The Lowdown

Tune in Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to get The Lowdown on local information about COVID-19.


The Lowdown features guests, updated CDC, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and local Emergency Services Council recommendations, closures, and more.


Audio from the show will be recorded each day and posted here.


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The Lowdown — Monday, April 6, 2020

On today’s edition of The Lowdown, we talk to executive director Sarah Phillips, from the Chamber of Commerce, and executive director Aimee Williams, from Discover Kodiak, about how local businesses are continuing to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss a new survey to measure the hit to Kodiak’s economy, and what residents can do to help keep local …

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The Lowdown — Thursday, April 2, 2020

Part 1: Part 2: On today’s edition of The Lowdown, we speak with Dr. Laura Platt, an infectious disease doctor based in Boston. In a conversation with Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center’s chief of staff Dr. Steve Smith and Kodiak Area Native Association’s Dr. Evan Jones, Platt breaks down how the coronavirus is transmitted and why it’s so much more …

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The Lowdown Wednesday, April 1, 2020

On this edition of The Lowdown, we check in with health professionals from Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and Kodiak Area Native Association to learn how the medical community is preparing for COVID-19 cases in Kodiak. They provide updates on hospital capacity and ventilators, debunk myths about masks and remind the community about best practices for keeping everyone on the …

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The Lowdown — Tuesday, March 24, 2020

On today’s edition of The Lowdown, we talked to executive directors Sarah Phillips, from the Chamber of Commerce, and Aimee Williams from Discover Kodiak. Even though both offices are closed, Phillips and Williams are still working to support local businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Chamber is offering help with applying for federal small business loans. Discover Kodiak is …

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