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COVID-19 AMA: FDA’s Authorization For Immunocompromised People, More Vaccine Mandates And More

Published August 12, 2021 at 9:51 AM PDT
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A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to high school student during a City of Long Beach Public Health Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) campus on August 11, 2021 in Long Beach, California.

COVID-19 AMA: FDA’s Authorization For Immunocompromised People, More Vaccine Mandates And More

Covid Update (8/12/21)

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Peter Chin-Hong, M.D., infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center.

Topics today include:

  • FDA expected to authorize third vaccine dose for immunocompromised people by Thursday
  • Veteran Affairs to require vaccine for employees and volunteers
  • Department of Health and Human Services to require vaccine for health care staff and volunteers
  • Stanford to require weekly COVID-19 testing regardless of vaccination status
  • CDC endorses COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy
  • COVID vaccination timeline for kids under 12

Back-To-School: Virtual Education Has Left Many Students With Gaps In Their Learning. How Can Schools Meet Them Where They Are?

Learning Loss (8/12/21)

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been clear that not all students have been impacted by the switch to online learning in the same ways.

The greatest impacts have fallen on young children, as well as English language learners and low-income students. As a result, some students are experiencing a learning loss, particularly in language arts and math. How big has the impact of the pandemic been on vulnerable students? And are there interventions that could help students meet their educational goals? Joining us to discuss is Libby Pier, director of impact at Education Analytics, a non-profit which conducts statistical research to solve complex, pressing problems facing public education in the United States, and Magaly Lavadenz, distinguished professor of English Learner Research, Policy and Practice at Loyola Marymount University, and executive director of the Center for Equity for English Learners.

After ‘Jeopardy!’ Announces New Hosts, A Look At The Art Of Game Show Hosting

Jeopardy And What Makes A Good Show Host (8/12/21)

Answer: This job may seem easy on TV, but it’s harder than it looks. Question: What Is A Game Show Host?

Eight months after the death of beloved “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, the daily syndicated quiz show chose its executive producer, Mike Richards, as Trebek’s successor over a field of celebrity candidates.

But after fan backlash to a selection process that turned messy in recent weeks, producer Sony split the pie by naming another guest host, actor Mayim Bialik, as emcee for “Jeopardy!” primetime and spinoff series, including a new college championship. But hosting a game show, especially one like “Jeopardy!” is no cake walk.

Today on AirTalk, we talk with longtime host of "The Newlywed Game" Bob Eubanks and comedian and "The Price Is Right" host Drew Carey about the art of game show hosting, the skill set it requires, the challenges hosts face and how to navigate the added pressure of having to take over for a longtime, beloved host like the late Alex Trebek.

With files from the Associated Press

The Tensions And Strengths Of Couples Who Come From Different Economic Backgrounds

Mixed Income Couples (8/12/21)

Your relationship with money often is tied to the economic background that you grew up in -- and those habits, anxieties or ideologies about finances are often carried into your romantic relationships.

A recent piece from Buzzfeed collected some of these stories about tensions between couples who were raised in different socioeconomic classes. We discuss now with Amanda Clayman, LCSW., financial therapist based in Los Angeles; host of “Financial Therapy”, a special series that you can find in the feed of WNYC’s “Death Sex and Money.”

Legendary Brazilian Bandleader Sérgio Mendes Returns to the Hollywood Bowl

Sergio Mendes Hollywood Bowl (8/12/21)

Sérgio Mendes has made an indelible mark on music since he moved to New York City in the 1960s. With hits like “Mas Que Nada” and “The Look of Love,” Mendes and his group Brasil ‘66 brought bossa nova music to the American mainstream. And this Sunday, he brings Carnival to the Hollywood Bowl.

Today on AirTalk, Larry speaks with Sérgio Mendes about his career, his inspirations, and how he and his music have changed over the past 60 years.

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