As we wait for early May to see if the coronavirus infection curve is actually flattening, medical supply companies are still scrambling to get sorely needed supplies to hospitals throughout the country.

In this edition of Northwest Now, host Tom Layson speaks with the CEO of one local group that makes some of those supplies. Find out how his company is keeping up with demand.

Plus, we’ll talk to a local educator who wrote a book about the last pandemic the world experienced back in 1918. Find out how we should learn from that outbreak from over a century ago.

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about the show on our website.

OFF AIR:

KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels

CABLE:

Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)
SATELLITE:

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)