Coping Under Quarantine

29 min
James and me, just vibing out. James's face is swollen from a virtual wasp attack.  (Ariella Markowitz/KQED)

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Under One Roof

KQED Editor Julia Scott lives in a condo building in Oakland with 119 units. Almost everybody is home together now. She started wondering how her neighbors are coping. She put on some gloves and rigged up her audio recorder with a long cord so she could interview them from a distance.

Corona Diaries

As Californians shelter in place, we’re all exploring the new territory of “social distancing.” Radio producers Tina Antolini and Evan Roberts started a new project, gathering voicemails from people about what they’re going through, to try to keep us connected as we hunker down. They give a little window in this peculiar time in all of our lives.

Lessons From Gen Z on How to Survive Quarantine

Suddenly, across California, our social lives are entirely virtual. So, could we all learn a thing or two from teenagers about how to adjust? Reporter Haley Gray checked in with California's virtual social experts: high school girls.

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Using “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” to Escape Coronavirus Anxiety? I’ve Been There

Like many other Californians staying at home these days, The California Report Magazine's intern Ariella Markowitz has been obsessed with the video game “Animal Crossing.” A new version called “New Horizons” just came out last week. Ariella tells us that its adorable animals, peaceful scenery, calming music, and ability to connect you with friends may just make it the best game for never leaving your house.