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Jun 2, 2021

Ouch. Sam and Julie talk about the CDC masking guidelines and what they really mean for us here in Rural Pennsylvania. We also talk about how we're doing locally with COVID, and what our lives should look like now that roughly 39% of people in Union County are fully vaccinated. We'll remind you how to talk to vaccine...


Apr 13, 2021

It's go time! Sam and Julie talk about how and where to get vaccinated in Central Pennsylvania. Everyone 16 and older in PA is now eligible to get vaccinated. We also talk about what is safe in post vaccination life: is it a good idea to start having indoor parties? What about booking a summer trip to Mexico? And we'll...


Mar 16, 2021

A year ago today, Pennsylvania shut down non-essential business across the entire state. We mark this anniversary with the first in a series of Central Pennsylvania's Pandemic Stories. Andrea Tufo shares her story of helping the Donald Heiter Community Center survive the shutdown in March 2020 — and then surviving her...


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,...