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People Powered News’ Larry McGlynn interviews Dr. Deborah Figart, distinguished professor of economics at Stockton University about economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This interview originally aired on People Powered News, October 13, 2020.
PhillyCAM · People Powered News – July 28, 2020 Hosts Larry McGlynn, Allison Durham and Brooklyn Fellner report back on the week’s local COVID-19 developments, protests, campaigns and more. This week’s episode features Pat Christmas, Policy Director at Committee of Seventy and Philadelphia Sanitation Worker and sanitation department advocate Terrill Haigler, who is known forContinue reading “People Powered News – July 28, 2020”
PhillyCAM · People Powered News – July 21, 2020 Hosts Larry McGlynn, Allison Durham and Brooklyn Fellner report back on the week’s local COVID-19 developments, protests, campaigns and more. This episode features David Masur, parent and member of the Philly Healthy Schools Initiative and Ami Patel Hopkins, a science teacher in the School District ofContinue reading “People Powered News – July 21, 2020”
PhillyCAM · People Powered News – July 15, 2020 Hosts Larry McGlynn, Allison Durham, Vanessa Maria Graber and Brooklyn Fellner report back on the week’s local COVID-19 developments, protests, campaigns and more. This episode features an interview with Dr. Michael LeVasseur, professor of epidemiology at Drexel University.
Gyms and fitness centers were admitted to reopen on Monday in Philadelphia for the first time since the beginning of shutdowns during COVID. There are regulations that are being enforced for patrons who attend gyms. Gym goers are required to wear face masks at all times and must also socially distance. Class sizes are alsoContinue reading “Gyms and fitness centers to reopen in Philadelphia”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is pressuring Congress to pass the Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act to provide immediate relief funds to restaurants throughout Pennsylvania. The act would include $120 billion that would be given to independent restaurants who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This informationContinue reading “Gov. Wolf Urges Congress to help local restaurants”
Today, city officials announced the Philadelphia School District will be opening up with a hybrid learning system. Students will spend 2 days a week in the classroom and 3 days a week learning online. There is also an option for families who are not comfortable with sending their kids back to be fully online. ThereContinue reading “Update on Philadelphia K-12 Schools”
About 1/3 of these confirmed cases are from Philadelphia. Health officials argue the rising cases are related to residents traveling to beach towns and socializing at bars and restaurants. Masks not being worn in these places is also a contributing factor. This information is from: https://6abc.com/health/pa-adds-1k-covid-19-cases-biggest-1-day-report-since-may/6311396/
“Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 309 nonprofit arts organizations will receive grants totaling $2.3 million to help with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.” The CARES Act funding will go towards staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs. This information is from: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/pennsylvania-arts-organizations-receive-2-3-million-in-pandemic-relief/