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The coronvirus has left many without jobs. For those over the age of 50 it will take twice as long to find a new position than younger workers. AARP notes that the Bureau of Labor Statistics found around 45% of job seekers over the age of 55 have been looking for work for six months or longer. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with AARP financial specialist Susan Weinstock about about the impact of the pandemic on older workers.

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The coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Wicomico County with health care workers and nursing homes the first to receive it. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Olivia Butler, with the Wicomico County Health Department, about how it will distributed in the coming weeks.

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The coronavirus vaccine has arrived on the Eastern Shore. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Dr. Mike Murphy, an emergency room physician at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, about what that means for combatting the virus.

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There is some optimism for downtown businesses in Salisbury with the coronavirus vaccine and the prospect of more federal assistance. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush takes a look at some of the local businesses as they struggle to make it through the pandemic. (Part 1)

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Even with the announcement of the distribution of the coronavirus vaccines, there are still months ahead for many caregivers -- many who never expected to be in that position. Amy Goyer, a caregiving expert at AARP, tell's Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that it is taking its toll.

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The homeless not only face with the cold weather, but also the coronavirus. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Bee Miller, executive director of Diakonia, about the impact of the virus on their efforts to provide assistance and shelter to this population.

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This Christmas will be like few in recent memory. And, many will only be seeing their loved ones via Zoom. Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill notes that how we have had to reduce such gatherings while pondering his Christmas tree.

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With the federal government about to embark on the distribution of the new coronavirus vaccine, President-Elect Joe Biden has promised to distribute 100 million doses in the first one hundred days of his administration. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Perry Fri, executive vice president of Industrial Relations for the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, about the readiness of the system to begin distribution.

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With the cold weather now combined with the coronavirus homeless shelters are  seeking help from the local community as they face this winter's perils. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Celeste Savage, executive director of HALO which provides assistance to the homeless, about the community response and the road ahead. (Part 2)

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The homeless this year must contend not only with the cold but with the coronavirus pandemic. As a result homeless shelters have cut back on the number they can take in and have beefed up the precautions they must take to keep clients, staff and volunteers safe. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Celeste Savage, Executive Director of HALO, about the impact of Covid 19. (Part 1)

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Maryland is expected to see a sharp spike in coronvirus hospitalizations jumping 50% within the last two weeks. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Chris Snyder, Chief Quality Officer for TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, about what his organization is experiencing. (Part 2)

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A coronvirus vaccine appears to be just around the coroner. But, Governor Larry Hogan says Maryland is expected to receive only around 155,000 doses, far short of what is needed to cover the frontline health care workers. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Chris Snyder, chief quality officer for TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, about the potential of the new vaccine effort. (Part 1)

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The chaotic year of 2020 is coming to a close. It saw a divisive presidential campaign amidst a pandemic with a rising death toll. Delmarva Public Media Essayist George Merrill writes that he still sees hope as this year passes into history.

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While many of us will be sitting down with family for Thanksgiving, there are those without a home or family. Host Don Rush talks with Anthony Dickerson, executive director of the Christian Shelter in Salisbury, about his organization's plans and how the homeless cope with the holiday season -- especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shop Local. That's the word from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot who is urging holiday shoppers to help out their local businesses who have been hit by the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic.  Franchot told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that he saw this as a citizen effort to help out now that the federal stimulus package has essentially run out.

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With coronavirus cases surging Pfizer has announced it has a vaccine that may be effective in the fight against the pandemic. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Robert Cain, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, about the pandemic and their efforts to train medical students in the fight against the virus.

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With the coronavirus entering yet another wave pharmaceutical companies are searching for a vaccine. But, in many vaccine trials seniors can be left out. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sue Peshin, president of the Alliance for Aging Research, who said that in the current search for a covid-19 vaccine seniors are to be very much in hte mix. (Part 2)

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The flu season is now getting underway. But, it comes just as a third wave of the coronvirus is hitting the nation. The Alliance for Aging Research is urging seniors to be sure to get their pneumonia and flu shots as the country awaits a covid-19 vaccine. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sue Peshin, president of the organization, about their vaccination campaign and the impact of the coronavirus.

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A survey conducted on behalf of AARP found that more than half of the nation's care givers are spending more time taking care of family and children. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Jean Chatzky, a financial expert with the organization, about the impact of the change during the pandemic.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday that the state would provide $250 million in financial assistance to small businesses as they struggle with the impact of the coronavirus. Comptroller Peter Franchot has been urging the governor to provide $500 million in such relief. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Franchot about what he would like to see before the governor made his announcement.

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The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq became not only the longest wars but with a volunteer army inwhich service personnel have seen numerous tours of duty. Meanwhile, for the public they are the almost forgotten conflicts with such a small percentage of the population serving in the military. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talks with Ashleigh Birnes, deputy communications director for Disabled American Veterans, about the impact of such wars amidst the current coronavirus pandemic. (Part 2)

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Rallies have been a hallmark of President Trump's campaign with many of the attendees not wearing masks. And, the president has said he is feeling well enough to resume the campaign trail. Delmarva Public Media' Don Rush talked with emergency room physician Mike Murphy about the those rallies and the prospect that his health could take a turn for the worse.

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President Trump says that he is ready to get back out on the campaign trail and has decided not to not to participate in the second presidential debate since the decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates that it be virtual. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with emergency room physician Mike Murphy about someone who has had coronavirus breaking quarantine so soon. (part 2)

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President Trump is now back in the White House after contracting the coronavirus. His physicians have given him a series of drugs including a sterioid to fight the disease. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush spoke with Mike Murphy, an emergency room physician, about what we can tell of the president's condition and treatment. (Part 1)

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have tested positive for the coronavirus. The White House now says that the president is experiencing mild symptoms. Delmarva Today host Don Rush talks with Salisbury University Political Science professor Michael O'Loughlin and longtime Wicomico County Republican John Bartkovich about the news and its political implications.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Trump’s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week.  

Trump is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from a virus that has now killed more than 205,000 people nationwide.

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As the nation prepares to enter the winter months with the coronavirus still raging, the nation will still be suffering from another -- the opioid crisis. Sandy Brown, executive director of Mid-Shore Pro Bono which privides free legal services, says these two have made the situation much worse. In addition, Brown tells Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that she expects a homeless crisis to follow as the nation moves into months more of the virus pandemic. (Part 2)

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Despite the federal moratorium on evictions and state assistance many on the Eastern Shore are struggling to find money to pay their rents or mortgages. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sandy Brown, executive director of Mid-Shore Pro Bono, which provides free legal services. She says while the moratoriums help out, the bills still pile up. (Part 1)

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American farmers have been hit twice over the last few years. First it was the impact of the trade battles with China. Then, the coronavirus. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Patrick Criteser, President & CEO of Tillamook County Creamery Association, about how agriculture is fairing in these tough times.

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The coronavirus has isolated many and shutdown this year's events around the country.  As a result, the National Folk Festival is going virtual this weekend. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Lora Bottinelli, executive director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts, about its significance in these times and what the future may hold. (Part 2)

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