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Catch On the Record, hosted by Sheilah Kast, weekdays from 9:30 to 10:00 am, following NPR's Morning Edition. We'll discuss the issues that affect your life and bring you thoughtful and lively conversations with the people who shape those issues -- business people, public officials, scholars, artists, authors, WYPR reporters and other journalists who can take us inside the story. If you want to share a comment, question, or an idea for an interview you?d like to hear, email us at ontherecord@wypr.org

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Catch On the Record, hosted by Sheilah Kast, weekdays from 9:30 to 10:00 am, following NPR's Morning Edition. We'll discuss the issues that affect your life and bring you thoughtful and lively conversations with the people who shape those issues -- business people, public officials, scholars, artists, authors, WYPR reporters and other journalists who can take us inside the story. If you want to share a comment, question, or an idea for an interview you?d like to hear, email us at ontherecord@wypr.org

    Pastoral Care During a Pandemic

    Pastoral Care During a Pandemic

    Efforts to slow transmission of the coronavirus have affected nearly every walk of life. Two chaplains tell us how they’ve creatively adapted their approaches to offer comfort and care to patients and staff during this time of social distancing. Rabbi Jeffrey Orkin is director of pastoral care at Levindale long-term care facility. And Rev. Denise White is staff chaplain at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Because visitors are are allowed in only a few circumstances during the pandemic, she says the solace she can offer patients is even more urgent.

    • 24 min
    Legal Help To Navigate The Turmoil Of The Pandemic

    Legal Help To Navigate The Turmoil Of The Pandemic

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it is eroding the legal wellness of low-income families. Amy Petkovsek, Director of Advocacy, Training, and Pro Bono for Maryland Legal Aid, says the nonprofit is bracing for an influx of cases.

    How are attorneys handling requests to help people draft wills and fight eviction? Do they have the resources they need? Plus, two clients share their stories.

    • 25 min
    Monsters In The Making

    Monsters In The Making

    When crime surged in 2015 after the Freddie Gray protests, Baltimore police were more determined than ever to rack up more arrests and seize more illegal guns from the streets. A new book chronicles how that empowered cops on the ‘Gun Trace Task Force’--some of whom had been planting evidence, making illegal arrests and robbing drug dealers for years--to step up their own illicit activities. It took a federal indictment to shut down the Gun Trace Task force in 2017. We ask why the authors say prosecutors and police commanders looked away.

    • 25 min
    How Will Marylanders Vote Amid Pandemic?

    How Will Marylanders Vote Amid Pandemic?

    Twelve weeks before an important national election, Maryland has only about half the normal number of elections judges and David Garreis thinks many of them may still decide the coronavirus makes working the polls Nov. 3 too risky. Garreis leads the ‘Maryland Association of Elections Officials,’ which wants to replace precinct voting with fewer, bigger voting centers--maybe at high schools--where people from anywhere in that county could vote. It would need the governor’s OK.

    • 17 min
    Stories From The Stoop: Arthur Sutherland

    Stories From The Stoop: Arthur Sutherland

    Here's a Stoop Story from Arthur Sutherland about what he learned from the funny pages. You can hear her story and many others at Stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.

    • 7 min
    How Is Coronavirus Disrupting The Fight Against Other Infectious Diseases?

    How Is Coronavirus Disrupting The Fight Against Other Infectious Diseases?

    As coronavirus spread, families stayed home, and children missed their scheduled immunizations. Pediatrician Dr. James Campbell warns that skipping these shots may result in an epidemic during a pandemic. Read more about threat of under-vaccination here.

    Then, Stacie Stender, of Jhpiego, an international non-profit, describes how the pandemic disrupted global efforts to contain HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. Read more about Jhpiego's work to contain COVID-19 here.

    What does coronavirus mean for battling the spread of other infectious diseases?

    • 25 min

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