By Jeff Murphy, March 25, 2020
Thursdays at 7 p.m., beginning March 26, the University of Central Missouri’s public television station, KMOS-TV, will present a live call-in panel discussion covering the current health crisis. The program will feature regional experts answering your questions and discussing important aspects of the outbreak relating to health in Central Missouri.
The program will air on KMOS channel 6.1 and on the KMOS Facebook page. Viewers can send questions via social media or call the toll-free number during the program. Information about panelists and relevant links will be shared on the station website and on social media.
The program will feature Darinda J. Dick, MSN,RN, president and chief executive officer of Western Missouri Medical Center; Paul Polychronis, UCM emeriti staff member who is a board certified counseling psychologist; and Troy Armstrong, emergency management director for the Johnson County Emergency Management Agency.
Host Meryl Lin McKean has nearly four decades of experience as a television health and medical reporter. McKean served in that position at WDAF-TV (Fox 4) in Kansas City from 1985 to 2016. She currently serves on the UCM Alumni Foundation Board of Directors and KMOS Community Advisory Board.