Friday, May 8, 2020

THE LATEST ON THE ECONOMY AS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SOARS

BETH AKERS is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where her work focuses on labor economics and the economics of higher education. Previously, she was a fellow at the Brookings Institution and a staff economist with the Council of Economic Advisors under President George W. Bush.

WEBMAIL: https://www.manhattan-institute.org

Akers is the coauthor of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt. Her writing and research have been featured in, among others, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Quartz, Newsweek, and The Hill. She has appeared on CNBC, ABC News, Bloomberg TV, C-SPAN, among other TV and radio networks. Akers received a B.S. in mathematics and economics from SUNY Albany and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT AMUSEMENT PARKS FOLLOWING COVID-19 CLOSURES

PETE TRABUCCO is an actor and nationally known travel/vacation and aviation expert. He has been an avid pilot and roller coaster enthusiast for more than 15 years and has traveled all over the country, riding over a thousand roller coasters in this time period.  Trabucco talks about what we can expect at amusement parks since COVID 19 including social distancing, temperature screenings, crowd limitations, etc.

WEBSITE: http://petetrabucco.com

He is the author of “America’s Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks” (2009) – Tate Publishing and “A Personal Guide to the Best Thrill Rides and Amusement/Water Parks” (2016). In addition to 3 dozen TV (over 500+ radio) interviews done so far promoting his book, he is also involved with a new reality show project called “Thrill Ride Maniacs.” This pilot is now in the production stage. Trabucco has also appeared in over two dozen stages productions (musicals and dramatic plays) in both the NYC and New Jersey area. Pete was also a Friday morning regular on the Nationally syndicated radio morning program “Daybreak USA” (2012-2015) with Jay Young on the USA Radio Network.

A SALUTE TO MOTHERS!

How do you plan to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? We hear from callers. Jim Bohannon also offers some special thoughts.