Brad StrattonUs & Them Contributor
Brad is a contributor to the Us & Them podcast
A year of working remotely during a global pandemic has shown us that having access to reliable, fast internet is neither a luxury nor just for city dwellers. In this episode of Us & Them, we’ll hear about the internet challenges from residents of rural Pocahontas County.
The CDC says the year of COVID-19 has been deadly for people living with a substance addiction. Isolation, anxiety and boredom, three triggers for drug abuse, have created a so-called mental health ‘shadow pandemic.’Us & Them host Trey Kay visits a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program at Cabin Creek Health Systems in Charleston, WV to speak with doctors, nurses and patients about what it takes to stay drug free in the Age of COVID-19.
Faith practices in the time of COVID-19 look and feel different, but how has the virus changed our spirituality? Us & Them host Trey Kay speaks with West Virginians of faith — Pastor Matt Friend of Bible Center Church; Rabbi Victor Urecki of B'nai Jacob Synagogue; Ibtesam Barazi of the Islamic Association of West Virginia; and Rev. James Ealy of New Life Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.