Limited childcare risks a ‘she-cession’; Calls to decentralize meat processing after COVID-19; Saskatchewan Roughriders superfan; Zoo animals wondering where all the noisy humans went

Released Friday, 22nd May 2020
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The economy is slowly reopening, but many childcare options aren’t — forcing some working moms to choose between work and taking care of the kids. If that choice falls on working moms, it’s bad news for the economy and could mean a “she-cession,” says economist Armine Yalnizyan.

Then, meat processing plants have become COVID-19 epicentres, exposing the weaknesses in that part of the food chain. We discuss calls to revamp and address the problems around how meat is produced, and solutions like buying local, and decentralizing production.

Plus, the Grey Cup won’t be held in Regina this year, a big blow for diehard Roughriders fans who “bleed green.” We talk to a superfan about what the sport means for her and her family.

And finally, how are zoos adapting to the pandemic? Dolf DeJong tells us about a drive-through safari at the Toronto Zoo — imagine a drive-in, but with giraffes, not movies — and Dr. Ellen Williams says after our sudden disappearance, some animals may be suffering separation anxiety.

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Today’s ChildCare is no different than Baby Boomers Medicare problem ; This comment by a guest speaker is so true. With the pandemic affecting the way we live and interact with others, childcare facilities like schools face the problem of enforcing social distance measures. The burden is on everyone; How many additional schools /facilities need to be opened to abide by these measures and for how long? It’s costly.
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