Maria Hollenhorst

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Latest Stories from Maria (164)

United States of Work

A senior citizen working through the pandemic

Apr 2, 2020
“I just take one day at a time,” said Gaile Harrell, a part-time convenience store employee in Ashburn, Virgina.
Gaile Harrell, a convenience store employee in Ashburn, Virginia is considered an essential worker and therefore, working through the pandemic.
Melissa Lyttl
COVID-19

With stores closed, local bookstores lean on online sales

Mar 31, 2020
At Bookshop.org, a platform for independent bookstores, sales are way up.
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COVID-19

What the Great Depression can teach us about today’s financial turmoil

Mar 31, 2020
We are facing a very different kind of financial turmoil today, but there are some lessons in looking back.
What happened during the Great Depression is very different from what is happening today, but there are some lessons in that history.
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Musician-writer Dessa on what happens when artists' gigs go away

Mar 30, 2020
"What are we supposed to do when we've got to stay apart?" said musician and writer Dessa.
“I think we are gonna have this big boom of art in the next few months as people are hunkering down over their keyboards,” Dessa says.
Sara Fish
COVID-19

A hair stylist choosing between her livelihood and flattening the curve

Mar 25, 2020
Ashley Nelson wasn’t forced to stop working, but she decided to anyway.
Ashley Nelson, a hair stylist at the Collab Salon in Boise, Idaho, recently decided to stop taking appointments because of COVID-19.
Arlie Sommer
Adventures in Housing

Finding a new apartment is always tough. Then the pandemic hits

Mar 23, 2020
While Aziz Rubakovic's jobs shut down, his search for a new apartment had to continue.
A for rent sign outside a California house.
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United States of Work

The community college administrator dealing with COVID-19 disruption at work and at home

Mar 18, 2020
The disruption of education over the past few weeks affects every member of Derrick Lindstrom's family.
Caroline Yang
United States of Work

One bartender faces the prospect of weeks without pay: “It’s gonna become a problem pretty quick.”

Mar 16, 2020
Neil Cairns, a bartender in Portland, Oregon says he'll just have to "hope for the best" as he faces reduced hours and the prospect of bar closures.
Neil Cairns at the Game Knight Lounge in Portland, Oregon.
Thomas Patterson
United States of Work

How COVID-19 is affecting one small-town doctor

Mar 12, 2020
For physician Scott Anzalone of Ohio, the scariest part of the outbreak isn't the illness.
Dr. Scott Anzalone serves around 3,500 patients from his small clinic in Logan, Ohio.
Cassidy Brauner
Kai Explains

When and why it’s worth taking a look at equity index futures

Mar 4, 2020
They can indicate where the market is going to open, but they're not a crystal ball.
"I see an apple in a grocery store ..."
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