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Public radio stations across the country team up each week and invite Americans to share their diverse experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. The call-in show provides insight into how communities are responding to this crisis and charting a new future.

America Amplified: Life, Community, and COVID-19 WABE

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Public radio stations across the country team up each week and invite Americans to share their diverse experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. The call-in show provides insight into how communities are responding to this crisis and charting a new future.

    How are we finding community during a pandemic?

    How are we finding community during a pandemic?

    The stay-at-home orders to curb the coronavirus pandemic have canceled sports, closed museums and moved church services online. How are we finding other ways to create that sense of communal experience?

    • 49 min
    Examining the future of health care

    Examining the future of health care

    How the coronavirus pandemic will impact our health care system going forward.

    • 49 min
    Our cancelled summer plans and the economic impact

    Our cancelled summer plans and the economic impact

    With the cancellation of many summer plans, we look at the impact on towns that rely on tourism, the loss of summer jobs, and what all this means for the future.

    • 48 min
    The pandemic's unequal toll on communities of color

    The pandemic's unequal toll on communities of color

    A virus doesn't discriminate, so why is it that communities of color have been more vulnerable to COVID-19? And what's being done to help?

    • 49 min
    Why the tension over face masks runs deeper than politics

    Why the tension over face masks runs deeper than politics

    We peel back the complicated layers to the act of wearing a face mask in public.

    • 50 min
    Is there a way out of the unemployment crisis?

    Is there a way out of the unemployment crisis?

    A look at the challenges facing those whose jobs may never return to pre-pandemic levels.

    • 49 min

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