My Mom’s Story

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Erica and Kini start their conversation about the Covid-19 vaccine by taking a look back at Kini’s past and how she came to her views. Erica learns about her family’s history of medical skepticism and the traumas that fractured Kini's trust in traditional authorities. And Erica gains a deeper understanding of how Kini thrived in and was supported by the alternative health and spiritual community in Boulder, Colorado. Episode 2 of 6.

Content Advisory: This episode contains stories of maternal loss and trauma.

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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