The Journal Gazette
Friday, April 03, 2020 12:43 pm

Verbatim: PBS Fort Wayne sets coronavirus community forum tonight

The Journal Gazette

PBS Fort Wayne issued this news release today:

(Fort Wayne) - The conversation and call-ins will continue on PBS Fort Wayne, Friday, April 3 with Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deb McMahan and Dr. Jay Fawver, host of Matters Of The Mind, plus other local medical and community leaders during this one-hour call in program.

Guests scheduled to appear on this live broadcast, beginning at 7:00pm on channel 39.1 are:

  • Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County Health Commissioner
  • Dr. Jeffrey Boord, Parkview Health
  • Katie Hougham, Vice President, Population Health & Advanced Care Planning, Aging & In-Home Services
  • Tammy Toscos and Jessica Pater (Parkview Health - Community Needs Study)
  • Dr. Jay Fawver (psychiatrist - mental health expert, host of Matters of the Mind on PBS Fort Wayne)
  • Dr. Trent Towne (Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (infectious disease), Manchester University)
  • Matthew Purkey (CEO, United Way of Allen County)

The show will again feature a phone bank comprised of health care professionals to assist viewers with questions they may have when they call in (1-866-969-2721) during the live broadcast. This program will repeat, as recorded on PBS Fort Wayne Explore/channel 39.4 Saturday, April 4 at 6:30pm and again on Explore/39.4 on Sunday, April 5 at 8:00pm.

Prior editions of CORONAVIRUS: A Live Community Forum can be viewed online for free at

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