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COVID-19's Economic Impact

Ohio National Guard Specialist Parris Roberts picks up a box of food at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank food distribution, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Cleveland.
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Ohio National Guard Specialist Parris Roberts picks up a box of food at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank food distribution, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Cleveland.

Low-income Americans have been hit hardest by the pandemic and its economic fallout.

The CARES Act, passed in March, formed the backbone of a state and federal response that helped get people through the spring and summer. But most of that aid has lapsed or will soon.

Congressional negotiations over a new aid package have gone nowhere.

We explore COVID-19's impact on the homeless and hungry in central Ohio.

Guests:

  • Andy Duehren, Congressional reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Joree Novotney, director of external affairs, Ohio Association of Foodbanks
  • Michelle Heritage, executive director, The Community Shelter Board
  • Tracy Cloud, CEO, Lower Lights Christian Health Center

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