12 episodes

The coronavirus has changed us, no matter what class, race, gender, age we represent, in Pittsburgh and beyond. Each week, the Pittsburgh nonprofit news outlet PublicSource will bring you voices and personal stories of people in our area who are coping with changes brought about by the pandemic. PublicSource delivers stories for a better Pittsburgh, so if you care about our region's communities, schools and businesses, this is the podcast for you.

From the Source Coronavirus in Pittsburgh from PublicSource

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The coronavirus has changed us, no matter what class, race, gender, age we represent, in Pittsburgh and beyond. Each week, the Pittsburgh nonprofit news outlet PublicSource will bring you voices and personal stories of people in our area who are coping with changes brought about by the pandemic. PublicSource delivers stories for a better Pittsburgh, so if you care about our region's communities, schools and businesses, this is the podcast for you.

    A Pittsburgh Punk Rocker's Case of COVID-19

    A Pittsburgh Punk Rocker's Case of COVID-19

    The coronavirus pandemic had already shut down Piper's Pub manager and punk band member Alex Peightal on many fronts. Then, he was dealt another blow: He contracted COVID-19. On this episode, Alex discusses the illness, recovery and his outlook.

    • 13 min
    The counselor and teacher finding hope and growth in kids

    The counselor and teacher finding hope and growth in kids

    More than two months into quarantine, it remains unclear when or how children will return to classrooms. How will they be evaluated? Would they be prepared to pick it up and start working on math and spelling? How would they cope with  'time lost' and be able to reconnect with their classmates and teachers? On this episode, a Wesley Family Services school counselor and a Pittsburgh Montessori teacher give us a glimpse into their students' lives now and how the adults are feeling about it, too.

    • 15 min
    Turned off by tip-baiting, the Pittsburgh-area Instacart worker went solo 

    Turned off by tip-baiting, the Pittsburgh-area Instacart worker went solo 

    Many consumers are relying on delivery workers to shop for and deliver their groceries to protect themselves during the pandemic. With increased demand, some customers have been making their orders look more appealing by adding big tips and then reducing or zeroing it out after the job is done. On this episode, Selena Eisenberg, who is also a mom with ambitious career dreams of her own, shares the personal toll of being baited and how it prompted her to strike out as an independent personal shopper.

    • 14 min
    The advocate whose social media followers are helping him help the homeless

    The advocate whose social media followers are helping him help the homeless

    Since the pandemic began to affect Allegheny County, Lorenzo Ruilli has been hiking under bridges and through urban brush to help the homeless. On this episode, learn how he is putting together bags of food and hygiene products and why he does it.

    • 14 min
    The Lawrenceville 8-year-old with a podcast and lots of pandemic thoughts

    The Lawrenceville 8-year-old with a podcast and lots of pandemic thoughts

    What does a kid make of a historic event that is affecting people throughout the world? On this episode, third-grader Felix Wodzak shares what he understands about the effects of the coronavirus, the history of past pandemics and what's getting him through the days stuck at home.

    • 9 min
    The postal worker with a calling to serve his East End customers

    The postal worker with a calling to serve his East End customers

    The U.S. Postal Service is in danger of bankruptcy at a time when their service is considered 'essential.' While mail carriers are delivering important items, like prescriptions or mail-in ballots, they're also a source of comforts like delivering less essential items for lifting up people's spirits or just being a familiar face. Thomas Jackson is that familiar face, a postal worker of nearly two decades with a route running through the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of East Liberty and Lincoln-Lemington.

    • 10 min

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