16 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.

    Pandemics, plural: Season 1 recap

    Pandemics, plural: Season 1 recap

    Season 1 set out to hear about life in Pittsburgh during the coronavirus pandemic. We heard from business owners, students, parents and others. Then, we shifted attention to the crisis of racism and police brutality against Black people in America — a civil rights movement happening during a health pandemic. Now, we'd would like to hear from you as we plan for season 2. What do you want us to cover? Who should we feature? What stories should we report? Please take this survey today!

    • 7 min
    The student and her grandma, an intergenerational view on civil rights

    The student and her grandma, an intergenerational view on civil rights

    Mekka Lloyd, a student at Obama Academy, grapples with how to make progress on the pandemic of racism and balance her views with what her beloved grandmother shares about her own experiences and the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

    • 19 min
    BONUS EXTRA: Listen to Mekka interview her grandmother

    BONUS EXTRA: Listen to Mekka interview her grandmother

    An Obama Academy student interviews her grandma about civil rights, Malcolm X and 'being radical.'

    • 4 min
    A mom of boys navigates the pandemic and fight for justice

    A mom of boys navigates the pandemic and fight for justice

    Pittsburgh resident Kim Neely was taking the pandemic in stride. It was a relief, to some degree. And it was because her family was home alongside her, and that makes a big difference for the Black mom of two Black boys and wife of a Black man. On this episode, she shares how she's been impacted by the movement against racism and police brutality and the experience of taking her son to his first protest.

    • 17 min
    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

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