Stories of COVID™

Stories of COVID™

By Veronica Kirin
We are living history. Join me in documenting what this paradigm shift means in the past, present, and future, for a book for future generations. Be interviewed about your COVID experiences: storiesofcovid.co/
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Veronica Kirin is an anthropologist, author, and entrepreneur. In 2015 she set out to study the 50 year paradigm shift brought by the high tech revolution by interviewing the people who had lived through a century of change. In 2018 her book, Stories of Elders, was released.
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40. Dr Grace Lee — 5G and COVID
Dr. Grace Lee lives in Vancouver, Canada.  She heard about COVID-19 in its earliest days due to her family in Hong Kong.  As the pandemic has evolved, she began to wonder what was really happening.  In this episode, Dr. Lee describes what she has learned about 5G and how it has changed her behavior during the pandemic.  Interviewed 6 May 2020. Learn more about preserving history as it happens and sign up for an interview at https://storiesofcovid.co
11:16
July 10, 2020
BONUS: Final Messages #4
Every ten episodes I publish a bonus episode highlighting the final messages participants are providing for future generations, as the purpose of this book is to both document this era for posterity and to share the lessons we've learned so they aren't lost.  These bonus episodes are heart felt and tender, as participants think to the future and send their hopes to those we'll never meet. Participants included in this episode are: Pamela Watson Sarah Farbman Landon Mabe Eric Z Sophie Edwards Chris Day Kirsten Zeiter Sneha K Gina Giordano Jason Schemmel Learn more about the project and sign up for an interview at https://storiesofcovid.co
13:43
July 9, 2020
39. Jason Schemmel — Operation Gridlock
Jason Schemmel lives in Michigan.  He found himself in a fortunate situation when the pandemic hit — he had a new job that came with a raise, and his wife had just given birth and was still on her leave of absence.  Thanks to the pandemic, he has had more time with his newborn daughter, and his role at work as a social media manager has grown exponentially with the online market explosion.  In this episode, Jason remembers what it was like to hear about the virus back in January, how it has evolved in his life, his observation of Operation Gridlock (the armed protests at state capitals nationwide), and his gratitude for healthcare workers.  Interviewed 4 May 2020. Learn more about the project and be interviewed for a book that documents this pandemic for future generations here:  https://storiesofcovid.co
12:17
July 7, 2020
38. Gina Giordano — Distancing for Doulas
Gina Giordano of Austin, Texas, is cofounder of Doula Training International and Born Into This.  Her work is in training doulas across the world to support women as they give birth.  The pandemic and need for social distancing has altered what doula work can look like.  In this episode, Gina reflects on these restrictions and the advocacy for doulas both as legitimate healthcare providers and for their own self care.  Interviewed 4 May 2020. Learn more about the project and sign up to leave a legacy at https://storiesofcovid.co
14:10
July 2, 2020
37. Sneha K — Caution in Nepal
Sneha lives in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The Coronavirus first came on the scene during the Nepali new year.  Though the government and community were cautious, they still were unaware just how transmittable the virus is.  At the time of her interview, schools were closed and transitioning to online classes.  Sneha has concern for students in areas of the country that aren't wired enough to take advantage of online classes — will they fall behind?  Interviewed 30 April 2020. Future generations will only know what we leave behind.  Sign up for an interview to give them the best chance at carrying forward the lessons we are learning today:  https://storiesofcovid.co
11:05
June 30, 2020
36. Kirsten Zeiter — Travel & Weddings
Kirsten Zeiter lives in Washington DC.  She traveled frequently during the early days of the coronavirus, witnessing international attitudes and policies toward the virus.  On her last trip, she reflects that, before they left, to have considered canceling seemed ludicrous, but upon their return, national attitudes had changed and travel had changed to reckless.  Kirsten also tells the story of her friend's wedding cancelation, and how people have moved during the pandemic for safety and support.  Interviewed 28 April 2020. Preserve this historic event for future generations.  Sign up for an interview at https://storiesofcovid.co
11:32
June 29, 2020
35. Chris Day — Survivor's Guilt
I interviewed Chris Day on April 28, 2020.  In this interview, she describes how being an expat from the United States has created a sense of survivor's guilt while she lives in security in beautiful Costa Rica. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
10:31
June 24, 2020
34. Sophie Edwards — Eerily Empty Streets
Sophie Edwards interviewed on April 28, 2020.  At that point, Toronto was a ghost town.  In this interview, Sophie describes a vision of the empty streets as she realized that COVID-19 was getting really bad. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
13:22
June 23, 2020
33. Eric Z — The Age of Disinformation
Eric Z lives in Northern Germany.  He is very concerned about the disinformation and conspiracy theories emerging across media and forums.  Eric draws our attention to the larger issue of our rights.  While we are distracted by the virus, what laws are being passed that will create sweeping and permanent change once life finds its pace again? Interviewed on 23 April 2020. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
12:09
June 18, 2020
32. Landon Mabe — Graduating Alone
Landon Mabe was at Rice University in his senior year when COVID-19 disrupted our lives.  He had graduation plans, expectations, and goals, all of which were derailed within one week as Rice shut down.  In this heartfelt episode, listen to the story of a rite of passage being disrupted, and consider how it fits with previous episodes. Interviewed 23 April 2020. Learn more, schedule an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
11:50
June 17, 2020
31. Sarah Farbman — Disparities Emerge
Sarah Farbman was teaching english in Ecuador when the virus was first announced.  She and her partner then had to make a series of decisions around travel and locality to keep each other safe.  Ultimately, they chose to fly to the United States to stay with family.  In this episode we hear how South American countries began dealing with the pandemic and how clear disparities are becoming.  Interviewed 22 April 2020. To learn more, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers go to https://storiesofcovid.co
11:25
June 15, 2020
30. Pamela Watson — The Remotest Book Launch
Pamela Watson lives in London, UK.  She traveled to Australia for a nation-wide book tour just after the UK launch as COVID-19 was ramping up.  One by one, her events were canceled, and the state borders began closing while she and her partner were traveling between events.  They made the quick decision to turn around and barely made it back to Perth in time for shelter in place to go into effect.  Along the way, they saw the attitudes of people change from welcoming to xenophobic.  Pamela describes this adventure as well as the decision to host the remotest book launch in the world in this episode.  Interviewed 22 April 2020. Watch the book launch (and the road train / truck nearly blow Pamela over) here:  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3577392625669274  Buy Pamela's Books here:  https://pamelawatson.com/books/  Learn more, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co  
16:44
June 8, 2020
BONUS: Final Messages #3
I end each interview with the same question:  Knowing that books outlive us, what message do you want future generations to have about this time?  The answers are saved for these special bonus episodes.  They are thoughtful, uplifting, and apt.  Enjoy. Participants quoted: Anthoney Pavelich Viktor Fonic Amy Thome Natalia Mok Hunt Walker Dianna McNary Mustakim Hasan Meghan Bunchman Megan Sanchez Nelson Cooper
18:23
June 5, 2020
29. Nelson Cooper — Closures Across Asia
Nelson Cooper is a resident of San Francisco, but was on an extended trip across Asia when COVID-19 began its spread.  As the news hit, he went from one country to another, wondering if he was safe, how bad it was, and what he should do next.  One day things were fine, the next day they weren't, and he saw it over and over.  Finally, in Bali, he had to make a decision:  return to San Francisco where things looked grim and he'd be without health insurance, or stay in Bali, away from loved ones and without access to specialized medical care. Interviewed 21 April 2020. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
11:54
June 4, 2020
28. Megan Sanchez — Alright, Family!
This episode's title is taken from a hilarious story told during this interview.  Megan Sanchez lives in Washington, DC.  She had been in quarantine for five weeks at the time of the interview.  Sanchez honestly shares how the pandemic, quarantine, and the shifting landscape of her work has affected her and her husband.  Interviewed 21 April 2020. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
11:38
June 2, 2020
27. Meghan Bunchman — In the Media
Meghan Bunchman is a Media Entrepreneur, in that she both teaches students who are entering media and PR careers, as well as works with media outlets.  In this episode, she provides insight into how the media is benefitting from the pandemic, whether intentionally or not, and how to manage your information.  Interviewed 20 April 2020. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co 
13:28
May 29, 2020
26. Mustakim Hasan — Mounting Frustrations
Mustakim Hasan lives in Bangladesh.  He owns two businesses, one of which is shut down and the other which is waning.  He has chosen to continue to pay his employees despite the lack of cash flow to help stem the economic cascade due to the pandemic.  As he speaks, he conveys the frustration and fear that he is experiencing, as we don't know when this will end or when we'll be safe again.  Interviewed 20 April 2020. Learn more, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
09:17
May 28, 2020
25. Hunt Walker — The Emotional Toll
Hunt Walker lives near Aspen, Colorado.  He traveled early in the pandemic, not realizing its potential effects.  During this interview, he conveys how unusual the pandemic is in that many of us don't remember when we first heard about it, unlike other seminole events of our lives.  He goes on to convey the emotional toll it is having on him, despite his being financially and physically secure.  Interviewed 16 April 2020. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co 
10:52
May 27, 2020
24. Dianne McNary — Blurring Old Divisions
Diane McNary lives in Slovakia.  She works primarily with the Roma people, a group that has historically been discriminated against.  Earlier in their work together, the group Diane works with asked to learn to sew.  Diane and her team thought at the time that sewing would be useful for daily life, and that was all.  But as COVID-19 entered their lives, their sewing skills took on a new life, that of creating masks for the rest of the region.  Through their efforts, the group that Diane works with has received outreach and kindness in ways never before seen.  Interviewed 16 April 2020. If you would like to support their mask making efforts, go to: https://www.classy.org/campaign/dianne-and-shane-mcnary/c101655  To learn more about Stories of COVID™, to sign up for an interview, or to support healthcare workers, go to:  https://storiesofcovid.co
12:00
May 21, 2020
23. Natalia Mok — First News in China
Natalia Mok was in Guangzhou, China, when the first news of the virus released.  For a time, she wasn't sure what was real.  The media in China wasn't revealing what was happening in Wuhan, and she was getting second hand reports from friends abroad.  Finally, Wuhan locked down, and Natalia knew things were very serious.  She chose to fly to Malaysia for the duration of the pandemic, where she felt safer to weather the storm.  Interviewed 15 April 2020. Learn more, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
09:30
May 19, 2020
22. Amy Thome — Getting Sick Abroad
Amy Thome is a digital nomad and world traveler.  The lockdown hasn't affected her work very much, as she has been working remote for four years, but the halt in travel has.  She left for Bali only days after she learned about COVID-19, and fell ill while abroad.  In this episode she conveys the lessons she has learned from the pandemic, both of herself and of the world.  Interviewed 14 April 2020. Learn more, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co 
08:54
May 18, 2020
21. Viktor Fonić — Walking Across the Border
Viktor Fonić is a digital nomad and entrepreneur.  He found himself in Serbia onboarding a new employee when the pandemic hit Italy, nearby.  As things got worse, he realized he would need to get home to Croatia so he wouldn't be trapped alone in a foreign country.  That decision came nearly too late.  His flight got delayed twice, then canceled, and busses ceased to operate across borders.  He was left with one option — walk across the border.  Interviewed 14 April 2020. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
13:35
May 15, 2020
20. Anthoney Pavelich — Family Across Borders
Anthoney Pavelich lives in Mississauga, Canada, but much of his family is located in the United States.  He worries about getting to them if they were to get ill.  Anthoney also shares what life is like to be working from home with a partner, and how we can learn from the frustrations of instant gratification no longer being available to us.  Interviewed 13 April 2020. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
09:47
May 12, 2020
BONUS: Final Messages #2
Each interview is defined by a specific set of questions so they remain consistent.  I always end by asking what final words they wish to impart on the generations that will read the Stories of COVID™ book — likely people who will be born long after we're gone.  These messages don't make it into the regular episodes, and so every 10th episode is a bonus episode with these special messages from the previous ten participants. They are: Ned Gould David Tiesma Mershon Niesner Gregory V. Diehl Adam Hallett Carol Wilson-Tiesma Joanna Dreiling David Astudillo Lauren Kay Wyatt To learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support frontline workers, go to https://storiesofcovid.co
20:45
May 11, 2020
19. Lauren Kay Wyatt — An Unexpected Move
Lauren Kay Wyatt is founder of Love Renegades and helps individuals and couples improve their relationships.  When her trip to Los Angeles got canceled due to the impending shut down, her husband suggested they go to Hawaii instead.  What was intended as an alternative two week trip and deepening of their love has turned into a cross-country move, full stop.  When they are able to travel again, they will sell their house in Austin, Texas, and permanently relocate to Hawaii.  Interviewed 9 April 2020. Find out more abut Lauren here:  https://loverenegades.com Sign up for an interview and support healthcare workers here:  https://storiesofcovid.co
11:29
May 8, 2020
18. David Astudillo — International Students
David Astudillo was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and is living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to go to university.  In this episode he conveys how international students in the United States (and likely elsewhere) are 'stuck', unable to go home, unable to finish school.  Many are housing at their universities alone, totally isolated.   Interviewed 9 April 2020. Watch David's submission to the Quarantine Film Festival here:  https://vimeo.com/403122346 Watch the Stories of Elders Documentary here:  https://storiesofelders.com Learn more, sign up for an interview, and support frontline workers here:  https://storiesofcovid.co
12:23
May 7, 2020
17. Joanna Dreiling — Driving Cross-Country
Joanna Dreiling is a life coach living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She first heard about the pandemic while at Christmas Dinner in Virginia.  Soon after, during a spring visit to her family there, the country began to shut down, and she had to drive back to Michigan on eerily empty roads.  Joanna also advocates for reducing social media contact, or, at the very least, choosing to engage with it intentionally for the sake of one's mental health.  Interviewed 8 April 2020. Learn more about Joanna at https://joannadreiling.com Sign up for an interview and support frontline workers at https://storiesofcovid.co 
10:37
May 5, 2020
16. Carol Wilson-Tiesma — Online Professorship
Carol Wilson-Tiesma is a French professor at Grand Valley State University.  The transition to online classes has been a tough one, which she explains in detail.  Student participation is down due to the awkwardness of technology, and some simply don't show up at all.  She's not sure how she'll grade them if they don't do the coursework, since the fairness of the situation is in question.  Carol also shares as a mother her concern for her children during this time, and the difficulties they are experiencing.  Interviewed 8 April 2020. Listen to David Tiesma's episode:  https://anchor.fm/stories-of-covid/episodes/11--David-Tiesma--Community-Compassion-ed72pm Learn more, sign up for an interview, and support frontline workers at:  https://storiesofcovid.co
10:22
May 3, 2020
15. Bob Johnson — Psychology of Pandemic
Bob Johnson resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He is a practicing psychologist who originally interviewed for my first book, Stories of Elders, describing the affect of technology on our culture and society.  In this episode he similarly describes the affect of a pandemic on our globalized culture.  Eloquent as always, Bob is optimistic and shares his hope for our future.  Interviewed 6 April 2020. Find his Stories of Elders podcast episode here:  https://storiesofelders.com/podcast/episode-18-bob-johnson/ Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support frontline workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
11:05
April 30, 2020
14. Adam Hallett — Sheltering in Europe
When Adam first heard about the pandemic while living in Portugal, he had every intention to return to Chicago.  But as things unfolded, it became clear that sheltering in the Netherlands would better serve his needs.  In this episode, Adam observes how the Dutch government is handling COVID-19, how travel has been disrupted, and the new level of preparedness his company is facing in order to continue to make sales.  Interviewed 2 April 2020. Learn more about the project, sign up for an interview, and support frontline workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
12:12
April 28, 2020
13. Gregory V. Diehl — Publishing & Preparedness
Gregory V. Diehl is a serial author and founder of Identity Publications.  He is also an avid traveler and expat.  Gregory currently lives in Armenia, and sheds some light on how that country is handling COVID-19 through regional checkpoints.  He also describes the preparedness he typically manages simply due to living in a village which now supports him comfortably during the scarcity of the pandemic.  Interviewed 2 April 2020. Find his publishing company at https://indentitypublications.com Learn more, sign up for an interview, and support frontline workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
12:14
April 27, 2020
12. Mershon Niesner — Stages of Grief
Mershon Niesner lives in Florida.  She aptly observed that, as the shelter in place recommendations set in and her social life closed, she experienced the stages of grief.  At the time of her interview, she had just adjusted to the constraints of the pandemic through the use of technology to stay in touch with friends and family.  Mershon also discusses how strange this defining moment in our lives is — that it started so gradually, unlike other moments like JFK being shot or 9/11.  Interviewed 2 April 2020. I first interviewed Mershon for my first book, Stories of Elders, in 2015. When I met her for that interview, she gave me a book of affirmations she had written. She continues to write and support others in her community. You can learn more about her in the book:  https://amzn.to/2MRGEug Learn more, sign up for an interview, and support frontline workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
09:20
April 25, 2020
11. David Tiesma — Community Compassion
David Tiesma lives in Western Michigan.  In his interview, he describes how the pandemic unfolded in his region, how he slowly realized how serious it would be, and the role of technology in keeping communities together.  At the end of the episode, David describes a neighbor that he has been reaching out to.  Someone who is in extreme isolation due to the pandemic.  I hope his story is an inspiration to you to do the same.  Interviewed 1 April 2020. Sign up for an interview, support frontline workers, and learn more at https://storiesofcovid.co 
08:29
April 24, 2020
10. Ned & Darlene Gould — Regimenting the House
Long time followers of my work will recognize Ned's voice.  He was featured in episode 14 of the Stories of Elders podcast and gave a significant interview contribution to my first book, Stories of Elders.  He is well known for having worked on America's first spy satellites during the Cold War, and his military background shows as he and his wife, Darlene, manage COVID-19 as an at risk population.  In this episode, Ned speaks about sourcing news, and how he and Darlene ensure their house stays pristine during the pandemic.  Interviewed 1 April 2020. Ned's Stories of Elders episode:  https://storiesofelders.com/podcast/episode-14-edwin-gould/ Ned in the Stories of Elders Documentary:  https://vimeo.com/318284021 Learn more, support frontline workers, and sign up for an interview at https://storiesofcovid.co
08:22
April 23, 2020
BONUS: Final Messages #1
Each interview for the Stories of COVID™ archive and book includes a final question asking for thoughts and messages for the future generations who will be looking back on this time in awe, with curiosity, and perhaps in need of answers as we are with the Flu of 1918.  Not every individual episode contains the answers, and so in these special episodes (every tenth episode), we look back on the previous nine interviews and the participants words for our youngers.  Learn more, sign up for an interview, or purchase apparel that supports our frontline workers at https://storiesofcovid.co Participant order: Michael Canas Anita Tkalčević Brynn Canary Brianne Luginbill Rebecca Thomas Laurie Cable TJ Bodnar Elisha Fernandez Elyssa Fernandez
14:29
April 21, 2020
9. Elyssa Fernandez — Be Kind
Elyssa Fernandez is the sister of Elisha (featured in the last episode).  They both interviewed for Stories of Tech, my book now on hold for this project.  Elyssa is 16 years old, and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.  She has seen bullying due to people blaming those that look of Chinese descent, and bad behaviour in stores.  But she also has seen a lot of good, and calls to others to try to be kind during this trying time.  Interviewed 31 March 2020. Elyssa and her sister Elisha are the founders of Wholly Art, an organization that provides materials to other youth to shape positive self esteem.  Find more here:  https://whollyart.com/ To sign up for an interview or to support our frontline workers, go to https://storiesofcovid.co
07:03
April 20, 2020
8. Elisha Fernandez — Entrepreneurship On Pause
Elisha Fernandez lives in Fort Worth, Texas.  I originally interviewed her for the follow up book to Stories of Elders, called Stories of Tech, which focused on Generation Z's experience of a world full of technology.  That project has been put on hold for Stories of COVID™.  She is already experienced at age 17 as an entrepreneur, and conveys both the support and the struggles she's experiencing during the COVID economy.  Interviewed 31 March 2020. Learn more about Elisha's work at https://whollyart.com Learn more about Stories of COVID™, ways to support our frontline workers, and sign up for an interview at https://storiesofcovid.co 
08:05
April 14, 2020
7. TJ Bodnar — Teaching From Home
How are our teachers coping with COVID-19?  How do we ensure children don't get left behind in their education, and have to re-take their levels at the start of the new school year?  TJ Bodnar provides insight into his online classroom in this episode, as well as reminds listeners that it's okay to feel the pressure to change with this new era.  Interviewed 31 March 2020. Learn more about Stories Of COVID™ and support our healthcare workers at https://storiesofcovid.co
09:54
April 13, 2020
6. Laurie Cable — From the Hair Chair
Laurie Cable is the daughter of Onalee Cable, one of the women I interviewed for my pervious book, Stories of Elders. https://storiesofelders.com/podcast/episode-20-onalee-jean-cable/  She lives in Detroit, Michigan, and describes the weight of fear and concern carried by us all.  Laurie has decided to do something about these hard times, despite her own fear and trepidation.  She began a video series on Facebook to simply laugh at her "quarantine hair", and hopefully make others smile for just a moment.  Based on the comments one can read on each post, it seems to be working.  You can find her posts here:  https://www.facebook.com/laurie.cable.3/videos_by   Interviewed 30 March 2020. Sign up for a interview or purchase apparel supporting our front line healthcare workers here:  https://storeisofcovid.co 
09:17
April 11, 2020
5. Rebecca Thomas — Shaping Hope
Rebecca Thomas lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She worries how the school shut downs will affect her son's education, and is hopeful that this may be a chance for exploration and development.  Rebecca also shares her effort to act calm and confident in public while adopting new measures to keep others safe so those around her feel empowered to do the same.  Ultimately, she is hopeful.  Her final message encourages listeners to do what they can to not succumb to fear through connection and trust.  Interviewed 25 March 2020. Learn more and sign up for an interview at https://veronicakirin.com/stories-of-covid
08:40
April 10, 2020
4. Bri Luginbill — Working Remote
Bri Luginbill works for a sheriff's office, a place not known for remote work.  Yet, during this time of upheaval, she has witnessed immense support for both the staff and from the community.  In this episode, Bri explores how workplaces are shifting to remote work to keep their employees safe, how exhausted people seem as they go through this paradigm shift, and her hope for the future.  Interviewed 24 March 2020. Learn more and sign up for an interview at https://veronicakirin.com/stories-of-covid
12:13
April 7, 2020
3. Brynn Canary — Community Banding Together
Brynn Canary lives in the university town of Bloomington, Indiana.  When Indiana University closed, half the population of the town went with it.  The businesses and resources that thrive on the university population are suffering, but overnight, the town came together to support each other.  Brynn's interview is one of striving for the best during extremely trying times.  In their interview they also share concerns for their great-grandmother, who, at the time, was on her deathbed.  How might a family handle such a situation, when a funeral might endanger everyone?  Brynn has since shared with me that she passed away, and they have decided to plan a memorial of life when COVID-19 has passed.  Interviewed 24 March 2020. Learn more and sign up for an interview at https://veronicakirin.com/stories-of-covid 
11:52
April 6, 2020
2. Anita Tkalčević - Travel and Earthquakes
Anita Tkalčević lives in Zagreb, Croatia.  On March 22, 2020, a powerful earthquake shook the foundation of the city, destroying many of the old buildings, and forcing a people in quarantine out of their homes.  Anita had just returned from travel in Germany, and describes her travels during the pandemic, as well as trying to stay isolated despite the earthquake thrusting her from shelter.  Interviewed 24 March 2020. To learn more about these interviews, or schedule one for yourself, please go to https://veronicakirin.com/stories-of-covid  Follow along on social media @vmkirin
08:58
April 2, 2020
1. Michael Canas - An Unexpected Reprieve
Michael Canas lives in the Greater Los Angeles region.  For him, COVID-19 has been both a blessing and a curse.  He was laid off by both his jobs, but has also found a new kind of peace because of it.  In this episode we explore staying in touch with loved ones and how we might use shelter-in-place to our benefit.  Interviewed 23 March 2020. Learn more about Stories of COVID and schedule an interview at https://veronicakirin.com/stories-of-covid 
08:49
April 1, 2020
Stories of COVID | Trailer
COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of our lives, from work to community, from supply chain to global communication.  How does technology play a role?  And how will this affect our culture after the worst has passed? Learn more and sign up to be interviewed at https://veronicakirin.com/stories-of-covid
00:49
March 31, 2020