Seg. 1: A Coronavirus Diary | Seg. 2: Buy Nothing Groups
Segment 1: A former Kansas City journalist living in China reflects on life under partial lockdown.
As the Coronavirus becomes a bigger threat in the U.S., we hear dispatches from someone who has been in China this whole time. Kendrick Blackwood and his wife, Krista, are now teachers living with their teenage son in a partially quarantined Shenzhen, where their lives have been upended.
Segment 2, beginning at 20:47: The rise of secondhand shopping and Facebook groups that give things away for free.
Facebook groups in the Kansas City area and beyond are encouraging its members to buy nothing and to instead give neighbors what they need — no strings attached. Meanwhile, there's a larger cultural shift toward seeing second-hand goods differently.
- Lindsey Schultz, involved with starting and moderating local Buy Nothing groups
- Laura Pitcher, Teen Vogue writer, How Online Secondhand Shopping Helped Define This Decade
- Nicole Ortega, owner and founder, Clothz Minded