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Listen in, Lubbock: Staffing shortages causing burnout

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Kaysie Ellingson
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Texas Tech Public Media
Barbara Young demonstrates using her interactive screen that she uses to teach students math.

After Lubbock saw a massive surge in coronavirus cases, numbers are starting to go down. Still, this latest spike seems to have strained every industry, causing a major burnout for workers. From those in healthcare fighting on the frontlines, to teachers carrying an unsustainable workload, people are tired. But is there a solution?

Guests:

Jayme Lozano, reporter, Texas Tech Public Media

Sarah Self-Walbrick, senior reporter, Texas Tech Public Media

Helpful links:

More than half of teachers are looking for the exits, a poll says, from NPR

More Texas teachers consider quitting as pandemic wears on, from Dallas Morning News

Kaysie Ellingson is the former news director for Texas Tech Public Media. She came to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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