Day By Day: Quarantine Diaries Since the Bay Area's shelter-in-place order went into effect, we've been checking in regularly with a mix of ordinary people to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. Together, they are sketching out our new shared reality and how the pandemic is changing how we live and work.
Day By Day: Quarantine Diaries

Day By Day: Quarantine Diaries

From KALW

Since the Bay Area's shelter-in-place order went into effect, we've been checking in regularly with a mix of ordinary people to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. Together, they are sketching out our new shared reality and how the pandemic is changing how we live and work.

Most Recent Episodes

Special: One Year Later

Over a year ago, Bay Area health officials ordered residents to shelter in place. From day one, we followed a handful of ordinary people as they reflected on the ways the pandemic was changing their lives. Now, they reflect on the last year, and what lies ahead.

Special: Hopefully Next Year

It's been more than 250 days since health officials ordered Bay Area residents to shelter in place. In that time, life as we knew it has been turned upside down. On top of the pandemic, many people around the Bay took part in massive protests against police violence, watched our state burn, and cast ballots in a historic presidential election. Now, as the year comes to a close and we enter another lockdown, we check back in with folks from around the Bay to see how they're feeling.

Ep. 14 - What People Get Used To

It's been 100 days since shelter-in-place began and people across the Bay Area are taking stock of how their lives have been transformed. Locals are trying to keep the spotlight on old injustices, while also dealing with our strange new corona-reality.

Ep. 13 – On Edge With Waiting

This week the Bay Area entered its fourth month of shelter-in-place. And it's a confusing time: infection rates are climbing in some counties, just as local resturants are welcoming back diners.

Ep. 12 - To Be Heard

Nearly three months into shelter-in-place, society is beginning to reopen. People are heading outside. For some it's to restaurants or back to work. Many are joining the anti-racism protests that began over two weeks ago. And change is happening - in communities, and in government.

Ep. 11 - Who Gets To Be Safe?

For the past 11 weeks, we've been checking in regularly with a mix of people to hear how they're dealing with these extraordinary times. This week, many have started leaving their homes to protest another pandemic.

Ep. 10 - I Have A Bucket

For the past 10 weeks, we've been checking in regularly with a mix of people to hear how they're dealing with these extraordinary times. In this episode, we hear from a family questioning their memorial day trip down the coast, a potter who gets a positive test, and a mother afraid to send her kid back to school. It's Day By Day: KALW's Quarantine Diaries.

Ep. 9 - Then It Went Further

For the past nine weeks, we've been checking in with people from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. In this episode, we hear from a senior who sings, a teacher on his last day of class, and a bookseller happy to see regulars again. It's Day By Day: KALW's Quarantine Diaries.

Ep. 8 - I've Left Already

For the past eight weeks, we've been checking in with people from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. In this episode, we hear from an 88-year-old poet, an unemployed potter, and a frustrated restaurant owner.

Ep. 7 - Would You Do This Again?

While local and state leaders are preparing for the next phase, we're all still grappling with the way the pandemic has changed our day-to-day lives. For the past seven weeks, we've been checking in with people from around the Bay to hear how they are dealing with these extraordinary times. In this episode, we hear about new loves, dashed dreams, and the competitive spirit of an 8-year-old Uno champ.

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