When there isn’t a global pandemic, we record our shows in a soundproof studio in the Annenberg Media Center at USC. But right now we’re at home, recording in makeshift studios with blankets and wadded up towels to keep echoes down.
Partway into this we realized the best thing we could do wasn’t to report the news, but to record history. To paint audio portraits of our generation as we cope with our first major crisis. Our team scattered across the country when school shut down, and the stories we’ve gathered are the stories we’ll one day tell our kids and grandkids.
These are those stories.
A Portrait of a Lady in Quarantine
A Dream Deferred: An Olympic hopeful waits
Thornton music students reflect on the pandemic’s impact
Students transition to online therapy
An Interview with Ben Trousdale, Critical Care nurse at USC Keck Medical Center
This special broadcast was made by:
Isaiah Murtaugh: Managing Editor, Host
ZaZu Lippert: Managing Editor, Host
Aiyonna White: Managing Editor
Evan Jacoby: Sound Designer, Producer
Luke Scorziell: Special Project Producer
Jaeha “Joshua” Chang: Producer
Yuki Liang: Producer
Rebecca Katz: Producer