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Voices of COVID-19 podcast, Season 2

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 13: Delivering Dougherty Co. through the pandemic

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.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 12: Being a nurse, a mom, a student during a pandemic

Host Krista Monk spoke with Traveling Nurse Joanna Waggoner. Joanna is an ICU nurse who has been working the COVID floor, a mom of three, a student and so much more.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 11: She overcame COVID-19 after battling breast cancer — twice

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.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 10: This COVID survivor gets specific about side effects

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.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 9: From the classroom to virtual learning; teaching during a pandemic

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.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 8: Peanuts pack a punch during the pandemic

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.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 7: The bond between a COVID patient and her nurse

Host Krista Monk spoke with Laconyea Lynn, one of the first COVID-19 patients at Phoebe, and Traveling Nurse Kim Sloan, who helped treat Laconyea.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 6: Coronavirus has kept this couple apart for a year

Host Krista Monk spoke with Pam and Larry Hagan of Terrell County. Larry was hospitalized in March 2020, and he still hasn’t been able to come home.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 5: Students studying to be doctors amid a pandemic

Host Krista Monk spoke with Allison Tresner and Jake Massey, who are both second-year students at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, or PCOM, in Moultrie.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 4: A year in review with Emileigh Forrester

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you the second season of the “Voices of COVID-19" podcast.

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 3: Organizing the vaccination of a community

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 2: Order Eats; Delivering through a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19 podcast, Season 1

Voices of COVID-19, Season 2, Episode 1: From a broken heart to a bakery built by brownies

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 16: Managing finances during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 15: Phoebe; Between a vaccine and another surge in cases

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 14: The pandemic and mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 13: Seeing the pandemic from the ER of a hotspot

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 12: ‘Maddie’s new normal’

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 11: A pandemic through the eyes of a man who is a pastor, teacher and commissioner

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 10: Wrapping up the Celebrate South Ga. Tour

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 9: She lost her husband to coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 8: Making the decision to cancel the Sunbelt Ag Expo

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 7: Planning around a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 6: Overseeing Thomasville City Schools during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 5: From caring for a community to losing his wife; what’s helped the Crisp County sheriff get through the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 4: Battling a pandemic from behind the blue line

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 3: From running a restaurant to battling coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 2: Behind the frontlines of a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."

‘I really love being behind a mic’: Meet Krista Monk, host of WALB’s ‘Voices of COVID-19’ podcast

“Honestly, it feels like a long time coming,” Monk said.

Voices of COVID-19, Episode 1: Welcome to ‘Voices of COVID-19’

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the strength and resiliency of South Georgia. To recognize that, WALB is bringing you a new podcast called “Voices of COVID-19."