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Lonely this Galentine's Day? How the pandemic has tested — and ended — friendships

Ever since "Parks and Recreation’s" Leslie Knope invented Galentine's Day, women have been celebrating friendship along with  — and sometimes instead of — romance.

But there’s a more serious side to the friend game, and as with everything, it seems, the pandemic has made an impact.

Jennifer Senior, a staff writer for the Atlantic, explains this and more in her latest story, “ It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart.”

The Show spoke with her to learn about the story and how, in our era of radical individual freedoms, friendships have taken a backseat.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.