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The Pandemic Pivot Podcast: Teaching The Art Of Conversation In Quarantine

An in-person event held in 2019 by the National Conflict Resolution Center.

Above: An in-person event held in 2019 by the National Conflict Resolution Center.

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Today, a story about the breakdown of communication between couples in quarantine, and a nonprofit that’s trying to help.

This is "The Pandemic Pivot," a KPBS pop-up series where we check in with our community to see how we’re coming up with creative and innovative ways to navigate our new lives with COVID-19.

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Aired: May 3, 2020 | Transcript

Relationships are hard to navigate in the best of times.

And now, with stay-at-home orders in place, lots of couples are facing big challenges. Basically, too much together time is tearing them apart.

In a new episode of KPBS' pop-up podcast series "The Pandemic Pivot," we've got a story about the breakdown of communication between couples in quarantine, and a nonprofit that’s trying to help.

We talk to a company that puts on divorce webinars and is seeing a huge uptick in demand. And yes, breaking up, divorce, temporary separation; that’s one way to go. But the National Conflict Resolution Center is offering another solution. The group has launched a new series of “Virtual Community Circles,” online group therapy sessions conducted via Zoom. The give people the tools and skills to better communicate in times of crises like COVID-19.

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Kinsee Morlan
Podcast Producer & Project Coordinator

opening quote marksclosing quote marksI'm the producer and host of "San Diego News Matters" and the special "The Pandemic Pivot" pop-up series. I've covered news and culture in San Diego and Tijuana since 2005. I also produce KPBS' "Only Here" podcast and manage the rest of the station's podcasts. Leave a question below or call in or text your question to (619) 452-0228‬.

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