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

Kids are ready for summer! Learn more about what activities and camps are headed their way.  

Premiered Thursday, June 17, 2021

LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: KIDS AND SUMMER

Summer is upon us and families in the metro area are figuring out how to keep their kids busy with activities that offer a mix of fun and learning. In the newest episode of LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL, panelists will share what’s going on in our community that will safely give children the chance to explore, enjoy and learn during the summer break. 

Panelists are: Benjamin Springgate MD, MPH, FACP, public health expert, practicing physician, educator and researcher at LSU Health-New Orleans; Patrick Dobard, CEO New Schools for New Orleans; and Kenneth Francis, Director, Child Advocacy and Policy Center at Agenda for Children. 

Plus, hear a report from WYES Outreach Manager Monica Turner on camp opportunities this summer. 

The program is produced and hosted by WYES Community Projects Producer and INFORMED SOURCES host Marcia Kavanaugh. 

This is the eleventh episode in the series LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL. To view all episodes in this series, scroll down.


Meet the host and panelist for LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: KIDS AND SUMMER

Series Host:

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

Benjamin Springgate 
MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine;  Section Chief, Community and Population Medicine; Director, MD/MPH Dual Degree Program; Director, Center for Health Care Value and Equity
LSU Health-New Orleans

Michael Hecht

Kenneth Francis
 Director, Child Advocacy and Policy Center
Agenda for Children

Featured Segment:

Monica Turner
Summer Camp

WYES Outreach Manager Monica Turner will share her report on summer camp opportunities.

Fun in the Sun

 

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.