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Arkansas PBS to address COVID-19 questions in ‘Arkansans Ask’ Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

Posted 08 Oct 2021

Viewer questions, comments encouraged for live broadcast

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — After more than 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions linger over the virus, masks, the vaccine and how to care for children. Arkansas PBS will present the live program “Arkansans Ask: COVID-19 Town Hall” Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., allowing viewers to have their questions and concerns addressed and hear Arkansans share their personal COVID-19 stories. The program will also livestream at and


Among those participating in the program will be: Dr. Robert Hopkins Jr., director for the Division of General Internal Medicine, UAMS; Dr. Kellee Farris, Ph.D., CEO, Lee County Cooperative Clinic, Marianna, Arkansas; Greg Reep, former mayor and legislator, who lost his wife to COVID-19; and others.


Viewers may share questions and comments during the live broadcast at, by Facebook message, or on Twitter with #ARAsk. Viewers may also submit questions by voicemail at 501-682-0318.


Funding for this program was provided in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding for COVID-related news and information provided by Arkansas Community Foundation.


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