Our latest Wednesday 3 p.m. story comes from thousands of miles away. In “All Day Long,” Los Angeles writer Elle Johnson reflects on the day-to-day social media challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. This piece originally aired on April 22, 2020.
Anja Medved lives in a small town in Slovenia on the Italian border. The 50-year-old documentary filmmaker knows a lot about a good glass of wine, as her partner has a small vineyard where they sell bottles of red and white. The pandemic hasn’t affected Anja as much as some, and she feels positive changes are on the horizon.
Restaurants and cafes are back open in Berlin, but how has the pandemic changed the experience of dining out? And protests against coronavirus-related restrictions, so-called “hygiene demonstrations,” are gaining attention across the country. Who are these protesters and what are they asking for?
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.”