How can we be alone together in the pandemic? In a world without skin-to-skin contact, James Coan (University of Virginia) thinks the next best option might be something equally uncomfortable for many people: singing. And: Homelessness is an unfortunate reality for many military veterans. Jimmie Fedrick (Virginia State University) says having a support system and an active social life can be key to turning their lives around.


Later in the show: COVID quarantine takes a particular toll on kids and their parents. Danielle Dallaire (William & Mary) says families who normally need extra support are struggling even more now.  Plus: Loneliness is more than just a horrible feeling. Studies show that it can actually have adverse health effects. Pam Parsons (Virginia Commonwealth University) founded the Richmond Health and Wellness Program, which helps reduce social isolation among the elderly.

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