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Alone, Together: Closer to Fine


For today's song in our series Alone, Together series, Sam writes: I've been feeling Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls the last couple of days. It was a song that I sung with my choir 12 years ago, and it's never felt more apt than now.


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The joys of being a grandmother in the modern age


What does it mean to be a modern grandmother in the 21st century? How is it different to previous generations and how do we define the role?


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The tantalising scheme to fix coronavirus in only six weeks


On the show today: * What should people do if they have mild cold and flu symptoms but do not meet the testing criteria? * What do we know about general health and surviving coronavirus? If you're older and healthy, does that help? * What's going on with male vs female stats? * Should we now remove our shoes before coming back inside the house? And Dr Norman Swan explains that tantalising plan that could see life pretty much return to normal in only four to six weeks.


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Co-parenting with your ex during coronavirus


Keeping things in order in a home during coronavirus is hard enough, but what if you have to try and keep things in order across two homes or three or four? For parents who share custody or who live in blended families, the sheer scale of scheduling needed during this time boggles the mind. How are these families working out a coordinated approach to physical distancing and education at home? And how are they keeping their cool when they don't agree?


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Alone, Together: Wendy puts on our dancing shoes


In this time of keeping our distance, we can still connect. Through music. The Life Matters team invites you to email us your song choice to help us all in these troubled times, and the story behind that choice. Wendy has.


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The Kindness Hero who didn't believe it


When Jamal Elsheikh, director of One Love Australia, was rung by the ABC to tell him he'd been nominated as a Kindness Hero, he thought it was a joke. But then they rang again and again and the message got through. Jamal tells the story that led him to become the ABC's first Kindness Hero.


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Coronacast: Three tips on how to convince friends and family to stay home


On today’s show: * How do you convince friends and family to take coronavirus seriously? * What's the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2? * Why can't Australia make our own testing kits? * Kids question: Clara wants to know why coronavirus is so bad * Kids question: Ezra wants to know what happens if you get coronavirus and another virus at the same time. Will they mix?


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How to get everyone on board with physical distancing


COVID-19 is spreading quickly and one way to combat the disease is staying at least 1.5 metres away from others and remaining at home if possible. But not everyone is heeding the physical distancing message, and there are also reports of people failing to self-isolate when directed. So how do we turn this around?


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Alone, Together: Peter contributes to our mixtape


In this time of keeping our distance, we can still connect. Through music. Yesterday we launched Alone, Together where you get to connect with everyone through a song that holds meaning for you in these troubled times. Your response was heartfelt and immediate and today's song for all of us comes from Peter who is facing his own challenges with bravery and positivity.


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Are 'country issues' everyone's issues now?


Agricultural issues like droughts and food shortages have always been concerns for rural communities, but, because of climate change, all of Australia is suddenly taking notice. How does that change how they're dealt with and how they're talked about? And how can the Murray-Darling Basin act as a case study for what works and what doesn't?


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