We got a chance to chat with North Branch Nature Center about the programs they’ve been creating during the COVID-19 crisis and how getting out in nature is one of the best things we can do for ourselves during the pandemic.
We speak with our real estate agent, Mike Burak, about his experience contracting COVID-19. Mike also runs The Burak Group, a real estate agency, and we spoke to him about what it’s like to buy and sell a home during the COVID-19 crisis.
“Isolation is a major tactic for abusers – isolating the person that they are abusing … Isolation is a key factor in maintaining control over a person.”
We speak with Diane Kinney, Co-Director of Circle, a nonprofit that serves victims & survivors of intimate partner violence, about how the organization is coping during the COVID-19 crisis and why the number of domestic violence cases have been rising.
“The level of violence has been going up in the last three years … because violence is okay now. With our current folks in the White House, being mean to people, calling people names, being misogynistic, being violent is really just fine. So, what we see is that abusive people who may have hid it before, don’t hide it anymore.”
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“I realized today that I have this skill of making due with what I’ve got … I’m going to be using that skill … Just pull out all the stops … How can I be creative? How can I get attention? How can I make something out of nothing?”
We speak with Kate Whelley McCabe, of Vermont Evaporator, about how the COVID-19 crisis has affected her small business in Montpelier, Vermont.