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State and local officials are working to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but questions still remain about the virus and how best to respond to it.

COVID-19 has infected more than 10,000 people in the U.S. so far and caused at least 150 deaths. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has issued a series of executive orders and recommendations to stop the spread of the virus, including instructions to shut down public-facing institutions and halt in-person service in restaurants. The orders, and fears surrounding the virus, are impacting Louisville’s economy

In Conversation answers some of those questions, and asks what is ahead for the state’s response to COVID-19. Our guests were:

  • Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer
  • Dr. Jon Klein, Vice-Dean for Research, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Ryan Van Velzer, Energy and Environmental Reporter for WFPL News

In Conv

Listen to In Conversation live on 89.3 WFPL Friday at 11 a.m. or follow along with our live tweets at @WFPLnews. Call with your questions or comments at 502-814-TALK or tweet us with the hashtag #WFPLconversation. We’re also on Facebook.

And follow our ongoing coverage about the coronavirus through our live blog here.


There’s a lot going on in Louisville, and WFPL’s “In Conversation” with Rick Howlett gives people a platform to talk — both to each other, and with the larger community — about the biggest issues facing our city, state and region. Live at 11 a.m. every Friday on 89.3 WFPL. Call 502-814-TALK to join the conversation.

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