How We're Helping
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented time for the nation, causing Americans to alter how they communicate and connect with family, friends, co-workers and community. Public media has become that vital connection by informing, educating, enriching and enlightening.
With more than 80 percent of Americans being told to stay at home, public media's services are a lifeline to community resources, health and safety information, and the education needs of the nation's children.
Local public media stations across the nation have gone above and beyond, finding innovative ways to continue serving viewers, listeners and community. Click on your state below to learn more about the extraordinary ways local stations are fulfilling public media's mission to serve, educate and inform.
Educational COVID-19 Care Content
WIPR is sharing educational content focusing on COVID-19 care with the Latin American Television Network (Red TAL) based in Argentina. This content is also shared with TVE Española, Nicaragua, Chile, Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Panama and other 12 Spanish-speaking countries.
WIPR’s COVID-19 Special Programming
WIPR produced COVID-19 PSAs, endorsed by the CDC for use by Spanish-language stations in the U.S. It also produced “Medical Task Force: Update,” and “The Economic Task Force: Update,” weekly shows providing details on COVID-19 medical and economic issues; and Notiséis 360, a newscast providing extensive coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. WIPR produced COVID-19 news for international dissemination within the Ibero-American Scientific and Cultural News Program (NCC) based in Guadalajara Mexico.