Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane A thought-provoking, engaging and timely call-in program that tackles wide-ranging issues of concern to listeners in the Delaware Valley, the nation and beyond. Hosted by Marty Moss-Coane.
Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane


A thought-provoking, engaging and timely call-in program that tackles wide-ranging issues of concern to listeners in the Delaware Valley, the nation and beyond. Hosted by Marty Moss-Coane.

Most Recent Episodes

Poverty and the pandemic

Guests: Elinore Kaufman, Ana Diez Roux, Roy Wade Poverty makes people far more vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions. Philadelphia has among the highest poverty rate of any American city, with 26% of residents living below the poverty line. This hour we look at how low-income people are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. We'll talk with ROY WADE, a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and ANA DIEZ ROUX, Dean and professor of epidemiology at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University about the outbreak's toll on poor communities. But first, we look at why shootings in Philadelphia haven't declined, despite drops in other crimes during the pandemic. University of Pennsylvania trauma surgeon ELINORE KAUFMAN discusses the collision course between victims of gun violence and COVID-19 in emergency rooms.

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Regional Roundup – 04/06/20

Guests: John Carney, Nina Feldman, Joe Hernandez, Yael Levy On this week's Regional Roundup; we'll check in with cabinet secretary for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Dr. KARA ODOM WALKER to hear what the state is doing to protect citizens form the coronavirus and the level of infection there. We'll also check in again with WHYY's NINA FELDMAN and JOE HERNANDEZ about the latest coronavirus statistics, and the efforts to contain them, in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Then, we'll talk about what "social distancing" guidelines will mean for this year's Passover Seder, and some ideas about how to make a virtual Seder work for the whole family. Joining us with her thoughts is YAEL LEVY, Rabbi at Mishkan Shalom Synagogue in Roxboro.

Unemployment during coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to slow the economy, countries all over the world are grappling with vast unemployment concerns. Over 10 million Americans filed for unemployment in March and rates show no signs of shrinking. Yet the approaches that individual countries have taken to address increasing rates of joblessness have varied widely. This hour, we compare how different countries are tackling the economic impact of coronavirus with New York Times correspondent MATT APUZZO. Then, Washington Post's HEATHER LONG breaks down the details of the US stimulus bill meant to assist Americans and boost the economy. Finally, JULIA SIMON-MISHEL, Senior Attorney at Philadelphia Legal Assistance discusses how to file for unemployment benefits.

Working from home during the pandemic

Guests: Stewart Friedman, Barbara Larson The coronavirus has closed millions of offices and many Americans are now working from home. Their kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, and even backyards have become "home offices." But not all jobs or people are geared for remote work, particularly in these stressful and challenging times. Many people share workspace with spouses, kids, roommates, and pets which makes staying on task even more difficult. This hour — how to make working from home work during the pandemic. We'll talk about ways to stay productive and focused during the day, how to balance work, life and family when everything is at home, and the do's and don'ts of videoconferencing. Our guests are BARBARA LARSON, management professor at Northeastern University, and STEWART FRIEDMAN, organizational psychologist at the Wharton School and co-author of Parents Who Lead.

Trump and the coronavirus: a timeline

Guests: Annie Karni, Alexander Nazaryan Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, President Trump has shifted his rhetoric and stance on combating the pandemic a number of times. Simultaneously, his administration, including the CDC and a coronavirus task force headed by Vice President Pence, have been laying out policies to prevent a public health, and economic catastrophe. Today on the show, we're going to look to the past and present of Trump's messaging and how his administration has handled COVID-19. Our guests are ANNIE KARNI, White House reporter for The New York Times, and ALEXANDER NAZARYAN, national correspondent for Yahoo! News.

Predicting the pandemic

Guests: David Quammen, Jennifer Nuzzo Scientists have been predicting an animal-borne pandemic for over a decade. Among them was award-winning science writer DAVID QUAMMEN who sounded the alarm in his 2012 book, Spillover: Animals Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. Quammen joins us to talk about what we know about the origins of the virus, why we were so unprepared for this outbreak, and how to prepare for the next one. Then, what will it take to end this crisis? We'll talk to John Hopkins University epidemiologist and director of the Outbreak Observatory, JENNIFER NUZZO about the spread of infections, why surveillance is so important, and what other steps we should be taking.

Regional Roundup – 03/30/20

Guests: Erica Green, Nina Feldman, Joe Hernandez, Kelsi Worrell, Marcus Hayes On this week's Regional Roundup; we'll hear about the Pennsylvania Department of Education's claim that Penn State violated law by inadequately responding to the allegations against football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Education reporter for the New York Times, ERICA GREEN, will tell us about the department's investigation and the demands being made to correct the problem. Then, WHYY's NINA FELDMAN and JOE HERNANDEZ will update us on the coronavirus situation in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Lastly, we're going to talk about the postponement of the Olympics with olympic gold medal swimmer KELSI WORRELL and Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist, MARCUS HAYES.

Safeguarding elections in a pandemic

Guests: Kathy Boockvar, Gloria Browne-Marshall, Rick Hasen States are scrambling to ensure safe and secure elections as the coronavirus continues to spread. Some states, including Pennsylvania and Delaware, have postponed their primaries until June 2nd because of the pandemic, and many are opting for mail-in voting. This hour we'll examine the steps that some states and the federal government are taking to safeguard the 2020 elections, and how it could impact voter turnout, voting rights, and election integrity for both the democratic primary and the general election this fall. Our guests are Pennsylvania's secretary of the commonwealth, KATHY BOOCKVAR, who oversees the state's elections, GLORIA BROWNE-MARSHALL, professor of law at John Jay College and RICK HASEN, professor of law at University of California, Irvine, and author of Election Meltdown.

The coronavirus stimulus bill

Guests: Nicholas Fandos, Betsey Stevenson, Mark Zandi The Senate finally passed a coronavirus stimulus bill on Wednesday that will pump $2 trillion into the contracting U.S. economy. This lifeline to Americans and businesses comes while much of the country is in lockdown and the unemployment rate is expected to skyrocket. The aid package includes direct checks to individuals and families, billions in loans to small and large businesses, expanding unemployment insurance benefits and aid to hospitals, cities, and states. This hour, we'll dig into the details of the plan and how it might help struggling Americans and the economy at large. Our guests include BETSEY STEVENSON, professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, MARK ZANDI, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, and NICHOLAS FANDOS, congressional correspondent for The New York Times.

Lessons from 1918

Guests: Philip Bump, Pat D'Antonio, John Barry We are currently in the midst of the greatest public health crisis in more than 100 years. The influenza pandemic of 1918 caused an estimated 50 million deaths worldwide with countless more infected with the virus. It was an era defining event that affected everybody in the world. Today, we're going to learn more about the 1918 influenza pandemic and the lessons learned and not learned to help us through the current pandemic. Our guests are JOHN BARRY, professor of public health at Tulane University and author of The Great Influenza, and University of Pennsylvania nursing historian, PAT D'ANTONIO. But first, we're going to hear about President Trump's shift in coronavirus messaging in recent days when we speak to the Washington Post's PHILIP BUMP.

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