Pandemic As Muse | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

Artists and writers from Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King have long turned to pandemics as a source of creative inspiration. In this episode of “Ground Game,” AP book and publishing reporter Hillel Italie explains why plagues prove such fertile ground for the artist’s imagination.

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How COVID-19 Has Hit Hollywood | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

AP Global Entertainment and Lifestyles Editor Nekesa Moody joins this episode of “Ground Game” to explain how the entertainment industry is being reshaped by the pandemic, from the launch of drive-in concerts to the possibility of imposing physical distancing measures in movie theaters.

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Pelosi Pushes for $1 Trillion in COVID-19 Relief | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

From the Nancy Pelosi’s push to vote on a $1 trillion rescue bill in the Democratic-controlled House to President Trump’s efforts to galvanize his supporters who oppose lockdown restrictions, Ralph Russo speaks to his co-host, Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace about the latest political news on this episode of “Ground Game.”

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When COVID-19 came to rural America | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

COVID-19 ripped through rural Southwest Georgia, killing more people per capita than just about anywhere in America. AP reporter Claire Galofaro joins host Ralph Russo to share the tale of a community that had already felt abandoned before the pandemic, and how she was able to connect with people while also keeping her distance.

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No Shelter From COVID-19 For NYC Homeless | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

New York City has been, by far, the hardest hit city in the US by the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the nation’s largest city, the homeless population is bearing the brunt of the pandemic. AP Reporter David Crary sits down with Larry Lage to discuss the city’s mounting crisis hitting the homeless population.

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Pandemic Wipes Out U.S. Jobs | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

After a month of coronavirus shutdowns, the U.S. jobs report for April announced a record-high unemployment rate and the highest since the Great Depression. AP Federal Reserve reporter Chris Rugaber and economics editor Fred Monyak discuss how 11 years of gains were wiped out in a month by the pandemic and what the road to recovery looks like.

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Will COVID-19 Take Down College Football? | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

Professional and college sports have been shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline joins the “Ground Game” podcast to talk about when college teams can start gathering, practicing and competing again, as well as what might happen if a student-athlete tests positive for the virus.

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The Race To Find A Vaccine | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

The medical community has made it clear that there won’t be a vaccine available to curb the spread of COVID-19 for at least a year or 18 months (since January) as research groups move ahead to the early stages of human trials, or are poised to start. AP medical reporter Lauran Neergaard explains the process of creating a vaccine – and the ethical dilemmas that come with it.

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Pres. Donald Trump Looks To Venture Out | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been sheltering in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is eager to venture out again. Co-Hosts Ralph Russo and Julie Pace discuss Trump’s next moves as the presidential election approaches and lockdown measures ease up.

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Brazil’s Collision Course | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

As Brazil careens toward a full-blown public-health emergency because of mounting COVID-19 cases, Latin America’s most populous nation is contending with two other crises: economic turmoil and an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro’s action. In this episode of Ground Game, AP Brazil News Director David Biller explains how these three crises are colliding.

Inside AP’s “Lives Lost” Series | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

AP is chronicling the many people who have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic in a series of stories called “Lives Lost.” In this episode, we speak to the editors behind the project, AP’s Digital Storytelling Editor Raghu Vadarevu and Western U.S. News Director Peter Prengaman to learn more about how we chronicle the lives of people who have died when there are so many.

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Inside The COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

Daniela Lamas, a pulmonologist and critical care doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, takes host Ralph Russo inside the intensive care units that have been treating COVID-19 patients. Dr. Lamas describes what the ICU looks like these days, explains the medical lexicon and shares a few stories of survival.

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One Good Thing | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

On today’s episode of “Ground Game” host Ralph Russo goes behind the scenes of AP’s new “One Good Thing” feature. AP editors Sally Stapleton and Gary Fields speak about the weekday series that aims to offer uplifting stories during this period of uncertainty and anxiety.

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COVID-19 Racial Disparities | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

A recent Associated Press analysis revealed that African Americans account for more than 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. where the race of victims has been made publicly known. Data from states, cities and counties show black people are a disproportionate share of the population dealing with the most dire consequences of the pandemic. In this episode of “Ground Game,” AP national race and ethnicity writer Aaron Morrison explains why this is so.

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Interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

“Ground Game” co-hosts AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace and Ralph Russo discuss the significance of a recent AP interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert. They also talk about the White House’s daily press briefings and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s seemingly low profile during this most unusual campaign season.

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Photographing a Pandemic | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

AP photographer Wong Maye-E and photo editor Enric Marti talk about an assignment for which they documented a ghostly virus-era New York City from the back of a motorbike. They also talk about the challenges they face as they seek to capture an otherwise bustling city under lockdown.

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The Sounds of a Pandemic | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe, many people are stuck at home, emptying streets and other public places. In New York City and elsewhere, residents hear constant ambulance sirens as they also notice sounds that might be missed otherwise. AP reporter Leanne Italie breaks down the sounds that we are hearing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Breaking Down Unemployment | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

The United States is seeing record unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump is optimistic that the economy will bounce back once the virus is contained, but economists aren’t so sure. In this episode of Ground Game, AP economics editor Fred Monyak and Federal Reserve reporter Chris Rugaber break down everything you need to know about unemployment and explain what a post-pandemic economy might look like.

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The Fight For New York | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

A group of AP journalists spent 24 hours shadowing several New Yorkers from all walks of life — a paramedic, a bodega owner, a taxi driver, a Broadway actor and an undertaker. The reporters talk about “The Fight for New York” with host Ralph Russo on this episode of Ground Game. Read the stories in their entirety: https://apnews.com/TheFightforNewYork

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How a Tiger Contracted COVID-19 | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York recently tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere. So how does an animal like a tiger contract COVID-19 and what does this mean for transmission to humans? Host Ralph Russo speaks to Jennifer Peltz, an AP reporter who wrote about the diagnosis, and Karen Terio, a professor in the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois, to learn more about this finding.

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Inside Iran | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

Iran has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak as the number of confirmed cases tops 60,000, more than any other country in the Middle East. The region, however, is beginning to see a spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Jon Gambrell, AP News Director of the Persian Gulf and Iran, explains why some countries in the Middle East are seeing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, compared to others; he also weighs in on relations between the U.S. and Iran following a Washington-directed strike in January that killed an Iranian general.

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Inside Madrid, Spain | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

Spain has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak and the country’s death toll remains comparatively high despite a two-week lockdown. With more than 9,000 COVID-19 deaths documented, officials have been forced to convert hotels into hospitals and ice rinks into morgues. Madrid-based AP reporter Aritz Parra explains what is happening inside Spain’s overburdened medical facilities and funeral homes.

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Inside The Epicenter | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

New York has been hit especially hard in the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 75,000 cases confirmed so far. In New York and elsewhere, health officials are reviewing guidelines from sources including state governments and medical groups on how to fairly ration limited resources as hospitals prepare for a surge in patients. Central to these guidelines will be figuring out who gets a ventilator and who doesn’t. AP reporter Candice Choi explains what this all means.

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Inside Our New Coronavirus Vocabulary | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

Quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing, pandemic, shelter in place: these are all terms that have suddenly consumed people around the globe, sometimes causing more fear than comprehension. But what do all of these terms actually mean? AP National Reporter Matt Sedensky breaks down our emerging vocabulary on this episode of Ground Game.

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Inside The $2.2 Trillion Relief Package | Inside The Outbreak | Associated Press

The U.S. Senate passed a massive $2.2 trillion rescue package to help offset the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The package is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and includes aid for hospitals, small businesses, the airline industry and individual Americans. The AP’s Julie Pace and Ralph Russo dive deep into what the bill means and how it might offer relief.

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