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WYES CONTINUES ITS NEWEST SERIES ABOUT THE LOCAL IMPACT OF COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID- 19 pandemic, how will our children go back to school?

Premiered Thursday, July 30, 2020

Repeats Sunday, August 2 at 10am; Sunday, August 9 at 10am; Thursday, August 13 at 7pm; Sunday, August 16 at 10am and Friday, August 21 at 8:30pm

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Host Marcia Kavanaugh

WYES Community Projects Producer and INFORMED SOURCES host, Marcia Kavanaugh, will moderate the discussion.


Program Panelist:

Dr. Jennifer Avegno, Director of the City of New Orleans Health Department

Dr. Cade Brumley
Louisiana State Superintendent
of Education

Special Feature Segment:

Dr. Calvin Mackie, American mentor, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur

Dr. Calvin Mackie
Founder of Stem NOLA

Dr. Mackie joins the program for a segment with tips to make virtual classroom learning easier for students.

Program Panelist:

 Dr. Susan Hassig, Associate Professor and Director of the MPH Program, Epidemiology at Tulane University

Patrick Dobard
New Schools for New Orleans CEO

Program Panelist:

Chris Dier
2020 Louisiana State Teacher
of the Year

LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN program description:

In the midst of the COVID- 19 pandemic, how will our children go back to school? After having to deal with a shortened school year this spring, what will the new school year be like for students, parents, teachers and staff? Panelists are Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley, New Schools for New Orleans CEO Patrick Dobard and the 2020 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year Chris Dier. Dr.

WYES Outreach Manager Monica Turner talks to STEM NOLA founder Dr. Calvin Mackie about how to make virtual learning an engaging and beneficial experience for students.

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Living in the New Normal

The first episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL focused on how to stay healthy during this uncertain time. The program premiered on Thursday, June 25, 2020.