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LISTEN: Coronavirus, Federal Funding And Minority-Owned Businesses

The Draft Choice sports bar New London
Ryan Caron King
Connecticut Public
Customer Jeff Kohrt walks out of The Draft Choice sports bar in New London with a growler of beer and a bag of food on April15, 2020. He says he’s been trying to support local restaurants a few times a week during the COVID-19 outbreak.";

It’s been about 2½ weeks since the federal government made a second wave of Paycheck Protection Program funding available to small businesses that promise to keep their employees on the payroll. But there is growing concern that the program is failing to serve minority-owned businesses. To learn more about the issue in this state, Connecticut Public Radio’s John Henry Smith spoke with state Sen. Douglas McCrory on All Things Considered.

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Listen to the interview below.

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