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The Check-In: Getting By

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You probably heard that it's a good idea to keep at least three months of savings in case of an emergency. Well, almost a year ago, we all ran into a huge emergency - the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of us are beyond our three months of savings, and are trying to figure out ways of getting by. That's what we're talking about on today's episode of The Check-In. From food to shelter, it can be a struggle to meet our basic needs. What are you worried about right now? How are you getting by? Today we're speaking with two guests to give us a bit of insight into what people need and how you can help.

Our guests:

Joanne Nelson, Director, Boone County Community Services Department

Lindsay Lopez, President and CEO, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

Trevor Hook is a reporter, producer and morning anchor for KBIA 91.3 born and raised in New Franklin, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri with both a Master's degree in Audio Journalism in 2020 and a Bachelor's degree in Convergence Journalism in 2018.
Isabella is a student reporter in the KBIA Newsroom
Fernando Narro is a Master's student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Hannah France is a convergence radio student at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism – set to graduate with her Bachelor of Journalism in May 2021.
Becca Newton is a student reporter and producer at KBIA. They will graduate from the University of Missouri in spring 2022 with a degree in Multimedia Convergence Journalism and minors in Peace Studies and History.
Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.