Rose Friedman is an Associate Editor for NPR's Arts, Books & Culture desk. She edits radio pieces on a range of subjects, including books, pop culture, fine arts, theater, obituaries and the occasional Harry Potter-check-in. She is also co-creator of NPR's annual Book Concierge and the podcast recommendation site . In addition, Rose has edited commentaries for the network, as well as regular features like This Week's Must Read on All Things Considered.
Rose was an intern at Minnesota Public Radio before coming to NPR in 2010. Prior to her life in public radio she worked at a cheese shop in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied labor history at Macalester College. Outside of NPR her hobbies include cooking and eating.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's cautiously optimistic that the COVID-19 infection rate is slowing in New York. He called for federal help to ramp up mass scale testing as a step to ease the shutdown.
Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo both point to signs of good news in the coronavirus data, but say that restrictions on nonessential workers and businesses must continue.