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Shelter in Place
32 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
011: The Class of 2020
June 13. This week Alan and Christine talk with Emma Painter and Christian Crawley, two highs school seniors, to hear about what it has been like for them to graduate high school in the midst of a pandemic. The nonprofits they lifted up are: The RAM House (https://raminc.org) and Mrs. Dorsey’s Clothes Closet https://saemva.org/ms-dorsey-s-clothes-closet.
31 minutes | May 26, 2020
010: Beautiful Questions
May 26. This week Christine and Alan talk with Ruthie Lerato, an ER Nurse in Northern Pennsylvania, about her experiences working in a rural hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit Ruthie lifted up is Ashokan Equestrian Center for Autistic Children: https://business.ulsterchamber.org/list/member/ashokan-equestrian-center-for-autistic-children-inc-7272
44 minutes | May 18, 2020
009: Cautious Reopening
May 18. In this week’s episode, Alan and Christine talk with Master Licensed Aesthetician Daniella Tsamouras about how the pandemic has affected her MedSpa, Spa310, and what steps she is taking to prepare to cautiously reopen as the Governor of Virginia is about to allow many businesses to re-open with restrictions on May 15. Non-profit to support, St. Basil Academy: http://www.stbasil.goarch.org/ Special Note: after this episode was recorded, it was announced that Richmond, VA, in which Spa310 is located, applied to open later than the May 15 date set for the whole commonwealth of Virginia. The tentative open date for Richmond is now May 28.
77 minutes | May 11, 2020
008: Bless You, I Won’t Do What You Tell Me
May 11. Christine and Alan talk with the Rev. Dr. Amy Laura Hall about the challenges and potential inequalities of distance teaching, media narratives of us vs. them, astroturfing in reopen America protests, and how the medieval mystic Julian of Norwich can help us think about our life together during this time. Dr. Hall’s nonprofit that she lifted up is the ACLU, which you can donate to/join at aclu.org.
44 minutes | May 4, 2020
007: Virtual Insanity
May 4. Joey and Alan talk this week with the Dave Messinger, Chief Technical Office of Topcoder, about the gifts and challenges of technology and the gig economy during the time of COVID-19, tips for maintaining a work/life balance while working from home, and Zoom fatigue. Dave’s nonprofit is Together we Rise (https://www.togetherwerise.org/), which helps support children in foster care.
53 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
006: Faith in the time of COVID
April 27. This week Joey Poarch comes out from behind the producer’s booth to join Alan for an interview with Rev. Taylor Mertins, thirty something pastor, podcast host of Crackers N’ Grapejuice and Strangely Warmed, and fan of parables. Joey, Alan, and Taylor about what it looks like to engage in ministry in the midst of a pandemic.
52 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
005: School’s out for summer, School’s out forever?
April 20. Christine and Alan talk with two college students, Annalese Galleo and Wells Carson, about their experience of being sent home from college because of the pandemic, what it’s like to transition to college online, the potential inequities that creates, and how they are faring sheltering at home with their families. Roaoke Children’s Trust: http://www.roact.org Actor Fund: https://actorsfund.org
36 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
004: Ah Ah Ah Ah Staying Alive
April 13. Alan & Christine talk to Hospital Chaplain Carly Sawyer about her experiences as being part of a hospital staff preparing for and dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic. US Bartenders’ Guild National Charity Foundation: usbgfoundation.org The Quarantinez2 oz Barr Hill Gin1.5 oz Flying Fox Spring Vermouth2 dashes orange bitters3 drops rose water1/2 bar spoon raspberry vitamin-c powderInstructions: add all ingredients to a cocktail pitcheradd ice and stirdouble strain into a chilled coupe glass (2x strain is important to catch any undissolved bits of powder)express orange peel over cocktail, wipe around rim and add to glasscheers!
33 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
003: The Real Blue Apron
April 6. Christine & Alan talk to Chef Scott Switzer about how the restaurant industry is managing risk and navigating changes to accommodate stay-at-home mandates. Blue Apron: https://blueapronredrooster.com/ Feeding SW Virginia: https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/5ea841eb-611f-4dea-8ecd-18333e2bab8f
27 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
002: Tolerable Uncertainty
March 30. Alan & Christine discuss tolerable uncertainty with guest Jamie Snead, VP of DePaul Community Resources and mother of an immuno-compromised child. DDX3X: https://ddx3x.org/the-ddx3x-foundation/ Depaul Community Resources: https://crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_adaf5c02-6c3e-11e9-9f3d-0aa640fb8062&WidgetId=54272
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