Giordano: 'I Thank God' for CHOP

The Dom Giordano Program | March 19, 2020

The Dom Giordano Program
March 19, 2020 - 1:15 pm

Michael Strain on Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Dr. Michael Strain, Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, authored this oped for the Wall Street Journal: Congress Can Take the Economic Edge off Covid-19. With this oped, Dr. Strain became one of the first economists to call on Congress to provide direct cash assistance to Americans since the coronavirus outbreak -- and DC has taken note. Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced its support for immediate cash payments to Americans while Congress moves quickly to craft the parameters of its proposed $1 trillion stimulus plan, with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin noting that “We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately...And I mean now, in the next two weeks.”  Strain joins the Dom Giordano program to discuss and dissect Trump's stimulus plan to fight Coronavirus.


WIP's Glen Macnow Tells Us What To Watch While Quarantined

Dom Giordano talks with author and WIP radio host Glen Macnow about the best sports movies of all-time. Macnow offers movies that are feel-good movies for families to watch with children during the Coronavirus quarantine. Macnow suggests movies such as Seabiscuit, a film based on the famous racehorse, and Cinderella Man, based on the true story of a down-on-his-luck boxer named James J. Braddock. Dom takes a shot at Rudy, claiming the film is far too "saccharine." Macnow also criticizes Rudy for being too "cloying," and reveals the movie he thinks is the greatest sports film of all-time. Also, Macnow delves into Breaking Away, The Greatest Game Ever Played, and Miracle.


Dr. Paul Offit of CHOP on Coronavirus Pandemic

Dom Giordano talks with Dr. Paul Offit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia about the Coronavirus and his biggest concern with the pandemic. Offit fears that the government and medical community have scared people too much, fearing the ramifications that the closure of schools and businesses will have on the country. Offit explains why he wouldn't have closed schools, owing the decision to do so from the panic that has ensued. Offit talks about a woman he met who was quaking in fear of the prospect of entering a grocery store. Offit explains that anybody with a respiratory infection should stay home, as should the rest of the household. Plus, Offit explains the precautions CHOP is taking as the pandemic ensues.