All over the country, and in Maine, the coronavirus crisis has caused businesses to shut down and workers to find themselves with no source of income. We find out what government aid is available, how to apply for it, and what other avenues people have for help in this time of need.

This is the first segment of Thursday's 2-hour Maine Calling extended show. For the second segment, click here.

A federal stimulus package will help Americans who have been devastated by repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll learn what aid is likely to help Mainers, many of whom have lost their jobs or their businesses recently due to the public health crisis.

This program has been edited for rebroadcast.