Juggling work and child care has never been easy, but it’s gotten even more complicated during the coronavirus pandemic. Our child care system is in crisis.The system was patchwork and threadbare before this year. Working parents in the United States face a lot of pressure. And child care workers are often underpaid, overworked, and undervalued.In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia we’ll hear from several people who have had to adjust their lives and work in the midst of the global pandemic.
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It’s been quite a stressful couple of months for most of us. For this episode of Inside Appalachia, we wanted to slow down, take a breath, and talk about one of our favorite foods — cookies!We'll get some baking tips on a very special kind of cookie, made with local buckwheat and stone ground flour.
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View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
More than 50 West Virginia prisoners have tested positive for the coronavirus and not yet recovered, as the state moves past a more than 260-person-outbreak that occurred earlier in November.
Active Southern West Virginia is offering low-risk ways to stay active such as hiking, during the colder winter months and on Thanksgiving.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will order the creation of a task force next week, to handle distributing a coronavirus vaccine to essential workers, as more than 500 West Virginians are hospitalized for COVID-19.
In an essay in the Opinion section of the Washington Post, mayors from eight cities in the Ohio Valley called for a 21st Century version of the World War II-era Marshall Plan, the U.S. aid program that helped rebuild Europe after the war to revitalize the region.
Many challenges parents and caretakers face under normal circumstances are exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Through the CARES Act, additional federal dollars were granted to help essential workers with things like child care regardless of income. Still, not every new challenge for working parents has been addressed during the pandemic.
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