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Our LATEST PODCAST: Real People Discuss Real Coronavirus Impacts

Jeff Hall

Posted on March 14, 2020 11:00

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From Maine to California, guests discuss self-isolation, social distancing, economic loss, grocery store shopping and music for these interesting times.

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We have some new guests on our show this week: Annie Wiebe, a stand-up comic from Los Angeles, and Andy Stewart, who runs a retirement facility in Bangor, Maine. 

Together, the three of us go deep on coronavirus and how it's impacting all of us on a personal and practical level. 

Here's a link to the podcast, but I urge you to read this column first for background purposes and in case you want to link to some of the things mentioned in the podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-latest/id1497040198#episodeGuid=5e30c194-425e-448c-beaf-1427c86b3848

As you will hear in this podcast, Andy got sick on a cruise and is now self-isolated.  Because of this, he had to close down all activities at the retirement home he runs.

Annie, whose dog-walking business has taken a huge hit, discusses the prospect of living in her car.

I give an update on my brother and his girlfriend, who were on the Grand Princess cruise ship (the one ordered to linger outside of San Francisco Bay). 

They are now quarantined at Miramar Air Base, near San Diego because Travis Air Force Base was full.  Their luggage got lost along the way.

If you haven't been to the pharmacy or grocery store lately, here's a picture I took in the paper goods section of the CVS store where I live (photo taken yesterday, Friday, March 13):

 

Three stores in Brentwood all looked the same. You could almost smell the fear.

 

In this podcast, we discuss movies and songs that might fit these unusual times -- from the grim to the ridiculous. 

You'll have to listen to the podcast to hear what we came up with, but here's a link to a song mentioned by Andy.  It's called "Deportee", originally written in 1948 by Woody Guthrie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okxNFTTXwZs

What songs would YOU suggest? 

Send your candidates to [email protected].

If you want to stay on top of all THE LATEST news on coronavirus, this page on our site (TheLatest.com) offers "all coronavirus news, all the time":

https://thelatest.com/search/coronavirus

You can subscribe to this podcast by going to Apple Podcasts.  Type in all three words: THE LATEST PODCAST.

Special thanks to Christine O'Donnell of Bright Sighted Podcasting, our producer.

Tune in next week!

Here's the link to this week's podcast (shown above, also):

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-latest/id1497040198#episodeGuid=5e30c194-425e-448c-beaf-1427c86b3848

 

Jeff Hall

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Jeff Hall

Posted on March 14, 2020 11:00

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