This week’s episode of Listen Frontier features an Oklahoma man who used the prison CareerTech program to secure a job upon his release. But last month he found himself unemployed as businesses across the state were hit by the pandemic and economic slowdown.
Kassie McClung and Ben Felder discuss what infectious disease experts are saying about the move to reopen businesses, the continued push to test more Oklahomans and the role of contract tracing in the coming weeks.
Host Ben Felder and Joe Dorman of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) and Sherry Fair of Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma talk about the impact the coronavirus pandemic and related school and business closings are having on Oklahoma children.
On this week’s episode of Listen Frontier we explore Gov. Kevin Stitt’s suggestion that some COVID-19 emergency education funds be used for program that offers private school tuition through tax credits.
Ben Felder and reporter Kassie McClung discuss new modeling data from the state that shows a possible peak in COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma. We also discuss the continued issue of Oklahomans accessing coronavirus tests.