The Friday Pitch-In

Sep 4, 2020

The Indiana State Board of Education wants to protect schools that open virtually, as some lawmakers threaten to withhold federal funding from schools that don’t offer in-person learning. And the state launches new tools to look at COVID-19 numbers. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

We also hear about a new report from Side Effects Public Media on cultural sensitivity in the fight against the coronavirus.

Plus, a snapshot of reopening at one Indianapolis elementary school, new reporting on how the pandemic has caused a significant decrease in preventative and routine doctor visits in rural areas, and a bittersweet send-off for our assistant producer Maggie Gelon.

Produced by Matt Pelsor.

Guests:

Lauren Chapman
Digital Producer, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Lauren Bavis
Health Reporter, Side Effects Public Media

Eric Weddle
Education Reporter, WFYI

Brock Turner
Rural Affairs Reporter, WFIU

Maggie Gelon
Assistant Producer, All IN

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