Federal Stimulus Breakdown | Your Pandemic Moment
The massive American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden on March 11 will provide aid to people, businesses and relief programs, and Lulu Garcia-Navarro shares stories about 'The Moment' when COVID-19 became a reality for millions of Americans nearly one year ago.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:06: Stimulus checks are the tip of the iceberg that is the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
The relief package is historic and complex. It includes an extension of unemployment benefits, funding to public schools of all kinds, and child tax credits that will provide some American families with significant cash. Rachel Siegel of the Washington Post has been following this legislation and offered a broader view of what it will do.
Segment 2, beginning at 30:48: We asked listeners, "What was the moment when it became clear COVID-19 was going to change your life?" The responses were overwhelming.
March 7, 2021 marked one year since Johnson County, Kansas, recorded its first case of the coronavirus. But individually, we each have that point in time when COVID-19 became real for us. Listeners shared their moments.
Reporter Rachel Siegel is looking for people who may be overlooked to receive a stimulus check for reasons beyond their control (Ex: the IRS lost your 2019 tax return). If you are such a person and willing to share the details you can contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.