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This is your brain on Covid

Can’t focus or remember much right now? You’re not alone. How our behavior has changed since March, by the numbers – and also by calls to the crisis help line. And one local artist tackles the pandemic with introspection and creation.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

David Eagleman, Livewired

David Eagleman is an American neuroscientist and author who’s been thinking a lot about everything we can’t remember during this pandemic. He teaches at Stanford University, and his new book is Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.

Crosscut/Elway poll on pandemic behavior

What do Seattleites think about masks, going out, and the ways that life is changing as the pandemic enters its eighth month? Donna Gordon Blankinship joined Ross Reynolds to talk about the results of the latest Crosscut/Elway poll.

Crisis Connections hotline

Washington State’s Crisis Connections hotline has seen a 75% increase in calls since the pandemic began. Lauren Rigert is their director of development and community relations.

Marcie Sillman speaks with Patti Warashina

Curiosity and fearlessness are helpful traits as we age, and even more so in the time of coronavirus. In that vein, artist Patti Warashina has used the last few months as a time for self-reflection, and for creation.