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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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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Can tweaking your office's HVAC system reduce t...
Can you test the air in your workplace for coronavirus? Can tweaking your office's HVAC system reduce transmission of the virus? Are certain types of buildings more at risk for spreading the virus than others based solely on their HVAC system? Michael Calabrese, Senior Project Mechanical Engineer at Burns Engineering in Philadelphia and the President of the American Society of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineers joins KYW In Depth to break down everything you need to know about how the HVAC industry is tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Burns Engineering: https://www.burns-group.com/ American Society of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineers: https://www.ashrae.org/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The May jobs report was shocking. Is this what ...
The May jobs report was much better than anyone thought it would be (at least in pandemic adjusted terms), so what's actually going on? David Fiorenza, Associate Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about if the economic recovery is happening faster than expected, what new city budgets mean for the arts, and the future of infrastructure projects in the Philadelphia area after COVID-19.   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Indie venues like World Cafe Live are strugglin...
Every few days, an independent music venue announces it won't be able to reopen after the coronavirus pandemic. Philadelphia is home to about 20 independent venues -- places that welcome a variety of artists and bands from up and comers to national acts to open mics and garage bands. But since the coronavirus pandemic hit, indie music venues across the country are facing closures. Some have already shut their doors for good. Hal Real, founder of World Cafe Live and WCL Education joins KYW In Depth to talk about a local and national effort going on to save independent venues and hopefully welcome fans back soon, safely. Learn more about the National Independent Venue Association here: https://www.nivassoc.org/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Should insurance cover coronavirus business los...
A huge amount of businesses have been forced to shutter their doors since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and they're in rough shape right now. Right now we're seeing a lot of questions play out in boardrooms and courtrooms alike surrounding their insurance policies. Should insurance cover business losses due to a global virus pandemic? Terry Tracy, Managing Director of Conner Strong & Buckelew joins KYW In Depth to break down what's happening behind the scenes while business doors are closed, and how the coronavirus pandemic is making its mark on the commercial insurance industry. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What does financial certainty look like during ...
A lot of bank accounts are looking pretty rough right now in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. And for a lot of Americans, what little money they had in savings before all this is gone or being used to survive until workplaces get the green light to open back up. It's an incredibly difficult situation. We wanted to know what the economic fallout looks like from the perspective of someone who gives financial advice for a living -- what do you do if your job is tell people where to put their money to work for the future? Fred Hubler Jr., President of Creative Capital Wealth Management Group joins KYW In Depth to talk about the questions he's getting, his concerns for the future, and the places the wealthy put their money that the average person doesn't even have access to. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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In West Philly, anguish and rage fuel both prot...
Philadelphia has seen huge crowds of people demonstrating against the killing of George Floyd since the weekend. The city has also been rocked by vandalism, arson, destruction of property, and looting. In West Philadelphia, the 52nd Street corridor was just one of the areas that suffered major damage during the riots and looting over the weekend. KYW Newsradio's Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg was walking the streets of West Philadelphia during it all, talking to people about the damage and why it's happening. Among the things she found -- anger, and suspicion. Frustration, and a lot of heartbreak. And generations of people publicly grappling with anguish and rage. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Tear gas and chaos: What happened at the I-676 ...
On Monday, June 1st, a crowd of people protesting the killing of George Floyd by a police officer poured from the streets of Philadelphia down onto I-676, bring traffic to a standstill on the highway. The protesters were tear gassed by police, leading to a chaotic scene as hundreds of people tried to escape. KYW Newsradio's Kristen Johanson was covering the protest when the tear gas was deployed. She joins KYW In Depth to describe what happened. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How do you make summer camp safe during COVID-19?
Summer camp is normally a place where kids can get away and make friends, learn things, and get some dirt on their hands. But this year, everything is a lot different because of coronavirus. Some camps have closed for the season altogether, while others are making some big changes to try and salvage the summer. Camp America in Chalfont, Bucks County is hoping they can welcome campers back after the county moves from red to yellow and more of the restrictions are lifted. Marc Mednick is the program coordinator for Camp America. He joins KYW In Depth to talk about what this summer will look like at camp and what they're doing to make it safe for the kids and the staff. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What tracing HIV taught us about fighting COVID-19
Contact tracing went from something only a few of us were familiar with just a few months ago to being front and center in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health joins KYW In Depth to break down how contact tracing has developed over the decades, what scientists learned about contact tracing from studying HIV, and the process of hiring the thousands and thousands of tracers we will need for the fight against coronavirus in the United States. If you're interesting in contact tracing in New Jersey, more information can be found here: https://covid19.nj.gov/forms/tracer See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What doctors know about MIS-C, a way COVID-19 a...
Doctors are seeing an illness in kids that appears to be related to coronavirus. It's called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C. The CDC has issued a health advisory for MIS-C and now has a dedicated team investigating it. But there's still a lot of information that doctors don't know about it. Dr. Audrey John, the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia joins KYW In Depth to talk about what MIS-C is, how it attacks children, and how they're treating kids with MIS-C at CHOP. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Ask an economist: Why did home sales go up in t...
More than two million Americans newly filed for unemployment benefits last week, a staggering number on its own but just a percentage of the now more than 40 million people who have filed for unemployment since the start of the corohnavirus pandemic. Every Friday we ask David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business to help us tackle the economic news of the last week. Today we asked him about his analysis of the unemployment numbers, why home sales went up in April when everything else went down, his wish list for the next federal aid package, what the latest GDP revisions mean, and why it's a small win that the durable goods numbers were not quite as catastrophic as we thought.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Would vaccine makers consider infecting volunte...
We've been taking a look at the idea of using human challenge trials, intentionally infecting volunteers in a controlled study, to speed up development of a vaccine for the coronavirus. In Part 1, we talked to the Rutgers Bioethicist who co-authored a paper advocating for the use of challenge trials for a coronavirus vaccine. In Part 2, we talked with the founder of a website that's signing up volunteers to participate in HCTs, and one of the more than 25,000 people who have signed up to consider volunteering. But what do the scientists and researchers involved in making vaccines think about using HCTs? Dr. David Weiner, director of the Wistar Institute's Vaccine and Immunology Center joins KYW In Depth to talk about the ethics and logistics of Human Challenge Trials from the point of view of a vaccine developer. Part 1: Should HCTs be used for coronavirus? https://bit.ly/2XeyrIi Part 2: Why would someone volunteer for an HCT? https://bit.ly/3gC7iqn See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Why would someone volunteer to be infected with...
Human challenge trials are studies where people volunteer to be infected with a pathogen, like the coronavirus, hoping to speed up the development of a vaccine. In Part 1 of our series on human challenge trials, we talked to a Rutgers University bioethicist, Dr. Nir Eyal, who coauthored an article in the Journal of Infectious Diseases advocating for controlled human challenge trials to help develop a coronavirus vaccine faster.  So why would someone want to volunteer to be infected with a dangerous, sometimes deadly virus? Mabel Rosenheck is a public historian and independent scholar in Philadelphia who put her name forward as someone willing to consider volunteering for a human challenge trial. Josh Morrison co-founded 1DaySooner.org, a network of more than 25 thousand people who want to participate in human trials that could speed up a vaccination for the coronavirus. Both of them are joining KYW In Depth to talk about why they'd consider joining a human challenge trial, and why more than 25 thousand people have already signed up to volunteer.  Listen to part 1 of our series on human challenge trials: https://bit.ly/2XeyrIi Check out 1 Day Sooner at: https://1daysooner.org/ See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Coronavirus is causing companies to declare ban...
One of the side effects of shutting society down for months is that a lot of prominent companies have declared bankruptcy, and more are likely on the verge. So what does that mean for the company, and what does it mean for the employee who's reading the financial section on their phone and suddenly finds out their company declared bankruptcy? Bruce Grohsgal, Professor in Business Bankruptcy Law at Widener University's Delaware Law School joins KYW In Depth to talk about what corporate bankruptcy does, what it means for employees, and the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic that are rippling through companies. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Is your sleep messed up during COVID-19? You're...
For a lot of us, a solid eight hours of sleep per night was tough to get even before the coronavirus pandemic. Now there’s even more added stress and anxiety, coupled with changes to our usual routines, that could be doing a number on our sleep. Dr. Philip Gehrman, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania joins KYW In Depth to talk about why people are having trouble sleeping or experiencing crazy dreams during the pandemic, and some simple steps you can take to get a better night's sleep. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Restaurants face massive challenges during COVI...
We've seen a lot of our favorite restaurants have to make some serious adjustments during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, not all of them are coming back, and for the rest of them, the dining experience of 2022 will probably look different in many ways from 2019. Dr. Ceridwyn King, Associate Professor & Chairperson of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University joins KYW In Depth to talk about the biggest challenges restaurants face post-pandemic, how they're adapting, and how the industry will emerge on the other side.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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COVID-19 closed showrooms, but car dealers see ...
One of the industries that has gotten hammered by the restrictions put in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic is auto sales. Car dealers are starting to open up more parts of their business now, and we wanted to know what the last couple months have looked like for them, and what's next. We asked Maria Pacifico, President of the Pacifico Auto Group in Philadelphia and Tom Flynn, Pacifico Auto Group General Manager to join KYW In Depth to talk about how their business has been affected, what it's like trying to sell cars during COVID-19, and how they see the future of car dealers after we get back to whatever normal looks like. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Is COVID-19 a good reason to take a gap year be...
More incoming college freshmen are considering taking a year off because of COVID-19. But is that wise? Sara Harberson, founder of Application Nation joins KYW In Depth to talk about the pros and cons of using the coronavirus pandemic to take a year off before college and why colleges might accept one gap year request but turn down another.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Childcare was a challenge before coronavirus. ...
Things are starting to open up and a lot of people can see the light at the end of the tunnel for when they can return to work, but what do you do if you need to work but your childcare provider isn't open yet? What if your old daycare has been forced to shutter its doors for good? Dr. Blythe Rosikiewicz, Assistant Professor of Management in West Chester University’s College of Business and Public Management joins KYW In Depth to talk about the state of childcare in the US and the scale of the troubles that childcare providers and working parents are facing because of the coronavirus pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Has the coronavirus pandemic added value to com...
The coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of changes to American society. People are out of work, a lot of families are experiencing financial hardships, and in general right now most people are staying pretty close to home. We wondered if, because of these reasons and more, COVID-19 has made community college a more attractive or valuable option to a broader section of people. So we asked Dr. Joy Gates Black, President of Delaware County Community College to join KYW In Depth to talk about how the coronavirus has affected DCCC, how enrollment has changed, the steps the school is taking to ensure safety, and why community colleges might have a leg up over other forms of higher education during the age of COVID-19.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Can recreational marijuana help broke states re...
Memorial Day weekend kicks off with even more dire economic news as another 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about the business of summer at the Jersey Shore, if recreational marijuana could fill empty state coffers, if a new unemployment package could be coming from Congress, and how much longer new jobless claims could stay at seven figures. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How public health emergencies like coronavirus ...
Cities are bustling, densely populated places packed with people and businesses paying a premium for housing and office space to be in the center of everyone and everything. And if you visit a city right now, you can actually "see" the results of the coronavirus pandemic. Philadelphia just looks very wrong without people everywhere, like someone hit the pause button. We've made some giant changes as families, as a workforce, and as a society over the past few months. We're working at home, we're eating at home, and it looks like some of these things might not go back to "normal" any time soon. So, we wanted to know if any of these changes could end up having an impact on cities. Are people really going to keep paying New York City rent to work from their apartment? Harris Steinberg, Executive Director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University joins KYW In Depth to talk about the American City during the coronavirus pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Video chatting a ton during COVID-19? Here's ho...
Work meetings, classrooms, and even happy hours are all virtual these days due to coronavirus restrictions. And maybe you've notice that video chat meetings are way more tiring than in-person ones. So why is that, and what can you do to keep from getting burnt out? Dr. John Medaglia, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neurology at Drexel University joins the podcast to break down why our brains get zapped by Zoom. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Veterans nonprofit salutes American heroes virt...
Memorial Day weekend 2020 is going to be anything but routine for Americans still under social distancing guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Around here, Philadelphia officials are telling people not to go to the beach. Barbecues and cook outs are being scaled down at the very least, and instead of having the whole family over most people will be with just their immediate household to mark the holiday.  And for a non-profit called Carry The Load, a group that honors veterans, first responders and their families, their biggest event of the year -- a walk that takes place around Memorial Day -- had to basically be redesigned from square one. Matt Fryman, National Relay Director for Carry The Load joins KYW In Depth to talk about how they are changing and adapting during coronavirus and how they're planning to salute American heroes virtually this year.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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COVID-19 is remaking insurance: "The losses are...
The insurance industry has been turned upside down by COVID-19. We wanted to learn more about how insurance companies are weathering the pandemic and the health of the industry as a whole, so we spoke to Michael and Ryan Tocicki. They are the cofounders of PREMIER Insurance Services, and they join KYW In Depth to talk about what they're dealing with day in and day out, how much the pandemic has cost the insurance industry already, and how insurance is going to change permanently because of COVID-19.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Can your employer ban you from taking public tr...
The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange has been closed for a couple of months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but it's set to partially reopen on Tuesday, May 26. As the Exchange opens its doors again, there are protocols that brokers need to follow -- and one of the protocols that stuck out to us is that people are not allowed to use public transportation to get to the trading floor. This begged a bunch of questions, like... can they do that? Is that even legal? And how is it going to be enforced? Ann Juliano, Professor of Law at Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law joins KYW In Depth to answer those questions and more.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Social distancing at New Jersey's only drive-in...
Drive-in movie theatres had their heyday decades ago. But there are still a handful of them around the country, including one in New Jersey. And New Jersey’s only drive-in theatre now has the green light for business to start back up again as the state tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Jude DeLeonardis, co-owner of the Delsea Drive-In in Vineland, New Jersey joins KYW In Depth to talk about what the pandemic has meant for her business and what's changed in preparation for showing movies again. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Is telemedicine here to stay after COVID-19? ...
Just about every aspect of everyday life has changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes going to see your doctor. Instead of asking patients to make the trip and sit in the waiting room, more and more doctors are using telemedicine to see and treat their patients. Dr. Erev Tubb, medical oncologist and the medical director of the Cancer Center at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill joins KYW In Depth to talk about how successful telemedicine has been for him and whether he thinks it's here to stay, even beyond COVID-19. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Is it ethical to deliberately expose people to ...
The return to some kind of post-pandemic normalcy is going to hinge on the development of a coronavirus vaccine. This is a process that can take months or years and includes several testing phases to determine if the vaccine is both safe and effective. But there is a way to speed up the process, and it depends on hundreds of people being willing to volunteer to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Dr. Nir Eyal is a Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Center for Population-Level Bioethics at Rutgers University. He joins KYW In Depth to talk about the article he co-authored called for controlled human challenge trials to speed up coronavirus vaccine development.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Did the COVID-19 PPP emergency loans go where t...
A lot of attention has been paid to the Paycheck Protection Program. It's the giant bundle of money, billions of dollars that Congress approved that was designed to help keep small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Once the program got started though, we started seeing news about big, publicly traded companies benefiting from the PPP, and in some cases announcing they had given back the money. So how widespread was this? How much of the assistance actually went to the places it was supposed to go? Dr. Sam Rosen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance at the Temple Fox School of Business joins KYW In Depth to break down the Paycheck Protection Program and where the loans went. Here's the link to Dr. Rosen's research: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3590913 See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The Jersey Shore will reopen, but "we're gonna ...
The weather is getting nicer and a lot of people have the beach on their mind. Normally, that's just a sign of summer, but right now in New Jersey, during the coronavirus pandemic, it means some serious decision making from the state level on down. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined KYW Newsradio and KYW's Ian Bush to talk about the toll COVID-19 has taken on his state, the tragic milestone of 10,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the state, two new executive orders just signed in New Jersey, and how the state is going to handle summer at the Jersey Shore. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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"The crematory is nonstop." A funeral director ...
Nick Renn says he has never seen anything in his career that compares to the coronavirus pandemic. He's a funeral director at the Leroy P. Wooster Funeral Home in Atco, New Jersey. Nick Renn joins KYW In Depth to talk about the death he sees on a daily basis, how the virus has affected him and his colleagues, and the toll the pandemic is taking on families who have lost loved ones. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Ask an economist: Is the worst of the COVID-19 ...
If the number of unemployed Americans made up a state, it would be the second most populous state in the US, behind only California. David Fiorenza, Villanova School of Business Economics Professor joins KYW In Depth to talk about the massive unemployment number, another month that saw retail sales hammered by coronavirus, and if we should be concerned about deflation in the months to come. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How COVID-19 attacks taste and smell
The CDC has added loss of taste and smell to its list of COVID-19 symptoms. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been looking into this, and they've released an initial study that has been published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. Dr. Richard Doty is Director of Penn's Smell and Taste Center, and Dr. Natasha Mirza is Director of Penn's Center for Voice and Swallowing. They join KYW In Depth to break down their research on how COVID-19 can attack taste and smell. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Governor Tom Wolf: "I understand the frustratio...
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf talked with KYW Newsradio today about the coronavirus pandemic in the Keystone State, when more counties will be moving from red to yellow, small business owners who are trying to stay afloat during this pandemic, and when social distancing restrictions might be eased, especially around the Philadelphia area which has been hit hard by the virus. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Were our public health systems misunderstood be...
We're in a very strange time right now, where public health has suddenly become a major focus in a way that doesn't happen very often, and as a result, the people who work in public health have also become more visible than probably we or they ever expected them to be. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx are nationally recognized household names now, and each state has its own team of doctors and public servants who find themselves at the podium for hours a day, giving out information to anyone watching. Because of the spotlight on public health right now, we wanted to dig into it a little more. Dr. Tony Reed, Chief Medical Officer for Temple University Hospital joins KYW In Depth to explains what the field of public health entails and what's involved in working a public health job.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson on coronavirus rel...
U.S. HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson came to Philadelphia to visit a veteran's community, and while he was here he called KYW Newsradio. Dr. Carson talked about a couple things, including his visit, the moratorium on evictions, and also how the Department of Housing and Urban Development is using the $12 billion dollars it was given responsibility for through the CARES Act for relief during the coronavirus pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How COVID-19 is changing hospital design
Thermal temperature scans, negative pressure, third entrances to emergency departments. These are just some of the changes that could become the new normal at hospitals and healthcare facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic. Aran McCarthy, Healthcare Design Principal at Francis Cauffman Architects joins KYW In Depth to explain what goes into the design of a hospital, and how design priorities are changing because of the coronavirus pandemic. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
22 min
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What needs to happen before college sports can ...
Everyone is anxious for the return of sports, and the American College Health Association recently released guidelines on what they think universities need to have in place from a health and safety standpoint before we see college athletics come back. Dr. Karen Weaver, Associate Clinical Professor of Sport Management at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University joins KYW In Depth to break down the guidelines and what they mean. ACHA guidelines: https://www.acha.org/documents/resources/guidelines/ACHA_Considerations_for_Reopening_IHEs_in_the_COVID-19_Era_May2020.pdf >>> See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How a grocery store saved a woman's life during...
A man from Montgomery County, PA called KYW Newsradio because he wanted to publically say thank you to his grocery store. His wife suffers from several diseases that make eating most foods impossible -- except for a particular type of yogurt. He couldn't find it anywhere. Then, Henning's Market in Harleysville, PA stepped up. Today on KYW In Depth, a couple says thank you during a pandemic. "I want people to know that there are good people out there, there are people who care."  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Understanding R0 (R-Naught) and the contagiousn...
If you've been reading about COVID-19 you've probably run into R0 a few times. It's pronounced R-naught, and it's a mathematical indicator of how contagious something is. We wanted to get a better understanding of R0 and why it's important, so we asked Dr. Annette Reboli, Dean of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey to join KYW In Depth to break down what R0 is, what it means, and where this coronavirus ranks among contagious diseases. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Scientists are studying if dogs can sniff out C...
Believe it or not, viruses have odors, and researchers at Penn Vet are trying to find out if dogs can smell COVID-19. Dr. Cynthia M. Otto, Professor of Working Dog Sciences and Sports Medicine and Director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center joins KYW in Depth to break down how they're testing if dogs can smell COVID-19, what they hope the project will be able to do, and when we could know if man's best friend can help us beat coronavirus.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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The coronavirus is mutating. What does that mea...
There's a preliminary report out of the Los Alamos National Laboratory about a mutation to SARS-CoV-2 that is more transmissible. The paper has not been peer reviewed yet, but it's still getting national attention. Dr. David Weiner, director of the Wistar Institute's Vaccine and Immunology Center joins KYW In Depth to break down what the study found, what it means, and what impact the mutations could have on vaccine development. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Taking a break from COVID-19 to talk about murd...
During these days of COVID-19, you're really hard pressed to find any news story that doesn't have some sort of connection to the pandemic. Over the last few weeks though, there's been at least one exception: the arrival of the massive insects nicknamed murder hornets in the US. They are scary looking and huge, but are they as bad as they're made out to be? Dr. Christopher Tipping, Professor of Biology at Delaware Valley University joins KYW In Depth to talk about the Asian giant hornet -- why they're here, where they came from, why they're called murder hornets, and if he thinks they're going to make it to the Philadelphia area. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
15 min
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Telehealth for dog behavior problems during COV...
A lot of dogs have been adopted from shelters during the coronavirus pandemic, and a lot of first time pet owners are still in the 'getting to know you' phase with their new fur babies. So how do you know if a new or different behavior is just a personality quirk, or if your dog could benefit from some kind of professional attention? Dr. Carlo Siracusa is an Associate Professor of Clinical Animal Behavior and Welfare at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He joins KYW In Depth to talk about a new telehealth program for dog behavioral issues at Penn Vet and to give some great advice for new pet owners, like to make sure that we're not putting too much pressure on our pets to be the surrogate for our missing social lives. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
28 min
587
The numbers say paychecks got bigger since the ...
We're looking at an unemployment rate above 14% in the US during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about the comparisons between 2020 and the Great Depression, declines in the labor force participation rate, and why the data show wages are rising.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Bon voyage: COVID-19 will disrupt airlines and ...
The coronavirus pandemic has played havoc with the travel industry, with airlines, cruises and hotels taking the brunt of it. Robert Mann Jr., President of R.W. Mann and Company Inc. joins KYW In Depth to talk about the extent of the damage, what needs to happen before consumer confidence returns, and what the future of travel might look like once everything resumes. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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"People saw we were more than just teachers all...
Kids have been learning from home for weeks now because of the coronavirus pandemic. The classroom is now the dining room or kitchen table, and students are getting lessons from teachers on a laptop, rather than in person. Obviously this has been a big adjustment for parents, but it's also been a big adjustment for the teachers, who have had to figure out the best ways to connect with their students without having them in the classroom. It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so we checked in with some teachers about how their job has changed in the wake of COVID-19, the challenges they're facing, and how much they miss their students.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes du...
The Make-a-Wish Foundation has been operating for 40 years. It spans thousands of volunteers all across the United States and dozens of other countries. And its one goal is to make wishes come true for children, between two and a half and eighteen years old, who are suffering from critical illnesses. Dennis Heron, President and CEO of the Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley chapter joins the podcast to talk about how the organization is functioning through the pandemic, and how they are granting their 7,000th wish this week. If you want to help Make-A-Wish: Wishesarewaiting.com See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Would you give up your privacy in exchange for ...
There's been a lot of talk about the possibility of an app helping to trace COVID-19 cases and contain the outbreak down the road. But what would that look like, and how would we address the concerns about privacy of personal data and medical information? Dr. Matthew Schneider, Assistant Professor at Drexel's LeBow College of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about how bad we were at keeping data secure even before this pandemic, the privacy concerns behind coronavirus tracking apps, and if we should be thinking about data privacy in a completely different way. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Trying to weather the storm: Agriculture in the...
We've been keeping an eye on the world of agriculture during this pandemic, looking at how food supply chains are holding up and how different farmers with different commodities are dealing with the situation. A few weeks ago we checked in with John M. Urbanchuk, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Agribusiness Department at Delaware Valley University, and he joins KYW In Depth again to take a look at what's changed in the past couple weeks and what might be ahead. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Bats, wet markets, and how scientists trace a c...
COVID-19 is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. The disease is unique and mysterious even to scientists who have been studying coronaviruses for years, and the origins of the pandemic are still being debated. Did it really jump from animal to human at a Wuhan wet market? Or did it start another way? Dr. Susan Weiss, Professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania joins the podcast to break down her research on coronaviruses. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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How do you run an aquarium during the coronavir...
The Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey is closed, which means there's no money coming through its doors. But, the animals still need to be fed and cared for, and there's a dedicated skeleton staff doing just that. Vince Nicoletti is the Executive Director of Adventure Aquarium, he joins KYW In Depth to talk about the steps the aquarium is taking to care for all the animals during the shutdown, how to support the aquarium, and the different ways he thinks the business will change after the pandemic is over. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What have we learned about how COVID-19 affects...
There's been some news lately about kids and COVID-19, so we wanted to ask an expert what we've learned about how this coronavirus affects children. Dr. Jeffrey Gerber, associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia joins KYW In Depth to answer questions about kids and coronavirus -- like, how many pediatric cases have we seen in the Philadelphia area? How many have been serious? When can parents start thinking about play dates again? How can we keep kids safe when childcare centers reopen? And should parents still take kids to the doctor to get checkups and vaccines during this pandemic, and what happens if they don't? See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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"I hope people see us in a new light." Working ...
Grocery store and supermarket workers are on the front lines of this pandemic in a major way. We wanted to talk to someone who has been doing one of these jobs since the pandemic started. Amy Paris works at a ShopRite supermarket in the Philly suburbs. She was nice enough to join the podcast to talk about what it's like working at a grocery store -- which just happens to be both one of the most important and riskiest jobs out there right now.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What projection models say about reopening soci...
We hear a lot about projection models in the conversation about reopening society and when to do it. Dr. Michael Robert, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Data Science at University of the Sciences joins KYW In Depth to break down what the models are and what they are created to do, what they're saying about the pandemic and our response to it, and when is too soon to reopen. Here’s a page with links to the different models Dr. Robert talked about and some info about all of them: https://sites.google.com/usciences.edu/michael-robert/covid-19-resources See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Jon Meacham studies crises of the past to find ...
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer and biographer, he's written about Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, George H. W. Bush. And his new project is a podcast -- a limited series called "Hope, Through History." The show takes some of the worst and most challenging times in American History, and explores how we as a nation got through them. Jon Meacham talked about making the podcast on KYW Newsradio with Ian Bush. Given the timeliness of the subject matter, we thought that you here at KYW In Depth might be interested in hearing about it too.  Check out the podcast on Radio.com: https://www.radio.com/media/podcast/hope-through-history See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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What is Remdesivir and how does it help COVID-1...
President Trump says the FDA has granted emergency use authorization for Remdesivir to treat patients with COVID-19. So how does it work, and it is a real answer to this deadly virus? Or is it just better than what we have now? Dr. Frederick Bushman, Professor and Chair of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-director of the Penn Center for Research on Coronavirus and Other Emerging Pathogens joins KYW In Depth to explain what Remdesivir is, how it helps patients and how well it works, what else the drug is used for, and what the Center for Research on Coronavirus and Other Emerging Pathogens is working on right now. He also weighs in on if this coronavirus started with an animal, or if it's an escaped bioweapon from a lab somewhere ("Yeah, it's a complete pack of nonsense." - Dr. Frederick Bushman). See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Will the tourism industry ever be "normal" agai...
The coronavirus pandemic cut off non-essential travel and one of the casualties of that was the tourism industry. Hotels, airline and tourist attraction business has all but disappeared. So how long will the impact last, and is there a way to return to normal? Dr. Yang Yang, an associate professor in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University joins KYW In Depth to talk about the future of tourism, in Philadelphia and around the globe.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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