Associated Press

Associated Press 26 Mar 2020

Stars of 'Tacoma FD' work to provide laughs during trying times


Actors Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan of "Tacoma FD" reveal how production of the show has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (March 26)

Dr. Ala Stanford rallied a group of fellow black doctors to provide free testing for people in poor neighborhoods as the Red Cross voices major concern over the lack of African American blood donors.
With the coronavirus having closed nightclubs across the world, comedians are still managing to get the laughs from people on a pandemic lockdowns all over the world. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports on Hollywood's Laugh Factory and The Stand comedy club in Edinburgh. And she looks at a Japanese comedian who stormed the world with his hit 'Pineapple-pen,' is back with a new message: Wash your hands!
In the era of virtual meetings, Americans are closing the distance with handwritten thank-you notes and sympathy cards. These tangible reminders are heartfelt ways to convey support during troubling times, says NBC News' Harry Smith.
In his 2020 State of the City address, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced plans for furloughs of thousands of city workers, part of a larger effort to ensure the city survives the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

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