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Feb 10, 2021

Looking for a COVID vaccine? Sam talks with Sue Auman about the early vaccine rollout in Central Pennsylvania. Sue is a member of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Vaccine Task Force. She & Sam spoke in late January 2021.  By way of an update, as of now (February 12) all long term care, personal care, and nursing...


Feb 2, 2021

Taylor Lightman talks to Sam about the Swedish response to COVID. Taylor is from Lewisburg, lives in Sweden, and specializes in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation. Taylor explains the mitigation measures he’s seeing from his home in rural Sweden. And he clarifies what the strategy really is: like,...


Nov 25, 2020

Julie and Sam catch up after a two-month hiatus... just in time for Thanksgiving. Hear about their exciting (sad) holiday plans and what they're most excited for (dreading) this winter. Julie asks Sam if she recommends sequestering for the sake of her elderly family member because of our local COVID uptick. Plus:


Sep 16, 2020

Local nurse practitioner and public health educator Karen Wolf talks to Sam about how the history of contact tracing & quarantine relate to our current moment. Karen answers questions like:

-Are local universities Susquehanna and Bucknell really testing students' poop for COVID viral load?

-How does government-led...


Aug 13, 2020

Sam and Julie talk about our local public schools reopening amidst an uptick in COVID cases. Since the beginning of August, Union County's cases have doubled. Looking at a map of outbreaks across the country, our county sticks out as the darkest spot in the state of Pennsylvania. PA State Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel...