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WYES SERIES ABOUT THE LOCAL IMPACT OF COVID-19

In July 2020, WYES launched an ongoing series about the local impact of COVID-19. WYES continued the series in 2021 covering topics ranging from vaccine availability to how major economic engines in our region, the port, the airport and tourism went back to business.

In 2021, WYES produced another six 30-minute programs via Zoom. In all, the series ended with a total of 12 episodes. In keeping with social distancing protocol, in-person panelists participated in different studio locations at WYES. The programs brought together local experts in the medical and education fields, hospitality industry and leaders in the non-nonprofit sector. 

Host Marcia Kavanaugh

Series Host and Producer Marcia Kavanaugh 


 

Twelfth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Back to Business

In the twelfth episode, find out what "back to business" means to our economy and major economic engines in our region, the port, the airport and tourism.

Eleventh Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Kids and Summer

In the eleventh episode, panelists give an update on what parents can expect for summer camps and more. 

Tenth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Festivals

The tenth episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL looks into when we can plan to head to “Festivals” again.

Ninth Episode:

The Metro Economy

In the ninth episode, panelists share the impact COVID-19 has had on the local economy.

Eighth Episode: 

Living in the New Normal: Good Neighbors

In the eighth episode, take a look at how people have come together to help those most in need.

Seventh Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Vaccine Timeline

In the seventh episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, learn more about the state's plans to distribute the vaccine and when most residents expect to be vaccinated.

Sixth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Hospitality Industry Impact

In the sixth episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, hear how community groups are coping The program premiered on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Fifth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Hospitality Industry Impact

In the fifth episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, learn how restaurants, hotels, area musicians and the tourism industry have handled the challenges brought on by the pandemic. The program premiered on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Fourth Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Race for a Vaccine

In the fourth installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, local health experts and researchers discuss the latest on the vaccine and treatment of COVID-19. The program premiered on Thursday, October 8, 2020.


Third Episode:

Living in the New Normal: Higher Education

In the third installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, WYES connects with local higher education experts to bring viewers a closer look at the pandemic’s effect regionally. The program premiered on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Second Episode:

Living in the New Normal Educating Our Children

In the second installment of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, education experts discuss what options are going to be available for students, parents and teachers as the new school year starts. The program premiered on Thursday, July 30, 2020.


 

Original Episode:

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.