Giordano: I Don't See Pennsylvania Opening for Six Months

The Dom Giordano Program | April 7, 2020

The Dom Giordano Program
April 07, 2020 - 1:08 pm

PA State Sen. Mastriano Updates On 'PA Healthy Citizens & Healthy Businesses Back To Work Initiative'

PA State Senator Doug Mastriano returns to the Dom Giordano Program to provide an update on the "PA Healthy Citizens and Healthy Businesses Back To Work" bill that he proposed in the state legislature to address the exploding unemployment rate due to the COVID-19 crisis. Dom first reads off statements from PA House Democrats such as Wendy Ullman, who wrote about the bill, "It would allow one person in a store at a time, with one store employees.  Imagine the shopper at your local bookstore, clothing store, or specialty store. They’re trying on jeans, flipping the pages of books, examining dishes or fishing rods or whatever they are shopping for - how on earth is that store employee supposed to wipe down those goods so they cannot expose the next customer to the virus?  And there may only be one person in the store, but there may be 20, 30 or 40 people on the sidewalk waiting for their turn.  This bill is utterly impractical.  The only certain result would be to expose more people to the virus." Mastriano tells of his fight against state Democrats in trying to validate the bill, and discusses the other efforts by his office to address the horrid economic situation in which Pennsylvania sees itself. 


COVID-19 Rules Block Man from Protesting Abortion

​Dom Giordano talks with activist Ron Konopaski about his crusade to close abortion clinics, asserting more people will die there than from the coronavirus. Konopaski explains how he was cited for protesting there and was told by authorities to stay home. Konopaski says he was threatened with an arrest if he showed up again and talks about how this infringes on free speech. Konopaski reacts to being attacked by the Friendly Atheist and talks about taking this case to court.


Travis Manion Foundation Teaches Through Technology

Dom Giordano talks with Ryan Manion of the Travis Manion Foundation about how they have made their character education program available online in the wake of the pandemic. Lessons in gratitude, teamwork, and creativity are all part of the coursework on Facebook live for free. Manion says the organization is doing everything in its power to move past social isolation. Manion talks about how humor helps heal veterans and anybody who is hurting. Manion reflects on the biggest comfort for her during times of loss and the importance of community in times of crisis.