‘It’s OK to not be OK’: For clients’ mental health, and their own, therapists managed intense new demands
Battling compassion fatigue became critical for mental health professionals amid busier schedules, clients’ increased trauma, and their own stresses.
2 years agoListen 4:49
‘Be a better listener’: Philly business owners share their pandemic lessons
The pandemic forced business owners that have had the same routines for years to reexamine their values and priorities.
2 years agoListen 5:42
Essential, unemployed, overstretched: How the COVID economy crashed on women
Some call it the “triple whammy.” In Pennsylvania, as in the rest of the country, working women have faced unique hardship due to the pandemic.
2 years agoListen 5:03
Philadelphia’s small landlords have run out of time
Philadelphia native Ebony Harris thought buying rental properties would build generational wealth for her and her family. Then the pandemic hit.
2 years agoListen 3:30
The COVID year: A single mom’s fight to keep her kids in school and her family together
A year ago, Tiffani Szabara was managing a restaurant and living a stable life with her four kids in a middle-class suburb. Then COVID struck.
2 years agoListen 5:04
Philly arts institutions use COVID downtime to focus on accessibility and diversity
One silver lining of the yearlong pandemic is many theater companies have started putting plays and performances online.
2 years agoListen 3:36
After ditching ‘real clothes’ in 2020, Philly area shop owners brace for trends to change again
Philly area boutique owners say athleisure wear and less formal accessories were in as the pandemic took hold. Now, they’re bracing for trends to change again.
2 years agoListen 2:54
One year of COVID: 5 Philly area residents reflect on what they’ve lost — and found
A doctor. A business owner. A student. A musician. A therapist. Five Philly area residents share their reflections on the past year of the pandemic.
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Del.’s COVID-19 outbreak started at UD one year ago. Campus life may never be the same
Today marks one year since Del. announced a UD professor tested positive for COVID-19, its first confirmed case. Here’s how the college experience may change permanently.
2 years agoListen 4:51
‘We’re fighting for a public health safety issue’: Pa. nurses unions went toe-to-toe with management on hospital staffing ratios
The pandemic laid bare issues of nurse-to-patient levels in the region’s medical systems. As new contracts were negotiated in 2020, this was a top concern.
2 years agoListen 5:29
‘This is something that we weren’t taught’: How a brand-new nurse learned to treat an unknown disease
Nurses starting their careers last year faced low staffing and high burnout, just as nurses have for decades. But a pandemic was making it worse.
2 years agoListen 4:39