Counter Stories: A personal journey of grief in the era of COVID-19
Co-host Don Eubanks shares his experience of his mother's death and the anguish of mourning loved ones while in isolation.
Earlier this month the Minnesota Department of Health released the names of 32 nursing homes and assisted-living facilities facing outbreaks of COVID-19. Eubanks’ mother, Isabelle, lived in one of the named facilities. In this episode, Don recalls his experience learning his mother had tested positive for COVID-19, and the pain and anger he felt as he could not hold her or say goodbye.
The Counter Stories co-hosts also talk about how the virus is preventing people both from mourning with their families and observing important cultural traditions.
Hosts are :
Donald Eubanks, associate professor at Metropolitan State University and cultural consultant
Hlee Lee, owner of The Other Media Group
Luz Maria Frias, equity coach and founder of The Savvy Coach
Anthony Galloway, senior partner at Dendros Group
Marianne Combs, correspondent for MPR News
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