COVID-19

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Airs Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 6 p.m. Our host Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Keith Scott, Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery & Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. Jennifer Singh, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and is Board Certified in Lifestyle as Medicine. Dr. Scott will let us know the latest on clinical trials for treatment of COVID-19 at LSUHS, and Dr. Singh will inform us about the mobile testing unit that is testing for coronavirus in some of our most at risk communities.

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Testing, Research, & Whether or Not Louisiana is Ready to Open Up

Airs Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Randall Brewer, this Health Matters continues with the latest information and updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our area. LSU Health Shreveport has been one of the medical centers on the forefront of tackling this disease through testing and research, and Dr. G.E. Ghali, Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport, talks about these efforts and his thoughts on opening up our state and city.

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COVID-19 Updates, Testing and Research, and Veteran Mental Health and Cancer Care During Coronavirus Pandemic

Airs Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 6 p.m.  Our host Dr. Randall Brewer discusses COVID-19 and testing and research with Dr. Chris Kevil, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research at LSU Health Shreveport, and Dr. Andrew Yurochko, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Shawn McNeil, psychiatrist with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, informs us on veterans’ mental health and how our local VA is providing access to mental health care during the pandemic. Dr. Sanford Katz, radiologist oncologist with Willis-Knighton Health System, talks about cancer patient care during this time.

Airs Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m CT
MPR News Host Kerri Miller returns with a live call-in economic special on COVID-19. As hundreds of thousands of workers lose their jobs and companies face an uncertain future, we'll focus on the big- picture: the economy. Our guests, Marketplace Correspondent and Host Sabri Ben-Achour and Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari, and will take your questions about what this downturn means for average American families, whether Congress is doing enough, and what the economy will look like on the other side.

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Airs Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 6 p.m. Tune in for Health Matters Thursday at 6 p.m., when we will continue our special coverage on COVID-19. Our host, Dr. Randall Brewer will be joined by Dr. Puja Nambiar, Infectious Disease Specialist and Assistant Professor at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport along with Dr. Chris Kevil, Vice Chancellor for Research at LSU Health.

This is the LIVE YOUTUBE stream from the Arkansas Governors Office.

Gov. John Bel Edwards
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From March 27, 2020 - Gov. John Bel Edwards' Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Airs Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 8 p.m. Tune in this Thursday for Health Matters. Dr. Joseph Bocchini, infectious disease physician with Willis-Knighton Health System, will update us on COVID-19. Dr. Randall Brewer will be our host, and Dr. Shelley Visconte will join to talk about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health.

Airs Monday, March 23, 2020, at 7 p.m. SPECIAL BROADCAST - A special broadcast will be presented on Red River Radio this evening featuring State health officials and government leaders who will be taking the COVID-19 crisis discussion to the people. COVID-19 Louisiana’s Response will be broadcast by Louisiana Public Broadcasting and simulcast here on Red River Radio beginning at 7pm. We will also be streaming it live on our main channel.

Governor John Bel Edwards delivers his March 22, 2020 update on the state's response to COVID-19. Estimated start time, 2:00pm.

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