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Posted Monday, October 19, 2020 by WLRH News

Rhonda Broyles introduces us to her FAB FOUR, otherwise known as the UNIT.

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We spotlight music from Madison AL metal band Katabasis and their 2019 E.P: Bright Lights and Violence. We’ll also hear from Chabaz, Pat Jamar & Chelsea, Who?, Remy Neal, B.Alexandria, Way No Bueno, Obed Edom, Ugly Houses, and Tony Perdue.

We’ve just started Fiscal Year 2021,after a super successful 2020 fundraising period! But now we are looking towards our $422,000 fundraising goal for 2021. With your help we can do it!

Poet Rosemary McMahan steps into the Writers Corner with her two poems, which share her observations of the present and her memories of the past.

We spotlight music from 5ive o'clock charlie, and we’ll have tunes from Benny Pitsinger, The World Forgot, Roboctopus, Doc Daily & Magnolia Devil, Jimmie Henderson, Tosha Hill, Marquis Green, and Them Damn Dogs.

Andrew Gonzales muses on the glories of Autumn and wonders how many of those chilly days he's missed.

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National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy (right) walks with other NTSB officials past a makeshift memorial for victims of the Conception boat fire in September 2019 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The fire started in the boat's salon, where divers had plugged in phones and other devices. Investigators pointed to the lack of a night watchman as a reason for high casualty numbers.

COVID-19 mortality rates are going down, according to studies of two large hospital systems, partly thanks to improvements in treatment. Here, clinicians care for a patient in July at an El Centro, Calif., hospital.

More hospitalized patients are surviving than early in the pandemic. Improved treatments make a big difference, but so does flattening the curve to keep hospitals from overfilling, researchers say.

There's increasing emphasis on wearing masks while flying. How much protection do they offer against COVID-19?

On an eight-hour Emirates flight, with mask-wearing enforced, a whopping 27 coronavirus-positive people boarded the plane in Dubai. Guess how many passengers got infected?

Joyce Chen and her children, Campbell, 7, Bryn, 12, and Emerson, 10.

The unequal division of household work leads to the "mom penalty." For highly educated, high-income women, it could mean losing promotions, future earning power and roles as future leaders.

Hawaiian Airlines jets outside Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. Hawaii has seen a more than 90% reduction in the number of air travelers arriving since the start of the pandemic.

The tourist economy in Hawaii has been decimated by the pandemic, with 1 in 6 people there unemployed. Now, the state hopes new traveler testing protocols will help bring visitors back to its beaches.



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