COVID-19 Community Report Episode 42: Speaking with the Davis School Arts Foundation and 9th Grade Student for Pandemic Perspectives - Nov 17th, 2020

At a moment when Yolo County has been returned to the most restrictive tier under the state's COVID-19 protocol, we hear two perspectives about the pandemic's impact on school-aged populations here in Davis.

My first guest today is Lorraine Nail-Visher, president of the Davis School Arts Foundation, which supports culturally relevant arts education for children in Davis public schools through project grants, advocacy, and arts integration training for educators. We'll hear about the foundation's work in general, its funding, and its recent decision to concentrate its efforts on one grade and on one centralized effort during the pandemic, with the Arts Kit project in partnership with the Davis Arts Center.

Then we'll hear from 9th-grader Rohan Baxi about his experiences with distance learning, and the hobby he took up at the start of the pandemic that's given him purpose during this time. That hobby includes his bi-weekly radio show Timeout Radio, which he produces at home for KDRT.