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

Hear about the impact COVID-19 has had on the local economy.

Premiered Thursday, March 18, 2021

LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: THE METRO ECONOMY

Many businesses in the New Orleans region have struggled during the pandemic. The next LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL takes a look at the impact on the local economy and the opportunity for recovery and growth post-pandemic. Producer and host, Marcia Kavanaugh, is joined by LaVerne Toombs, Executive Director for New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce and Michael Hecht, President & CEO of GNO, Inc..

This is the ninth 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: THE METRO ECONOMY

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

 LaVerne Toombs
Executive Director for 
New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

Michael Hecht

 

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.

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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.