GoodFellows Marks 100th Episode Milestone
Mon, 01/30/2023 – 05:45
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached America in March 2020, the Hoover Institution temporarily closed its offices and shifted its staff and fellows to the remote workplace. Despite that challenging period, the transition was seamless. Fellows continued to conduct their research at their home offices. Conferences and seminars were conducted on Zoom and other cutting-edge communications applications.
California’s public health officials initially projected that the state’s shelter-in-place orders would be enacted for two weeks to contain COVID-19, but the virus proved deadlier and more persistent than imagined. That two weeks was extended to fifteen months. The Hoover Institution didn’t officially reopen its offices until September 2021.
Given its breadth and depth of scholars, the Hoover Institution was uniquely positioned to offer timely and insightful analysis on the diverse set of policy challenges that were ushered in by the multi-faceted COVID-19 challenge. Among the new pandemic era programs Hoover launched was GoodFellows, which debuted on April 1, 2020.
Now in its third year, GoodFellows audiences have grown exponentially worldwide, even long after the stay-at-home orders ceased across America, and on other continents. Last week’s broadcast, “Tanks for the Memories,” marks the 100 episodes …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution