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Back To School During A Global Pandemic

Wearing a mask and face shield, teacher Elizabeth DeSantis helps a first-grader during reading class in September at Stark Elementary School in Stamford, Conn.
Wearing a mask and face shield, teacher Elizabeth DeSantis helps a first-grader during reading class in September at Stark Elementary School in Stamford, Conn.

The Coronavirus Pandemic has impacted the return to school for the second year in a row. On this week’s Disrupted, we celebrate this anniversary with a back to school special.

We hear from students about their hopes and fears for the coming fall semester. We’ll speak with an education professor about the similarity between hurricanes and the pandemic. And an ESPN writer on the changing economic landscape of college sports.

Guests:

  • Alex, Emani, Xochiquetzaly “ZoChee”, and Airiqa- Students at the High School in the Community in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Cassandra R. Davis - Research Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mechelle Voepel - Women's Basketball and College Sports Writer for ESPN and ESPNW

Disrupted is produced by James Szkobel-Wolff, Zshekinah Collier, and Catie Talarski.

Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
James Szkobel-Wolff is a producer for the Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted,' hosted by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
Zshekinah Collier is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted.' Previously she was a Radio Production & Storytelling Intern and contributed to 'Audacious,' 'The Colin McEnroe Show,' 'Seasoned,' and 'Where We Live.'