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0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02e0000KPCW's COVID-19 news coverage for Summit County and Wasatch County, Utah. 0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02f0000You can also visit the Utah Department of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization websites for additional information.

How the Defense Production Act Works

Over the past few days, much attention has been paid to shortages of the kinds of goods and supplies needed by the medical personnel on the front lines of fighting COVID-19. 

Ed Shapiro, former Assistenat General Counsel for the Department of Defense and current Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group, walks listeners through the history of the Defense Production Act and how it is being used during the current pandemic.

Mountain Money co-host, Local News Hour fill-in host and former board chair.