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The Public Radio Hour 'Alabama's New Normal - pt. 2' (5/14/20)

In this episode of The Public Radio Hour, we continue exploring our strange new COVID-19 reality with our series, 'The New Normal.' We'll hear about the challenges of reopening child care centers from Camille Bennett of the Alabama Child Care Coalition. Dr. Karen Landers with the Alabama Department of Health updates us COVID-19 testing efforts. HudsonAlpha's Dr. Neil Lamb talks with us about herd immunity and using science to play defense against infection. And the new CEO of the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Sue Wagner, talks to us about the Garden's reopening. 

Related Links:

Huntsville Botanical Garden - https://hsvbg.org/

Alabama Child Care Coalition / Project Say Something - https://www.facebook.com/groups/215522466177149/ / https://www.projectsaysomething.org/ 

Bennett's Child Care Business - https://www.facebook.com/focusscope2016/

Shareable Science Videos from HudsonAlpha - https://vimeo.com/hudsonalpha

WLRH Resources for Students and Families page - http://wlrh.org/News/resources-students-and-families

WLRH How To Help in the Tennessee Valley page - http://wlrh.org/News/how-help-tennessee-valley

WLRH Info. About COVID-19 in North Alabama - http://wlrh.org/News/info-about-covid-19-north-alabama

*5-15-20 Update: The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham sent out an update on child care center funding in Alabama on Friday, May 15, 2020. "The impact of the Rapid Operating and Relief (ROAR) for Women Fund has been significant:

  • Raised over $310,500
  • Awarded 29 grants totaling over $173,800 to child care centers in 17 counties across Alabama
  • Up to 750+ children of essential workers in child care
  • 21 centers saved; 8 centers reopened"

Air Date: 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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