Michaela Tomberger lives in the scenic Austrian alpine town of Kitzbühel. The 47-year-old Austrian loves skiing, which ended early this year due to the pandemic. But a far more important part of her life is missing at the moment.
Ida Sandberg lives in the Netherlands. Her job, which is offering roadside assistance to travelers in need, just got a lot tougher as some European countries plan to ease border restrictions next month without having figured out how best to do so. How is that affecting her own plans?
Guillermo Donato lives in Manerbio, a small town in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, which was the hardest hit by the coronavirus in the country. For months, it kept him from doing little other than enjoying his outdoor garden. But with some Italian restrictions now being lifted, the 48-year-old floral designer is slowly getting back to work. How does he think Italy will bear up after the first wave of the pandemic?
Manfred Kirschner runs Crystal Ball, a small gallery in Kreuzberg. The 53-year-old just had his first art opening since the coronavirus outbreak shut down galleries and museums. The exhibition by artist Gabriele Regiert — a mix of canvases, drawings and objects — is called: “Plan B.”
The coronavirus has forced Berliners to readjust their day-to-day lives and activities over the past weeks. Rico Todzi, on the other hand, has had to do so since birth, as he is in a wheelchair in a city that isn’t the friendliest to people who use them. This piece originally aired on April 8, 2020.
12-year-old Julian Moraglio is bored. Stuck at home with his family, the seventh grader dreams of gathering his friends together for a party once the coronavirus crisis ends. He’s biding his time with some interesting hobbies, including a newfound passion for American politics. This edition previously aired on April 21, 2020.