Workers at the Willimantic Waste Paper Company break down discarded mattresses into their separate components for recycling on a recent day at the facility. Connecticut mandates extended producer responsibility (EPR,) a product stewartship concept, in which the producer is responsible for end of life disposal for paint and mattresses. Cloe Poisson

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate all aspects of public life, a new debate has emerged: Should government direct resources toward the elderly and let the rest of the population get back to work?


Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Two Yale health experts — Dr. Howard Forman and Dr. David Katz — are on opposite sides of the issue. Dr. Forman, who is an expert in radiology, public health and management, tells host John Dankosky on this week’s episode the answer is no. We have invited Dr. Katz to offer his perspective next week.

John is CT Mirror's Director of Events. A well-known and highly-regarded radio personality and moderator, he divides his time between CT Mirror — where he heads up our events program and serves as a multi-platform consultant — and the NPR / PRI program Science Friday. Previously, John was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR’s news roundtable program. His 25 years in public media also include serving as vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, host of WNPR’s Where We Live, and regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He was twice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.