We are officially a few days into New Mexico’s reopening. Restaurants and venues are now at full capacity. Some people are eschewing their masks and are ready to have some summer fun. But what about people who are not ready to move on? What about the great losses we collectively and individually suffered? How are we supposed to move on, as if nothing happened? This week we continue our conversation on grief and transformation as we discover ways to process the events of the pandemic and its effects on families, friends, communities, and ourselves.
- Megan Devine – Author of “It’s OK That You’re Not OK”, psychotherapist, grief advocate,
- Dr. Froma Walsh – Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Chicago Center for Family Health
- Jade Richardson Bock – Executive Director, Children’s Grief Center
- Noah Cochran – Clinical Social Worker, Covid Grief Network
- Kristin Urquiza – Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director, Chief Activist – Marked By Covid
- Nancy Mance – Trauma Consultant, Grief Counselor – Office Of The Medical Investigator (OMI)
NEXT WEEK: If you want a sign that things are picking back up just look in the stands of televised sporting events. The stands are getting packed! Last year it was the NBA that was the first major American institution to put a halt to its operations as covid set in. Where are we a year later? How did the covid and the growing awareness of social issues affect the world of sports? That’s next week on No More Normal.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
- Jazztone The Producer, Cheo, Dahm Life, Business School, Sun Dog, and Oh Lawd Records for providing music for the show.
- Khaki, Pope Yesyesyall, and Bigawatt produced some of the show’s themes.
We dedicate this and every single episode of No More Normal to Hannah Colton. We love and miss you, Hannah.
No More Normal is brought to you by Your New Mexico Government, a collaboration between KUNM and New Mexico PBS. Funding for our coverage comes from the Kellogg Foundation and KUNM listeners like you, with support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.