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The Storyline is a podcast produced by The Day in New London, CT and it takes a look at the top stories on theday.com and from around southeastern Connecticut with conversations with journalists about the communities they cover and the stories they report. Hosted by Carlos Virgen.

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The Storyline is a podcast produced by The Day in New London, CT and it takes a look at the top stories on theday.com and from around southeastern Connecticut with conversations with journalists about the communities they cover and the stories they report. Hosted by Carlos Virgen.

    How absentee voting expansion will present challenges for local officials

    How absentee voting expansion will present challenges for local officials

    As the state expands provisions for absentee voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, city and town clerks are dealing with an unprecedented amount of ballots and ballot applications during this election cycle. 
    Reporter Sten Spinella talked to a town clerk and registrar, and a college professor who has studied the use of mail-in ballots to get a sense of what can be expected during the primary and general election in Connecticut. 

    • 32 min
    Jazz pianist and pastor Jack Madry talks about how rhythm imbues everything including the BLM protests

    Jazz pianist and pastor Jack Madry talks about how rhythm imbues everything including the BLM protests

    Jack Madry, jazz pianist and pastor at Madry Temple Church, talked to Rick Koster about how music has inspired him throughout his life, how music played a big part during the civil rights movement and how he finds rhythm imbued within so much of the world, including the recent Black Lives Matter protests.

    • 19 min
    A teacher and playwright on finding inspiration and hope in these times of unrest

    A teacher and playwright on finding inspiration and hope in these times of unrest

    As part of our ongoing conversations with local artists of color, reporter Rick Koster speaks with Michael Bradford, head of the Dramatic Arts Department at UConn and artistic director of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, about how he finds inspiration and hope during the current period of civil unrest.

    • 25 min
    Health, economic disparities and their impact on the COVID-19 pandemic

    Health, economic disparities and their impact on the COVID-19 pandemic

    Reporter Sten Spinella spoke with Connecticut College economics professor Mónika López Anuarbe about how long-standing healthcare and economic disparities have exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic for communities of color, in particular, the Hispanic community.

    • 32 min
    Poet and educator José B. Gonzalez on the immigrant experience, poetry and education

    Poet and educator José B. Gonzalez on the immigrant experience, poetry and education

    Poet and educator José B. Gonzalez talked to Rick Koter about immigration, the power of poetry to inspire, and what it means to not see an accurate representation of yourself in popular culture.

    • 26 min
    Social worker speaks about racial trauma and ways to cope

    Social worker speaks about racial trauma and ways to cope

    Social worker Janelle Posey-Green spoke to reporter Julia Bergman about the trauma of racism and what she is doing to help the black community cope.

    • 15 min

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