She Survived COVID-19, But Her Husband & Father-In-Law Did Not: Remembering Those Lost To The Virus
Karen Nascembeni survived a serious case of COVID-19 after being put in a medically-induced coma early this spring, when the virus’ spread in the United States was still relatively new. But when she woke up 31 days later, she learned her husband and his father had both died from the virus during that time. Karen joined Jim Braude to tell her story, along with Alex Goldstein, who created the ‘Faces of Covid’ account on Twitter to document the personal stories of those who have been lost to the virus.

Marriott Copley Housekeeper Speaks After Hotel Does Mass Layoffs
Boston's Marriott Copley Place hotel permanently laid off about half of its staff on Monday, sending them off with reduced severance packages after revising the policy just three days before announcing the cuts. Elizabeth Morales, who worked as a housekeeper for 26 years until she was let go, joined Jim Braude along with Carlos Aramayo, president of the union Unite Here Local 26, which does not represent the workers at the hotel but has been helping them after the layoffs.

Frank Poindexter Of Wally’s Café On The Future Of Live Music Venues After Coronavirus
Although public health experts and policymakers in Massachusetts generally agree about the need to close places like music venues and nightclubs during the coronavirus pandemic, the question remains: What will happen to important community gathering places in the long term? To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Frank Poindexter, the general manager of longtime South End mainstay Wally’s Café Jazz Club. Poindexter has both seen his business affected, and had a family member contract the virus earlier this year.