In it Together During this time of social isolation, you're not alone. WGBH is here to help you navigate this strange moment that we all find ourselves in. Host Arun Rath talks with experts, doctors, community leaders to provide the latest COVID-19 information on what's happening in Massachusetts. The Coronavirus might stop us from gathering in person, but it can't stop us from connecting — we're in it together
In it Together

In it Together

From WGBH Radio

During this time of social isolation, you're not alone. WGBH is here to help you navigate this strange moment that we all find ourselves in. Host Arun Rath talks with experts, doctors, community leaders to provide the latest COVID-19 information on what's happening in Massachusetts. The Coronavirus might stop us from gathering in person, but it can't stop us from connecting — we're in it together

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No Need to Study for This Test

Host Arun Rath speaks with Dr. Dani Hackner, the Chief Clinical Officer with Southcoast Health, which operates hospitals in Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham. Southcoast Health opened the first drive-through coronavirus testing site in Massachusetts last month. Then, Arun speak with a Medford man who tested negative for the coronavirus this week. He walks us through the testing protocols at another drive-through site in Lowell.

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Soup for You

Host Arun Rath speaks with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey about scammers who've been trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis. And he gets some COVID-19 cooking tips from Marjorie Druker, chef and owner at the New England Soup Factory.

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When Life Gives You Lemons

Passover starts tomorrow. Host Arun Rath talks with his rabbi, Rabbi Howard Jaffe about how their congregation is staying connected during the holiday while also social distancing. Then, Arun checks in with the head of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association on how the state's bars and restaurants are surviving with all non-essential businesses still ordered closed until next month.

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Zoom Doom

Host Arun Rath checks in with Donna Kelly-Williams, president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, about what local nurses are dealing with on the ground during the coronavirus pandemic. And with so many of us holding meetings on Zoom, Arun speaks with a Boston FBI agent about how users can keep themselves safe and avoid trolls.

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Looking for the Helpers and All That Jazz

Host Arun Rath checks in with WGBH Radio's Tori Bedford, who's been following Mr. Rogers' advice and looking for the helpers. Rath also speaks with WGBH jazz host Eric Jackson, who reflects on the legacy of Ellis Marsalis and other jazz greats who've died from COVID-19.

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There's No Crying in Baseball

Host Arun Rath talks with the owner of a Boston-based home care company on how family and caregivers can help home bound seniors deal with isolation and loneliness. Then, Arun speaks with longtime sports writer Bob Ryan about his memories from past opening days and what he's doing in a time without baseball.

Candy Shops and Congressional Aid Packages

Host Arun Rath interviews the owner of a Hyde Park candy company, Kate McCrea, about how her business is handling the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. He also hears from the founder of a Watertown 3D printing company making protective masks for healthcare workers and swabs for virus tests. Plus, WGBH Radio's Adam Reilly explains how the federal coronavirus aid package could affect Massachusetts.

It's Not a Joke - Rent's Due Tomorrow

Host Arun Rath speaks with the head of MassLandlords about what options renters and landlords have when there's no money left for housing. Next, we hear how a local YWCA is continuing to empower young women in this time of social distancing and coronavirus. Finally, with all this working from home, you may not be driving as much as you used to. The good news is - mechanics are open, but we'll give you tips on how to maintain your car before you have to check-in with them.

Pot Shops and "Third Places"

With recreational pot shops deemed non-essential, host Arun Rath speaks with the president and CEO of the Massachusetts Cannabis Business Association, David O'Brien. He also checks in with Georgia Katsoulomitis, executive director of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, about the economic toll the pandemic is taking on low-income residents and sort of help they can get. And WGBH Radio's Paul Singer explains the concept of "third places," where people gather outside the home and office, and how their closure could impact us.

Stuck Abroad, Stuck at Home

Host Arun Rath checks in with Tori Bedford for our regular segment "The Check In." Arun then speaks with Dr. Jack Maypole, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, who has some tips for parents working from home with young children who are out of school.

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