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Searching for the bright side during a pandemic: WriteLane podcast

Mister Rogers inspired our quest to find those who are trying to help.

Tampa Bay Times photojournalist John Pendygraft joins the podcast to discuss a series called The Helpers. The name was drawn from a quote from Fred Rogers, who once said: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' ”

Read stories in the series below:

Butcher John Riesebeck is embracing a family tradition

SPC professor creates 3D-printed face shields for medical workers

Retired teacher turned mask maker finds herself busier and busier

Isolation, frustration inspired action for Gulfport woman

Community activist finds new role during the pandemic

Grandfather’s actions in 1929 inspired 2020 donation

A canceled party, an awful fire, a new purpose

A new episode of WriteLane is available each Wednesday morning on the Times’ website and a variety of places, including iTunes. Go here to listen and subscribe for free on the Podcasts app and iTunes. If you like the show, be sure to leave us a review.

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