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COPING WITH COVID19: A HELPFUL, HOPEFUL CALL-IN SHOW

Sat, Jun 19, 2021 12:00 PM

THANK YOU SREE! PROF SREE SREENIVASAN ENDS WBAI SHOW

After 55 episodes & 165 guests, my show, "Coping w/Covid: A Helpful, Hopeful Call-in Show" is coming to an end, Sat, noon-1p ET, 99.5 FM & http://WBAI.org. Final guests: Journalists
@mcurtisnc3 and @newyorkbob talking  Juneteenth, the pandemic & more.  #wbaisree

We talked to New Yorkers and listeners around the world during the depths of our darkest days, relying on experts, science and hope. Am grateful to every guest, every listener and every caller (especially the ones who called in to argue with us). You made the show! 

A big thank you to WBAI Program Director @lindaperrybarr for asking me to do the show & for all her support. A big thank you to engineers Shawn, Giovanni & Kathryn for making the magic happen in the studio. A big thank you to @thestandouters for live-tweeting every episode. 

A big thank you to my 17yo son,@KrishnaSreeniv
who was locked down w/his parents & twin sister for the pandemic. He volunteered to produce the show with me and ended up booking all the guests, doing the scripting, music selection and more. Working w/ him was a special treat.

Even as NYC and America open up, there's still work to be done - so many Americans refusing to get the vaccine and so many billions around the world awaiting

So much work to get people back on their feet, to fix America's infrastructure, to prep for the next crisis. 

We called the call-in show "helpful & hopeful" even though things were so bad when we launched in March 2020 because I knew that by pulling together, New Yorkers could get past it. What I didn't know was the toll would be 600,000 dead in the US and politicizing of everything. 

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