NPR’s popular show Snap Judgment explores the theme of survival during lockdown in four different locations around the world, featuring stories of resilience and hope during times of crisis. The “Letters from Lockdown” episode showcases these stories through letters written by individuals in Sarajevo, Yangon, New Orleans, and San Francisco during the Bosnian War, the Myanmar uprising, Hurricane Katrina, and the COVID-19 pandemic, respectively. The episode features Brian Basinger, the founder of the Q Foundation, a non-profit technology company that helps people pay their rent and stay in their homes. Through these stories, the episode offers a powerful reflection on the human experience during times of crisis.

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