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The Distance features short, first-person stories from all over the world about how the pandemic is changing the way we live. Each episode is a dispatch about one or two people and a brief window into their life, right now. A podcast about uncertainty, distance--and human connection. From VICE Audio.

The Distance: Coronavirus Dispatches VICE

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The Distance features short, first-person stories from all over the world about how the pandemic is changing the way we live. Each episode is a dispatch about one or two people and a brief window into their life, right now. A podcast about uncertainty, distance--and human connection. From VICE Audio.

    Sheltering Native Foster Youth During Shelter in Place

    Sheltering Native Foster Youth During Shelter in Place

    In the midst of the pandemic, a new foster care model based on community living and known as a "children's village" has opened up to foster youth on the Cheyenne River Reservation. It's a collaboration between the tribe and an organization called Simply Smiles -- with members of the tribe leading the way by sharing traditional knowledge at a critical time. 
    This story was reported with support from USC’s Center for Health Journalism.
     
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    • 11 min
    Helping Others Sit With Death

    Helping Others Sit With Death

    Alua Arthur is a death doula in Los Angeles, California, where she helps people prepare for death emotionally, spiritually, physically, and even logistically. She says the pandemic itself has a lot in common with the end-of-life experience.
     
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    • 11 min
    Trans in El Salvador

    Trans in El Salvador

    Bianka Rodriguez is a transgender woman and activist in El Salvador who says the pandemic has hit the trans community especially hard -- and that even government aid programs discriminate against trans people.
     
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    • 7 min
    From the Archive, Giving Thanks - Mothering a Newborn During Quarantine

    From the Archive, Giving Thanks - Mothering a Newborn During Quarantine

    Tanzina Vega is a journalist, host of The Takeaway, and a new mother. She gave birth to her son at the end of January--and not long after found herself raising a newborn alone while in quarantine.
     
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    • 12 min
    Saying Goodbye to Busking, For Now

    Saying Goodbye to Busking, For Now

    Natalia 'Saw Lady' Paruz had been busking in the New York City subway for over 20 years until the pandemic forced her out -- leaving her without a place to do what she loves most. This story was reported by Drew Schwartz.
     
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    • 15 min
    Living Through Another Lockdown in Kashmir

    Living Through Another Lockdown in Kashmir

    Rayan is a journalist in Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority territory, where a political lockdown imposed in August 2019 was starting to lift when COVID struck in March. We spoke with Rayan for a shorter dispatch back in April, and wanted to hear more.
     
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    • 9 min

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