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Dr. Brendan Minnihan - SAU 43 - Covid 19 Newport Update - 3-16-2020

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Release Date: 03/16/2020

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The Car Nutz are on this week talking about the frost last night, how gardens are holding up, the world right now, riots, Covid 19, Wayne's truck project, plans for cruise nights, and lots more.

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It's been a few months since she has been on with me, but she is back over Zoom. Jenn Alford-Teaster came on to check in, talk Covid 19, herd immunization, public health crisis and more. Then we circle over to the George Floyd situation, riots in the street, looting, is it racist, and much much more.

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Leigh Stocker from Summercrest zoom'ed on to talk about more precautions they are taking during Covid 19, new restrictions Gov Sununu has implemented for long-term care facilities, how the expansion project is coming, people can still move into Summercrest during Covid 19, and more.

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Andrea Thrope from the Richards Free Library in Newport is on and curbside pickup starts tomorrow (Tuesday!) RFL has done a great job with online books, zoom meetings for book clubs, and more, but nothing beats getting a book in your actual hand. We talk about how the curbside pickup process will work, how you bring your books back, the annual Book Festival being canceled this year, who this year's Sarah Hale Award winner will be, and more.

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Ray Gagnon invited Larissa Cahill, a former Stevens High School teacher who recently has been teaching in Egypt, on this week. We talked about being an American in Egypt, teaching Egyptian kids the Canadian way, life in Egypt, how the food is, being in Egypt as Covid 19 broke out & how she got home, and much more.

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Amanda Mace, Programs Director and our Direct Services Advocate, Alesha Lane from Turning Points Network.  TPN is open during this Covid 19 pandemic, though they have made some adjustments.  Alesha explained how the new Resource Connect works, with online and texting features available.  We talk about privacy in the online world, reaching out during a crisis, numbers being down at TPN as less is being reported, Gov Sununu's support for crisis centers in NH, how finances are this year after missing the Steppin' Up To End Violence walk last month, and lots more.

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General Don Bolduc (R) came on today to discuss his candidacy for US Senate.  We discuss what he is hearing from NH residents about these concerns.  General Bolduc talks about Jeane Shaheen's job on the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations.  Don stated failures under her watch while in the Senate, issues under the Obama administration and why he got moved to Africa while serving - as he disagreed with policy changes in Afghanistan.  We talk about the VA medical system, what he would do if elected for our Veterans, being a working class family...

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Newport Police Chief Brent Wilmot is on this week talking about Newport's Deliberative Session officially scheduled for June 9th at 6pm on the Town Common (with social distancing rules in place,) the Newport Town vote on July 14th, struggles with working without a voted on budget and more.  Plus we talk about the travesty that happened in Minneapolis, riots in the streets, protests in a Covid 19 world, the President taking to Twitter, and conversations about Constitutional Rights Vs Executive Orders.  Also we learned how much Spanish Brent really knows.  ¿Pero él realmente...

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PJ Lovely is on this week talking about what they can and can't open....maybe ping pong soon?  Can you do organized hikes, walks, runs, or bike trips?  What's the status of Day Camp for the Rec?  Also we talked about at home learning, teaching music, our favorite concerts, and more

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Jean Brown,  Executive Director of the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center, is on discussing this year's Prouty.  As restrictions are still in place because of the coronovirus, the 39th annual Prouty has changed to a Virtual event.  Organizers did not feel comfortable bringing 4,000 people to the Upper Valley during these times and in one week, changed up the entire process, bringing the event online.  You can walk, bike, run, golf, row, or do whatever activity you wish, anywhere in the world, and post your pictures or videos online.  We discussed the amazing match...

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SAU #43 Superintendent Dr. Brendan Minnihan is in studio discussing the Covid 19 situation.  Coming directly from a staff meeting this morning, Dr. Minnihan spoke about the latest situation with the Newport School District.  Governor Sununu closed all public schools at a press conference Sunday until at least April 3rd.  We spoke about what this means for students & staff, how online & at home learning will take place, how the school breakfast & lunch program will service it's population, the Newport school board and select board working together for the betterment of the community, how the school shutdown will or will not alter graduation & April vacation, how special ed students and those with IEP's will be affected, Pre-K thru 3rd grade learning, distributing Chrome Books to at home learners, and lots more.  This pandemic is something we all as a society are dealing with and learning about, and the Newport School District's plans are fluid; willing to change when need arises.