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The stimulus checks will be arriving for Marylanders from the state's COVID Relief Act. Comptroller Peter Franchot told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that they are already going out. But, he adds, this is not nearly enough in the face of the economic downturn.

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The poultry industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. But help appears to be on the way. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Cathy Bassett, director of communications and community relations for Mountaire, about the anticipated arrival of the vaccine. (Part 1)

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The Biden administration and Democrats are pushing to get approval for their $1.9 billion pandemic relief package. And, that is a top priority for the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Diane Randall, the organization's General Secretary, about the measure and the Republican response. (Part 1)

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Lawmakers are now working on a coronavirus relief package in Annapolis. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot who is running for governor to talk about what he sees as the drawbacks to the latest effort in the state capital.

Pandemic Hits Seniors Looking for Work

Jan 12, 2021
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The coronvirus has left many without jobs. For those over the age of 50 it will take twice as long to find a new position than younger workers. AARP notes that the Bureau of Labor Statistics found around 45% of job seekers over the age of 55 have been looking for work for six months or longer. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with AARP financial specialist Susan Weinstock about about the impact of the pandemic on older workers.

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