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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

A-State Alum Dr. Sherlita Amler Leads Response to COVID-19 Cases in Westchester, NY

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For KASU News, I’m Johnathan Reaves. An Arkansas native is leading  a response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in New York.  Dr. Sherlita Amler is from Marmaduke and has several degrees from Arkansas State.  She is currently the Health Commissioner in Westchester, New York.  More than 300 people in New York state have been infected, over 100 of those in the area Dr. Amler is in.  She tells how this started in Westchester.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.