13 episodes

We’ll be looking at every conceivable angle related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath -- that includes the serious stuff, and the stuff we can laugh at. One day we might talk to health care workers and people who have recovered from the virus and their families, and look at the health care system and its struggles. The next day, we might dig up tips and tricks for being creative in a world without toilet paper, or mayonnaise.We’re gonna explore the problems with testing, and we’ll be interviewing epidemiologists, virologists, biostatisticians, public health experts, and regular folks like you and me. How do you keep your hands moisturized after washing them 30 times a day?We also want to take a critical look at media coverage of this pandemic, as well as the impact of social media misinformation and disinformation. Clear, accurate, and contextual information is more important now than ever before.Isolated Together is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio, and is hosted by David DesRoches, director of community programming.

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We’ll be looking at every conceivable angle related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath -- that includes the serious stuff, and the stuff we can laugh at. One day we might talk to health care workers and people who have recovered from the virus and their families, and look at the health care system and its struggles. The next day, we might dig up tips and tricks for being creative in a world without toilet paper, or mayonnaise.We’re gonna explore the problems with testing, and we’ll be interviewing epidemiologists, virologists, biostatisticians, public health experts, and regular folks like you and me. How do you keep your hands moisturized after washing them 30 times a day?We also want to take a critical look at media coverage of this pandemic, as well as the impact of social media misinformation and disinformation. Clear, accurate, and contextual information is more important now than ever before.Isolated Together is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio, and is hosted by David DesRoches, director of community programming.

    40 Yo-Yos During a Pandemic? Students Talk Audio Fiction in the DIY Era

    40 Yo-Yos During a Pandemic? Students Talk Audio Fiction in the DIY Era

    In this episode, we listen to and discuss three audio narratives created by students Tess Adams, Casey Urso, and Maggie Smith. These stories were created for their Art of the Audio Narrative Class, which is taught by Professor Ken Cormier, an associate professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Quinnipiac University. You can hear all these podcasts at TheBenjySection.com
    Isolated Together is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio and is produced by David DesRoches, director of community programming.

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    • 57 min
    Libraries Have Been Adapting For Years, Now They're in Overdrive

    Libraries Have Been Adapting For Years, Now They're in Overdrive

    In this episode, guest host Vince Contrucci interviews Luis Chavez-Brumell from the New Haven Free Public Library. They talk about the different services the library’s offering and what they’re doing differently these days. 
    Isolated Together is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio and is produced by David DesRoches, director of community programming. 


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    • 25 min
    Rising Quinnipiac Sophomore Talks Acting and Growing Closer to His Friends in this Weird New World

    Rising Quinnipiac Sophomore Talks Acting and Growing Closer to His Friends in this Weird New World

    In this episode of Isolated Together, host David DesRoches interviews rising sophomore Frank Scott, who's majoring in Film, TV and Media Arts. Frank was one of the actors in the production of the play Rage, an adaptation from Stephen King’s first novel, which is about a school shooting.
    Frank plays a character named Ted Jones, an "All-American" boy, who isn't afraid to show his cockiness but also his moral authority. He speaks with this moral outrage that the audience likely identifies with. Ted isn’t actually the shooter in the play -- that character's name is Charlie. But by the end of the show, you somehow come to empathize with Charlie, and you end up really hating Frank’s character, Ted. 
    The play was adapted for the state by playwright Elizabeth Dinkova and this was the very first time the play had ever been performed. But only a week after the play made its debut, the campus shut down because of the coronavirus. The production had been a daily part of the cast and crew's lives for the better part of three months, and when it was over, so was school (at least for the semester).
    In this interview, Frank talks about the play, the pandemic and how he’s coping, and some other stuff.
    Isolated Together is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio and is produced by David DesRoches, director of community programming.


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    • 35 min
    Boys & Girls Club in Wallingford Works to Keep Kids and Families Connected

    Boys & Girls Club in Wallingford Works to Keep Kids and Families Connected

    For episode 9 of Isolated Together, guest host Vince Contrucci interviews Carlos Collazo, Executive Director of the Ulbrich Boys and Girls Club. They talk about how his team transitioned the Club’s services to a virtual space -- which is no small feat for an organization that helps hundreds of families every year. 
    Isolated Together is hosted and produced by David DesRoches, director of community programming at Quinnipiac University.
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    • 30 min
    In a Mask, Everyone's a Potential Bank Robber: Credit Unions and Banks Navigate Our New World

    In a Mask, Everyone's a Potential Bank Robber: Credit Unions and Banks Navigate Our New World

    Credit Unions and banks are considered essential services. But what happens when someone walks into a branch wearing a mask? Or, how do people cash checks if a bank branch isn't open, or they don't have the technology to deposit it remotely? Are there creative solutions that we should be thinking about to make financial transactions -- either between people or between a person and a business -- easier?
    In this episode of Isolated Together, host David DesRoches interviews Bruce Adams, president and CEO Credit Union League of Connecticut. Adams has a long history in public services, having been the deputy commissioner of the state's Department of Revenue Services, general counsel to Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, and he served as general counsel to the Connecticut Department of Banking.

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    • 45 min
    What Does Culturally Competent Healthcare Look Like During the Pandemic?

    What Does Culturally Competent Healthcare Look Like During the Pandemic?

    For Episode 7 of Isolated Together, guest host Vince Contrucci interviews Chris Cole, executive director of A Place to Nourish Your Health, in New Haven, also known as APNH, a nonprofit that provides culturally competent care for people living with HIV, substance use, mental illness and related conditions. They’ll talk more about what culturally competent care actually is, and what that looks like during the pandemic.
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    • 26 min

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