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Panel #1: Parenting, Working and COVID-19
Panel #2: Preparing for “Back to School”
Reporter, Montana Free Press
Silvers returns to her home state from producing Slate’s daily news podcast What Next. Before that she worked as a producer and reporter in the WNYC/Gothamist newsroom at New York Public Radio. Her work has been featured on NPR, The United States of Anxiety, The Takeaway, Nancy, and Montana Public Radio.
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As Montana’s COVID case numbers continue to rise, school communities are addressing the seriousness of the situation — and acknowledging how extensive the response will need to be.
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