, the coronavirus epicenter is in New Rochelle, how the lack of testing is making the numbers inaccurate, how one person caused 108 people to get infected in the New York area, panic in the stock market, the Washington primary is entirely mail-in, how South Carolina has turned the campaign around, the irony of Democratic votes in that state not counting in the actual election, looking at the numbers with regard to support for Bernie Sanders, the necessity for Sanders and Biden supporters to get behind a single candidate, how Trump is spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19, an update from University Hospital at Stony Brook, why listening to scientists and doctors instead of politicians is so essential in this crisis, there's only one case confirmed in Suffolk County so far, the idea of a payroll tax rollback, how funding was taken away from pandemic research in favor of anti-terrorism programs, updates on numbers.
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- 03 / 17 / 20 -
An appeal for people to relax and take a deep breath as the coronavirus pandemic hits hard, how this is a global battle, the need for people to know they're not alone, what the sacrifice everyone is part of will achieve, the power of working together, this is an opportunity to observe the world under these conditions, things already seem less polluted, Kyle has been cleaning the studio, there is a skeleton staff at the station, some behavioral habits to remember, some of the early warning signs that were ignored, giving credit where it's due, why leadership is so important, the heavy toll that this will have on all of us, why nobody should be paying rent at this point, the importance of local radio at a time like this, being prepared for really high numbers, how Trump seems to finally be getting it, some facts about the flu pandemic of 1918, how that outbreak affected mostly younger people and came in two waves, the differences between these two outbreaks, under 100 people have died so far in the States from coronavirus, comparing these numbers to average flu fatalities, the resurgence of phone calls and brick and mortar stores, witnessing how quickly everything can fall apart, a listener perspective from Ontario, how this could lead to a global feeling of accomplishment, the current status of testing, how Kyle and Emmanuel were aware of this crisis while in Canada two months ago, panic buying in Toronto in the early days, ways of raising people's spirits, the perspective from Colorado, an Asian supermarket hack, the importance of going to Chinese restaurants, the upcoming need for a huge bailout, why it's important not to panic buy, checking in on older people, why mutations of the virus aren't necessarily a bad thing, how this is being handled in Bulgaria, evictions have been frozen in New York City, the coronavirus has now appeared in all 50 states.
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- 03 / 24 / 20 -
The show is now broadcasting remotely, how the situation has changed since last week, the numbers of cases have been skyrocketing, all activities on campus have been canceled, sympathy for the kid caught being a total dumbass on a Florida beach, trying not to get distracted by the television, why it's a mistake to listen to people who don't know what they're talking about, Trump wants the country open by Easter, comparing the numbers concerning flu and COVID-19, more than 25,000 cases have been reported in New York, the difference between Cuomo and Trump press conferences, the low rate of compensation being offered to Americans in comparison to other countries, why people should stop paying rent now, Kyle and Emmanuel have experienced calm supermarkets, why it's important to support Chinese restaurants, recognizing the vital services, comparing this to hurricanes and blizzards, how common experiences can lead to common understanding, finding the silver lining in all of this, everyone's future is in limbo, how the conversation on health care is now in every house, a barking dog, the advantage of pets, Kyle and Frank built this home studio in less than a week, why people need to stay home, a list of local places that are offering take-out, the steps Kyle and Emmanuel take whenever getting a package, a review of "Oliver" from 1968, a rundown on the story, the anti-Semitism from the book that was glossed over in the film, what became of some of the actors, a review of "Midnight Cowboy" from 1969, how this was a real turning point, the demise of the Hollywood Code, the original meaning of the "X" rating, the importance of having captured old New York City scenery, how a famous line from the film wasn't part of the script, a review of "Z" from 1969, the different kinds of batons in the film, how a journalist was portrayed, final observations, encouraging people to reach out to others.
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- 03 / 31 / 20 -
Some crosstalk, another week of isolation, Kyle has been making masks, the rules of wearing masks appear to be changing, who should be wearing N95 masks, why none of this would be an issue if there had been enough testing, signs that social distancing is beginning to work, the lack of action in Florida, Kyle and Emmanuel recently drove by South P-Lot on campus which has been turned into a massive triage site, thanks to the people at WUSB who have kept things running and helped remote programs like this one go forward, the run on toilet paper, encouraging people not to pay rent, why taking care of ourselves should be the primary concern, listener mail, how Kyle built the board that made the remote shows possible, a review of "Patton" from 1970, analyzing who the character actually is, why it was crossing the line to refer to shell shock as cowardice, why this was likely everyone's grandfather's favorite film, how George Patton was a rabid anti-Semite, some telling quotes, encouraging people to keep doing what they're doing, ways to be upbeat.
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