Full episode - March 25, 2020
A large group of people are shown dressed in the Harry Potter white button down shirts and stripped ties while holding wands in the air.
From The World and PRX, this is The Number in the News. Today’s number: 80. The worldwide sensation that is the "Harry Potter" series has been translated into over 80 languages. One of the latest translations is Yiddish. Translator Arun Viswanath describes the process and teaches us how to say some magical words including “magic wand” in Yiddish.
Full story - March 25, 2020
A man is shown standing near a auto rickshaw with several police officers standing by and one holding a long baton in the air.
Spain reports the world's second-highest number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus after Italy, as India locks down 1.3 billion people and Zimabwean doctors issue desperate calls for basic medical equipment. The US Senate is likely to vote on a $2 trillion economic stimulus package after days of intense negotiations. And while this summer's Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed, one Mexican American breakdancer hopes to go for gold in Paris in 2024.
Full story - March 24, 2020
Leticia Arcila, a 19-year-old voter in Atlanta, Georgia, said health care is her top priority in a presidential candidate.
As a home health aide who does not have health insurance herself, Leticia Arcila, a 19-year-old voter, thought Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ "Medicare for All" plan sounded appealing. As the coronavirus outbreak spread, the need for a health care plan that covers everyone never seemed so important.
Full story - March 24, 2020
Kashmiri journalists display laptops and placards during a protest demanding restoration of internet service, in Srinagar, Nov. 12, 2019.
While daily life in the US and elsewhere can feel like a deluge of COVID-19 news and updates, most people in Kashmir haven’t been able to access basic information on the internet about how they can protect themselves.
Full episode - March 24, 2020
A person with a walker crosses and carrying an umbrella is seen crossing 42nd Street with brightly lit signs all around.
About a fifth of the world's population is now under some sort of lockdown to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, China has announced it will be lifting the restrictions on people in Wuhan and the surrounding province of Hubei, where the virus was first identified. And, in states like California, in shelter-in-place mode because of the coronavirus, farmworkers are considered essential. The farmworkers still go out and work, but there are increasing concerns about their safety on the job. Also, Verdant Spirits, based in Dundee, Scotland, is switching production from gin to hand sanitizer in the wake of coronavirus and hopes to produce more than 100 gallons of hand sanitizer gel.
Full story - March 24, 2020
A close up of hands holding a bourbon bottle and a bottle of hand and surface sanitizer
Many places around the world are synonymous with their alcoholic beverage of choice — German beer, Kentucky bourbon, London dry gin. Now, many producers are adding hand sanitizer to their production line.
Full story - March 24, 2020
A health worker spray disinfectant at an airport wearing protective gear.
Full story - March 24, 2020
Antonio Castillo, who moved to the US from Mexico at age 9, is behind an effort to field what he hopes will become Team USA for breakdancing in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Antonio Castillo, a Mexican American immigrant and breakdancer, is behind an effort to field the first Team USA for breakdancing — which could debut as an Olympic sport as soon as the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. 
Full story - March 24, 2020
El Palace Hotel in the sunlight in Barcelona
With Spain’s public health system buckling under the pressure of COVID-19, the private sector is expected to step up and help. 
Full story - March 24, 2020
Secondary school student Wendy attends an online class with a smartphone at home during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Hong Kong, China, March 16, 2020.
The move to online classes is just one response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and many other places are taking similar measures. 

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