A weekly exploration of the cultural, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as told by the reporters covering the response to the virus in Seattle, Washington, the first epicenter of the outbreak in America. Hosted by Sara Bernard
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Crosscut reporter Melissa Santos gave birth during a global crisis. Her son will grow up in a society transformed by upheaval.
The pandemic has shuttered restaurants and shops, many permanently. What will replace them?
Coronavirus has placed new demands on the death care industry. One removal technician tells us how procedures, and rituals, are changing.
As the pandemic pushes many states toward mail-in balloting, they're calling Washington state for help.
Reporter David Kroman discusses the impacts of widespread need, the government's response and a possible new era of empathy.
When Washington state prohibited gatherings, it closed the curtain on traditional arts events. But many artists have found a way to go on.
Priests and other spiritual leaders work to assure safety now, but how will coronavirus change the future of organized religion?
After another pandemic swept through the United States 100 years ago, attempts were made to return to normal. It was a hard sell.
Bad information can be deadly during coronavirus. Audience engagement editor Mohammed Kloub talks about our newfound need for trustworthy news.
Reporter Hannah Weinberger recalls the days following the first reported case of the novel coronavirus in the United States.