Pressure on US schools to re-open July 9, 2020

from Business Matters· ·

As President Trump pushes for US schools to re-open in August, Tawnell Hobbs, education reporter for The Wall Street Journal, explains how teachers and parents are reacting. Meanwhile, Jason Furman, former chief economist to President Obama, weighs in on the different stimulus strategies countries have taken to get their economy going again. Also in the programme, we ask how German electronic payment firm Wirecard fell afoul of a big accounting scandal. The BBC’s Samira Hussain reports on the rise of stay-at-home day traders during coronavirus lockdown. And how a classic Magic Realism novel inspired modern-day Colombians to exchange letters of …



As President Trump pushes for US schools to re-open in August, Tawnell Hobbs, education reporter for The Wall Street Journal, explains how teachers and parents are reacting. Meanwhile, Jason Furman, former chief economist to President Obama, weighs in on the different stimulus strategies countries have taken to get their economy going again. Also in the programme, we ask how German electronic payment firm Wirecard fell afoul of a big accounting scandal. The BBC’s Samira Hussain reports on the rise of stay-at-home day traders during coronavirus lockdown. And how a classic Magic Realism novel inspired modern-day Colombians to exchange letters of support, anonymously. All through the show we’ll be joined by Alexis Goldstein, activist and financial reform advocate in Washington DC and Sushma Ramachandran, columnist for the Tribune in Delhi. (Picture: US President Donald Trump. Picture Credit: Getty Images.)