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How do we manage Covid anxiety about 'returning to normal'?

Adjusting to reopening and social interactions will be difficult for people with anxiety disorders like agoraphobia. How do you get through it? Also, if you signed up for the vaccine, but haven't hear back yet, it could be because of you zip code. Then, connecting religion and environmentalism starts with trees. And, we hear a voice of the pandemic story about turning to pottery and raising grandchildren.


Covid Anxiety and Covid Agoraphobia

Our bodies remember panic. We store away the physical feeling and often use it to cope or avoid situations altogether. Bill Radke spoke with Jennifer Yeh, a therapist with Seattle Anxiety Specialists, about how the pandemic is heightening anxiety disorders like agoraphobia and what we can do about it.

Zip codes and Covid eligibility

If you’re eligible for a vaccine but unable to schedule an appointment, it might be your zip code. Bill Radke spoke with KUOW online editor and producer Liz Brazile about why Seattle city officials are leveling the playing field for those most vulnerable, as identified by the University of Washington’s Social Vulnerability Index map.

Reforesting Faith

Does being out in the woods feel like a religious experience? An emergency room physician and evangelical leader, Matthew Sleeth is the author of the book Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us about the Nature of God and His Love for Us. Bill Radke spoke with Matthew about having a faith in religion and nature.

VOTP: Pottery and grandbabies

Bryan Ohno closed the Seattle art gallery he’d been running for 17 years. He also radically simplified his life to focus on family and his love of making art. We hear about how a year in a pandemic shifted his focused to pottery and raising his grandchildren.