Coronacast
Coronacast
Oct 26, 2020
Victoria takes a deep breath and opens up!
11 min
It's been months in the making, but finally Victoria has taken a deep breath and reopened.

As of 11:59pm tonight, the Victorian lockdown will officially end and many of the most significant restrictions will be removed or wound back.

Yesterday saw zero new cases, the first time since June 9th.

So as the state opens up, what challenges await and what can the rest of the country learn?

On today's show:

* Learning to live a COVID normal life

* The CDC changes its definition of what a close contact is

* Norman and Tegan jump back into the jobby waters on sewage testing

* What does Norman make of 9-12 month estimates before a vaccine could be rolled out across the country?
How to Save a Planet
How to Save a Planet
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If Miami Will Be Underwater, Why Is Construction Booming?
Miami Beach could be mostly underwater within eighty years, but construction of new beachfront properties is booming. What’s behind this disconnect? To find out, writer Sarah Miller went undercover posing as a high end buyer to meet with real estate agents across the city. Here’s the story of what she found. Sarah Miller’s piece, along with 40 other amazing essays by women at the forefront of the climate movement, appear in the book Ayana co-edited with Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. To find out more about the book and all of the contributors, visit allwecansave.earth. The essay is read by actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as excerpted from the star-studded audiobook for All We Can Save. Calls to action Check out this map of sea level rise projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to see what areas we likely to become inundated. Check out the rest of the climate anthology that Ayana co-edited, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, at allwecansave.earth. Since we’re a podcast, we recommend checking out the audiobook version, which includes America Fererra, Janet Mock, Sophia Bush, Ilana Glazer, and Jane Fonda among the readers. If you take an action we recommend in one of our episodes, do us a favor and tell us about it! We’d love to hear how it went and what it felt like. Record a short voice memo on your phone and send it to us at howtosaveaplanet@spotify.com. We might use it in an upcoming episode.
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