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The Big Shut-In
26 minutes | 9 days ago
Day 358 (Tuesday, March 9), Krista
Krista is Diné (also known as Navajo), and is a reporter for the Navajo Times, a daily newspaper out of Window Rock, Arizona. Her community was hit tremendously hard by COVID, and she’s struggled throughout with losing not only friends and family, but also the people she sees as the very cultural lifeblood of her tribe. The post Day 358 (Tuesday, March 9), Krista appeared first on RacecarRadio.
39 minutes | a month ago
Day 337 (Thursday, February 15), Andrew
Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday… but how fat will it be, in this extremely lean year? We check in with Andrew, a resident of New Orleans and a true believer in that city’s power to rise and overcome, to learn about how to party in a time of plague (and why). The post Day 337 (Thursday, February 15), Andrew appeared first on RacecarRadio.
29 minutes | a month ago
Day 324 (Tuesday, February 2) Rae
Rae was over the moon when she found her dream Ph.D. program in Tokyo Japan. Unfortunately, as the pandemic unfolded she found herself isolated in a tiny apartment in a strange city and unable to communicate with those around her for months on end. The post Day 324 (Tuesday, February 2) Rae appeared first on RacecarRadio.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Day 315 (Sunday, January 24), Janet
Janet is a Korean-American mother of two navigating the expatriate life in Hong Kong, a not-quite-exactly-Chinese city struggling with the upheaval of massive political protests on top of COVID lockdowns. Stuck for more than a year in a tiny apartment with two small kids in a destabilized city where she doesn’t speak the language while she watches her native Los Angeles suffer from afar, is it any wonder she feels torn and crazed and disconnected? The post Day 315 (Sunday, January 24), Janet appeared first on RacecarRadio.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Day 298 (Thursday, January 7), Naz
Naz had already taken on a huge responsibility when she moved in with her very elderly mother and became her caregiver. Then COVID hit, and the merely challenging became almost overwhelming. She dug deep, though, into her faith and her own strength, and found ways to not only push through but even see the blessings in the time they had together. The post Day 298 (Thursday, January 7), Naz appeared first on RacecarRadio.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Day 295 (Monday, January 4), Sofia
Mosaic NYC is a small neighborhood church that decided to open a food pantry last April, with the idea that it might help a few hundred neighbors who were suffering in the economic wake of COVID-19. Now, 9 months later, they are serving 2,000 families every week and the need continues to grow. We talk to Sofia, who has dedicated to herself to the project despite her own financial struggles. You can support their efforts with a donation by going to https://mosaicchurchnyc.churchcenter.com/giving/to/mosaic-general and choosing the dropdown marked “COVID-19 Sunnyside/Woodside Food Distribution” The post Day 295 (Monday, January 4), Sofia appeared first on RacecarRadio.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Day 275 (Tuesday, December 15), Carletha
Carletha knows how to work, there’s no question about that, and she’s been working very hard this year. Her job at an assisted living facility has been overfull of challenges and loss, her family is busting the seams of their apartment as they struggle with health challenges, and somehow she finds time to volunteer with the Red Cross and donate food, money, and time to neighbors whose struggles are even greater than her own. The post Day 275 (Tuesday, December 15), Carletha appeared first on RacecarRadio.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Day 246 (Sunday, November 15), Daniel W.
So, we just had an election. Maybe you noticed? Post-game analysis and other topical musings with the always-astute Daniel J. White. The post Day 246 (Sunday, November 15), Daniel W. appeared first on RacecarRadio.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
Day 187 (Thursday, September 17), Nicole
Nicole is a person of rare drive and resourcefulness… but with her small business on the rocks and children in open revolt, even she is finding that 2020 is a lot to take. Have a story you’d like to share? Find us on Facebook @TheBigShutIn, write us at TheBigShutIn@RacecarRadio.com The post Day 187 (Thursday, September 17), Nicole appeared first on RacecarRadio.
38 minutes | 6 months ago
Day 179, (Wednesday, September 9th), and also Day 229, (Thursday, October 29th) – Paul B.
Checking in back in September with Paul Boschi, event producer extraordinaire (but with very little now to produce), and also an American abroad, to get his perspective on life in Europe and also on the sidelines. Also – there’s an election coming up. Maybe you heard? The post Day 179, (Wednesday, September 9th), and also Day 229, (Thursday, October 29th) – Paul B. appeared first on RacecarRadio.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
Day 178 (Tuesday, September 8th), Cassie
Like so many of us, Prof. Catherine M. Christopher, JD is dueling for internet time with her three children and husband as they all try to make online school make some kind of sense. Also, your host gets an education on view of the world from Lubbock, TX. The post Day 178 (Tuesday, September 8th), Cassie appeared first on RacecarRadio.
36 minutes | 8 months ago
Day 125 (Friday, July 17), Candace
We’re back with new episodes after a short hiatus, starting with the conversation from July, where we checked in with Candace, our correspondent in Raleigh, North Carolina. After several months of forced unemployment, she found returning to restaurant business to be dangerous, exhausting, and ultimately untenable. Connect with the show by following us on Facebook – @TheBigShutInHave a story you’d like to share? Write us at TheBigShutIn@RacecarRadio.com The post Day 125 (Friday, July 17), Candace appeared first on RacecarRadio.
32 minutes | 9 months ago
Day 122 (Tuesday, July 14), Joshua S.
Yes, Georgia is a mess right now… and so is the criminal justice system. Courts are closed, people are sitting in jails waiting for trial, and no one knows how to move forward. All this and more in my conversation with Joshua Schiffer, Esq. of ChancoSchiffer, P.C., a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer in Atlanta. The post Day 122 (Tuesday, July 14), Joshua S. appeared first on RacecarRadio.
34 minutes | 10 months ago
Day 108 (Tuesday, June 30), Lindsey S.
School is out for summer here in NYC (whatever that means), and so we checked in again with 4th grade teacher Lindsey, who has a lot to say about remote learning past and future. The post Day 108 (Tuesday, June 30), Lindsey S. appeared first on RacecarRadio.
37 minutes | 10 months ago
Day 101 (Tuesday, June 23), Michael M
With the country a crazy patchwork of inconsistent policies and ever-shifting amounts of fear and concern, photographer Michael is doing something most of are still far from attempting – traveling for work. What’s it like to fly in coronaland? Stay in hotels? Visit offices? Let’s find out. The post Day 101 (Tuesday, June 23), Michael M appeared first on RacecarRadio.
32 minutes | 10 months ago
Day 96 (Thursday, June 18th), Angie
During a very strange and confusing week, where things seem to be improving here in New York and also going to heck just about everywhere else, we check in again with our very first guest, Angie – a graphic designer and mother of two who isn’t much more sure of where she stands at three months in than she was on day one. The post Day 96 (Thursday, June 18th), Angie appeared first on RacecarRadio.
28 minutes | 10 months ago
Day 82 (Thursday, June 4th), Naomi
Solidarity, surrealism, solace, and the betting odds on a second American Civil War, as we check in again with Wisconsin college professor Naomi, who has been finding a new way through the COVID crisis by attending Black Lives Matter protests. The post Day 82 (Thursday, June 4th), Naomi appeared first on RacecarRadio.
34 minutes | a year ago
Day 80 (Tuesday, June 2), Collin
Collin Lyle Howard is a singer and actor here in New York, and the explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement have inspired him to find himself in another way – as an activist. The post Day 80 (Tuesday, June 2), Collin appeared first on RacecarRadio.
39 minutes | a year ago
Day 79 (Monday, June 1), Daniel W.
Over the course of a weekend, everything changed again. Tragic violence brought simmering anger to a rolling boil, and many who had been self-quarantined were now hitting the streets to march and protest. I turn to one of my one of my closest friends to try to work it all through. The post Day 79 (Monday, June 1), Daniel W. appeared first on RacecarRadio.
31 minutes | a year ago
Day 67 (Wednesday, May 20), Kaliq
There’s been a lot of support for doctors and nurses as they care for those who are entering the hospital with COVID-19… but far fewer are talking about those who care the worst cases as they leave. Let’s hear from Kaliq, a technician at the office of the New York City Medical Examiner, one of the unsung heroes who process the dead. The post Day 67 (Wednesday, May 20), Kaliq appeared first on RacecarRadio.
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