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, March 23, 2020

Nurse practitioner Elsa DeHart joined us today for The Lowdown to discuss resources available at the Kodiak Public Health Center. She talked about reducing strain on the health care system by making sure you’ve had your flu shot — available for anyone who needs one at the Public Health Center. We also talked about the way coronavirus is transmitted between …

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The Lowdown — Thursday, March 19, 2020

Today’s guests are Dr. Elise Pletnikoff and Dr. Evan Jones from Kodiak Area Native Association. They discuss what resources KANA can provide for community members, and strategies for reducing risk of coronavirus contagion. Dr. Elise Pletnikoff and Dr. Evan Jones share coronavirus prevention guidelines during a March 19 edition of The Lowdown at KMXT. (Photo by Maggie Wall/KMXT)

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The Lowdown — Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Today’s guests include three members of the Kodiak Emergency Services Council — Kodiak City Manager Mike Tvenge, Kodiak Island Borough Manager Mike Powers, and Kodiak Fire Chief Jim Mullican. They discuss what the emergency council is doing and how Kodiak residents can stay safe during this time of the coronavirus.   Clockwise from bottom left: Kodiak City Manager …

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The Lowdown – Monday, March 16, 2020

Our guests for this first Lowdown program are Kodiak Island Borough School Superintendent Larry LeDoux and the Executive Director of the Kodiak Community Health Clinic, Carol Austerman. LeDoux shares what the school district is doing to limit exposure to the coronavirus. He also discusses how long-distance learning will take place if the schools need to shut down. Austerman discussed medical …

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