Undergrads Tutoring Online, New York Times Reporter On ‘Red Dawn’ Emails, Breaking Down The Federal Stimulus

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In this April 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump and Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration, listen as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Hundreds of cities and counties grappling with the economic fallout caused by the pandemic might receive little, if any, of the emergency funding allotted for state and local governments in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File

We talk to a professor and student involved in a project with Wisconsin undergrads helping tutor K-12 students online. Then a reporter joins us to talk about a story that tracked the Trump administration’s slow-moving response to the coronavirus. And we discuss details of the federal stimulus measure, including its impact on the national debt.

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  • With K-12 Children At Home, Wisconsin Undergrads Team Up On Virtual Tutoring

    With so many children taking on remote learning for the first time, a group of Wisconsin undergraduate students and their professors are teaming up on a virtual tutoring program. We talk to the professor from Saint Norbert College who started the program and one of the student tutors.

  • 'Red Dawn' Emails Reveal Federal Coronavirus Response Before U.S. Outbreak

    Newly released emails from the White House show how the Trump Administration was slow to respond to experts’ warnings about the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ll talk to the investigative reporter who broke the news of the so-called “Red Dawn” emails.

  • A Look At Federal Stimulus Measures

    There has been aid for some struggling businesses and industries, stimulus checks are arriving in bank accounts, and the House wants to send more financial support to individuals. We look at what’s already in place, what might be coming, who’s overseeing it, and what this spending means for the national debt.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Bola Delano-Oriaran Guest
  • Alyssa Pionke Guest
  • Eric Lipton Guest
  • David Primo Guest

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