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Can Broadway learn lessons from theater in South Korea?

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

07:56 min | 4 months ago

Can Broadway learn lessons from theater in South Korea?

"This marketplace podcast is supported by transfer. Wise. The smart new way to send and receive money internationally join over eight million customers in eighty countries who are already saving and try it for free at transfer. Wise Dot com slash marketplace, or download the APP. The Race for Global Corona virus vaccine suffers a setback live from London. This is the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service. I'm Victoria Craig Good morning shares of Astra Zeneca are down one and a half percent this morning here in London despite abroad rally in European markets that sending the stock six hundred index up seven tenths of a percent. That's after the British Swedish pharmaceutical giant said final clinical trials of the. Corona. Virus vaccine, it's developing with Oxford. University have been put on hold worldwide. An independent investigation will take place to determine why a British volunteer developed an unexplained illness and has been hospitalized. This is the second time. This trial has been put on hold, but the team say that's not unusual for such large-scale tests, tens of thousands of volunteers in Britain. South Africa Brazil and the United States have so far taken part in the trial. No Work? No pay no food coronavirus lockdowns have forced many people all over the world to wonder where their next meal's will come from according to Matthew True. Scott Oxfam International's head of Humanitarian Policy About one hundred and twenty one million people have been pushed to the edge of starvation. This year not of course is across the main hotspots you would expect Yemen Democratic Republic of Congo of Gunston Venezuela, south. Sudan we're also seeing hunger coming up in otherwise middle income or developing countries. India South Africa Brazil CETERA. Look at a situation in the world where you have about sixty sixty, one percent working in the informal economy when that denied that daily income forced to stay at home they no longer get that income and that forces them into some of the negative coping strategies and that's what makes this crisis so unique. People. Couldn't travel to work which meant they couldn't make money and they couldn't buy food but this isn't just a short term problem. Is it Yeah and it has sort of long term impacts where, for instance, if you take people who are living day to day selling milk, if they can't sell milk for a few days, it gets point whether then have to do something to have food and income then have to sell their means of income. So selling the cow which had been providing them and then conquered back to generate income and same happens instead of urban areas where people who had been, for instance, taxi drivers after. So long of not being able to take fares and give taxi rights eventually then have to start selling off assets to cope and that's where we're really. Seeing potential long-term structural breakdown, and as you say, this is a problem that existed before the pandemic. So how do we tackle it this time around does it require new solutions? It does with sort of proposing three solutions. The I of course is that we need to increase humanitarian aid drastically the U. N. Global Humanitarian Appeal has called for about ten point, three billion dollars in humanitarian aid. But only about twenty, four percent of that is funded. So less than a quarter, the second thing that we can do is cancelled some of the debt that could free up up to a trillion dollars, and then of course, the final thing is. Exactly, as you say, we do need to change how system works. We need to build a more fair and more robust food system. We need to build a system that's ready to deal with the climate shocks that's able to produce sustainable food. One that supports a small-scale Farmers Informal Workers, Matthew Scott head of humanitarian policy at Oxfam International. Thanks for your time. Thank you so much here in the UK fresh restrictions on social gatherings will go into place next week to prevent further spread of covid nineteen. That's far from welcome news for live entertainment venues and performers who haven't been allowed to work since lockdown was first imposed in March Thomas. Engines. An actor in the West End. London's Broadway. When the lights went out, he was preparing to go on tour but quickly switched gears and found work at a supermarket as a checkout team leader to make ends meet. Here's what he told me right after he got that job in April. Oh, it's weird is very strange I. Think if I think about it too much upsets me because this is why planned on doing these teams but it's nice to be busy. That's why most grateful for. Well, it's been nearly five months since that conversation. So we caught up with Thomas this morning and he had a bit of news to share. In South Korea and I'm about to open in custody tonight, which is so exciting. That is quite the change from the last time we spoke to you Thomas you were working in April at a local TESCO. So how did you end up in South Korea now five months later was on a bit of wall with on the show before and I've been asked about committed rejoined the show and I said no because lights go another show lined up and I was really excited flat and hoping kind of covert with Clare, very quickly. And it didn't. I was told that the other job has been delayed a year. So I thought. Well, I'm going to jump on the cat strayed. So within a few weeks left TESCO and I was I was out in South Korea. So how long have you been there then are now been here seven and a half weeks. So we have to quarantine for two weeks I which was quite a lot you you get tested, you get your room and then you can't leave your rain for two weeks and then we went straight into hustles. We open tonight. So I WANNA ask you about that so much like what's happening here in England two weeks ago. South Korea began enforcing stricter social distancing guidelines to try and stave off a fresh spike in corona virus cases are you on the production stuff worried that you may be out of work again or that they may crackdown on these big gatherings. Gino Ball I mean I've been very hus- on it and keep checking it they've. Hit their peak for two weeks ago. For the last week, they've had under two hundred cases a day and they keep falling falling. So they are so on and I think it's such a drive for the population. They don't want it to affect their lives. So they're so keen on getting rid of it. How are things being done differently there to make theatre going possible. Let's see. They really appreciate that an hold in such high stead. They feel like it's a big part, the economy and it should continue to go ahead. So not we are actually opening with a reduced capacity, but it's still a sixty percents and that's just going to be for the next few weeks. So hopefully, the lockdown rules are eased slightly and then we'll be outer open at full capacity you gab now Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of cats the show you're in now and he was before a parliamentary committee yesterday here in the UK warning that the arts industry can't survive without more help from. The British government so are you planning to return to London? Do you think you can survive professionally and financially here June while I woke up this morning and I had the news, the the UK is going into a sort of not a full lockdown stricter rules again, and I had the moment of starting to think maybe this will be my last opening night I don't know. So I really hope I can get back and the show I'm going to be doing also this starts June. So I hope by June I'll be fine pretty sad but it's hard to get excited things until that actually happening. Well the good news is you've got work now. So how long are you planning to stay in South Korea it's until may which is amazing. It's a ten month job which is just incredible. I. Feel. So lucky on absolutely going straight from TESCO's here as mental I haven't actually sought lurking in which has been very fortunate and I do feel guilty because I've got so many friends in this position right now I would love to be but at the same time I've got to enjoy it for what it is ideal. So lucky I can't wait so I. Can Be pretty well, break a leg tonight, all the best of Luck Thomas Inge. Thanks so much for chatting with us. Thank you. Well, if Thomas you have something to celebrate a man from, England might just have the to help Matthew Robson is selling eighteen bottles of. Scotch his father started the collection gifting one bottle on Earth Day Matthew is under strict instructions never to open them until he was of age now he's looking to part with them. He's asking about fifty one thousand dollars for the lot to help put a down payment on his first house in London. I'm Victoria Craig with the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service.

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News in Brief 27 March 2020

UN News

03:37 min | 10 months ago

News in Brief 27 March 2020

"This is the new sheriff from the United Nations. The rights of all people and particularly the elderly and infirm needs to be respected at a time of crisis such as the ongoing Kobe. Nineteen pandemic the UN human rights office. Oh HR has said. The development comes amid concerns that some countries are doing too little to look after their senior citizens his Colville from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights speaking via video conference in Geneva extremely difficult position so it's essential that the authorities. I think very much this is where community groups where human rights institutions NGOs and so on camera an absolutely vital role in flagging Such people living shoring. They're getting the help they need. And then not simply abandoned and yes. It's absolutely criminal so if somebody's in foam help is unable to move. Also on Mister Colville noted that many governments had shown it was possible to support the vulnerable. And that these good practices that should be shared elsewhere these measures included halting evictions putting disused housing to use and deferring mortgage payments for people. Who would otherwise have nowhere to go if they were made homeless. Meanwhile the refugee agency has said that it's looking to scale up assistance to camps and host communities as the Kobe nineteen pandemic closes in from Asia to Latin America. Wherever there is a critical refugee situation. People are worried about staying safe. Unhcr's Andrew Maharidge said in Geneva. There is a lot of concern about this among disgrace people because of the limited situations where there is no possibility for preventive measures. That are very possibilities. Social distancing for keeping the basic hygiene. These are the areas wherever the current preventive measures of being taken. We have presence in hunter than study for countries as obviously the focus right now is on those developing nations where more than eighty percent of world refugees are hosted by those countries. The agency is calling on governments to consider the needs of refugees and displaced when putting in place cove in nineteen plants earlier. This week it appealed for two hundred fifty million dollars to boost refugee protection against the new corona virus as part of a U. N. global humanitarian appeal in northern Italy such as the devastating impact of new corona virus. Health professionals are under extreme pressure in the war against Kevin Nineteen. That's the message of Francesco. Rocca President of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement after visiting the hardest hit locations in the northern Italian region of Lombardy speaking via Video Conference on Friday Mr Rock described how a lack of available staff has resulted in physiotherapists processing. Dead patients and heart surgeons working in the war against the new corona virus. Instead of carrying out other lifesaving operations the Red Cross president also warned of as social bomb which could explode at any moment as there were plenty of people whose daily subsistence wages are threatened by the crisis and who have no welfare protection in the most difficult naval of the biggest city. I E my frayed that that in few weeks where Social problems is social bomb. That can explode in every moment because they don't have any way to have an income to find the income people the normally we the twenty twenty five euros per day moment. We doubt we this literally jobs On a daily basis and maybe they had two children or a family and And they are no incoming this moment to help the world's most vulnerable communities to face the pandemic the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or I F R C has launched a revised eight hundred twenty five million dollar appeal Daniel Johnson UN news.

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