Resource page to accompany April 30 PW Crucial Conversation – The COVID-19 crisis in NC: A conversation with the journalists

Resource page to accompany April 30 PW Crucial Conversation – The COVID-19 crisis in NC: A conversation with the journalists

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The team at NC Policy Watch thanks you for joining our April 30th virtual Crucial Conversations event!

Here are links to access the resources mentioned during the webinar.

Commentaries by Rob Schofield –  

Two written:

A vital wake-up call for all of us

Ignorance and cynicism in action: the re-open movement and its hypocritical enablers

Two audio:

House Speaker’s limited Medicaid proposal confirms cruelty of NC’s failure to expand

A “to do” list for this week’s legislative session

Stories by Lisa Sorg –

Among nursing homes, lowest-rated facilities account for most COVID-19 cases, deaths

Shockingly large numbers” of positive virus tests found at troubled Orange County nursing home

Lawsuit: once lucid and vibrant Citadel nursing home resident gravely ill with COVID-19 because of substandard care

Non-COVID coverage:

Waiting to exhale: controversial wood pellet plant would burden Lumberton with more pollution

Stories by Greg Childress –

Newly-elected education leaders pledge to resist privatization, say pandemic could change future of public schools

“It’s been more than long enough”: the unfulfilled promise of the Leandro ruling in Halifax County

Positive virus tests spur Durham Public Schools to cancel popular meals program

Stories by Joe Killian –  

COVID-19 reignites dark memories for those who survived the AIDS epidemic

College students, professors adjust to COVID-19 life

PW Exclusive: What it’s like to get tested, wait, worry and adjust to the new normal of a COVID-19 world

Health crisis spawns another dangerous epidemic in NC: a spike in domestic violence

Stories by Melissa Boughton –

Four-part series:

PW special report: COVID-19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails

PW special report part two: COVID 19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails

PW special report part three: COVID-19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails (children and juvenile issues)

PW special report part four: COVID-19 pandemic poses dire threat to NC prisons and jails (the crisis in ICE detention facilities)

Other COVID coverage:

In their own words: North Carolina prisoners share experiences from the inside during COVID-19 pandemic

Health pandemic leads to numerous reports of price gouging across NC

NC judge considering whether to order more robust COVID-19 prison response