Seg. 1: Kids & COVID-19 | Seg. 2: Ask An Expert | Seg. 3: Racism And Pandemic
Segment 1: Tips for talking to children about the ongoing crisis.
Parents are under a lot of pressure these days as their kids ask questions about this new world they're living in. It's a lot of change all at once. But respect, honesty and understanding can go a long way when broaching the subject with young minds.
- Wes Crenshaw, family psychologist and author of "I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Succesful Living with ADD and ADHD"
Segment 2, beginning at 23:25: Answers to common questions on coronavirus testing and test results
We’ve been asking listeners for their questions about COVID-19, and quite a few have come back about the availability of testing, the nature of the novel virus, and just how long we’ll all be social distancing.
- Gene Olinger, principal science advisor for MRI Global
Segment 3, beginning at 27:25: Crimes against Asian Americans are already rising.
The United States has a long tradition of racism in times of great crisis, and the current one is proving to be no different. We ask members of the local Asian American community how they're experiencing the pandemic, set off by a virus that likely originated in central China.
- James Chang, general manager of Waldo Thai
- PaKou Her, principal and lead consultant at Tseng Development Group
KCUR wants to hear stories of what’s helping you get through these tough times.
Whether it’s a random act of kindness or a personal ritual, let us know. Leave a voicemail at 816-398-8207 with your brief story, name, and where you live. You can also email a voice memo to KCUR producer Mackenzie Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.