KYW Newsradio In Depth

Straightforward conversations about the people, ideas, and power centers that shape the world we live in. KYW Newsradio reporters talk daily with experts and leaders in science, politics, business, and public health -- to make sense of the news and unravel the real reasons why a story matters.

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Millions of Americans can't pay their rent or m...
We're almost six months in to this pandemic and there are still tens of millions of people unemployed. Many people have been able to scrape by with unemployment assistance, but a big chunk of that, the extra $600 from the federal government, is gone now. And still others weren't able to get any assistance at all. As moratoriums on evictions around the country are expiring, KYW In Depth's Paul Kurtz talked with a few people who are having trouble making their rent or their mortgage to find out how bad the situation is, and if they have hope for the future. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Adjusting to the new reality on campus during C...
Last spring the coronavirus pandemic shut down in-person learning at colleges and universities across the United States. Now classes are resuming for the fall, both online and in person. We wanted to know how students and faculty feel about being back on campus, and if college still feels the same this year as it did last year. KYW In Depth's Andrew Kramer went to Temple University to talk with students about what's different in 2020, and he also caught up with a faculty member who argues that now is the wrong time for in-person classes to resume. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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America relies on immigrant doctors, but there'...
The US was already facing a shortage of doctors before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the medical community is being stressed to its breaking point. There's a bipartisan bill aimed at getting them some reinforcements -- it's called the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, and it would make 40,000 unused immigrant visas available for doctors and nurses who want to come here to work. To put that number in perspective, nearly 30% of doctors and nurses in the US are from other countries. That's more than 37,000 doctors and 600,000 nurses. Today on KYW IN Depth, we're joined by two special guests to talk about the shortage of doctors and nurses and what's being done about it. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware is one of the original sponsors of the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act, and Dr. William Pinsky is President and CEO of the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the commission that vets doctors who are trying to get visas to come to the US for clinical training. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Why is the stock market going gangbusters while...
Millions of people are relying on unemployment benefits in the United States, at the same time Apple became America's first $2 Trillion company. The stock market is doing very well, even as unemployment numbers reversed a trend and went back up last week. What's going on? David Fiorenza, Associate Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW in Depth to talk about the divide in the American economy during the coronavirus pandemic, how the labor force is shifting amid continued record unemployment, and how economists are viewing the debacle over the post office. >>> See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Get ready for ugly mask parties: How coronaviru...
A handful of months into the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, and a whole lot of people have traded in business casual for leggings, sweatpants, and t-shirts. So how's the fashion industry doing now that we all wear sweatpants to work at home? Jefferson University Fashion Design Program Director Farai Simoyi joins KYW In Depth to talk about how coronavirus has changed the fashion industry, the changing face of fashions weeks around the world, and how the future looks for the young stars of fashion design. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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More people are getting backyard chickens. And ...
One of the ways some people are staving off pandemic boredom is by raising chickens in the back yard. Seriously, it's a thing that's happening in 2020 more than in previous years. Something else that's happening more now: the CDC says rates of infection are 22% higher than this time last year. So, how do you take care of a backyard flock the right way? Dr. Sherrill Davison, lead avian health expert at Penn Vet joins KYW In Depth to break down what you need to know about your chickens, how to tell if they're sick, and the best things you can do to avoid salmonella and other diseases. Penn Vet website: https://www.vet.upenn.edu/ The CDC on salmonella: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/index.html See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Grading the Federal Reserve's response to the C...
The Federal Reserve continues to play a critical role in the American economy, and even more so during the coronavirus economic crisis. But there's been some criticism of the work the Fed has been doing. So what has worked, and what hasn't? Dr. Jonathan Scott, Professor of Finance and Department Chair at Temple University's Fox School of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about what the Fed has been doing to help mitigate some of the economic damage, how history will look back on the response to this crisis, and why some Federal Reserve programs have been wildly successful, and others just haven't even seemed to get off the ground. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Political conventions have changed so much, do ...
COVID-19 has forced 2020's political conventions to go online. So will this concept stick around? Are the days of thousands of supporters crowding into crowded arenas over, even after this pandemic? Dr. Benjamin Berger, Associate Professor of Political Science and the executive director of Swarthmore College's Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility joins KYW In Depth to break down how political conventions have changed over the years, the purpose they surve in modern day America, and why they have more in common with college or reality TV than sports. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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New Philly area homebuyers are looking for thes...
What make a house more desirable right now during the coronavirus pandemic? Are people still moving, despite the virus? How has the process of buying and selling a house changed? Maria Quattrone, CEO and founder of Maria Quattrone & Associates at RE/MAX @ Home in Center City, Philadelphia joins KYW In Depth to talk about the challenges in real estate and the most important features new homebuyers are looking for during COVID-19. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How do you keep a school bus safe from COVID-19?
A new school year is approaching and districts are putting forth plans on how to safely educate students during the coronavirus pandemic. And for those schools that are going to welcome students back in person in some way, there's the added question of transportation. How do you get kids to school and keep them safe? Can you even do that on a school bus? Tim Ammon and Jim Regan, co-managers of the Student Transportation Aligned for Return To School (STARTS) Task Force join KYW in Depth to talk about keeping students and drivers safe on the school bus during COVID-19 and the challenges facing school transportation right now. Check out the STARTS guidelines here:  https://www.napt.org/files/STARTS%20Report%20-%20FINAL%207_30_2020.pdf See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Meet PPE for PA: the volunteers 3D printing saf...
As long as we're in this pandemic, there's going to be a great need for PPE -- personal protective equipment. These are things like masks and face shields that have been in short supply since COVID-19 first spread in America. Getting it remains a challenge for the doctors, nurses, and first responders who are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus. This is where the nonprofit PPE for PA comes in, a coalition of volunteer makers, craftspeople, and coordinators who crank out face shields and face masks by the thousands with 3D printers and sewing machines. Shai Perednik is one of the leaders behind PPE for PA and the PA COVID-19 Makers Group. He joins KYW In Depth to talk about their mission, the demand for PPE, and what it takes to get PPE made and delivered. Learn more about PPE for PA here: https://www.ppeforpa.com/ The Perednik Foundation's Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/ppeforpa/shaiperednik1 See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Why has COVID-19 hurt small businesses so much ...
New unemployment claims for last week dropped under a million for the first time since March. Congress left DC without passing another relief bill. Small businesses have gotten hammered by the pandemic, more than their bigger counterparts. Have the Federal Reserve's lending practices been fair or effective? David Fiorenza, Associate Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW in Depth to break down the good news and the news that isn't so good about the American economy right now. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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TikTok, Microsoft, and President Trump: What's ...
The massively popular app TikTok has been in the news a lot lately for what might seem like an unlikely reason -- it's found itself firmly in the crosshairs of the US government. Why is that, what does it mean, and what could happen as a result? Salil Mehra, Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government at Temple University's Beasley School of Law joins KYW In Depth to talk about why TikTok became a national security concern and what happens next. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How does Kamala Harris change the Democrats' od...
California Senator Kamala Harris will be Joe Biden's running mate on the Democratic ticket in November. So what does Harris bring to the table, and what does her selection mean for the presidential race? Dr. John Kennedy, Political Science Professor at West Chester University joins KYW In Depth to break down Kamala Harris's impact on the ticket, how the Republican party is likely to target her selection, and what her addition means for the election in November.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Does your mask need to cover your nose to be ef...
Masks have become a key weapon in the fight against the coronavirus, but they've also been a source of controversy in the US, even becoming a political issue. The Association of American Medical Colleges has come out with consensus guidance on facemasks, the "Do’s and Don’ts for Face Coverings," so we asked Dr. Atul Grover, Executive Director of AAMC Research and Action Institute to join KYW In Depth to break down how and when they should be worn, what you should look for in an effective mask, and most importantly, just how important your mask is in the fight against COVID-19. You can check out the consensus guidance and download a PDF here: https://www.aamc.org/covidroadmap/masks See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The Big Ten cancels fall football: What Penn St...
The Big Ten has decided to postpone fall sports as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. That means no college football in the fall in State College, Pennsylvania. Football isn't just fun in Nittany Lion territory, it really helps power the economic engine there -- hotels, restaurants, and shops lean heavily on the home fall weekends for revenue. Fritz Smith, President and CEO of The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau joins KYW In Depth to talk about what an autumn without football means for State College and the people who live and work around Penn State. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Harvard epidemiologist says we're looking at co...
What is we're looking at COVID-19 testing the wrong way? That's what Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Michael Mina suggests. Instead of treating testing as a diagnostic tool alone, what if there was a way to use it for public health purposes -- and what if making that change could reduce transmission of the disease by 95% in just a few weeks, prevent a huge number of deaths, and save billions to maybe even trillions of dollars? See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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This is "the single most important thing" stude...
A lot of parents are totally overwhelmed just trying to keep their kids on track academically. With distance learning and the cancelation of sports, it can be easy to deprioritize physical education for kids. But that's a mistake. Matthew Flesock, Executive Director of the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind program joins KYW In Depth to talk about what kids are missing when they miss phys ed, and what parents can do to make sure kids get the activity they need even without gym class or sports. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How far will airlines go to get you to fly duri...
Coronavirus has both wrecked tourism and supercharged innovation for the industry. From head-turning marketing campaigns to rapid digital innovation, the parts of the tourism industry and its marketing machine that emerge from the coronavirus pandemic probably won't resemble what they looked like a year ago. Dr. Laurie Wu, Assistant Professor at Temple University's School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management joins KYW In Depth to talk about creative marketing strategies the tourism industry is hoping will convince you to travel and the innovation that's emerging from the pandemic induced travel emergency. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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If want to expand your COVID-19 bubble, first d...
Your COVID-19 bubble is the people you are hanging around with during the coronavirus pandemic. And several months into the pandemic, a lot of people are getting pretty starved for human interaction closer to how it was before the virus took hold. So, can you safely expand your bubble? And what can we learn from professional sports about how to do it with as little risk as possible? Dr. Thersa Sweet, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel University joins KYW In Depth to talk about COVID-19 bubbles and the best practices for getting more social time without risking your health. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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During the coronavirus pandemic, the opioid epi...
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the US, Philadelphia and a lot of other places around the country were already neck deep in another a public health crisis -- the opioid epidemic. Fast forward a few months, and it seems like COVID-19 kind of pushed the public spotlight away from the addiction emergency. So right here in Philly, how did the city keep up with one health crisis... while another took hold? Dr. Kendra Vine, Director of Substance Abuse Prevention and Harm Reduction for the city of Philadelphia joins KYW In Depth to talk about how addiction has changed since coronavirus took over our lives. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The pandemic created a hunger crisis like the P...
Food insecurity is a big problem in the US during normal times. Several months into the coronavirus pandemic, it's reached a level that is pretty hard to fathom. Tens of millions of people have lost their jobs, the future is unsure, and all of this has made the work of hunger relief organizations like Philabundance even more critical than usual. We wanted to know how Philabundance is dealing with an unprecedented crisis like this pandemic, so we asked Sara Hertz, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Philabundance to join the podcast to talk about what the last few months have been like, how bad the problem of food insecurity is right now, and the options people have if they need help, or if they want to help. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What you need to know about flu season during t...
Flu season is going to sneak up on us before we know it, and we're still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Will addressing both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time pose a challenge for healthcare workers? What should people be concerned about, and which concerns are overblown? Dr. Evelyn Balogun, Medical Director for Inspira Urgent Care and Occupational Health joins KYW In Depth to answer our questions about flu season and what it's going to look like this year. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How politics, trade, and coronavirus are shapin...
The US - China relationship is critical for many different reasons, and it's a relationship that's been tested significantly recently between consulate closings and the continuation of a trade war during the coronavirus pandemic. We wanted to take a deeper look at the relationship between the two countries, so we asked Dr. Miguel Glatzer, Associate Professor of Political Science at La Salle University to join KYW In Depth to talk about why the relationship is strained, what both sides want right now, and why the frostiness between countries might compare better to the pre-WWI era than another Cold War. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The new volleyball coach can't step foot on cam...
The coronavirus pandemic has brought college athletics to a standstill, and in the process it's created some odd situations, like what Meredith Schamun is dealing with right now at the University of Pennsylvania. Schamun was hired as the new head women's volleyball coach for the Quakers right as the pandemic was taking hold in the US. Since getting the job, she hasn't yet been able to step foot on campus. We caught up with Schamun to find out what the last few months have been like and see how she's adjusting to a new coaching job during the pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Doctors worry the coronavirus pandemic could le...
People have spent a lot more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic. That's a good thing when we're talking about controlling the spread of the virus -- but we didn't just stop going to the gym, or going out to dinner. A lot of people were too nervous to go to the doctor's office as well. Studies are showing that the number of screenings for cervical, colon and breast cancers in the first few months of 2020 are a lot lower than they have been in previous years. So what could that end up meaning for our health, and for the cancer rate in the country? Dr. Angela Nicholas, Chief Medical Officer at Einstein Medical Center in Montgomery County joins KYW In Depth to talk about at home cancer screenings and who should make it a priority to drop what they're doing and get screened, pandemic or no pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How the record breaking GDP plunge fits into th...
The US GDP plunged by 32.9% in the 2nd quarter. That's a massive number, and a good indication of the damage coronavirus has done to the economy. David Fiorenza, Associate Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about what the GDP plunge means, why unemployment is ticking up again, and how coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the economy. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How a fire and a fever forged the Philadelphia ...
The history of Philadelphia is filled with causes and effects that have slowly and surely built the city into the Philadelphia we know and love today. And as we live through the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, it's maybe even more interesting that so much of the innovation in Philadelphia's history was brought about by public health crises, both directly and indirectly. We wanted to find out more about the events that built this city, so we asked Harris Steinberg, Executive Director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University to come back to KYW In Depth and talk about how a fire and a fever forged Philadelphia. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Spending too much time Doomscrolling is hurting...
Are you spending a lot of time scrolling through social media, looking at bad news, and then feeling stressed out about it? It's called 'doomscrolling,' a lot of people are doing it right now, and it could be really hurting your mental health. Dr. Melissa Hunt, clinical psychologist and the Associate Director of Clinical Training at the University of Pennsylvania joins KYW In Depth for a fascinating conversation about why doomscrolling can corrode your mental health, tips to slow down the amount of time you spend doomscrolling on social media, and the state of our mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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CityHealth scores Philadelphia's street safety,...
There's a report out from CityHealth that looks at streets policies in cities -- what's on the books, how are policies and laws enforced, and how are cities keeping everyone who uses the streets safe. CityHealth President Dr. Shelley Hearne joins KYW In Depth to talk about how Philadelphia scored and to take a look at how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting transportation. CityHealth is an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. Check out the report here: http://cityhealthdata.org/download/CH_COMPLETE%20STREETS_2019_D.pdf See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What the canceled minor league season means for...
Most of the baseball world right now is focused on the major league season, trying to keep teams safe during the coronavirus pandemic, the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak. But coronavirus has made its mark on baseball in more ways than this MLB season. One of the most damaging effects of the pandemic on baseball is in the minors -- the cancellation of the entire Minor League Baseball season. Gene Schall is a former major leaguer who spent a couple years playing for the Phillies and then worked for the team as a regional amateur scouting supervisor. Now he's a recruiting specialist at Next College Student Athlete. Schall joins KYW In Depth to talk about what the empty minor league season will mean for baseball, for the young players in the league, and for young fans.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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"People call and say, I saw myself on a Zoom ca...
For a long time, elective surgical procedures were put on hold as part of coronavirus restrictions. And that mean that a lot of plastic surgery was put on hold. But that option has been back on the table for a while now, and we wanted to know what kind of demand there's been for plastic surgery since elective procedures were allowed to continue. Dr. Steven Davis, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey joins KYW In Depth to talk about how plastic surgery has changed during the coronavirus pandemic and the most common questions he's getting from patients. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Warning signs for the economy as coronavirus un...
Time to take a look at the American economy at the end of another week during the coronavirus pandemic. Unemployment claims are creeping higher, we're expecting a new stimulus bill, and a lot of uncertainty is ahead for millions of American workers in essentially every sector of the economy. David Fiorenza, Associate Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to break down his biggest concerns for the economy and what he hopes could come in the new coronavirus relief bill. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Can tipped workers still scratch out a living w...
One of the groups of people who have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic are people who make a living by earning tips. In some places across the country, restaurants, hotels, and bars are opening again -- but in most cases they're restricted to 25% or 50% capacity. Can a tipped worker even scratch out a living at a place with coronavirus capacity restrictions? Jennifer Lee, Law Professor at Temple University and Director of the Social Justice Lawyering Clinic joins KYW In Depth to talk about the minimum wage and the crisis facing workers who make their living earning tips. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What's going to be in the next coronavirus reli...
What's going to be in the next coronavirus relief bill from congress? When will it be done? What can the two parties agree on and where are they going to have to compromise? And when all is said and done, who's actually going to be helped out the most? Scott Deacle, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Business and Economics at Ursinus College joins KYW In Depth to break down how the package is being crafted and what it might look like. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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College sports in crisis during COVID-19: "The ...
The world of college athletics has been turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. We've seen seasons shortened, conferences decide not to participate in fall sports, and even whole programs cut or suspended. So what's the state of college sports right now, and what's next? Dr. Karen Weaver, Associate Clinical Professor of Sport Management at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University joins KYW In Depth to talk about how the COVID-19 crisis has hit college athletics. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Finding lost pets with facial recognition tech ...
Only 17 percent of lost pets get reunited with their owners nationwide. The Brandywine Valley SPCA is the first animal shelter in the Philadelphia area to use facial recognition software to help reunite more lost pets with their owners. Linda Torelli, Marketing Director of the Brandywine Valley SPCA joins KYW In Depth to talk about how it works and how the technology can help boost that percentage, why the national reunite rate is so low, and whether all the fireworks that have been going off lately have contributed to the lost pet rate. Find out more here: https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/philly-shelter-uses-facial-recognition-app-to-find-lost-pets See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Governor Murphy on NJ school plans and that qua...
What's going to happen when school starts back up, and how can we keep kids safe while they get an education? Those are still the biggest questions parents have right now across the country. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy called in to KYW Newsradio to talk with Ian Bush about the state's plans for getting back to school. Ian also asked Governor Murphy about the future of bars and restaurants in the Garden State, when gyms might reopen, progress in Congress on a bill and what it would mean if there's no help for states, and why there's a disagreement over quarantine policy between New Jersey and Delaware. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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227 years before COVID-19 in Philly, Dr. Benjam...
Philadelphia has seen its share of health emergencies. Obviously, 2020 is the year of the coronavirus pandemic. There was the Spanish Flu in 1918. And in 1793, the city was devastated by a Yellow Fever outbreak. And in the center of that storm was Dr. Benjamin Rush, a physician, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a founding father that you should know more about. Stephen Fried is the author of a great book about Rush, it's called "Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father." Fried joins KYW In Depth to talk about Dr. Rush and Philadelphia's history of dealing with health emergencies. Check out the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/235996/rush-by-stephen-fried/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Are drive-in concerts the future of live music ...
Live music and shows are coming back to Philly next month with a drive-in concert series at Citizens Bank Park. Live Nation Regional President Geoff Gordon joins KYW In Depth to break down how it will work. Check out the Live-In Drive-In lineup here: https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/live-shows-follow-drive-in-model-for-philly-summer-series See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How coronavirus has transformed movie sets and ...
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, production on TV shows and movies stopped abruptly. It became pretty clear that essentially every part of filming would have to change in significant ways while COVID-19 remains a threat. So, what's happening right now in the movie and TV production industry? What will the future of a set look like? For the projects that were able to return to production, what kind of safety measures had to be put in place first? Lauren Wolkstein, filmmaker, television director, and Assistant Professor in the Temple University School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts joins KYW In Depth to talk about how coronavirus has transformed TV and movie production. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How "Floor Is Lava" became a hit Netflix show, ...
If you haven't seen it, "Floor is Lava" is a delightfully silly gameshow on Netflix where teams of people try to make their way across a room covered in 'lava' without falling in. It's sort of a perfect distraction from how real life is nowadays. Megan McGrath, creator of "Floor is Lava" joins KYW In Depth to talk about her path from Boyertown, PA to Temple University to Los Angeles, where the idea for the show came from, and what's next in the "Floor is Lava" media empire. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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FICO's new index helps lenders measure your pan...
A lot of people have taken a big hit to their personal finances -- and getting credit right now has become more difficult. So FICO made a new tool lenders can use to help determine who is credit worthy during difficult times, like right now in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Beverly Harzog, credit card expert and consumer finance analyst for US News and World Report joins KYW In Depth to explain what the FICO Resilience Index is and what it means for people who are trying to get credit. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How to help your dog avoid separation anxiety w...
We've been spending a lot more time with our dogs since coronavirus restrictions went into place. But as more and more things start opening back up, will they be able to handle the separation without too much anxiety? Leigh Siegfried, owner of Opportunity Barks Behavior and Training in Philadelphia joins KYW In Depth to talk about helpful tips for keeping your best friend healthy and happy. Check out Opportunity Barks at: https://opbarks.com/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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More bad news for a devastated economy, but the...
Coronavirus cases are rising across the country and sectors of state economies are being closed down -- again. The enhanced federal unemployment assistance is ending at the end of the month, and we don't have a clear roadmap for what's next. And why are some politicians pushing for a payroll tax cut instead of direct cash assistance? David Fiorenza, Associate Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about the economy this week during the coronavirus pandemic, the concerns over unemployment, and the silver lining for homeowners. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Hard conversations in the Philly suburbs: how d...
Right now some of the hardest conversations happening around the country are about finding the safest ways for kids to attend school in the fall. Is it safe to reopen the building for a traditional school experience? Is it possible to get young kids to wear masks and social distance? The debates are happening everywhere, but we wanted to zero in on one county and one school district for this episode. Perkiomen Valley School District, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh and Perkiomen Valley School District Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell join KYW In Depth to talk about how their community is tackling one of the hardest questions in memory: can you safely open schools during a pandemic? See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Risk-taking expert warns college campus rules w...
Many colleges and universities have announced plans to bring students back on campus in the fall. Plans like reducing the number of students on campus, having only one person per dorm room, banning parties, requiring masks, eliminating dine-in cafeteria service. And the stakes are high: If cases rise on campus, they may once again be forced to close. But are these plans realistic? Temple University Psychology Professor Dr. Laurence Steinberg has been studying risk taking for more than 20 years, and he says expecting students to comply long-term with the guidelines is a fantasy. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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So, is Oklahoma half as big now? The Supreme Co...
The Supreme Court has been busy over the past few weeks handing down a number of rulings on everything from the electoral college to the president's financial records. But there was another really interesting decision that we want to talk about -- a ruling that provided a big victory for Native American rights. Ann Juliano, Professor of Law at Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law joins KYW In Depth to explain the criminal case behind the ruling, what the decision means, and why it's significant that Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Unpacking the mental health crisis in the coron...
There's a lot of focus on physical health during the coronavirus pandemic. And rightfully so. But there's also a big mental health burden that people will have to deal with for a long time. What are the mental heatlh effects of long stretches of lockdown or quarantine? How is life during COVID-19 affecting people who already struggle with mental health day to day? Dr. Rachel Daltry, Psychologist and Director of the Counseling Center at West Chester University joins KYW In Depth to talk about what 2020 is doing to our mental health and tips for checking in the people we care about.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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AG Josh Shapiro breaks down Pennsylvania's new ...
Pennsylvania has become one of the first states to pass police reform in response to the death of George Floyd under the knee of an officer in Minneapolis and the protests against racial injustice that followed. Governor Wolf this signed two bills that passed unanimously in both the state House and Senate. The top law enforcer in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Josh Shapiro was at the signing ceremony and joins KYW In Depth to talk about what's in the new laws. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How Americans voted during times of crisis in t...
The presidential election in November is going test America in more way than one. But, it's not necessarily unique in history. Yes, there's an ongoing pandemic and civil unrest in the forefront of the 2020 election -- but Americans have gone to the polls before during a crisis. In fact, one of the most consistent institutions in American history is Election Day. Americans voted during the Civil War. Both World Wars. The Great Depression. And even recent events like Hurricane Sandy. Dr. Richard Dilworth, Head of the Drexel University Department of Politics and Director of the Center for Public Policy joins KYW In Depth to talk more about how elections have happened in times of turmoil, and how Americans have responded to crises at the ballot box. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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94 year old Rosie the Riveter makes masks to fi...
Mae Krier is a real-life Rosie the Riveter. She built bombers for Boeing during World War II, and now she's serving her country in a different way -- trading in her rivet gun for a sewing machine and making masks during the coronavirus pandemic. She's made more than 200, and she's not stopping. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Q&A with an epidemiologist about the newest cor...
What is the evidence that the coronavirus can linger in the air? Does the ventilation in a room affect transmission? What are the safest and least safe ways to reopen schools? If you could do one thing to make the country safer, what would that be? We took these questions and many more to Dr. Krys Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University, for an in depth conversation about COVID-19, what scientists have learned recently, and how we're doing at fighting the virus. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Bracing for another round of layoffs as coronav...
We're in the fourth month of new weekly unemployment claims topping 1 million. How is that number going to change as coronavirus cases keep rising in the US? Why are unemployment claims trending down, but pandemic assistance claims rising? Could we be in store for another big round of layoffs across the country? David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to check in on how the economy is doing as the pandemic keeps wreaking havoc on the US. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How do you talk to kids who are struggling to d...
There's a lot going on right now. The pandemic is ramping up across the country. Protests are still ongoing nationwide against racism and police brutality. A lot of 2020 has been just plain overwhelming, even if you're an adult. But what about for kids? How much are they processing, and how are they doing it? How do you know if they need more help then they're letting on? Dr. Jennifer Rich, Executive Director of the Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Assistant Professor in the Rowan University Department of Sociology and Anthropology joins KYW in Depth to talk about how kids are processing everything that's happening around us, what questions you should ask, and how to check in to see if they're doing okay. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What the Supreme Court's Electoral College deci...
The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled on a case about the electoral college, just four months ahead of a presidential election. The decision affects something that's come up a couple times in recent elections, including in 2016: faithless electors. So why is this issue being addressed now? What’s the significance of the ruling? And why do we have an electoral college in the first place? Tuan Samahon, Law Professor at Villanova University joins KYW In Depth to break down the history of the Electoral College and what the Supreme Court's decision means for the future. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How are schools going to solve COVID-19 learnin...
School districts across the country are not only trying to figure out how to safely send kids back to school in the fall, they're also trying to manage getting students caught up with everything they missed during remote classes amid the coronavirus shutdowns. Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success joins KYW In Depth to talk about how teachers and schools are going to tackle the monumental task of overcoming learning loss. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The serious, long-term health problems emerging...
"I've been in nursing for 30 years now, and I can say that this was not at all what I initially expected. I really did not think it was going to be as severe as it did become. And even clinicians, physicians who've been practicing for 40 years have never seen anything like this." A lot of the focus during the coronavirus pandemic has been on the number of hospitalizations, the number of people who have died from COVID-19, and trying to prevent asymptomatic carriers from spreading the disease. But something that doesn't seem like it's talked about a lot are the people who get COVID-19 and end up suffering long-term health problems. They survive, but they're not quite the same. Christa Schorr, Clinical Nurse Scientist at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey and Associate Professor of Medicine at CMSRU joins KYW In Depth to talk about what she sees every day on the front lines of fighting this disease, and the long term health problems that some of her patients who survive COVID-19 are dealing with. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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If you're feeling hopeless during the COVID-19 ...
We're dealing with some really tough challenges right now. You might have gotten sick or lost a loved one, or maybe you lost your job and you're having trouble making ends meet. Pretty much everything has changed in the last few months and much of the world has kind of turned upside down. So, what can you do about it? Stanley H. Greene is the President of PowerThinking Corp, and he's built a career helping people develop resiliency and positive thinking skills. He joins KYW In Depth to break down ways you can retrain your brain to make healthy and proactive decisions during times of intense stress and discomfort, like right now -- several months into a devastating pandemic. Learn more about Stanley Greene's work and PowerThinking Corp here: https://www.powerthinkingcorp.com/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What would happen to places like State College ...
There are still a lot of questions about the return of live sports while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, but we are seeing some progress. Baseball is starting training with the goal of getting games in at the end of July, the NBA and NHL are hoping to resume their seasons not long after that. But even if we see sports come back, there won't be fans in the stands. That means people won't be buying food or drinks, paying for parking, buying jerseys, going out to dinner after the game. There will be a lot of ripple effects. We wanted to talk to an economist about it, so we asked David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business and friend of the podcast to join KYW In Depth to talk about what sports without fans will mean to local economies, and what it could mean for places that have built up an identity and a way of life around sports, like State College for example. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Larry Krasner: Philly's District Attorney on ho...
This is the second part of a series here on KYW In Depth taking a look at gun violence in Philadelphia during the coronavirus pandemic. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced a new initiative last month that involved assistant district attorneys being placed in individual police districts or stations. It's based off of a model used in Chicago that resulted in a decrease in shootings and homicides. For this episode, District Attorney Krasner joins KYW In Depth to talk about the plan, how it should work, and why he thinks a community based approach is the answer to the gun violence crisis. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Danielle Outlaw: Philly's Police Commissioner o...
Danielle Outlaw has been Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department since February. And in those five months, she's overseen the department through the coronavirus pandemic, the protests and unrest in Philadelphia after the death of George Floyd, and a recent spike in crime, including shootings and homicides. Commissioner Outlaw recently announced her plan to decrease violent crimes in Philadelphia, and she sat down with KYW's crime and justice reporter Kristen Johanson for a conversation on KYW In Depth about the details of the crime action plan, what she thinks about the 'defund the police' movement, the spiking crime rate in Philly and around the country, police morale, and the path forward as a police department and a city. Read more about the crime action plan on kywnewsradio.com: https://bit.ly/321NeIO See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The coronavirus bankruptcy wave: How big is it,...
The coronavirus pandemic is still raging, and as a result, a lot of stores are closing and a lot of corporations are declaring bankruptcy. Bruce Grohsgal, the Helen S. Balick Professor in Business Bankruptcy Law at Widener University Delaware Law School joins KYW In Depth to break down the size of this wave of companies that are resorting to bankruptcy, how long it'll likely be before some of them recover, which companies and industries are hurting the most, and practical sense solutions to help ease some of the economic pain. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Coronavirus shopping trends that are here to stay
The shopping experience for everyone is much different than it was just a few months ago, but have things been changed forever as a result of the coronavirus pandemic? Barbara Kahn, the Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania joins KYW In Depth to talk about the shopping trends we're seeing a couple months into the pandemic and which ones are here to stay. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Senator Cory Booker on police reform: 'Time to ...
The day before New Jersey's primary election, Senator Cory Booker called in to KYW Newsradio to talk about a couple of things Congress is working on right now, police reform legislation and another stimulus bill to help out Americans while coronavirus cases keep setting records in the US. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The big ways COVID-19 is changing the American ...
Are we watching the makeup of the American job market and the job force change before our eyes? Dr. Eric Patton, Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the Management Department at Saint Joseph's University joins KYW In Depth's Matt Leon to talk about how America's job market has been disrupted so far, the biggest changes on the horizon, and even broader questions like if the coronavirus pandemic could have an impact on the income gap and systemic issues in the United States. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What's going to happen to movie theaters after ...
The coronavirus pandemic has hit just about every type of business you can think of -- but one industry in particular that's having a lot of trouble right now is movie theaters. It seems like it's going to be really hard for theaters to convince people to keep coming out, especially right now at the height of the streaming revolution, and after studios have seen a lot of success beaming new movies right to your living room. Dr. Subodha Kumar, Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Fox School of Business at Temple University and the Founding Director of the Center for Data Analytics joins KYW In Depth to talk about about how the industry is doing right now, what changes they're making, and what kind of shape movie theaters are going to be in after COVID-19. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What would happen if we slowed down COVID-19 te...
Why is the virus spiking around the United States right now? What would happen if we slowed down COVID-19 testing? Are we ready for a second wave? Dr. Esther Chernak, infectious disease physician and Associate Clinical Professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and the College of Medicine at Drexel University joins KYW In Depth to talk about the state of COVID-19 testing nationwide, where we are and where we need to be.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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COVID-19 cases are spiking, and that may change...
Coronavirus cases are spiking in other parts of the country. What's that going to mean for us here? What's the difference between a V-shaped recovery and a W-shaped recovery? What would another round of stay at home orders mean for the economy? Are states going to be able to balance their budgets without help from the federal government? David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to break down these questions and more. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Be careful when using your COVID-19 debit card ...
Millions of Americans got their stimulus money on a prepaid debit card: the Economic Impact Payment Card, or EIP. If you're one of them, there are things you need to know about using it, and you want to make sure you don't get dinged with fees. Susannah Snider, Senior Editor for Personal Finance at U.S. News & World Report joins KYW In Depth to talk about why some people got debit cards instead of direct deposit, what you can do to get the most out of that money, and personal finance tips for surviving the coronavirus pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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A history of building statues and tearing them ...
Around the world, controversial statues are being talked about, debated, and in some cases being moved or torn down. In America, a lot of the focus has been on confederate statues. But it's not limited to the civil war -- here in Philadelphia the spotlight has been on statues of people like Frank Rizzo and Christopher Columbus. Dr. Sarah Beetham, Chair of Liberal Arts and Assistant Professor of Art History at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts joins KYW In Depth to talk about the history of America's statues and monuments, why the statues that are most controversial right now, like Confederate Army generals, were put up in the first place, and what's been done in the past when people and societies have faced the same issues that we're dealing with right now. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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A lot of people can't pay the mortgage because ...
A lot of people are having trouble paying their mortgages because they're out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 4 million people missed a mortgage payment in May. So what does that mean for individual Americans and the economy as a whole? How worried should we be? David Wilk, Assistant Professor of Finance and Director of the Real Estate Program at Temple University's Fox School of Business joins KYW In Depth to break down what's happening in the housing market and mortgages, and what he thinks about the future of commercial real estate amid the coronavirus pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What is community policing, and what happens wh...
What is the future of policing in the United States going to look like? America is sort of having an intense conversation about it right now. And one of the things that keeps getting brought up in community policing. We wanted to know more about community policing, so we asked Dr. Brian Wyant, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at La Salle University to join KYW In Depth. He helps us break down what community policing is, where it's being used to good effect or bad, and where it could fit in the future of the American city. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Poll: where and when are people going on vacati...
The Philadelphia area is slowly and steadily easing coronavirus restrictions, just in time for vacation season. So are people thinking about traveling again? Dr. Laurie Wu, assistant professor in the school of Sport, Hospitality and Tourism Management at Temple University joins KYW in Depth to talk about a poll the school conducted to find out when people would be willing to travel, and where they want to go. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The Supreme Court's DACA decision, explained
The Supreme Court recently blocked the Trump Administration from ending DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But the court ruling was anything but an end to the high stakes battle over the future of hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the United States as children, and could be vulnerable to deportation as adults. There's a lot more to the story. Jennifer Lee, Professor of Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law joins KYW In Depth to help make sense of the Supreme Court decision, what the justices actually ruled and what that ruling means, the story of how we got here, and what's next for the Dreamers. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Creativity, patience, and Detroit pizza: How th...
The coronavirus pandemic has done serious damage to the restaurant industry. It's taken a lot of patience and grit and hustle just for businesses to stay afloat. So we're checking in with businesses in our communities to see how they're doing and what they've done to outlast the coronavirus pandemic. Steve and Patrizia Carcarey, owners of the Collegeville Italian Bakery Pizzeria Napoletana join KYW In Depth to talk about running the business during the pandemic, the highs and lows of the past few months, what kind of changes they've had to make and what they've learned along the way. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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NJ hair salons get the green light to open, but...
Salons and barbershops are set to reopen in New Jersey. So how will the haircut experience be changing after the COVID-19 shutdown? Frank Rizzieri, President of Rizzieri joins KYW in Depth to talk about what it takes to reopen after months of COVID-19 restrictions and how it feels to start up a business again after months of uncertainty. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Presents: Witness to Change
This episode of KYW In Depth is a special edition of the KYW Original Podcast "Flashpoint," hosted by friend of the podcast and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg.  It's been a wild few weeks in the United States, and in Philadelphia, since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. We all work at KYW Newsradio at In Depth, and we've been covering the protests and unrest along with all the other journalists at the station. The past few weeks have affected all of us in really intense ways. So we wanted to make a podcast about it.  This episode is called Witness to Change: A Flashpoint Special. It's an hour(ish) long episode that features the diverse voices of KYW Newsradio who have covered the unrest and protests and riots and looting and pain and grief and rebuilding since the George Floyd video went viral. We specifically give space for the Black journalists of KYW to share their experiences and perspectives -- with the goal of understanding issues of systemic racism and how this event and this movement will shape the future of Philadelphia, and beyond. You can listen to the KYW Original Podcast "Flashpoint" on the radio.com app, wherever you get your podcasts, or follow the link here: https://omny.fm/shows/flashpoint See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The Philly area is opening back up, but that do...
Now that New Jersey is easing business restrictions and most of Pennsylvania is going green, which jobs are going to return, and which ones won't? Congress has to do something to extend unemployment benefits, right? Could the coronavirus pandemic lead to a bigger mortgage problem? Have the unemployment numbers plateaued? Target raised its minimum wage, will other corporations follow? David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to break down these questions and more. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Has fighting coronavirus helped us gain ground ...
Pretty much everything in our lives has revolved around the coronavirus this year. But what have other diseases been up to while we've been concentrating on COVID-19? And what about all those missed doctors appointments while we were sheltering in place? Dr. Valerianna Amorosa, infectious disease physician at Penn Medicine and Medical Director for Penn Home Infusion Therapy joins KYW In Depth to talk about if our single-minded focus on COVID-19 has changed anything about our relationship to other diseases. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Philadelphia's Medical Reserve Corps - the volu...
A lot of people are working incredibly hard helping others in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. That includes the thousands of volunteers who make up the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps, an organization that more people need to know about. Katie Fries, Assistant Program Manager in the Bio-Terrorism and Public Health Preparedness Program at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health joins KYW In Depth to talk about what the PMRC is and the important job they do. To volunteer for the PMRC: https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/volunteer-for-the-philadelphia-medical-reserve-corps-pmrc/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How COVID-19 wreaked havoc on our supply chains
Supply chains are how products and services get developed, made, delivered, sent from the place where they're manufactured to the place someone needs them. When the coronavirus pandemic hit and businesses everywhere shut down, basically all of our supply chains were disrupted. That's part of the reason why stores were out of chicken or toilet paper, or why people couldn't get through to call centers, or why hospitals couldn't find enough surgical gowns. Months later, we've had time to innovate and adapt and some of our supply chains are back to normal, while others have changed permanently. Dave Kurz, Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel's LeBow College of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about how COVID-19 has changed how we make and deliver and consume things, in some cases for good.  For more info about supply chains: https://www.scmr.com/article/after_covid_developing_the_right_digital_supply_chain_talent_will_be_harder See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What would Muhammad Ali have to say, today? His...
What would Muhammad Ali have to say about the protests for social justice happening everywhere right now? KYW sports reporter Ed Benkin got the chance to ask his daughter and grandson that question. Khaliah Ali Wertheimer and Jacob Ali-Wertheimer join KYW In Depth to talk about their memories of Ali, how he would have felt about the protests around the country, how the sports world is tackling racial injustice and what needs to be improved, and what they are doing to further his legacy.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What does "defund the police" actually mean?
"Defund the police" is a phrase you've probably heard more than a few times after weeks of protests in America over the killing of George Floyd. But what does it actually mean? You're going to hear very different explanations depending on where you get your news. Cherri Gregg, KYW Community Affairs reporter and the host of the KYW Original Podcast 'Flashpoint' interviewed criminal justice experts, community leaders, and activists to try and get an answer to that question -- and she takes over KYW In Depth today to break down what she found out.  Check out Flashpoint wherever you get your podcasts, or listen here: https://omny.fm/shows/flashpoint See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What grocery store prices tell us about the cor...
We've been keeping an eye on the world of agriculture and farming throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of John M. Urbanchuk, Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Agribusiness Department at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA. Urbanchuk joins KYW In Depth to talk about how the ways we get food have been holding up over the past few months, the food prices we're seeing at the store, and how farmers are doing during this pandemic.   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What have we learned after fighting COVID-19 fo...
We've been fighting COVID-19 for months now, social distancing, wearing masks, washing our hands, staying at home. So, is it working? Are we winning? Why are cases in some states going up? Have we learned anything new since the coronavirus pandemic came to America? We wanted to take a step back and check in with Dr. Krys Johnson, Assistant Professor of epidemiology at Temple University to ask these questions and more -- like has protesting has contributed to the coronavirus spikes, what's going on with the national stockpile, and how concerned should we be about a second wave when we're still in the middle of the first?  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Are open container laws the answer for struggli...
You can now drink alcohol on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It's a temporary measure meant to help small businesses that have suffered from COVID-19 restrictions. And it's not just Atlantic City -- North Wildwood and other Jersey shore towns are running their own open container experiments. At the end of last week, Cape May's city council also voted to let people legally drink outdoors in public. But it wasn't that easy for a town that really hasn't changed all that much in the last 100 years. We reached out to Cape May Councilman Zack Mullock before an emergency meeting on the open container resolution to ask him how the town felt about it, and what he was thinking about before the vote. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What could real police reform look like in Amer...
Nationwide protests have called for police reform in the United States in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. But how would that happen? What would police reform look like in the United States of America? And are we truly in a moment of change in regards to policing? Teri Ravenell, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at Villanova University joins KYW In Depth to break down some of the issues surrounding policing in America and what reform could look like. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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After primary election problems during COVID-19...
We're starting to get a handle on the size of the challenge presented by voting during the coronavirus pandemic. Slower final results are just the tip of the iceberg -- states across the country reported problems and growing pains during their primaries. So what can we learn from these primaries? Will we be prepared for the general election in November? Dr. Jack Santucci, teaching professor of politics at Drexel University joins KYW In Depth to talk about public health, voting, and the challenges of our time.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The extra $600 per week for COVID-19 unemployme...
Unemployment continues to be front and center, Wall Street fell off a cliff on Thursday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell turned some heads, and unemployed workers are nervously looking ahead to when the extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits run out. A lot can happen in a week, so we're checking in with David Fiorenza, Villanova School of Business Economics Professor to get a handle on the economy and the news of the last seven days or so.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The return of outdoor dining is more than just ...
It has been an incredibly difficult few months for the restaurant industry. Many places had to shut their doors completely, others have had to innovate and adapt to stay afloat. Now, society is slowly opening up -- but we're still far from anything resembling what we're used to prior to COVID-19. So how have restaurants been coping? We took a ride out to the Monarch Diner in Glassboro, New Jersey to talk to the owner, Paul Tsiknakis about what his business looks like right now, the biggest challenges he's facing, and what excites him about the future. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Big questions about COVID-19 and athletics befo...
We're getting closer to the return of professional sports as we continue to work our way through the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Soccer and the NBA are both set to return to action next month. But what about college athletics? We asked Dr. Karen Weaver, Associate Clinical Professor of Sport Management at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University to come back to KYW In Depth to break down what the college sports landscape looks like and the big questions that universities and athletics programs need to answer before we can watch collegiate sports again. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How much power do local governments have when i...
For the first week of June, Philadelphia was under a city-wide curfew.  And that's a big deal, it's been decades at least since the last time a curfew like that was put in place in Philly. So we wanted to learn more about curfews -- what kind of power local governments have, what the courts have said, how long a city could keep a curfew in place. Dr. Michael Moreland, Professor of Law and the Director of the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova University joins KYW In Depth to break down what a city can and can't do when it comes to enacting and enforcing a curfew. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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That great unemployment report wasn't as great ...
Trying to make sense of economic data during the coronavirus pandemic is sort of like trying to look through a pair of cracked binoculars. Millions of people around the US are out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, and then all of a sudden we also got a jobs report last week that seemed incredibly positive. But, in hindsight, was it actually? And what happens at the end of next month when the federal unemployment benefits enhancement runs out? The systems for accessing unemployment benefits around the country have clearly been tested and found wanting -- so is there an appetite for making changes? Scott Deacle, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Business and Economics at Ursinus College joins KYW In Depth to bring some clarity to the coronavirus unemployment waters. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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NJ Governor Murphy talks about the calls to 'de...
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy came on KYW Newsradio to talk about the protests over the killing of George Floyd that have swept over the nation. The Governor actually participated in a couple over the weekend. Murphy spoke with KYW's Ian Bush about the crowds of people protesting during the coronavirus pandemic, and the movement that's gained a lot of traction lately calling to defund the police. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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From the burning of Black Wall Street to the Wi...
The US has a long and disturbing history of racism and racial violence. How did we get here? It's not just one thing, it never is -- but maybe one part of the equation is not learning from history. Too often, that history hasn't even really been told. We asked Dr. Nafeesa Muhammad, Assistant Professor of History at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania to join KYW In Depth to talk about some moments in US history that saw racial violence leave African American communities devastated -- and in many cases these were communities that were punished, when it comes down to it, simply for having thrived. These are important stories that deserve more attention, and maybe learning about them will paint a more complete picture of how we got to now. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Social movements like the George Floyd protests...
Crowds of people have showed up in cities and towns in every state to protest the killing of George Floyd by a police officer. Sadly, the George Floyd protests are not the first demonstrations in response to the killing of an unarmed African American. They’re at the front of a long line of fights for justice and human rights in history. Dr. Michael Hanchard studies social movements through history. He’s the department chair of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. And he says change has happened before when people organize to achieve a goal -- and it can happen again. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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As America protests, doctors warn coronavirus c...
What happens when mass protests occur in the midst of a global pandemic? Dr. Annette Reboli, an epidemiologist and the Dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey joins KYW In Depth to talk about the concerns epidemiologists have right now and how to reduce risk of spreading or contracting the virus in a protest setting. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How COVID-19 changed healthcare costs and emplo...
Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn't just mean no paycheck, it also means the loss of employee benefits, things like health and dental insurance. Joe DiBella, Managing Director and head of the Employee Benefits Practice at Conner Strong & Buckelew joins KYW In Depth to talk about some really hard decisions employers have had to make during the coronavirus pandemic and the lasting effects of COVID-19 on healthcare costs and employee benefits. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Why the NIH is studying a New Jersey lab's COVI...
We've been keeping tabs on a New Jersey lab called BioAegis because of their work with the protein Gelsolin, which they say has potential to be an effective therapy for very ill COVID-19 patients. When we found out that Dr. John Gallin, Chief Scientific Officer of the NIH Clinical Center and the NIH Associate Director for Clinical Research was also studying the protein, we asked him to join KYW In Depth to talk about what he thinks the possibilities are and why he wanted to take a closer look. We're also joined by Dr. Susan Levinson, co-founder and CEO of BioAegis Therapeutics to break down where their treatment stands in the regulatory approval process and how they see Gelsolin being used if it's approved by the FDA. More information about the NIH Clinical Center: https://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/ And about BioAegis: https://www.bioaegistherapeutics.com/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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