This week we look at the challenges, concerns and changes to how school will work in the coming weeks amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. What are schools doing to confront early surges in infections, what infrastructure is in place for remote learning, what impact will remote and hybrid learning solutions have on our children and when can we expect a return to some normalcy.
We’ll look specifically at what Madison’s school is doing. The changing environment, evolving messaging and the recommendations coming down from the Federal Government, CDC and other respected organization. There’s a lot of fear, anxiety and uncertainty about the risks of sending our kids back to school under these conditions and we’ll talk about all of it this week.
As Disney readies to open it’s parks there is controversy swelling around the use of facemasks. Disney heir and grandson of Walt Disney is the latest family member to come out against the corporate giants policies on paying bonuses to management during a massive furlough of it’s employees. George Lucas talks about a little known link between Yoda of Empire Strikes Back and Baby Yoda of The Mandalorian.
Universal Studios announces it will be the first mega theme park to open in the Orlando Florida area, testing the waters and setting a precedent for others to follow. John Krasinski’s supposedly home grown news show sells out to ViacomCBS after an apparent heated bidding war. Some of our favorite conventions announce the show must go on but with delayed dates plus our Insightful Picks of the Week.
Will Disney save the NBA season and host the teams at Disney’s Wide World of Sports? Disney and other Florida theme parks are working to develop a protocol to safely reopen when they are given the green light. To help us through another week of quarantine Disney is bringing back The Disney Family Singalong, this time Volume II.
May the 4th be with you as Disney brings Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker to Disney + on Star Wars Day! Even with the parks closed you might be lucky enough to spot Galaxy’s edge branded Coke products in their distinctive containers at a store near you. Or you can make your own blue milk and green milk with this weeks make at home recipes to capture the Disney spirit.
Regal and AMC declare war on Universal for their stated intent to now release movies both in theaters and on streaming, threatening an already precarious theater industry. The Oscars take Covid into consideration and will allow streaming movies to be eligible for awards for this year only.
As always we’ll wrap the show with our Insightful Picks of the Week!