In The Time Of Coronavirus: Dating, Weddings, Howling
If you’re looking for romance, now’s a really weird time to do it. On the one hand, why bother, right? It’s not like it’s safe yet to have a first kiss, or… whatever. But on the other hand, what better time than now? This hour, we hear from people navigating their way through the dating world during this pandemic. Plus, check out a virtual speed dating event in New Haven, being tried for the first time this weekend!
And we hear from couples who had weddings planned for spring/summer of 2020. With all these logistics, investments, and dreams to fulfill or amend, how hard is it to reschedule a wedding?
Also: It turns out howling is very catharctic. There’s this Facebook group called “Go Outside and Howl at 8pm” that was started at the end of March - initially as an outlet t
Helpers Helping Helpers During Coronavirus
You remember what the mother of Mr. Rogers said: Always look for the helpers.
Turns out, they're everywhere. Sometimes they're livestreaming themselves doing great work on social media, sometimes they're in a photo, smiling behind a mask as part of a group of volunteers (spaced six feet apart, of course), and sometimes you never even know they're there.
Today, you're going to meet all kinds of helpers getting the good work done.
How can one person in recovery from drugs help another while helping himself during a pandemic? How can a fashion designer help a harm-reduction organization while they're trying to help people living and using drugs on the street? How is music helping healthcare workers and patients rise up and out of the hospital?
Plus, you'll hear how an 8 year-old Stafford girl is helping educate her friends with her very own livestream.
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