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Special Two Hour Broadcast: How Children And Families Are Coping With The Impacts Of Coronavirus95:01
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In this March 7, 2020 file photo, a swing sits empty on a playground outside Achievement First charter school in Providence, R.I. The public charter school, like a nearby Catholic school, closed after a teacher who attended the same Italy trip awaited test results for the new coronavirus. Many parents are now deciding how to talk to their children about the virus. Some said they are checking in daily, while others worry talking about it could make their kids more anxious or fearful.  (David Goldman/AP)
In this March 7, 2020 file photo, a swing sits empty on a playground outside Achievement First charter school in Providence, R.I. The public charter school, like a nearby Catholic school, closed after a teacher who attended the same Italy trip awaited test results for the new coronavirus. Many parents are now deciding how to talk to their children about the virus. Some said they are checking in daily, while others worry talking about it could make their kids more anxious or fearful. (David Goldman/AP)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for March 17. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
The first hour is on how families are coping with the impacts of the coronavirus:

  • Dr. Gene Beresin, executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and Dr. Larry Berkowitz, the director and co-founder of Riverside Trauma Center, on how to talk about the coronavirus with children of all ages.
  • Two mothers — Quiana Agbai, who runs "harlemlovebirds" in New England, and Cyndi Reitmeyer, who runs BostonTechMom — on at-home activities to keep your kids busy and entertained while schools are closed due to the coronavirus.

The second hour continues our two-hour broadcast of Radio Boston:

  • In other news, we check in with WBUR's Chris Citorik and the Boston Globe's Ben Volin on Tom Brady's decision to leave the New England Patriots.

This program aired on March 17, 2020.

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