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The latest on COVID-19, how literature can be used in therapy, and the controversy surrounding a football coin toss

Ana Vélez and Jorge Vélez take Covid saliva tests on the New Haven Green. Residents lined up for testing Tuesday afternoon as the state’s positivity rate hit a record 14.98%. In New Haven, officials said they are set to receive 30,000 test kits purchased by the state.
Ryan Caron King
Connecticut Public
Ana Vélez and Jorge Vélez take Covid saliva tests on the New Haven Green.

This hour, we discuss the latest on COVID-19, learn about how books can be used in therapy, and hear about a controversial football rule surrounding a coin toss.


  • Vincent Racaniello - Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University, host of the podcast “This Week in Virology” 
  • Katrya Bolger - A journalist who works for Future of Good, and author of the recent article “Textual Healing: The Novel World of Bibliotherapy” for The Walrus
  • Josh Levin - Slate’s national editor, co-host of the sports podcast “Hang Up and Listen,” and host of the podcast “One Year: 1995”

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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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Lily is the senior producer for The Colin McEnroe Show. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show Next. Lily can be reached at ltyson@ctpublic.org.
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