Host Krista Monk spoke with Phoebe Putney Health System President and CEO Scott Steiner. In the final episode of the podcast series, the two discussed how far Dougherty County and South Georgia have come since the beginning of the pandemic.
Host Krista Monk spoke with Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler about his extremely unique perspective on the pandemic. As the man responsible for handling those who have passed, he was also the one to manage the large number of people who died from COVID-19 when the county was one of the hardes
Host Krista Monk spoke with Greg Edwards, the district attorney for the Dougherty Judicial Circuit. The two discussed how the virus has backlogged cases, how his office is addressing the caseloads that continue to pile up and even the D.A.’s first interaction with COVID-19.
Host Krista Monk spoke with Dougherty County EMS Director Sam Allen. When Albany was a hotspot for COVID, Sam’s team was delivering patients to the ER as quickly as possible to keep up with the sheer volume.
Host Krista Monk spoke with Doretha Hamilton, a COVID-19 survivor with an amazing story of strength and overcoming. Doretha had beat breast cancer twice before she contracted coronavirus. Doretha beat COVID-19 too.
Host Krista Monk spoke with Martistene Williams, an Albany COVID-19 survivor. Martistene spent about nine months recovering in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Now, she’s telling her story of how she feels and what she’s still dealing with even after shaking the virus.
Host Krista Monk spoke with Amanda Manard, a fifth-grade teacher with Thomas County Schools. Amanda told Krista about the struggles of virtual learning, not being able to see her students face to face and trying to make sure her students didn’t miss out by working from home.
Host Krista Monk spoke with Joy Crosby, the assistant executive director for the Georgia Peanut Commission. While farmers and the peanut commission were impacted by the pandemic, peanuts and farmers were needed just as much, if not more than ever.