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A Note From WPPB General Manager Diane Masciale

On March 18th, 88.3FM WPPB—the only NPR station on Long Island—was purchased by WNET, America’s flagship PBS station and the parent company of WLIW21—the only PBS station on Long Island. WPPB now becomes part of a legacy public media company which has been serving the Long Island community for 50 years. What does this mean? It means that WPPB is now part of a solid and thriving public media enterprise whose mission is to engage, enrich and inspire. It means that you will continue to hear your...

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'We'll Get Through This': Living In New York City During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Brooklyn's Prospect Park looks normal. It's just after 8 a.m. Joggers are running the loop singing to themselves. Cyclists are whizzing by and dog owners are ignoring their pets, staring at their phones. But Holly Williams says life doesn't feel normal — she's lonely. "I have seen people in person, but it's not the same, you know, as like going over to a friend's house and watching a movie or having dinner," Williams says. The number of cases of those infected with the Coronavirus had reached...

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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.

Usually, when I arrive home in Hanoi, I'm out the same day riding my scooter around the treacherous traffic of the Vietnamese capital, past the little cafes and food vendors on the sidewalk. The thrill of making it, sometimes narrowly, through a chaotic sea of pedestrians, scooters and cars is oddly liberating.

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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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