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 — Thursday, July 2, 2020

Business-as-usual came to a screeching halt for Kodiak educators, students, and families in mid-March. As we near the midpoint for summer break, everyone is wondering what the upcoming school year will bring in terms of classrooms, sports, and activities. Our guests on this edition of The Lowdown hope to answer some of those questions. Join us for a conversation with …

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The Lowdown — Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Margie Draskovich is a professor of nursing at UAA Kodiak Campus and finishing up her doctorate in Indigenous Studies and Dr. Allison Kelliher, born and raised in rural Alaska, practicing whole-person focused primary care in Anchorage. Today’s discussion was about ways to build your immune system through the food you eat, the way you connect with the natural world, and …

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The Lowdown — Thursday, June 25, 2020

Today’s guests are Sam Dapcevich, Public Information Officer at Alaska Marine Highway System; and John Whiddon and Aimee Williams with the Kodiak Economic Development Corporation. Sam filled us in on the new COVID-19 testing requirements for the Marine Highway System passengers. Aimee and John talk with Mike about the recent round of CARES funding that went through the committee to …

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The Lowdown — Friday, June 19, 2020

Friday’s Lowdown is all about food. Mike’s guests are Tyler Kornelis, president of Kodiak Harvest Food Co-op, Melissa Berns, director of Old Harbor Alliance, Inc., and Sam Kenoyer, owner of Marlene Kenoyer Gardens in Larsen Bay. Hear about the exciting projects going on in each community and what the co-op is hoping to accomplish in the coming months and years. …

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