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ITHACA, N.Y. –– Join WRFI Community Radio on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 7 p.m., for a panel discussion and call-in show that will explore the local impacts of the childcare crisis, and how the novel coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated those issues.

Sue Dale Hall, CEO of the Child Development Council, and Tracy Robbins, Director of Northeast Kids Count will join WRFI News Director Michayla Savitt in conversation about the childcare crisis that existed well before the COVID-19 shut down –– in addition to the shifts in local childcare needs and operations in the last 6 months, the present situation, and what’s at stake for parents, kids, and childcare providers going forward.
In the second half of the broadcast, we invite you to call in to share your concerns and questions about the impacts of the childcare crisis and COVID-19 on parents, kids, and childcare providers in our community. The number to call at 6:30pm on Wednesday is 607-441-9734.
Tune in and join the conversation. 88.1FM Ithaca, 91.9FM Watkins Glen,, and right here on Facebook Live.
*NOTE: WRFI’s initial broadcast on 9/21 was interrupted following unforeseen technical issues*

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