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COVID Stories

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I first met Ross after watching his campaign style video, announcing his availability for employment after he was laid off. If you haven't watched the video yet, visit my website, www.covidstoriespodcast.com, and check it out before listening t
When I first started preparing for COVID Stories, I went online, to LinkedIn, and started searching hashtags, looking for people who had been laid off due to COVID. This was back in June and July of 2020, and it wasn’t hard. Every time I search
COVID-19 has affected the way all of us work, and for many people the dominant experience of COVID-19 has been months spent working from home. Work from home wasn’t a widely available option before COVID, so for most this is their first long te
Starting a business, any business, is hard work. It takes time, skill, more than a little bit of luck, and usually the business you end up with isn’t exactly the one you dreamt of from the beginning. Meet Marissa, she’s the CEO of Rafi Nova, an
It’s wild to think that fall is here already, and school is back in session. Education in the United States relies, as it always has, on one all-important factor—the teacher. Meet Jason. He teaches Social Studies at a vocational-tech high schoo
Brian has spent much of his professional life at sea, doing a job he loves, helping people explore the most remote corners of our world. When the pandemic first hit, Brian was working on a routine cruise from Argentina to Antartica, until borde
Millions of people have filed for unemployment since the COVID crisis began, but for many this isn't the first time they lost their job. The past 20 years have seen numerous mass lay offs, from the 2001 tech bubble to the 2007 financial crisis,
Malini’s journey took her around the world, from India where her family lives, to Spain where she volunteered on an organic farm. In this bonus content, hear how she volunteered with Doctors Without Borders, serving rural communities in Nepal w
Hamilton has stormed back into the pop culture scene this summer, reminding all of us how valuable the arts are, especially in dark times. Theaters and concert halls were some of the first businesses to be closed as the COVID-19 pandemic spread
It takes guts to run for office, and just as much courage to work for a political candidate. In this episode, we meet someone who dedicated themself to a candidate they still believe in, only to watch that candidate drop out after Super Tuesday
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis that impacts different communities differently. For the first episode, I chose to feature the story of someone working to create widespread change in their neighborhood and beyond. He told me about the i
Raising the voices of everyday people whose jobs and lives have been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to www.covidstoriespodcast.com to learn more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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