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.

The Jersey Shore's harsh economic reality durin...
New unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic hit 30 million this week, GDP is down 4.8%, and it's even more clear that staying home is having a very real impact on the American economy. David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to talk about W-shaped recoveries, why the markets did better in April when everything else pointed down, which sectors could see job creation, and what kind of situation he thinks the Jersey Shore will be facing during the summer of 2020. See for privacy information.
14 min
How the coronavirus pandemic will change the wa...
One of the many ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic is that a lot of people have had time to adjust to working at home. And a lot of companies have probably realized that even when things return to normal, portions of their workforce won't necessarily have to come into the office to be productive. There's a good chance that the pandemic will have a direct role in changing how the office of the future is designed. John Campbell is the president of FCA architects, an architecture and interior design planning firm in Philadelphia and New York City, specializing in the workplace, healthcare, and research facilities. We asked him to come on KYW In Depth to talk about the future of open offices, how he thinks the way offices are designed in the future is going to change, and how he's seeing it changing already because of this pandemic. See for privacy information.
19 min
"The Last Dance" EP talks Michael Jordan, Phila...
We're all looking for things to distract us during the coronavirus lockdowns, and sports content is at a premium right now. That's one of the reasons the 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan, "The Last Dance," has been such a massive success. Mike Tollin, Philadelphia native and Executive Producer of "The Last Dance" joins KYW In Depth to talk about working with Michael Jordan, the challenges of making the show during the coronavirus pandemic, and his reaction to the incredible success of the series. See for privacy information.
14 min
Are you binge baking during COVID-19 shutdowns?...
Have you gone to the grocery store, only to be met by an empty flour shelf? A lot of us are using the opportunity of being stuck at home to make delicious things in the oven. But, unfortunately, cookies and brownies and cupcakes usually come in only one serving size -- exactly as many as are currently in front of you. So, we turned to an expert for some tips on how to make it out of COVID-19 quarantine without becoming a chocolate chip cookie. Kathleen Zelman, a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and the nutrition director for WebMD joins KYW In Depth to talk about how to keep from eating all of the cookies, what to substitute in your recipes to make them healthier, and the science behind why extra body fat makes it more difficult to stave off disease.  See for privacy information.
25 min
Woman saves her aunt and a stranger with COVID-...
Two people from South Jersey who were in critical condition from COVID-19 have been released from the hospital, after they received convalescent plasma transfusions. After recovering from a mild case of COVID-19 herself, Marisa Leuzzi heard about Mayo Clinic’s national clinical trials and wanted to donate her plasma in an attempt to save her aunt, who was critically ill with the virus. Her donation ended up helping another person as well. Today on KYW In Depth, KYW reporter John McDevitt joins the podcast with Marisa Leuzzi's story -- how she found out about the procedure, got the wheels turning, and donated her plasma. See for privacy information.
17 min
How much can the Federal Reserve really do in t...
We've heard a lot about steps that the Federal Reserve has taken over the last several weeks to try and keep the gears of the economy moving in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic. Given the role the Fed is playing these days, we thought it would be important to dig deeper and learn more about what the Federal Reserve is all about. Dr. Jonathan Scott, professor and Chair of the Department of Finance at Temple University's Fox School of Business joins KYW In Depth to break down what the Fed does and how much capability it has to correct the economy -- especially during an emergency like the coronavirus pandemic. See for privacy information.
16 min
What's in the new $484 billion coronavirus bill...
Another emergency spending bill has been passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. Scott Deacle, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Business and Economics at Ursinus College joins KYW In Depth to break down what's in the bill, who is getting the money, and his concerns over the ultimate economic cost of the coronavirus crisis. See for privacy information.
18 min
COVID-19 changed college admissions. What does ...
At this point, high school seniors are wondering what kind of college experience they're going to have. And it's a little up in the air if we're going to see a crowded college campus ever again -- we just don't know. Sara Harberson is the founder of Application Nation, the former associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, and the former Dean of Admissions at Franklin and Marshall. She joins KYW In Depth to talk about why she thinks the college experience is going to change, how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting enrollment at colleges, and why high school seniors have more leverage this year when it comes to applying for financial aid. See for privacy information.
22 min
169 inmates in Montco jail test positive for CO...
Health officials keep stressing that the main reason we're wearing masks is to protect other people. Some people who get the virus never get any symptoms, and they could infect others without knowing it. This week in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania we got a pretty incredible illustration of that. All 939 inmates at Montgomery County Correctional Facility were tested for coronavirus. Of the 740 results they have so far, 169 are positive. But none of the 169 positive inmates showed any symptoms. Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh called into KYW Newsradio on Tuesday morning, April 28, to talk about the results from the correctional facility, where she thinks we are in the fight against COVID-19, and what needs to happen before we're ready to reopen. See for privacy information.
10 min
"We just have to keep going and hope that thing...
Farming is a hard job during the best of times. But now, restaurants are closed, agricultural supply chains are disrupted, and what used to be difficult can feel nearly impossible. Today on KYW In Depth, three farmers join the podcast to talk about it. Paul Hartman is a dairy farmer at Scattered Acres in Berks County. Kyle Whitmoyer operates Whitmoyer Cattle in Northumberland County in Central Pennsylvania. He also grows organic corn, soybeans, and small grains. Josh Alderfer joins the podcast from Alderfer Poultry Farm in Montgomery County. He sells specialty eggs -- organic and cage free. "You can't just tell them to stop producing eggs. They're going to lay an egg every day, and you have to find a home for it." - Josh Alderfer See for privacy information.
27 min
Neurosurgeon finds COVID-19 can travel to the b...
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Neurovascular Surgery Chief Dr. Pascal Jabbour became alarmed when doctors found that relatively young patients with COVID-19 were developing unusual blood clots and having strokes. Then he and his colleagues also noticed that the virus seemed to be able to infect the brain itself, causing encephalitis. Today on KYW In Depth, Dr. Pascal Jabbour talks about his team's findings on COVID-19 patients who have strokes, the theories on how the virus travels to the brain, and being a surgeon during a deadly virus pandemic.  See for privacy information.
18 min
How to look out for child abuse during COVID-19...
With so many people out of work and staying home, children who were already in a bad situation could be even more vulnerable right now. And because they don't have teachers or coaches checking on them in person every day, child advocates fear more instances of child abuse could be happening behind closed doors, without being reported. Abbie Newman is the CEO of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center in East Norriton, PA. She joins KYW In Depth to talk about warning signs you need to keep your eyes out for and resources for people who think they know about a child who is being abused.  "If you are next door to a family and you hear something or see something that kind of makes you think, 'I wonder if that child is safe. What's going on over there? I'm concerned.' People still have eyes, they just just need to use them more at this point. And everybody needs to consider themselves a mandated reporter. If you think you are seeing something, call the state's childline hotline."  - Abbie Newman Links to resources we talked about in the show: Pennsylvania's Childline Hotline is 1-800-932-0313. Find Mission Kids online: Safe 2 say PA, where kids can help their friends: Find out more about Laurel House: See for privacy information.
15 min
College coaches are changing how they recruit b...
The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on just about everything having to do with college athletics. One specific aspect that we wanted to explore is how college coaches are dealing with recruiting -- how do you recruit athletes when you can't go anywhere? University of Pennsylvania men's basketball coach Steve Donahue and Villanova football coach Mark Ferrante join KYW In Depth to talk about how they are recruiting during the pandemic, and how the way coaches across the country recruit athletes could be changing long-term. See for privacy information.
21 min
Financial survival tips for the coronavirus pan...
More than 26 million people are unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic. People are trying their best to navigate a financial nightmare that they didn't see coming. Beverly Harzog, credit card expert and consumer advocate and a consumer finance analyst for US News and World Report joins KYW In Depth to offer some emergency financial survival tips, like what to do when your credit card provider shrinks your card limit, how and when you should contact your lender, and why you might want to practice your negotiation skills. See for privacy information.
24 min
Big ideas to fight food insecurity as coronavir...
The United Nations World Food Program issued a warning this week that the coronavirus pandemic means "famine is a very real and dangerous possibility." Food insecurity is already an issue all over the world, and sadly, that includes right here in Philadelphia. Mariana Chilton, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and professor at Drexel University joins KYW In Depth to break down why we're facing a hunger crisis, and her ideas about what is needed to fight back.  See for privacy information.
20 min
Ask an economist: Could states go bankrupt beca...
Another week has gone by with more dismal economic indicators, including an additional 4.4 million jobless claims. We're checking in with David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of Practice at the Villanova School of Business, who has kind of become our in-house economist at KYW In Depth. Fiorenza joins the podcast to discuss the unemployment numbers, the new package from Congress to help small businesses, and the statements from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about states declaring bankruptcy. See for privacy information.
10 min
Social distancing with U.S. Soccer star Carli L...
Life without sports is a brand new experience for all of us, and even more so for professional athletes. U.S. Women's National Soccer Team star Carli Lloyd was in the middle of training for the Olympics when coronavirus abruptly changed those plans. Carli Lloyd joins KYW In Depth to talk about what she's doing during the coronavirus shutdown, how it's affecting training routines, and what she's been binging on Netflix lately. See for privacy information.
13 min
What is the impact of coronavirus on the enviro...
Philadelphia Health Officials recently released a report saying that air quality in the city during the coronavirus pandemic is the cleanest it has been in decades. Pictures from around the world compared to ones from years ago appear to show the same results. But is a pandemic truly good for the environment or are we looking at this all wrong? Dr. Franco Montalto, a professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel University joins KYW In Depth to break down how coronavirus restrictions are affecting the environment and if any of the changes could be sticking around after we go back to normal.  See for privacy information.
24 min
Can you stop a cytokine storm before it's too l...
We talked to Dr. Mark DiNubile a month ago about a therapy his company is developing, with the goal of helping very sick COVID-19 patients recover. DiNubile is the Chief Medical Officer at BioAegis Therapeutics in New Jersey. We checked in with him again to see how the development is going, and we also asked him some questions we had about the virus and some of the potential treatments that have been talked about in the news. Dr. DiNubile joins KYW In Depth to discuss cytokine storms, how we became fixated on hydroxychloroquine and the latest research about if it even works, and the process that companies trying to make COVID-19 treatments have to navigate to get FDA approval.  >>> See for privacy information.
27 min
"If you can find a spouse online, you can find ...
Existing home sales dropped 8.5% in March from February -- another statistic that serves to illustrate how the coronavirus pandemic has turned life as we know it on its head this year. We wanted to look at real estate in this moment, so we asked two people to help us get our heads around what's happening now and what's in store. David Wilk is Assistant Professor of Finance & Director of the Real Estate Program at Temple University's Fox School of Business. Kelly Hudson is a realtor in the Philadelphia area who gave us a great look at what all these changes mean for someone who has their boots on the ground in this industry every day.  See for privacy information.
20 min
Oil went negative. What does that mean, and why...
This week, some oil prices fell below $0 -- it's the latest in a series of incredible ripple effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it turns out, there's a bit more to this story. Dr. Scott Jackson is a Visiting Professor at Villanova in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, he teaches a course in petroleum engineering, and he joins KYW In Depth to break down all the reasons why oil went negative, discuss where he thinks the price of gas is going to go, and answer what happens if you just turn off the oil pumps. See for privacy information.
22 min
Estimating the economic impact of COVID-19 on P...
So, what's the economic shakeup from all this going to be? Dr. Kevin Gillen got asked that question so often, he tried see if he could find an answer. Gillen is an Economist at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University, and his research looked at the last major pandemic in Philadelphia, the Spanish Flu in 1918, to try to figure out big of an impact COVID-19 will have on the economy.  Check out his research here: See for privacy information.
14 min
Behind the scenes of the coronavirus clinical t...
Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir are two of the drugs the doctors and scientists at Penn Medicine are researching right now in an all hands effort to better understand COVID-19 and develop treatments. Penn Medicine chief clinical research officer Dr. Emma Meagher joins KYW In Depth to talk about the trials they're conducting on coronavirus treatments and what they're excited about right now. See for privacy information.
14 min
A 6-year-old reporter's podcast about the coron...
Every morning we have a reporter's meeting at the station. We're all working from different places because of social distancing, so we do a video chat. And pretty much every time KYW Newsradio Suburban Bureau Chief Jim Melwert gets on the call from his office at home, his six year old daughter Lizzie is right next to him helping him work. We've really enjoyed having Lizzie with us in the meetings. She's always on time, and her story ideas are pretty great. So when she filed a podcast episode for us, we had to run it. Today on KYW In Depth, Lizzie Melwert joins the podcast to break down what you should and shouldn't do during the coronavirus pandemic, why she has to do school work but her little sister doesn't, what it was like losing a tooth yesterday, and then back to more thoughts about coronavirus.  "It's weird because I'm always here. I never have to pack my lunch, I never have to pack anything. I'm always at home." - Lizzie  See for privacy information.
11 min
Worldwide pandemic: Life in China as it opens b...
This is the last episode of our series checking in with people from different parts of the world to see the ways their day to day life is similar or different to life here in the Philly area and the United States. The coronavirus pandemic started in China, and early this month, lockdowns were lifted in Wuhan. For episode number four, we're checking in with Darius Pleasant, in Beijing. Darius went to high school in the Philly area, and he’s been teaching English in Beijing for about a year now. We called him to ask what returning to normal has looked like from where he is. See for privacy information.
13 min
Worldwide pandemic: Coronavirus social distanci...
This is the third episode of a series we're doing on KYW In Depth trying to put this pandemic in perspective -- checking in with people from different parts of the globe and seeing how their lives right now are similar or different to what day to day life looks like here. In Germany, officials started warning people about the coronavirus back in the beginning of the year. And it's kind of an anomaly compared to its European neighbors when it comes to coronavirus cases. Today we go to Stuttgart to talk with Brian Wagner. He's 25 years old, and we called him up to ask what life in Germany is like during this pandemic. See for privacy information.
26 min
Worldwide pandemic: What is life like under cor...
This is part two of our series looking at life in other parts of the world during the coronavirus pandemic. Today, we're checking in on Jeff Rey and his daughter Juliette in France. Jeff lives in Lille, France with his wife. It's about two hours north of Paris. Juliette is a student who was interning in Kenya before she decided to come home. Jeff and Juliette join KYW In Depth to talk about living under lockdown in France and how people are doing over there. See for privacy information.
27 min
Worldwide pandemic: Life in Spain during COVID-19
In the midst of social distancing and way more isolation than we're using to living with, it's easy to forget that you're not the only person going through this incredible, intense disruption of lifestyles and routine. This is happening everywhere. We wanted to check in on some people from different places around the world who are all doing the same thing we're doing, to see how things might be different in France or Germany or China than they are in Philadelphia or South Jersey. Or who knows, maybe they're the same. We're making a few episodes checking in on people from different places, but we're going to start in Spain, with Santiago Martin. He's a high school teacher, and KYW In Depth producer Charlotte Reese called him to find out what the restrictions are in Spain, how people are dealing with the pandemic, and the ways that life has changed since the world was upended by a virus.  See for privacy information.
18 min
Ask an economist: should everyone get $2,000 a ...
More than 22 million people became newly unemployed in the last month, after another 5.2 million filed claims last week. One of the more interesting proposals that been talked about a lot recently has been giving unemployed Americans $2,000 a month to help alieve the pain until unemployment returns to pre-coronavirus levels. David Fiorenza, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Economics at the Villanova School of Business joins KYW In Depth to break down last week's additional unemployment claims, what he thinks about another cash infusion, the actions taken by the federal reserve and what's next for small businesses after the rescue fund ran dry.  See for privacy information.
14 min
Can you get COVID-19 more than once? Q&A with a...
Can you contract COVID-19 multiple times? What is herd immunity, and will we get to the point where we have it before a vaccine is released? What happens if we open everything up too quickly?  How long will we have to practice social distancing? A month? A year? Longer than that? Dr. Helen Koenig, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and an infectious disease expert at Penn Medicine joins KYW In Depth to answer these questions and more, breaking down what we understand about COVID-19, and what we still need to learn. See for privacy information.
29 min
No more snow days? What COVID-19 is teaching us...
As all the parents who have had to become homeschoolers suddenly during the coronavirus pandemic can attest to -- teachers are among the closest professions we have in the real world to superheroes. But a newfound appreciation for the people who educate our kids is far from the only way the coronavirus pandemic has made its mark on education in America. Dr. Cori Brown, associate dean in Rowan University's College of Education joins KYW In Depth to discuss the biggest challenges teachers are facing right now and what we are learning from the abrupt closure of our schools.  See for privacy information.
18 min
COVID-19 decimated retail sales last month, but...
Retail sales were hammered by the coronavirus pandemic in March, dropping 8.7%. Most stores will reopen after social distancing guidelines are relaxed, but how many will find themselves doing business as normal? And in the case of malls and department stores, will Americans even want to shop in places designed to attract crowds? Dr. Michael Solomon, Professor of Marketing at St. Joseph's University joins KYW In Depth to tackle the dismal retail numbers and talk about how the coronavirus pandemic could have an impact on the future of how we shop. See for privacy information.
14 min
Three judicial leaders navigate Philadelphia's ...
It seems like every part of society has been changed in some way by the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing and in Philadelphia that includes the court system. KYW's crime and justice reporter Kristen Johanson talked with three judicial leaders in Philadelphia, Judge Idee Fox, President Judge for the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia and Chair of the Administrative Governing Board, Judge Leon Tucker, Supervising Judge of the Criminal Section of the 1st Judicial District, and Judge Patrick Dugan, President Judge of Municipal Court to break down what is happening in Philadelphia courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, both at the municipal level and at the common pleas level. The judges wanted to clarify for people who may be witnesses or have been subpoenaed to appear in Philadelphia court: the courts are closed from now until May 4th. Check online for more details: See for privacy information.
25 min
We're rushing the grocery store, but farmers ar...
With the closure of restaurants and food service facilities, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a major wrench into the agricultural supply chain. John Urbanchuk, Assistant Professor and Chair of Agribusiness at Delaware Valley University joins KYW In Depth to break down how the markets farmers rely on have been shut down, which farmers are being hit the hardest, and how long it will take for things to get back to normal when the pandemic has run its course.    See for privacy information.
10 min
Using smartphones to track coronavirus: How doe...
What if you could fight the spread of COVID-19 with your smartphone? Apple and Google are working on tracing software designed to tell people when they've come in contact with someone who has the virus. A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced last week that it's developing a system based on Bluetooth. So what would a system like this look like, and how it would work? Dr. Karl Morris, associate professor of computer science at Temple University joins KYW In Depth to explain what contact tracing is, how it could work in the United States, how developers are addressing privacy concerns, and if it's possible to fool the system. See for privacy information.
16 min
Why is COVID-19 so different from SARS and Swin...
Not all pandemics are created equally. The global response to COVID-19 is unlike anything in memory, especially compared with the response to past outbreaks, like H1N1 in 2009. Dr. Ebbing Lautenbach, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania joins KYW In Depth to talk about how this coronavirus compares to outbreaks like SARS and Swine Flu, what is it about the virus that makes it so contagious, and the race to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. See for privacy information.
19 min
Financial recovery could be a rocky road after ...
Credit card debt is growing, more people are having trouble paying bills, and it's up in the air which businesses will still be here when social distancing guidelines are eased. This is part two of our conversation with Beverly Harzog, credit card expert and consumer finance analyst for US News and World Report. Harzog is back on KYW In Depth to talk about what the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic might look like for personal finances, small businesses, and larger financial institutions. See for privacy information.
19 min
Credit cards, rising debt: Financial survival d...
Are you turning to credit cards to pay for the basics during the coronavirus shutdown? Many Americans are, and because this is such an extraordinary situation, the best practices and advice for managing money are changing. Beverly Harzog, credit card expert and consumer advocate and a consumer finance analyst for US News and World Report joins KYW In Depth to talk about using credit cards, how to get relief from creditors during the coronavirus shutdown, and the best ways to spend the check the federal government is sending out. See for privacy information.
20 min
A brief and incomplete history of health emerge...
If you're anything like us, there's a good chance you've consumed more information about pandemics, diseases, and health emergencies in the past month than in your entire life before that. One thing that keeps coming up -- Philadelphia has played a central role in some pretty extraordinary situations.  In this episode Curator of the Mütter Museum Anna Dhody, President and Chief Executive Officer of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia George Wohlreich, and retired KYW Newsradio Suburban Bureau Chief Jay Lloyd join KYW In Depth to talk about three different health emergencies in Philadelphia history: the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793, the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, and the 1976 Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. See for privacy information.
29 min
"What you have is a hurting kid." How 5 student...
You think back to the best times of high school and you might think of graduation, or prom, or senior week. Maybe the last school play or dance recital, the last year on the soccer or field hockey team. For seniors right now, there's a very real possibility that none of these things will happen. KYW's Suzanne Monaghan talked with five students, four high school seniors and one college senior, about how they're feeling about losing the last part of their senior year. She also talked with a therapist to get tips for seniors and parents who have a senior at home struggling with watching their time in high school end this way. See for privacy information.
22 min
How much long term havoc will COVID-19 wreak on...
Right now, we're living in a world with no sports. They'll be back and chances are, pro sports will eventually look the same. But what about college sports? Losing the NCAA Tournament in March was a huge financial blow. Could that landscape shift? Could some schools cut back on programs or maybe decide to eliminate sports altogether? Dr. Karen Weaver, Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University, and Dr. Jeremy Jordan, Associate Dean in the school of Sports, Tourism, and Hospitality Management at Temple University join KYW In Depth to talk about the impact this pandemic is having on college sports, what the long term consequences could be and how the conversation will change if a college football season is shuddered because of COVID-19. See for privacy information.
22 min
21% of us want to open gun stores: COVID-19 pol...
80% of Americans say flattening the curve during this pandemic is more important than their personal freedom. 4% percent of us think the bars should be open. 21% of us think golf courses and gun stores should be open. These are just a few of the findings SurveyUSA has been getting from polling during the coronavirus pandemic. SurveyUSA founder and CEO Jay Leve joins KYW In Depth to break down some of the insights he's gotten from the polling, and what it says about how we are feeling and how we are doing while we put life on hold to fight COVID-19. See for privacy information.
21 min
Coronavirus social distancing makes grieving ev...
Loss and grief are difficult to face during the best of times. But right now, those feelings can be even more acute because of the isolation that comes with social distancing. Director of the Counseling Center at West Chester University Dr. Rachel Daltry joins KYW In Depth to talk about the ways social distancing has changed how we grieve and memorialize the loss of a loved one, and what kind of emotional impact this pandemic is having on us as a people.  "I worry a lot about our first line responders, our healthcare... they're holding a lot, and we're going to have to really take care of them and each other when the pandemic slows down and we get back to the normal." - Dr. Rachel Daltry See for privacy information.
11 min
Can water companies keep going if people stop p...
America is facing record unemployment and with so many people suffering economic hardships, some bills aren't being paid. So what happens if a lot of people can't pay their water bill? President of Aqua New Jersey Larry Carson and President of Aqua Pennsylvania Marc Lucca join KYW In Depth to talk about how the water companies coping with the crisis and what options people have if their water has been turned off.  See for privacy information.
16 min
This has been incredibly frustrating." NJ Congr...
New Jersey Congressman Andy Kim is trying to get a federally funded COVID-19 testing site in South Jersey. He called in to KYW Newsradio on Friday morning, April 10th to talk to KYW's Brandon Brooks about his efforts to get FEMA to open another site. Congressman Kim is also the only member of Congress from New Jersey on the small business committee in the house, and Brandon Brooks asked him what's being done in Congress to get small businesses the assistance they need to survive until this is all over. See for privacy information.
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Montgomery County, PA: one month after the firs...
A lot has happened and quickly in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania since a few weeks ago, when it looked like the county was primed to be a focal point for COVID-19 cases in the Philadelphia area. Today, Friday April 10th, Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh called in to KYW Newsradio to talk about the new testing site at Montgomery County Community College, the status of equipment in the county, and how the county is doing about a month since the first cases of coronavirus were confirmed. See for privacy information.
12 min
Ask an economist: After historic job losses due...
Every week, KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon checks in with Villanova Economics Professor David Fiorenza on KYW In Depth to go over the unemployment numbers and take a look at where the economy is at during this unprecedented time. Today Fiorenza talks about whether we could see another week like this in terms of unemployment numbers, the actions taken by the federal reserve this week, if he thinks we'll see another round of direct checks to Americans, and how the lending programs to small businesses are working out. See for privacy information.
9 min
Is Philly the next COVID-19 hot spot? Health co...
The White House’s coronavirus task force says Philadelphia could be on the verge of becoming a hot spot where there could be a surge in new cases. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley came on KYW Newsradio on Thursday morning, April 9th to talk with KYW Newsradio's Brandon Brooks about the attention from the White House, how we would know if the city is becoming a hot spot, if there are any indicators that the curve is flattening, if any parts of Philly have been hit harder than others, and how testing is progressing in the city.    See for privacy information.
6 min
COVID-19 in prison: Philadelphia corrections of...
Coronavirus cases among inmates in Philadelphia continue to rise, but there's no official word on how the virus is affecting the staff at the city's prisons. Today on KYW In Depth, Cherri Gregg brings us up to date on the pandemic in Philly prisons and talks to Eric Hill, a corrections officers' union leader about his call for more transparency about COVID-19 infections among staff and more effective personal protective equipment when they're on the job.  See for privacy information.
25 min
Lost your health insurance in PA because of cor...
If you're a Pennsylvania resident out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic and you lost your health insurance, you could qualify for Pennsylvania's medical assistance program. Catherine Buhrig, Bureau of Policy Director from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services joins KYW in Depth for a Q&A about who is eligible for PA Medical Assistance, how to apply, what's the maximum income you need to be qualified, what medical assistance covers, and how children can qualify for health coverage. Buhrig also talks about the eligibility requirements for SNAP, the food assistance program, in Pennsylvania.  The website to apply for assistance: See for privacy information.
18 min
Dr. Val Arkoosh: Make sure your homemade cloth ...
Health officials say you should wear some kind of cloth mask or bandana outside during the coronavirus pandemic. Around the country, people are making homemade masks for themselves, family members, and friends. But Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh says if you're not careful, you could end up doing more harm than good. Today on KYW In Depth Dr. Arkoosh explains how to properly wear, take off, and clean your cloth mask to avoid contaminating yourself or others. See for privacy information.
12 min
"Who would have guessed that forced separation ...
This is the last of our three episode mini series about how this pandemic has played a role in changing how we live in the little, day-to-day ways we don't always pay a ton of attention to Ursinus Professor of Psychology Cathy Chambliss joins KYW In Depth to break down how our attitudes toward public health have shifted and how they might continue to change, how introverts and extroverts are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis very differently, and the little quirky alterations to society that might reflect that the coronavirus pandemic was here, so we went home. See for privacy information.
15 min
We are making brand new habits during coronavir...
This is the first of three episodes about how this pandemic that has totally upended all the big things in our lives is also changing the day-to-day little things. Assistant Professor of Marketing at La Salle University Meghan Pierce joins KYW In Depth to talk about how coronavirus is changing our relationship with our things, whether we could see a large shift in consumer behavior as a result of this pandemic (like we saw during the great recession), and if the new habits we are cultivating and developing during social distancing and social isolation are going to stick around. See for privacy information.
12 min
COVID-19 has changed our social rituals, like h...
This is episode 2 of 3 in our mini-series about how this pandemic is changing how we live, not just in big broad strokes, but in little ways too. Professor and Chair of the Communications Department at Villanova University Heidi Rose joins KYW In Depth to break down how the ways we communicate, interact, and relate to each other are changing during this pandemic, and if any of these adaptations might be sticking around after this health crisis is over. See for privacy information.
18 min
Struggling with addiction during the coronaviru...
For people battling addiction, the social isolation brought on by the COVID-19 response can mean a dangerous diversion from the routine of meetings, support, and accountability. Some facilities and groups are turning to online meetings, but is that enough? Jerry Stahler, a clinical psychologist and professor in Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies joins the podcast to break down what those with a substance use disorder or alcohol addiction may be facing right now and what loved ones can do to help during these unprecedented times. Learn more about Prevention Point: See for privacy information.
26 min
The Origami Mask Project's engineers are design...
The Origami Mask Project was created by engineers and scientists in the Philadelphia area to develop simple, inexpensive, DIY face masks while there continues to be a shortage of personal protective equipment caused by the coronavirus pandemic. University of Pennsylvania Material Sciences and Engineering Professor Shu Yang and President & CEO of Archimedic Eric Sugalski join KYW In Depth to talk about how The Origami Mask Project got started and how you can join the team. Find out how to make your own origami mask online: See for privacy information.
20 min
Antibodies, plasma, and the new FDA rule about ...
The Red Cross says there's an urgent need for blood donations during the coronavirus pandemic, as blood drives have been cancelled and social distancing has kept people inside. There's also a need for plasma donations from people who have recovered from COVID-19, in the hopes that their antibodies can help very sick patients fight off the virus. But not everyone who wants to donate is allowed to, even after the Food and Drug Administration made an adjustment to their guidelines preventing sexually active gay men from donating blood. Today on KYW In Depth, a COVID-19 survivor reacts to the FDA's new rule governing whether he can donate plasma, and a Mazzoni Center doctor explains the science behind the new guidelines. See for privacy information.
16 min
COVID-19 testing center volunteer: "I needed to...
Alyssa Kirk is a nurse spending her time volunteering at a COVID-19 testing center at Citizens Bank Park. She joins KYW In Depth to describe what the day to day is like at a drive-through testing center, how the volunteers and medical professionals doing the work are holding up, and what this pandemic looks like from the perspective of someone spending every day interacting with people who think they have coronavirus.  See for privacy information.
12 min
Managing mental health can seem impossible duri...
Managing mental health can be tough in the best of times. But right now, as millions are being laid off and told to stay at home for the forseeable future, stress levels are through the roof and people can quickly find themselves in crisis. Amy Federer with The National Alliance on Mental Illness Philadelphia joins KYW In Depth to discuss ways you can manage your own mental health or help your loved ones during this extremely challenging time. Find NAMI Philly online: See for privacy information.
15 min
Could the coronavirus crisis change how we vote...
Six states have now moved primary elections to June 2nd, including Pennsylvania. The Keystone State will also allow polling places to be consolidated for the upcoming primary. University of Pennsylvania Political Science Professor Marc Meredith joins KYW In Depth to break down how these changes, expanded mail-in voting, and the coronavirus pandemic might impact voter turnout, campaigning, and the Presidential election later this year  See for privacy information.
15 min
What options do victims of domestic violence ha...
This pandemic has changed the way we live and is causing an incredible amount of stress. People are worrying about getting sick, about losing income, and we're all being told to stay at home. For people who are now spending all their time at home with abusive partners, the situation is dangerous. Beth Sturman is the executive director at Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving Montgomery County. Sturman joins KYW In Depth to talk about the work they do and what options victims of domestic violence have to stay safe during the coronavirus crisis. Laurel House's website: If you need help escaping a bad situation, call Laurel House's toll-free 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-642-3150 See for privacy information.
17 min
What could the economic recovery from the coron...
Can looking at recessions from the past help us get an idea of what the recovery from the coronavirus recession might look like? Tristan Potter has studied the Great Recession extensively, he's an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Drexel LeBow College of Business, and he joins KYW In Depth to help answer a few questions about what the other side of this crisis could have in store. See for privacy information.
13 min
Which jobs are coming back after coronavirus, a...
The unemployment numbers released Thursday, April 2nd are staggering. More than six million people applied for unemployment benefits last week, and that number is going to rise. Right now, people who are being furloughed or laid off are wondering if their jobs will be there for them when the pandemic is over, or if they'll be able to get another job at all. Diane Lim, Director of Outreach and Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model returns to KYW In Depth to take a hard look at the unemployment numbers, break down which sectors are being hit the hardest by this crisis, and discuss what the recovery might look like.  See for privacy information.
17 min
U.S. Transportation Secretary says airlines mus...
The Trump administration is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to SEPTA as part of emergency grants to public transportation across the country. SEPTA has seen an unprecedented drop in the number of riders because of coronavirus shutdowns. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao spoke with KYW's Ian Bush on Thursday afternoon, April 2nd, to announce that $700 million dollars will be heading to Philadelphia area mass transit systems. The Secretary also talks about whether flights should be grounded, and says that you are due a refund if your flight was canceled during the coronavirus pandemic.  See for privacy information.
13 min
Why is there a shortage of COVID-19 protective ...
Hospitals and first responders everywhere are sounding the alarm: they need more protective gear to fight COVID-19, and they need it now. How did our equipment supply get so scarce, so quickly?  Today on KYW in Depth we're joined by Joe Tibbs, President at HAPevolve, a subsidiary of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. He helps us understand why hospitals don't have enough gear on hand to fight a pandemic, why they're having trouble ordering more, and the status of the hospital supply chain. See for privacy information.
14 min
An economist helps us make sense of the record ...
6.6 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week. Villanova Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics David Fiorenza joins KYW In Depth to help us make sense of the numbers and talk about how long he thinks the unemployment rate will continue to go up, how high the unemployment rate could go, and how many of the jobs that are gone now might not be coming back. See for privacy information.
11 min
Medical students are raising thousands for N95 ...
Hospitals in Philadelphia and around the country are treating COVID-19 patients while dealing with severe shortages of protective gear. It's a serious problem that will only get more challenging as the number of cases continues to rise. Judy Lubas and Gabi Yankelevich are two of the many medical students in Philadelphia who are taking on that challenge by volunteering their time and energy during the coronavirus pandemic to raise money and source, purchase, and deliver much needed N95 masks and other personal protective equipment to hospitals in the Philly area.  If you'd like to help Judy, Gabi, and all the other medical students raise money for protective gear, you can find their information below: The Medical Students for Masks website: GoFundMe: Instagram: @medical_students_for_masks  See for privacy information.
20 min
How coronavirus is changing how we look at supp...
In general, we probably don't pay enough attention to supply chains -- how products and services get made, delivered, sent from A to B to wherever someone needs them. But supply chains are incredibly important, a fact that we all suddenly realized when word first started spreading that we might not have enough personal protective equipment and medical supplies to get through a global virus pandemic. Drexel LeBow College of Business associate clinical professor David Kurz joins KYW in Depth to break down what supply chains are, which supply chains are proving to be resilient, and how the COVID-19 pandemic might change how we design and support supply chains moving forward. See for privacy information.
17 min
What it was like to have a loved one hospitaliz...
"I'm sure there's plenty of Americans going through similar cases, but when it’s happening to you, it's a little surreal." Montgomery County was initially one of the hardest-hit counties in Pennsylvania battling the coronavirus crisis. For the first people in the county who tested positive weeks ago, when we knew even less about the virus, the uncertainty just added to the scariness of this pandemic. Today on KYW in Depth, KYW Newsradio's Suburban Bureau Chief Jim Melwert brings one family's experience of watching their loved one hospitalized with COVID-19 very early on in Montgomery County -- what it was like to watch a family member get ill and go to the hospital without being able to physically be there with them, how the illness progressed, how hard it was to get accurate information before anyone really knew what this was going to look like, and the lessons they learned that could potentially help other people going through the same thing. See for privacy information.
28 min
The impact of COVID-19 on small town police dep...
A lot of the attention during the coronavirus pandemic has been on big cities, where dense populations mean faster spread and more patients. But that doesn't mean that the danger posed by COVID-19 is any less in the suburbs or more rural areas. David Madonna is the Chief of Police in Prospect Park, a small borough in Delaware County, PA. He joins KYW In Depth to talk about the ways the job has changed for first responders in a small town during the pandemic, how the equipment shortage across the country is affecting Prospect Park, and how his department has been affected directly. "Responding to pandemics or handling a pandemic situation isn't something typically that we train for. But I would suspect that's going to change."   Update from Chief Madonna: "One thing I wish I would've expressed more clearly is the support we are receiving from county officials. While our normal vendors have not been able to supply PPEs, Delaware County officials have been helpful in supplying us with gloves and masks."   Chief Madonna is on Twitter at @3P_Chief --   See for privacy information.
11 min
Can studying history tell us anything about lif...
Can looking at the before and after of different calamitous events in history give us an idea about what life after the coronavirus pandemic might look like? University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of History Brent Cebul joins KYW In Depth to break down one of the most important times of disruption in American history, the Great Depression, and take a closer look at the political, societal, and economic changes that accompanied it.  See for privacy information.
17 min
EMS workers making hard decisions to preserve e...
One of the riskiest jobs right now is being done by the people who respond to 911 calls. EMTs, paramedics, and first responders are spending their days and nights getting sick people the medical care they need. So how does that already incredibly difficult job change when protective gear across the globe is backordered, and you're not sure how long your supplies are going to last or if you'll be able to get more? Jennifer Green, Deputy Chief of the Community Ambulance Association of Ambler joins KYW In Depth to discuss the unique challenges first responders are facing during the coronavirus pandemic. See for privacy information.
14 min
Are people who vape at higher risk from COVID-19?
The COVID-19 pandemic comes on the heels of a national outbreak of lung injuries, which the CDC says are linked with vaping THC products and the additive vitamin E acetate. Dr. Jamie Garfield, an interventional pulmonologist at the Temple Lung Center joins KYW In Depth to talk about what we learned from the EVALI epidemic, the latest research about what both vaping and smoking does to the lungs and how that applies to the coronavirus pandemic, and tips for smokers who are concerned about COVID-19. See for privacy information.
24 min
Dr. Val Arkoosh: Why we need at least 4 more we...
Nationwide social distancing guidelines will stay in place until April 30th, and that's a good thing according to Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh. The commissioner, who's also a medical doctor, spoke with Brandon Brooks on KYW Newsradio on Monday morning, March 30th, about when coronavirus is expected to peak in southeastern Pennsylvania, if Montomery County has enough personal protective equipment to deal with the pandemic, and why four more weeks of social distancing is necessary. See for privacy information.
8 min
People are quarantine dating: The Meet Group CE...
Since the coronavirus pandemic ended social lives as we knew them, anything that took us within six feet from another person is out the window. That includes dating and meeting people, for love or recreation. But apparently we haven't given up on dating entirely -- Geoff Cook, CEO of The Meet Group says video dating has risen dramatically on all of his company's dating apps since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Today on KYW In Depth, Cook talks about the dating changes people have made in response to social distancing and how COVID-19 could result in far reaching changes to dating culture. See for privacy information.
16 min
How bad will the economy get before it gets bet...
The unemployment numbers released on Thursday, March 26 were astronomical and unprecedented. More than 3 million Americans applied for unemployment compensation the previous week. Today on KYW In Depth, Penn Wharton Budget Model Senior Advisor and Director of Outreach Diane Lim talks about why those numbers are going to get worse, what makes this economic downturn unique in American history, and why she thinks that when all this is over there might be a silver lining in the economic recovery.    See for privacy information.
21 min
College visits canceled because of coronavirus?...
One of the tried and true ways high school seniors figure out where they want to go to college is by visiting the campus and taking a tour. Right now, college visits are shut down across the country just like nearly everything else. Today on KYW In Depth, KYW Newsradio's Suzanne Monaghan speaks with Kristin Dunning, a counselor at Strath Haven High School in Delaware County about some other options high school students have if they can't go on a college visit.  See for privacy information.
11 min
An NJ biotech lab says it has a treatment for v...
Researchers at BioAegis in New Jersey have been studying a therapy for pneumonia patients that they say can help treat people with severe cases of COVID-19. It's a protein called gelsolin. Now they're trying to get it through the FDA approval process. Carol MacKenzie spoke with the Chief Medical Officer at BioAegis Therapeutics, Dr. Mark DiNubile, to find out what he's working on and why he thinks it can help COVID-19 patients.  See for privacy information.
20 min
Whiskey, rum, and hand sanitizer: How distiller...
Distilleries around the country are doing their part to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by making hand sanitizer. Robert Cassell, co-founder of New Liberty Distillery and President of the Pennsylvania Distillers Guild talks to KYW In Depth about the work involved in switching from making spirits to making hand sanitizer, where the biggest need for the hand sanitizer is, the collaboration between business and government needed to pull it off, and how you can help. Check out New Liberty Distillery here: PA Distillers Guild website: See for privacy information.
18 min
How much money would you get from the $2 trilli...
Congress is spending more than $2 trillion on a COVID-19 relief bill while much of our economy is shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. What's in the bill? How much of it is going to help you and your family? What about your employer? We asked those questions and more to Steven Portnoy, White House Correspondent for CBS News, who helps explain: - Why the added unemployment benefits are a bigger deal for most Americans than the direct checks - How much money you could get while you wait out this crisis - What's being done to make sure your employer can stay in business and hire you back - How the federal government is funding an attack strategy against the virus Steven also talked about a new finger prick test for coronavirus, the newest warnings from NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and what it's like covering the White House during a pandemic. Follow Steven Portnoy's White House coverage on twitter @stevenportnoy. See for privacy information.
18 min
We asked an economist about the $2 trillion cor...
Uncertain times call for economics professors on speed dial. Villanova's David Fiorenza checks back in with KYW in Depth to answer a handful of questions, including: - As an economist, what's your biggest concern right now? - We've seen incredible gains and losses in the stock market, do you expect the volatility to continue? - What would a $2 trillion package do for the economy? - Did anything surprise you in the past week? >>>   See for privacy information.
11 min
How to help shelter dogs and cats during the co...
The Providence Animal Center in Media, Pennsylvania is in a tough spot right now. Normally, they have hundreds of animal lovers who volunteer to help out with the dogs and cats at the center. But during the coronavirus pandemic, the limited on-site staff have to pick up all the work. They've also canceled fundraisers that they depend on to keep the Center going. On this episode of KYW In Depth, Carol MacKenzie talks with Providence Animal Center's Director of Advancement Justina Calgiano about what the shelter needs and the specific ways they need people to help during this crisis. Hint: have you ever wanted to foster a fur baby?   Providence Animal Center's website: "We realize people are up against some really tough odds right now. Finances are dwindling, and that's really hard, and it's really upsetting. But pets are family. And so we're trying to keep the family intact right now." - Justina Calgiano, Providence Animal Center.  >>> See for privacy information.
17 min
Olympic Dreams part 2: Jake Rosenberg, baseball...
We're continuing our series on Olympic athletes from the Philadelphia area dealing with the postponement of the 2020 games by talking to two athletes who already had their tickets punched to the games. Jake Rosenberg is an Ardmore native who went to Harriton High School. He is an outfielder on the Israeli National Baseball team, which has qualified for the Olympics. Summer Rappaport is a triathlete who has made the US Olympic Team. She is a Villanova University alum.   See for privacy information.
16 min
Olympic Dreams part 1: Nathan Gillis, track & f...
The Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed. For some of the athletes who have been training for months or years for the chance to compete, postponing the Olympics means another year of work. For others, it means that some windows that were open this summer might not be open next year.  On this episode of KYW In Depth, Matt Leon reaches out to athletes in the Philadelphia area who have been trying to make Olympic teams. Nathan Gillis is a fifth-year senior at La Salle University. He has been training in hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics to represent his home country of Great Britain in the 800 meter and/or 1600 meter track events.  Tyler Nase is a rower who took part in the 2016 Olympics and has been working to qualify for 2020. He is a La Salle College High School product and an assistant rowing coach at the University of Pennsylvania. See for privacy information.
13 min
How do you teach kids at home, when half the st...
The Philadelphia school district is trying to get laptops and internet access to all of its students. That means buying a very large number of computers, and trying to get internet access to the students who don't have it at home -- roughly half of the student population. KYW Newsradio's Mike DeNardo is back on KYW In Depth to talk about how the district is planning to get it done. See for privacy information.
12 min
How scammers and con artists are trying to prof...
Bad guys don't take days off, even during global virus pandemics. Federal authorities are sounding the alarm on scams like fake vaccines and cures during the COVID-19 crisis that prey on people's fear and target their wallets. On this episode of KYW In Depth, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Bill McSwain tells KYW Newsradio crime and justice reporter Kristen Johanson how the coronavirus scams being reported to the Feds are 'only limited by your imagination.' If you have been scammed or have a tip about something coronavirus related that you think seems fishy: Call the Department of Justice national hotline to report a scam: 1-866-720-5721 Or send an email to See for privacy information.
8 min
Help wanted: Grocery stores are staffing up dur...
Most businesses in the Philadelphia area are shut down right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But for some essential businesses - what Pennsylvania calls life-sustaining - there are jobs that need to be filled, and now more than ever. Matt Lutcavage, chief HR officer at Giant Food Stores joins KYW In Depth to talk about the challenges faces by grocery stores and supermarkets during this crisis, what their biggest needs are, and what they're doing to keep employees and customers safe.  See for privacy information.
8 min
What food banks need during the coronavirus pan...
Times are getting tough for families who normally don't struggle to put food on the table. But for people who deal with hunger on a regular basis, the instability brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is very serious. On this episode of KYW In Depth, Stefanie Arck-Baynes from Philabundance and Greg DeLozier from the Food Bank of South Jersey talk to KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon about the biggest challenges they're facing in getting food to people they need it during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Philadabundance: The Food Bank of South Jersey: See for privacy information.
11 min
Coronavirus in PA: Stay-at-home order issued fo...
If you live in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, or Delaware counties -- Gov. Tom Wolf says stay at home. KYW Newsradio's suburban bureau chief Jim Melwert joins KYW In Depth to break down what that order means, why it's different than the shelter in place orders we've seen in other states, and where the suburban counties are in fighting the spread of COVID-19. See for privacy information.
17 min
New Jersey reports 935 new coronavirus cases in...
The number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey is exploding. KYW Newsradio's Mike DeNardo checks in on KYW In Depth with an update on the number of cases in the Garden State, and what assistance Governor Murphy is asking for from the federal government. See for privacy information.
6 min
Navigating custody and family court issues duri...
Custody, child support, and family court issues can be difficult for families to get through on a good day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they can feel impossible. Family law attorney Jennifer Brandt, the chair of the Cozen O'Connor Family Law group, joins KYW In Depth with tips on how families can navigate these tough issues during this crisis.  See for privacy information.
18 min
Two college baseball coaches try to work from h...
The COVID-19 outbreak pulled the plug on college sports across the boards. For spring sports, seasons were just getting started. So for college coaches who were expecting to be waist deep into the grind of a season -- what do they do when that season is brought to a very premature close? KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon caught up with two of the top college baseball coaches in the region - Fritz Hamburg of Saint Joseph's University and Jad Prachniak of West Chester University - to find out how they learned their seasons were over, how they've handled not being able to coach and what they are missing right now. See for privacy information.
18 min
Are you eligible for unemployment benefits in P...
A lot of people are out of work in Pennsylvania right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And many have never had to submit a claim for unemployment compensation before. The process can be confusing and intimidating. We've been getting a lot of questions about the unemployment process, so we took them and asked an expert to answer them. James Pearl is an attorney in Philadelphia, he's been practicing for more than 20 years, and he specializes in business disputes and pretty much everything surrounding small and medium businesses and employment issues. Pearl answers questions like: - Who is eligible for unemployment? - How much money can I expect, my full salary or a percentage? - Do I have to use my paid time off before filing for employment? Should I? - What do I put on the form? - How does my health insurance work while I'm not receiving a paycheck? - Am I eligible for unemployment if I have no one to watch my kids? IMPORTANT LINKS: PA Unemployment Website: Information for PA employees impacted by COVID-19: See for privacy information.
26 min
There's a new list of life-sustaining businesse...
UPDATE: The Governor has extended the deadline for enforcement until Monday, March 23, at 8:00 AM.  We know a bit more than we did last night about the ordered closure of non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania amid the coronavirus pandemi. And since then, some of the business types have switched categories. Ian Bush and Tom Rickert talk about the changes and wrap up one of the strangest weeks in the news we can remember. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Protection asks businesses with questions as to whether their organization needs to close to email Any business interested in seeking a waiver to the order can reach out to the state directly by emailing or calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH and select option 1. See for privacy information.
22 min
If you think coronavirus social distancing is d...
We don't hear a lot about the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. At least, we didn't until COVID-19 started being the only thing we talked about. But there's a lot we can learn from what was "almost certainly the worst plague in human history," according to George Wohlreich, President and Chief Executive Officer of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Wohlreich joins KYW In Depth to tell us what happened back then and what we've learned from it. See for privacy information.
17 min
What we learned from new COVID-19 data coming o...
Can your blood type make you more susceptible to COVID-19? Why are men and women getting sick and dying at different rates? If we social distance well, how long will it take for things to go back to normal? Why do you need to stay 10 feet away from other people if you absolutely don't want to get sick? The answers to these questions and more come from Dr. Krys Johnson at Temple's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Johnson was also an Emerging Infectious Disease Fellow at Florida's Department of Health during the Zika outbreak. See for privacy information.
17 min
NJ Congressman Andy Kim talks about his self-qu...
Congressman Andy Kim represents New Jersey's 3rd district. He is currently self-quarantining after he came into direct contact with another member of Congress who tested positive for COVID-19. Carol MacKenzie talked to Congressman Kim about what self-quarantining looks like, what's involved, and what kind of symptoms he's experiencing. See for privacy information.
5 min
PA coronavirus shutdown: What is a life-sustain...
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the closure of all non-life-sustaining businesses starting at 8pm Thursday, March 19th. KYW Newsradio's Ian Bush, Charlotte Reese, and Tom Rickert break down the five-page list sent out by the governor's office to try and figure out what exactly is on the list of life-sustaining businesses, and what isn't. See for privacy information.
29 min
Philadelphia's mayor answers questions about CO...
Ian Bush asks Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney questions live on KYW Newsradio, including about how Philadelphia is preparing for more cases of COVID-19, the additional measures the city is taking to combat the spread of coronavirus, and how the justice system is operating during a pandemic. See for privacy information.
9 min
We asked two economists about the economic fall...
We have a lot of questions about how this pandemic is affecting the economy, so we started by asking two economists from the Philly area some basic questions about the fallout from COVID-19. David Fiorenza is a Professor of Practice at the Villanova school of Business and Adam Pellillo is an Assistant Professor of Economics at La Salle University. See for privacy information.
10 min