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COVID Vaccines And The Workplace; 'I Alone Can Fix It'; Screen Time; Bob White

Vanessa Arroyo receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot.
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Vanessa Arroyo receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Thursday the Biden Administration is expected to announce new vaccination requirements for federal employees and contractors.

Federal workers will be required to show proof of their vaccination status and submit to regular testing.  Lindsay Swiger, an attorney with Jackson Lewis, joined us to clarify the laws surrounding vaccine requirements.

"I Alone Can Fix It"

A new best-selling book,  I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year,  gives a behind-the-scenes look into Donald Trump's final year in office. Authors Carol Leonning and Phillip Rucker address tough questions surrounding the former president’s approach to COVID-19, why he did not concede the election, and more.

Leonning joined us on the program.

Screen Time

As a new school year approaches, it may be time to limit your kids’ time on their phones, video games, and TVs.  Dr. Jenna Wheeler, pediatric critical care physician with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children joined us with some tips for parents on how to limit screen time. 

Bob White

Performer and former Cultural Council chief Bob White is back with a new edition of his RAW Talks series, along with some friends as well.  The new show is called What I Did with My Pandemic. He joined us with a preview.  

Patrick Cantin can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or on Twitter.