Episode 55 wraps up my monthlong series on reopening the schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District. Last week's chats with elementary and junior high school students, and the two segments with high-school seniors this week, are among the more important interviews I've done this year. These young folks are going to be living with the post-pandemic reality for a very long time, and their varied perspectives are fascinating to hear. I believed it was important to give them a voice at this point in time.
This week we hear from Emme Dunning, who has lived in Davis her whole life, and is a senior at Davis High school. We also hear from DHS senior Daniel Engotto, who starts the interview by letting us know what we're about to hear is an unapologetic experience of what it's like to be a young black man, the son of immigrants, and a media and changemaker during this time. Both provided thoughtful and insightful interviews.