After months of discussions with her mom about Covid and vaccinations, Erica, now seven months pregnant, and her partner go visit Kini in Hawaii. With Covid on the decline and basking in family closeness, Erica decides to figure out a way for Kini to safely come to New York for the birth. But when Erica and her partner get home to Brooklyn a new Covid variant complicates their vision. As the birth draws nearer, Erica and Kini are forced to set their boundaries and find compromises. How will Kini meet the baby? As their family grows, can they keep from growing apart? Episode 6 of 6.
Host & producer: Erica Anderson
Senior producer: Maia Laperle
Series editor: Emily Harris
Final mixes and sound design: Josh Wilcox, with Walter Nordquist, Brooklyn Podcasting Studio
Executive producer: Eve Pearlman
Special, heartfelt thanks to Erica’s mom, Kini Christie, for being willing to have these conversations. Much love.
Thanks to the many other people who made these conversations possible, especially Dr. Julie Colwell, Dr. Keren Landman and Jonathan Jarry.
Executive Producer of Colorado Public Radio’s Audio Innovations Studio: Brad Turner
Artwork: Maria Juliana Pinzón
Marketing support: Clara Shelton, Jodi Gersh
Additional support: Rebekah Romberg, Jo Erickson, Erin Jones, Luis Antonio Perez, Emily Williams and Kibwe Cooper.
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