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  • (Weekdays 4:30am - 9am) Join Atlanta’s Morning News with Scott Slade weekday mornings on WSB to start your day with the news, weather and traffic you need from WSB.  
  • (Weekdays 9am - Noon) The steadfast Libertarian with an open mind, Atlanta radio listeners have been tuning in to hear the commentary and humor of Eric Von Haessler for nearly 20 years. 'Think of 'The Von Haessler Doctrine' as The World According to Eric”, says Eric.
  • (Weekdays Noon - 3pm) Rush Limbaugh launched his phenomenally successful radio broadcast into national syndication on August 1, 1988, with 56 radio stations. Twenty years later it is heard on nearly 600 stations by up to 20 million people each week and is the highest rated national radio talk show in America.   Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts.  In addition to his radio program, broadcast weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. ET, Mr. Limbaugh hosts “The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update,” a 90-second commentary which debuted in March 1992 and airs Monday through Friday. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” and “The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update” are produced and distributed by Premiere Radio Networks.  With his diverse media background, Mr. Limbaugh is also the author of “The Limbaugh Letter,” the most widely read political newsletter in the country, as well as two best-selling books, The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So, which have sold more than 8.9 million copies. The sales of See, I Told You So set an American publishing record.  In 2000, Mr. Limbaugh tackled the Internet, expanding his media dominance with the launch of RushLimbaugh.com. Employing cutting edge technology, it is one of the most popular radio broadcasting websites. It offers subscribers the opportunity to experience his show via video and audio Podcasting as well as live streaming audio.   Mr. Limbaugh has been profiled on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” ABC’s “20/20,” and in numerous publications including US News and World Report, National Review, Time Magazine, New York Times Magazine and USA Weekend. Other guest television appearances include “Nightline” with Ted Koppel, “Crossfire,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Today Show,” “The Phil Donahue Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” “This Week,” with David Brinkley, and “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert. Recognized for his achievements, Mr. Limbaugh received the Marconi Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year given by the National Association of Broadcasters in 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2005. In 1993, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and in 1998, into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.   Born Rush Hudson Limbaugh III in Jan. 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to a family with generations of attorneys, he chose to explore his passion for broadcasting at age 16 by working on-air as a disc jockey for a radio station in his hometown. After four years, he left for Pittsburgh to work at the former ABC owned and operated KQV. He later moved to Kansas City where he eventually tired of disc jockey life and left broadcasting for business. He joined the Kansas City Royals as director of group sales in Feb. 1979 and later served as director of sales and special events. By 1983, Mr. Limbaugh got the broadcasting bug back and re-entered radio as a political commentator for KMBZ in Kansas City. A year later, he was the host of a daytime talk show on KFBK in Sacramento, Calif., where he nearly tripled the program’s ratings in four years. From there, he went to New York in 1988 where his record-breaking national show was born.
  • (Weekdays 3pm - 4pm) A gutsy talk-show host who always lands on the “right side” of the issues,  Sean Hannity’s energy, charisma and Reagan conservatism has scored high points with audiences and critics alike as he continues to be one of the hottest commodities in media.
  • (Weekdays 4pm - 6pm) Erick Erickson practiced law for six years and oversaw a number of political campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. He was also an elected city councilman in Macon, Georgia.  In addition to hosting a show on WSB radio Erickson is a Fox News contributor after spending three years at CNN. He has also appeared on the Colbert Report on Comedy Central. According to Newsweek, “Erickson has grabbed his party’s power brokers by their elephant-stitched suspenders. Avid readers include Rush Limbaugh, former senator Fred Thompson and … John Boehner.”  Erickson is known for a willingness to speak candidly about and challenge the Republican establishment as well as rally conservatives to push their agenda at both the federal and state level. He has used his position to help raise the profile of a number of conservative candidates across the country from Marco Rubio in Florida to Nikki Haley in South Carolina to Ted Cruz in Texas.  The London Telegraph named Erickson the sixty-fifth most influential conservative in America in 2010. He is co-author of the book RedState Uprising. Each weekday morning, Erickson writes his “Morning Briefing” email, widely considered a must read among conservative pundits and activists. “The ability of [Erickson's Morning Briefing] to shape a message illustrates the power of the conservative network,” according to Washington Post. The Hollywood Reporter describes Erickson as 'the most influential conservative blogger on the Internet.'  Erick Erickson earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, majoring in History and Political Science. He earned his juris doctorate at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law.  Wrap up your day with him on the air weeknights on News 95.5 and AM-750 WSB.
  • (Weekdays 6pm - 8pm) He’s one of the leaders for WSB Triple Team Traffic on 95.5 WSB and on ‘Channel 2 Action News’, and he’s also one of Atlanta’s most plugged-in talk show hosts. Mark Arum’s show is designed to shake off the stress of your day, as you drive home through traffic. Mark, Longoria, “Low T Chuck”, Debra Green, and Lil’ Sanjay make you smile, while telling you what you need to know about Atlanta traffic, news, and weather. Enjoy Arum favorite ‘Millennial Match-Game’ every Monday and Wednesday at 6:08pm, as well as getting up-to-date with WSB Traffic, led by Doug Turnbull in the WSB Skycopter- every 6 minutes. Mark Arum’s local talk show- a ‘Stress Free Zone’. 
  • (Weekdays 8pm - 10pm) A gutsy talk-show host who always lands on the “right side” of the issues, Sean Hannity’s energy, charisma and Reagan conservatism has scored high points with audiences and critics alike as he continues to be one of the hottest commodities in media.
  • (Weekdays 10pm - Midnight) Radio Pocket Protector, Clark Howard. Howard has carved out a formidable following as the foremost authority on all things economic. In 1993, Clark opened the Consumer Action Center, a fully staffed service that answers consumers' questions located here in Atlanta, Georgia.

Saturday Programming

  • Belinda Skelton is the host of 'Belinda Skelton's Atlanta Living.' Belinda was the Executive Producer of the Neal Boortz Show and a frequent guest host of Lawn and Garden and The Home Fix It Show. She’s been a familiar voice in Atlanta radio for over 20 years.
  • The Bulls & Bears radio show is designed to encourage the average person to step up and put their money to work for themselves. Steve Champa and Adam D.A. Matisko serve as education coaches with Online Trading Academy.
  • Dana Loesch hosts her award-winning, nationally syndicated daily radio show, The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative from Dallas, Texas where she also hosts “Dana” on The Blaze television network. Dana appears regularly on Fox News, ABC, CNN, among others, and has co-hosted on “The View.” She describes herself as a “conservatarian.”    Dana’s original brand of young, punk-rock, conservative irreverence has found a fast-growing audience in multiple mediums. Dana is listed in the top 40 of Talkers Magazine‘s top 100 “heavy hitters” and was named Missouri’s #1 Radio Personality in 2014. A former award-winning newspaper columnist (and notable blogger since 2001), Dana was ranked as one of the top 16 most powerful mothers online by Neilsen and one of the top 30 Under 30 according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Dana was the 2012 winner of Accuracy In Media’s Grassroots Journalism award as well as the inaugural Breitbart Spirit Award. Dana was one of the original Breitbart editors selected by her late friend and mentor, Andrew Breitbart, to head what was BigJournalism.com and helped break the Anthony Weiner scandal before departing in 2012. Her Best Selling book on gun control, Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America is on shelves now and is turning the tide in the gun debate. Mark Levin wrote of her book that it, 'Obliterates every baseless argument made against the Second Amendment.' Sean Hannity quipped, 'Buy this book before someone tries to ban it.' Michelle Malkin states, 'WARNING: This book is explosive! Mother, wife, New Media warrior and political sharpshooter Dana Loesch confronts the ultimate war on women: gun control.'    Dana co-founded the tea party movement in St. Louis and speaks regularly on the subject of new media, gun control, anti-feminism, and grassroots.    A native Missourian, she and her family now live in Texas. Learn more about the Dana Loesch Radio Show.
  • Heard across the nation each week on “The Financial Symphony” radio broadcast, Mark Lloyd puts his 25 years as a Registered Financial Consultant, Registered Investment Advisor Representative and insurance professional to work helping listeners strike all the right chords with their retirement income plans. Based just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark has been developing customized retirement strategies through the use of investment and insurance products for over 25 years, and he's found financial professionals around the country who share his retirement income planning philosophies so that we can bring you a quality network of financial professionals to help you conduct your own 'retirement symphony.
  • ‘Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca’ is a must-listen in Atlanta for those who want to be successful with their lawn, landscape or garden.
  • Resident household repair and home improvement expert, Dave Baker provides tips and advice on planning, building and fixing up around the house.   He rounds out his 'toolbox of knowledge' by inviting home repair experts to answer any and all home improvement questions. Listen to Dave Baker Saturday's at 9am - Noon on News 95.5 AM750 WSB. 
  • One of Fox News Channel’s most recognizable personalities, Brian Kilmeade, co-host of the popular FOX & Friends morning show, delivers a unique brand of radio to FOX News Talk.    Brian engages listeners with a wide-range of topics and issues, from the major political stories of the day, to culture, sports, movies, music and more…bringing them right into the true “newsroom of life.”    Kilmeade will be joined by top personalities and contributors to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network along with other leading newsmakers, news breakers and experts on a regular basis. A lot of listener interaction takes place as well via calls to the show and e-mails or posts to the Kilmeade & Friends community!
  • Richard Lenz speaks with Atlanta’s business leaders to explore their inspiring stories, lessons learned, and tips for growth and success.
  • Still televised nationally for 36 years and airing on WSB for 25 years, O'Neill speaks directly to the hunter, fisherman, camper, hiker and adventurer live every Saturday morning with encouragement to join in and make the outdoors part of your family's days together and to get the most from your days afield. 
  • The Ric Edelman Show provides an entertaining and unique approach to financial advice you won’t find anywhere else. One of the most acclaimed financial advisors in the country, Ric covers the wide range of personal finance topics that are more important to you and your daily life: planning for college and retirement, handling your mortgage, maximizing your Social Security benefits, creating wills and trusts, participating in your workplace retirement plan, taxes, deciding if you need insurance, managing your investments, and much more.    For nearly 30 years, The Ric Edelman Show has provided listeners with objective advice and information that is easy to understand and implement. Ric never touts investments by name, or ever makes predictions about interest rates, fed policy, legislation or regulation. No “hot tips”! Instead, Ric shows listeners how to manage their money given the many uncertainties and obstacles they face in their efforts to achieve their long-term financial goals.    Ric’s common-sense approach, along with his trademark anecdotes and humor, along with clever sounds bites and audio effects, actually make personal finance fun! Ric turns the boring and arcane topic of financial planning into an accessible and interesting topic. He reduces complex financial matters to plain English, adding his breezy, conversational style to thought-provoking data and statistics. It’s interesting and entertaining radio that keeps shows you how the latest events in the financial world affect you.    The Ric Edelman Show is heard in over 85 cities across the country.  ©2018 Financial Engines, LLC. Financial Engines® and Edelman Financial EnginesTM are trademarks of Financial Engines, LLC. All advisory services offered through Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA), a federally registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of Financial Engines, LLC. FEA may also be referred to as Edelman Financial Engines or Financial Engines. Results are not guaranteed.
  • (Weekdays 3pm - 4pm) A gutsy talk-show host who always lands on the “right side” of the issues,  Sean Hannity’s energy, charisma and Reagan conservatism has scored high points with audiences and critics alike as he continues to be one of the hottest commodities in media.
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Sunday Programming

  • The Bulls & Bears radio show is designed to encourage the average person to step up and put their money to work for themselves. Steve Champa and Adam D.A. Matisko serve as education coaches with Online Trading Academy.
  • No matter your bottom line, there are always practical ways to begin your financial plan towards a better life. Aside from laughing with his three kids, there’s nothing Chris enjoys more than sitting down, getting to know his clients’ dreams, and learning about what they want to achieve — today and tomorrow. Life is about more than money and Chris wants to help you experience a better quality of life.  Learn more about Chris Burns on his website. 
  • Dr. Joseph Esposito, affectionately known as 'Dr. Joe' to his colleagues, patients and friends, has become one of the most dynamic, authoritative international speakers on nutrition in the country. Listen to his show Health Talk Atlanta on 95.5 WSB.
  • Heard across the nation each week on “The Financial Symphony” radio broadcast, Mark Lloyd puts his 25 years as a Registered Financial Consultant, Registered Investment Advisor Representative and insurance professional to work helping listeners strike all the right chords with their retirement income plans. Based just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark has been developing customized retirement strategies through the use of investment and insurance products for over 25 years, and he's found financial professionals around the country who share his retirement income planning philosophies so that we can bring you a quality network of financial professionals to help you conduct your own 'retirement symphony.
  • Bold, entertaining and addictive. Bill definitely knows his way around our wacky American legal system, and with a quick wit and razor sharp tongue, offers up advice to countless callers on a weekly basis.
  • Every weekend Kim Komando helps listeners across the country and around the world understand and expand their digital lifestyles. Count on Kim for the latest digital news and answers to your burning tech questions about everything from smartphones to tablets and everything in between.
  • Wes Moss, Chief Investment Strategist at Capital Investment Advisors (CIA) hosts Money Matters,the country’s longest running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show. 
  • You want an experienced retirement professional to take care of your finances.  Chris Hoffman understands Atlanta is looking for quality financial planning. It’s why he started Hoffman Financial Group and created “Money Unleashed,” a local Atlanta financial radio show. Along with Randy Cook, Chris empowers investors and retirement savers with the information they need to expect more from their financial advisors.  Chris and his team strive to deliver Atlanta’s first-class service in wealth management and retirement income strategies. One of Chris’ biggest passions is teaching portfolio investment to retirees who need it most. In addition to hosting “Money Unleashed,” Hoffman Financial Group leads retirement planning workshops in the greater Atlanta area to educate about the future of American retirement.  Atlanta needs planning for retirement, investments, IRA, Roth conversions, income taxes, long-term care, life insurance, estate, legacy, and more. Chris and the Hoffman Financial Group can handle it all.  Start navigating your financial journey with a complimentary Retirement Roadmap from Hoffman Financial. Find where you are on the roadmap and know what steps to take next.  DOWNLOAD HERE  Contact Us By:  Phone: 888-239-5880  Email: web@hoffmancorporation.com
  • She’s entertaining, enlightening and encouraging. Grammy nominated singer, author (“When Jesus Isn’t Enough: The Ultimate Meal for the Starving Single Woman”), speaker, political consultant, minister, mother. Her WSB program speaks to faith, life and politics with a lot of humor and without restraint!
  • Still televised nationally for 36 years and airing on WSB for 25 years, O'Neill speaks directly to the hunter, fisherman, camper, hiker and adventurer live every Saturday morning with encouragement to join in and make the outdoors part of your family's days together and to get the most from your days afield. 
  • Perspectives is a half hour community affairs program featuring community leaders, authors and other guests. The conversation showcases how our differences actually reflect how much we have in common.
  • Listen each week to hear the leading expert in regenerative medicine, Dr. Richard Ambrozic discuss the latest in stem cell therapy.
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News

  • A group of protesters ignored a stay-at-home order so they could gather in front of a North Carolina women’s clinic. The city of Charlotte received complaints Saturday morning about people possibly not following Mecklenburg County’s stay-at-home order. There was a protest at a preferred women’s health center in the Grier Heights neighborhood. “They’re putting our first responders at risk if they have to show up,” Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt said. “I just think it’s unconscionable. You can agree or disagree with reproductive health care, but it doesn’t matter. It’s legal. It’s deemed an essential business.”
  • Residents of several communities have come up with a fun way to keep kids entertained while school is out. Cities and towns such as Boston, Walpole, Haverhill, Leominster and others have organized “bear hunts,” where residents place teddy bears in their windows so kids can drive or walk around spotting the bears. “As we take our daily walks, we look at everybody’s windows to see if we can find a teddy bear,” said Candida Shepard, a mother. Shepard’s 4-year-old twins, Payton and Ayden, have taken up the fun activity in their Hyde Park neighborhood as more neighbors join in on the fun. “We saw the teddies in the window,” said Payton. The “bear hunts” are inspired by a children’s book, and residents can add their streets to a map on social media that parents use to trace the route they will take their kids on walks or drives, looking - at a safe distance - for the bears displayed in the windows. “It’s something nice to chime in about rather than something dismal, which is going on right now,” said Mary Francis, who put a teddy bear in her window. The Shepard twins’ grandmother placed teddy bears in her window, enjoying the cheer they bring to the youngest neighbors who have been home from school and stuck in the house. “People are actually walking by with a big smile on their face,” said Francis. Kids and adults alike are entertained and uplifted by the sight of the bears in the windows, a heartwarming illustration of how communities are doing everything they can to take care of each other. As volunteers step up to produce masks and donate supplies to medical workers, initiatives like the bear hunt aim to help keep people’s mental health strong. Something as simple as a teddy bear on a windowsill can be the light in someone’s day. As the twins write encouraging messages for others to stay hopeful during a scary time with their mom, a health care worker, they’re also thinking of their family in Italy. The country has been hit the hardest by the virus, where the outbreak has been the most rampant. “Stay safe from the ‘Canola’ virus,” Ayden wrote. If you want to participate, just search in your local community’s Facebook group to find a bear hunt near you.
  • With more states imposing “safer at home” and quarantine orders because of the coronavirus, families and friends are searching for ways to stay connected. Sure, the telephone works, but more people are using video apps for face-to-face contact. It’s a good way for older citizens to connect with grandchildren without worrying about coming in contact. While hugs may be precious, people are becoming more aware of staying isolated. There are plenty of ways to connect. Here is a look at 12 video-chatting applications: Zoom: This app appears to be geared toward business, but families can use Zoom too. Users initiating a meeting are taken to a virtual room that looks like a table in a conference room. Personal groups of up to 100 people can meet online for free. Business options include packages for sale that allow up to 1,000 participants. Facebook Live: Viewers can connect in real-time from their cellphones, computers and even through their television set. FaceTime: This app, though the Apple store, allows users to make video and audio calls to groups of up to 32 people. FaceTime is available on Apple products including iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Facebook Messenger: Similar to FaceTime, Messenger allows free video calling around the world for individuals or groups of up to six. It can be used on cellphones, tablets and computers. Skype: This app has been around for a while. Skype can accommodate groups of up to 50 people worldwide, It can be used on computers, mobile devices, XBox One and even smartwatches. WhatsApp: More than 2 billion users take advantage of the WhatsApp. The mobile app works on Android and iOS platforms, making it a good choice for people with friends owning diverse types of devices. The free app allows groups of up to four users per session. Tango: You know the old phrase. It takes two to Tango, and this app restricts video contact to two people. This free app is good but only two! The free app is good for video calling one other person at a time. You can also make voice calls, send messages and play games using Tango. Google Hangouts: This app is free in its basic form. Google Hangouts allows up to 10 participants at a time. You can even video chat through your Gmail accounts. Instagram: Up to six people can video chat at once via Instagram. Houseparty: This video chat app is owned by Epic Games, which developed Fortnite. Houseparty allows people to play video games or test trivia skills through its interface. It is available through Android, iOS, MacOs and Chrome. Snapchat: With Chat 2.0, Snapchat users can use a full, featured video chat service. Snapchat is free to use, but can chew up a lot of data time. It is recommended to connect to a wireless network before making your call. Viber: The Viber app is good for international calls and one-on-one video calls. Calls between Viber users are free, but a fee will apply for calling people without the app.
  • More than a fifth of Detroit's police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police. For the 2,200-person department, that has meant officers working doubles and swapping between units to fill patrols. And everyone has their temperature checked before they start work. An increasing number of police departments around the country are watching their ranks get sick as the number of coronavirus cases explodes across the U.S. The growing tally raises questions about how laws can and should be enforced during the pandemic, and about how departments will hold up as the virus spreads among those whose work puts them at increased risk of infection.  »Sign up for our new coronavirus newsletter “I don’t think it’s too far to say that officers are scared out there,” said Sgt. Manny Ramirez, president of Fort Worth Police Officers Association. Nearly 690 officers and civilian employees at police departments and sheriff’s offices around the country have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an Associated Press survey this week of over 40 law enforcement agencies, mostly in major cities. The number of those in isolation as they await test results is far higher in many places. Anticipating shortages, police academies are accelerating coursework to provide reinforcements. Masks, gloves and huge volumes of hand sanitizer have been distributed. Roll call and staff meetings are happening outside, over the phone or online. Precinct offices, squad cars and equipment get deep cleaned in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. Yet, many are worried it's not enough. This week, groups representing American police and fire chiefs, sheriffs, mayors and county leaders asked President Donald Trump in a letter to use the Korean War-era Defense Production Act to ensure they have enough protective gear. “We’re in war footing against an invisible enemy and we are on the verge of running out' of protective supplies, said Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. “We’ve got hospitals calling police departments, police departments calling each other, and it’s time to nationalize in terms of our response.” Police are accustomed to meeting staffing crunches by canceling vacations and leave, putting officers on 12-hour on, 12-hour off schedules and, when necessary, by shifting detectives and other specialized personnel to patrol. And officers are used to risk. It's part of the job. But at a time when Americans are being advised to stay six feet from each other to combat an insidious virus that can live on surfaces for days, the perils and anxieties are new. This crisis is unlike any American police forces have dealt with before, said former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “We're in unprecedented territory here,” said Davis, who led the police department when the Boston Marathon bombing happened in 2013. Streets are less crowded as people hunker in their homes. But police must prepare for the possibility of civil unrest among people who become anxious or unhappy about government orders or hospitals that get overrun with patients, he said. In New York, which has rapidly become the American epicenter of the pandemic, more than 500 NYPD personnel have come down with COVID-19, including 442 officers, and the department's head of counter-terrorism was hospitalized with symptoms. Two NYPD employees have died. On a single day this week, Friday, 4,111 uniformed officers called in sick, more than 10% of the force and more than three times the daily average. Leadership at America’s largest police department maintains that it’s continuing enforcement as usual. But they’ve also said that if the disease continues to affect manpower the NYPD could switch patrol hours, or pull officers from specialized units and other parts of the city to fill gaps -- steps also taken after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. But the U.S. is now leading the world in the number of confirmed cases; more than 100,000. Over 1,700 people have died in the country. And doctors say cases are nowhere near peaking. Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, based in Washington, D.C., said police can't just go out of business. “They need to have ways so that if one person goes down, who’s going to back that person up, so departments are having to be innovative,” he said. In big cities and remote areas alike, officers are being told to issue tickets or summons rather than making arrests for minor crimes. More crime reports are being taken by phone or online. These steps to limit exposure come as police must beef up patrols in shuttered business districts and manage spikes in domestic violence. In Detroit, officials say many of those quarantined should return to duty soon. In the meantime, an assistant chief recently released from quarantine is heading up day-to-day operations while Chief James Craig is out. Many officers are also worried about whether they'll be able to draw workers compensation benefits if they get sick, since the coronavirus is not spelled out in the list of covered conditions. “No one really knows,” said Robert Jenkins, president of the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police union, which covers 22,000 officers. “Unfortunately, we have to be out there. We don’t have a choice.” While the pandemic has so far hit American cities hardest, rural law enforcement agencies with few staff are in some ways most vulnerable. In the tiny West Texas community of Marfa, Police Chief Estevan Marquez instructed his four officers not to pull over cars for minor traffic infractions, especially if they're passing through from areas already hit by the virus. He can't afford for anyone to get sick.
  • Tom Coburn, a former U.S. senator from Oklahoma known as a conservative political maverick, died after a battle with prostate cancer, according to The Associated Press. He was 72. Coburn retired from the Senate in 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer. He served two terms from 2005 to 2015, KOKI reported. “Oklahoma has lost a tremendous leader, and I lost a great friend today,' U.S. Sen. James Lankford said in a statement. “Dr. Coburn was an inspiration to many in our state and our nation. He was unwavering in his conservative values, but he had deep and meaningful friendships with people from all political and personal backgrounds. He was truly respected by people on both sides of the aisle.” In the Senate, Coburn was the ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security and also served on the committees on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Intelligence. From 1995 to 2001, Coburn represented Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A family physician, Coburn was a member of the Committee on Commerce, where he sat on the subcommittees on Health and Environment as vice-chairman, Energy & Power, and Oversight and Investigations. Coburn was also selected co-chair of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in 2001. Services for Coburn have not been announced, KOKI reported.
  • Florida senior citizens who live in a downtown Orlando high-rise flickered the lights of their apartments Friday in a show of support for the doctors and nurses who are trying to thwart the spread of the coronavirus. Residents of Westminster Towers flickered their apartment lights at 9 p.m. to show support for the medical professionals working at Orlando Health. “Tonight, we flashed all of our lights to show our thanks to the hero health care workers at Orlando Regional Medical Center as they work hard to treat the sick and keep us safe from COVID-19,” Westminster Towers said on Facebook. “Thank you.” The display could be seen from the hospital campus, which is near the apartment building. “Thank you (Westminster Towers) for lighting up the night and our hearts,” the hospital network said on Facebook. “We’re all in this together.”