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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 and its workers have been hit hard as they struggle with the coronavirus pandemic. And, while they hope to begin to see better days with the vaccine, the virus could have shaken out some of the smaller producers. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Cathy Bassett, director of communications and community relations for Mountaire, about the impact of COVID 19. (Part 2)

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Efforts to get immigrants state stimulus money has been struggling in Annapolis. The provision was dropped from the $1.9 billion pandemic relief package, but Democrats say they will take up the issue in a separate measure. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Kim Proteak, advocacy director for Casa de Maryland, an immigrant rights group about the need for such assistance.

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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The homeless this year must contend not only with the cold but with the coronavirus pandemic. As a result homeless shelters have cut back on the number they can take in and have beefed up the precautions they must take to keep clients, staff and volunteers safe. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Celeste Savage, Executive Director of HALO, about the impact of Covid 19. (Part 1)