Behind the Mask

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Join Tomas Rodriguez as he uncovers the latest news developments in Europe and the world for student-run media at SUNY Oswego. What started off with Rodriguez serving as a foreign correspondent for WTOP-10 based out of Madrid, Spain, will now expand onto WNYO as Tomas uncovers how the latest COVID-19 global news developments impact SUNY Oswego international alumni around the world. You can follow Tomas on Twitter at @TomasFRoBeltran. You can also find the podcast on Twitter at @Behind MaskWNYO.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Baye Massene Diallo of Senegal Explains Curfews, Process of Arriving in the U.S.

    At first, residents of Senegal were hesitant to wear their face masks until the government threatened to penalize those who didn't comply. Throughout the pandemic, the nation has never reached the point of lockdown, although they have declared a series of curfews along with state of emergency conditions. ...


  2. Clarissa Karki of Nepal explains recession, government penalties

    Resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal faced an economic recession, which resulted in many losing their jobs as well as shortages in food and supplies. Nepal's situation led officials to improvise penalties for those who skipped mandatory quarantine as only the border shared with China was closed. That was not ...


  3. Jay Holder shares Tokyo 2020 Olympic experience amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    The opening episode for the podcast's second season features Jay Holder, a 2005 graduate of SUNY Oswego who served as the deputy venue media manager at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Holder shares what the process of acclimating to a Games setting was like amid COVID-19 restrictions and a ...


  4. Episode 10: Nirdishtha Sapkota of Nepal explains government restrictions, relations with neighboring India throughout the pandemic.

    During this episode of "Behind the Mask," Tomas meets with Nirdishtha Sapkota to discuss her native country of Nepal. During the pandemic, Nepal has relied on India heavily as it relates to receiving medical supplies and other essential goods. Nepal has also recently enforced a 15-day lockdown in an effort to ...


  5. Episode 9: Wataru Yatabe of Japan explains COVID-19 restrictions, government ahead of postponed Olympics

    Just three months shy of hosting the postponed summer Olympics, Japan experienced an increasing number of coronavirus cases. As a result, Japan is reportedly placing Tokyo among other prefectures under a 'quasi-emergency state' to slow the spread of the virus ahead of the games. The pandemic has also impacted the retail ...