The Coffee Break Podcast
Hailey James; Hannah Stiff

Hailey James; Hannah Stiff

March 31, 2020

We start the show learning about an outreach campaign that has started at Carroll College, with students there helping the elderly members of our community who cannot get groceries or other essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic. We close talking with Hannah Stiff at the Better Business Bureau, who provides some great information for both individuals and businesses dealing with the pandemic. 

Tim Fox; David Oclander

Tim Fox; David Oclander

March 30, 2020

We open with Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, talking about scams and price gouging during the COVID-19 crisis. Helena Family YMCA CEO David Oclander finished the show, and we learn about what the Y is doing to stay connected in a shelter-in-place environment. 

Dr. Jack McMahon; Jeff Wadekamper

Dr. Jack McMahon; Jeff Wadekamper

March 27, 2020

Dr. Jack McMahon with Helena OBGYN lets us in on how COVID-19 impacts pregnancy. Then, Jeff Wadekamper, Director at the Helena Regional Airport, shares the changes and impacts this has all has had on the airport. 

Mental Health Awareness amid COVID-19

Mental Health Awareness amid COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Behavioral health specialist Jadin VanSteenvort fills us in on what to know and what to look for as it pertains to mental health awareness in the COVID-19 outbreak. We then catch up with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shelly Harkins and Brenna Scofield to learn just what's happening on the front lines of care. 

Sen. Jon  Tester; Maestro Allan R. Scott

Sen. Jon Tester; Maestro Allan R. Scott

March 25, 2020

We open the show talking with Sen. Jon Tester about the efforts in Washington surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Helena Symphony Orchestra maestro Allan R. Scott finishes up with us, and we learn what decisions were made there and what has been impacted by the health crisis. 

Congressman Greg Gianforte; Ali Mandell

Congressman Greg Gianforte; Ali Mandell

March 24, 2020

Congressman Greg Gianforte fills us in on what's being done in Washington in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We finish with Ali Mandell, who tells us what's going on right now with the Helena Leaders Network. 

Emily McVey; Krys Holmes

Emily McVey; Krys Holmes

March 23, 2020

We start the show with the executive director of the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area, Emily McVey. The organization is doing a lot to help both individuals and nonprofits hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, and she gives us some ways to help or seek help. We then chat with the executive director of The Myrna Loy, Krys Holmes. They're helping to pull together various nonprofits and small businesses in town, and working to find a way through the mass closures we're seeing. 

Shelly Harkins, MD and John Finn

Shelly Harkins, MD and John Finn

March 20, 2020

We open chatting with Dr. Shelly Harkins, the Chief Medical Officer at St. Peter's Health and infectious disease expert. We talk about coronavirus and COVID-19 -- just what is it, what does the trend look like, and how can we stay safe? The show finishes with Lewis & Clark Library Director John Finn, who fills us in on what's happening with the library and how people can still get connected with books and other media. 

Gayle Shirley; Cathy Burwell

Gayle Shirley; Cathy Burwell

March 19, 2020

We check in first with Lewis and Clark Public Health's Gayle Shirley and get some information about what decisions have been made and how as they relate to the COVID-19 outbreak. The show's finale is Helena Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Cathy Burwell, and we check in on what's happening with local businesses as the pandemic continues. 

Lewis & Clark County Commissioner Susan Good-Geise

Lewis & Clark County Commissioner Susan Good-Geise

March 18, 2020

Lewis & Clark County Commissioner Susan Good-Geise is our guest, and she starts off the show with an exclusive: She is filing as the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate. After we chat about that, we do get into the county's involvement and decisions centered around the COVID-19 pandemic.