After Two Days On A Ventilator, Iowan Shares Story Of COVID-19 Survival

Apr 17, 2020

After two weeks of hospitalization, Larry Potter became the first Iowan diagnosed with COVID-19 to be released from Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids after spending time on a ventilator.

On this episode of River to River, Potter shares his story of survival as he recovers from COVID-19. Also on the program, host Ben Kieffer takes a look at notable stories from the week with newsmakers and reporters from across the state. 

Guests include:

  • Natalie Krebs -- Iowa Public Radio health reporter
  • Betty Andrews -- State Area President Iowa-Nebraska NAACP Conference of Branches
  • Pat Blank -- IPR All Things Considered host and reporter
  • Larry Potter -- COVID-19 survivor
  • Neal Smith -- former Iowa Congressman 
  • Tony Dehner -- IPR Studio One host