Julia Agos, All Things Considered Host/Reporter

Julia Agos is a reporter and the host of All Things Considered for WITF. Previously, she was a political reporter for WFUV News in New York, where she covered New York City and state politics and hosted the Prickly Politics Podcast. Julia grew up in Sacramento, California and graduated from Fordham University.

Latest by Julia Agos

Commonwealth’s largest teacher’s union pushes back on new school guidance

Association President Rick Askey said bringing students back into the classroom is especially risky in schools that are not enforcing mask wearing and social distancing.

By Julia Agos

Pennsylvania Farm Show is all virtual this year amid pandemic

Highlights will include a how to tie dye with plants, an alpaca obstacle course and agriculturally themed bedtime stories.

By Julia Agos

Top stories of 2020: Schools balance health and education as COVID-19 surges

As schools shut down across the region to slow the spread of COVID-19, parents had to find ways to cope with their school-aged children suddenly at home. Schools canceled sporting events, proms and altered plans for graduations as the virus persisted.

By Julia Agos

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank sees sizable jump in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic

The food bank has passed out 15 million extra pounds of food this year to over 200,000 people.

By Julia Agos

Midstate housing advocates warn of mounting eviction crisis

Both tenants and landlords struggle to pay bills as the federal eviction moratorium expiration looms and employment in the commonwealth remains above the national average.

By Julia Agos

State issues new guidance for schools as many close due to mounting COVID-19 cases

In the updated recommendations, the administration is requiring schools in areas with substantial spread to sign an attestation form confirming they will move to remote instruction or comply with the state’s orders for conducting in-person instruction.

By Julia Agos

Carlisle coalition seeks to increase mask usage in businesses

“This is a positive initiative. People will know those who’ve joined us by (the) poster in the window.”

By Julia Agos

Pa. counties use taxpayer dollars for defense against Trump campaign lawsuits

Many counties are already facing an uncertain financial picture, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Julia Agos

Wolf administration has no plans to change recommendations for schools as COVID-19 infections spike across Pa.

“We do not plan to have a general school closure as happened in the Spring, but we might make adjustments in our recommendations to schools,” said Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine.

By Julia Agos

Former FBI agent challenges freshman Rep. John Joyce in reliability red Pa. congressional district

Joyce won over 70% of the vote in the newly redrawn district in 2018.

By Julia Agos