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COVID-19_NikyraMcCann_08312020 (online-audio-converter.com).mp3
Nikyra McCann​ shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. Her father, now recovered, was diagnosed with COVID-19; she describes the severity of his illness, and what it was like to have to quarantine and not see him during that…

COVID-19_H.Cohn_070420.mp3
Holly Cohn shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She speaks primarily about her sister, who was one of the first people in Madison diagnosed with COVID-19, and how the virus has impacted her family physically and emotionally.…

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Jelissa Edwards shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She describes how life has changed for her family, including both the challenges and rewards of spending more time with her kids, as well as changes in visitation policies…

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Denise Hardnett shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She shares that she has lost friends and family to the virus and talks about how she relies on her faith and creative projects to maintain hope. She talks about being a…

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Oroki Rice shares her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago, IL. She talks about staying at home nearly every day since March 11 and describes the few exceptions to that routine. Oroki also shares about the support networks and…

COVID-19_Sherri Bester_08012020.mp3
Sherri Bester talks about her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison, Wisconsin. She describes how the uncertainty and disorder of the pandemic affects her mentally and brings up feelings from various parts of her life, going all the way…

COVID-19_JamieLovely_07172020.mp3
Jamie Lovely shares her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. She talks about balancing the many roles she plays in her family life, including virtual schooling and caring for children with special needs. She also reflects on the Black…

COVID-19_DeniseMaddox_07202020.m4a
Denise Maddox shares her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. Denise talks about homeschooling her grandson and the lifestyle changes her family has made in order to stay safe. She talks about her mental and physical health, and the…

COVID-19_Anonymous_07092020_Edited.mp3
An anonymous narrator describes her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home order. She discusses pursuing a degree virtually, and balancing school, a new job, childcare, and moving out of state in the midst of the pandemic.

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Photograph of narrator Chase Frigen playing piano.

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Photograph of narrator Mouna Algahaithi.

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A selfie photograph of narrator Tina Marie Maes.

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A photograph of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família, also known as the Sagrada Família, taken by Terry Cohn on her trip to Portugal and Spain in spring 2020.

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Terry Cohn sits in a coffee shop, "4 Gatos," in Barcelona, Spain, in March 2020.

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Terry Cohn describes her experience traveling to Portugal and Spain in late winter 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to ramp up in Europe. Terry talks about the logistics of traveling during the travel ban that went into effect in March. Terry…

COVID-19_Schwartz_5.23.20.mp3
Diane Schwartz discusses her experience with the Safer at Home social distancing measures during the spring of 2020. Diane talks about being a property owner and landlord at a time when unemployment is high and rent was not able to be collected. She…

COVID-19_Torres_06032020.mp3
Andres Torres describes what the days leading up to the Safer at Home social distance measures were like for him and his family. Andres talks about his experience of hearing the news about COVID-19 as it applied to other parts of the world, and how…

COVID19_Algahaithi_060220.mp3
Mouna Algahaithi shares a story about her experience celebrating Ramadan during a time of social distance measures in Madison, Wisconsin. Mouna talks about the differences between Ramadan in 2020 compared with her experiences of the celebration in…

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A selfie photograph of David Spies as he works as a Chief Election Inspector on Election Day in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Phoebe Werner with a foster dog that her family cared for during the Safer at Home social distancing measures in spring 2020.

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Rachel Werner with her daughter Phoebe, taken in spring of 2020 during the Safer at Home social distancing measures.

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Rachel Werner with her daughter Phoebe in spring of 2020, during the Safer at Home social distancing measures.

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Rachel Werner talks about her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison. Rachel talks about working remotely as a content marketing specialist for Taliesin in Spring Green as well as a writing instructor for Hugo House in Washington State.…

COVID-19_Herbrand_050120.mp3
Michelle Herbrand describes what work with Madison Public Library looks like at the time of Safer at Home social distancing measures. Michelle shares updates about her family, what her social life looks like right now, and the process of planning for…

COVID-19_McGrath_042420.mp3
Mike McGrath describes the experience of the Safer at Home order during the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. Mike talks about what his neighborhood looks like at the moment, and describes what library work from home is like during this time.

COVID-19_Parmentier_051420.mp3
Christa Parmentier describes her and her family's experiences during the social distancing measures in Madison, Wisconsin in spring 2020. Christa talks about the emotional challenges facing her children as they navigate distance learning in the midst…

Covid-19_Owen_042720.mp3
James Owen, who works in the information technology field, describes what daily life has been like since the Safer at Home order social distance measures were put in place. James shares a couple of moments on a national level that have had an impact…

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Headshot photograph of Victor Crentsil.

Covid-19_Sluys_051820.mp3
Beth Sluys describes her experience working as an environmental advocate during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting social distance measures. Beth talks about the impact of the pandemic on her household, including her husband, who works in the…

COVID-19_Crentsil_050820.mp3
Victor Crentsil describes the experience of traveling in Vietnam and Cambodia in the lead-up to the Safer at Home social distance measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares what he's been doing to stay engaged while staying at home, including…

COVID-19_Atwater_04222020.mp3
Danny Atwater shares his experiences working as a multi-site library assistant at Madison Public Library during the lead-up to the Safer at Home social distancing measures, and what work looks like during the library buildings' closures. Danny shares…

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Photograph of poet Dana Maya.

Inside_Stories_Dana_Maya_Poem.mp3
A poem by Dana Maya, about social distance measures in Madison, Wisconsin, in spring 2020.

Inside_Stories_Brian_Huynh.mp3
Brian Lee Huynh shares a story about his experience finishing the 2020 academic year at home, due to social distance measures in place in Wisconsin. Brian reflects on how being at home with his family has helped them reconnect and become closer at…

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Headshot of Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman.

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Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman, of Congregation Shaarei Shamayim in Madison, shares a story about what her work as a rabbi looks like in the time of social distance measures, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.This story was recorded as part of the Madison…

COVID-19_DeBlass_042120.mp3
Matt DeBlass shares what life has looked like since the social distance measures went into place in Madison and Wisconsin. Matt describes what the Emerson East neighborhood looks and feels like right now, what life with roommates is like during a…

COVID-19_Maes_050920.mp3
Tina Marie Maes describes what library work in cataloging and technical services has looked like during the social distance measures put in place in Madison in spring 2020. Tina discusses tentative plans for what the workplace in the Central Library…

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Pink Baby: Pamphlet, inkjet on dark blue Fabriano Ingres paper and Mohawk Superfine paper, 5 x 3.5 inches closed, 5 x 7 inches open, completed by artist Jenie Gao in 2010.

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Pink Baby, woodcut on cream-colored Folio paper, 50 x 38 inches, completed by artist Jenie Gao in 2010.

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Headshot photo of Jenie Gao.

COVID-19_Frigen_050120.mp3
Chase Frigen, who has lived in Madison for about a year, talks about his experience during the social distance measures in place in Madison in spring 2020. Chase talks about what his neighborhood looks like right now, and how day-to-day errands have…

Inside_Stories_Jenie_Gao.mp3
Jenie Gao shares a story about her father through the lens of watching films by martial artist Bruce Lee, and the systemic challenges she's facing as an artist and small business owner during the pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures.…

Inside_Stories_Catherine_Lanser.mp3
Catherine Lanser shares her reflections on digital and virtual communications with family and coworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home orders. This story was recorded as part of the Madison podcast Inside Stories. Listen to the full…

Covid19_Koranda_042320.mp3
Mark Koranda describes his experience as a graduating UW-Madison Ph.D. student during the social distance measures that were put in place in Madison in the spring of 2020. Mark shares a story about some project work he did on a national scale for…

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A photograph depicts a fabric mask and a handwritten letter received by Martín Alvarado from his mother-in-law. The letter reads: "Hi, Martin. The masks are machine washable in hot water with detergent. The pink one is for your mom. Take care, Love…

COVID-19_Bright_042420.mp3
Allyson Bright describes what her work and life has been like since the social distance measures went into effect in March 2020. Allyson, who works as a life coach supporting women through art-making, talks about the shift from in-person to virtual…

Inside_Stories_Danielle_Y_Hairston-Green.mp3
Danielle Y. Hairston-Green recounts an extended visit to her ex-partner's home during social distance measures. This story was recorded for an episode of the Madison podcast Inside Stories. To hear the full episode and subscribe to the podcast, click…

Inside_Stories_Amber_Walker.mp3
Amber C. Walker describes her experience starting a new job and moving from New York City to Washington, D.C. at the beginning of the stay-at-home mandate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This story was recorded for the Madison podcast Inside…

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Martín Alvarado with daughter, wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic in Madison, Wisconsin, spring 2020.

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Written response about this image: Seeing my children write letters and postcards to family and friends has been an unexpected blessing during this time. They cut right to the chase: I hate not seeing you. I can’t wait to hug you. I miss getting…

The April 15th issue of the Odyssey Oracle newsletter depicts a screenshot from a Zoom call with students and instructors. The newsletter contains writings from Odyssey students related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home social distance…

Inside_Stories_Jasmine_Banks.mp3
Jasmine Banks shares her story of being part of a 5 generation family in Madison and how through her daily walks during social distancing she is rediscovering Madison.This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an episode of the Madison…

COVID-19_Rusch_042120.mp3
Brittany Rusch talks about her and her family's experience since the social distancing measures were put into place in Wisconsin in spring 2020. Brittany discusses what it's like working for Madison Public Library from home, and navigating…

InsideStories-A.Garvin.mp3
Ann Garvin shares her family's story of four generations of nurses and the advice she gives to her daughter, a brand new ICU nurse. This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an episode of the Madison podcast Inside Stories. Listen to…

COVID-19_Spies_042220.mp3
David Spies shares his story about working at the Pinney Library on Madison's east side a couple of days prior to the Safer at Home social distancing order in spring 2020. David, who works as a Madison election inspector, shares a story about working…

InsideStories-K.Schumann.mp3
Kerry Schumann shares a story about the Get Out The Vote campaign when Wisconsin held its election during a pandemic. This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an episode of the Madison podcast Inside Stories. Listen to that episode…

InsideStories-A.TrudellVasquez.mp3
Angela Trudell Vasquez shares her experience being Madison's poet laureate when all public events are cancelled due to social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an…

Covid-19_Alvarado-042420.mp3
Martín Alvarado shares his experience during the Safer at Home social distancing measures in Madison, Wisconsin. Martín describes his family relationships during social distancing, the work he is doing for the City of Madison and Madison Public…

Inside_Stories_Brendon_Panke.mp3
Brendon Panke shares a story about family relationships and his wedding celebration. Brendon shares the impact the social distancing measures in effect in Wisconsin have had on his in-person relationship with his grandmother. This story was…

InsideStories-C.Dukehart.mp3
Coburn Dukehart shares a story about the experience of working as a photojournalist during the primary election in Wisconsin on April 7th, 2020, during the period of social distancing efforts in Wisconsin.See Coburn's photo essays from April 7th,…

InsideStories-S.Rosenblum-Larson.mp3
Simon Rosenblum-Larson shares a story about his experience as part of a minor league baseball team when the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020.This story was originally recorded and shared as part of an episode of the…

InsideStories-M.Gonzalez.mp3
Marisol González describes her idea of what quarantine / Safer at Home would look like: the opportunity to learn new things, practice meditation, yoga, and other activities. Marisol shares a humorous view of what she thought or hoped homeschooling…

InsideStories-D.Wilson.mp3
Darian Wilson describes his early childhood love of music, and how during the social distancing efforts in Madison, Wisconsin, he is able to revisit that love of music and share it with his children. This story was originally recorded and shared as…

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A promotional image from the City of Madison advertises curbside voting to help voters maintain social distancing (six feet apart) during Election Day on April 7, 2020. The image depicts two election workers wearing plastic face shields, standing in…

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A photograph shows the blacktop of Lapham Elementary School's playground surrounded by caution tape. School playgrounds and public park playgrounds were closed due to the Safer at Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020.

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A photograph shows caution tape around the playground equipment at Lapham Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin. The playgrounds are closed due to the Safer at Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020.

COVID-19_Hainz_041720.mp3
Erica Hainz describes working at the Central Library on the day before the Safer at Home order went into effect in Madison, Wisconsin on March 17, 2020. Erica describes working as an election worker assisting with curbside voting on Election Day for…

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Headshot of Susie McCormick.

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Headshot of Phoenix Carter.

COVID-19_Hage_041820.mp3
Kevin Hage describes spending time at home during the Safer at Home order in Madison in spring 2020. Kevin describes the process of teaching elementary school music remotely, and how different the day to day tasks are from in-person teaching.

COVID-19_Schmidt_041720.mp3
Amy Schmidt, who lives and works in Madison, describes her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. Amy describes being on a vacation to see her parents in Florida and how that vacation was extended by necessity, first because of a fall…

Covid19_Moule_042020.mp3
Austin Moule describes his experience working at a grocery store in Madison during the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020. He recounts making face masks at home to share with coworkers and friends, and shares his concerns about having depleted…

Covid19_Libert_042020.mp3
Jennifer Libert describes her experience working with the City Clerk's office, first in preparing absentee ballots to send by mail, and then as a poll worker on Election Day during the Wisconsin presidential primary.

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A screenshot of the cover of the Odyssey Project's newsletter, Odyssey Oracle. This newsletter features writing by Odyssey students about their personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home order in Wisconsin. Read the…

COVID-19_Brylski_041520.mp3
Narrator Anthony Brylski, who works for the State of Wisconsin in the department that handles unemployment insurance, talks about the shift to working remotely and the experience of going to vote in person during Wisconsin's April primary.

COVID-19_Carter_042020.mp3
Phoenix Carter shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting work and personal life since the Safer at Home order went into effect in March. Phoenix discusses the days leading up to the library's closure, and about working at home and as a…

COVID-19_AnonymousAdultMale_041620.mp3
An anonymous narrator who lives on Madison's north side describes his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home order. The narrator discusses the differences in his neighborhood while schools and many businesses are closed, and…

COVID-19_AnonymousAdultFemale_041820.mp3
An anonymous narrator describes their experiences so far with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Safer at Home order in Wisconsin. The narrator describes the shift to working from home, and how she and her partner are navigating a change in employment…

COVID-19_Schneider_041520.mp3
Lucas Schneider shares his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020. He describes the work he has been doing remotely for the library since the library's closure on March 17th. Lucas talks about connecting with friends through the…

COVID-19_AnonymousTeenager_041420_20200415_7620.mp3
An anonymous youth narrator talks about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and Safer at Home order has had on his school and personal life. He discusses extra precautions that are needed when going outside, life events that will be delayed due to…

COVID19_McCormick_041320.mp3
Susie McCormick shares her experience becoming ill during the COVID-19 pandemic. She describes her symptoms, virtual doctors' visits, and going to the emergency room and being tested for COVID-19.

In addition to Susie's audio story, she writes the…

COVID-19_Hunt_033120.MP3
David Hunt, who works as support staff for a hospital in Madison, describes his work and home life since mid-March as confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dane County rose and as the Safer at Home order went into place.

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A photograph shows detritus on the lake shore in Olbrich Park on Madison's east side in early spring, 2020.

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A photograph shows detritus on the lake shore in Olbrich Park on Madison's east side in early spring, 2020.

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Madison Public Library staff member Carlee Latimer discusses her work with the library's creativity platform The Bubbler in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, how the library's closure and the wider Safer at Home order is affecting artists in…

COVID-19_Fahndrich_Shah.MP3
Mary Fahndrich and Neeyati Shah, librarians for Central Library in Madison, Wisconsin, share their personal and work experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of the pandemic and the library's resulting closure on their library work.
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