This week on The Exchange . . .

We hear from several Siouxlanders about their experiences in the coronavirus pandemic.

We talk with a Siouxland woman who is recovering from COVID-19.

And we speak with a UI medical student from northwest Iowa who is volunteering with new telemedicine clinic for people on low incomes and immigrants.  And a mental health professional talks about how to deal with the stress caused by social distancing and fear of COVID-19.

Today, I’m recommending Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder. This compelling, eye-opening tale describes the author’s experience immersing herself into the “workamper” community, a contemporary nomadic population largely made up of transient older Americans living on the road.