Rhode Island Governor Confident The State Is Ready to Re-Open Economy Due To High Testing Capacity
Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo announced this week her goal to open up the state’s economy in three phases beginning May 9. The timeline is early compared to other states in the Northeast, but also reflects the aggressive stance that Rhode Island has taken on testing residents to help track and slow the spread of the virus. She joined Jim Braude to discuss.

Travel Expert Rick Steves Pays His Staff Out Of Pocket As Travel Shuts Down Worldwide
The travel industry has taken a hit as coronavirus has led to cancelled vacations, cruises, and flights across the world. Travel expert Rick Steves — owner and host of the tour business and show, "Rick Steves’ Europe" — joined Jim Braude to discuss the challenges facing the industry and his commitment to paying his employees even as business dwindles.