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Mayor Winnecke Officially Launches Re-Election Bid

A crowd of supporters spilled into the hallway as Evansville mayor Lloyd Winnecke signed paperwork Wednesday afternoon in the Vanderburgh County election office. The Republican mayor officially launched his re-election campaign in a bid for his third term.

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WNIN- Best Long Form Newscast

Jan 19, 2019

On June 12, 2018, the WNIN listening area of Southwestern Indiana, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky faced severe weather and there was a blockbuster breaking news story about a local judge resigning in the wake of misconduct allegations.

Most local radio news teams would have thought that enough for one day, but WNIN also reported on an important noise ordinance vote in the city council, added a feature about the Evansville PRIDE picnic and a lighthearted clip from our weekly public affairs show.

Schmitt, Rascher Seeking City Council Seats

Jan 18, 2019
John Gibson / WNIN

Two more Republicans have filed for seats on the Evansville City Council. 

Red Blue Hoops Season 5: Episode 3

Jan 17, 2019
WNIN

In this episode of Red Blue Hoops, we go live on Facebook and Twitter, the phone rings off the hook, and IU radio broadcasting legend Don Fischer calls in.

Catch Red Blue Hoops back in action next Thursday night at 6pm Central on 88.3 WNIN-FM and online at wnin.org. You can also connect with the show on Twitter by following @redbluehoops. More information and previous shows can be found on the Red Blue Hoops page.

Indiana News

Rep. Randy Frye's (R-Greensburg) bill aims to help solve Indiana’s jail overcrowding problem by moving some inmates to Department of Correction facilities. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

State lawmakers want to help solve Indiana’s jail overcrowding problem by moving some inmates to Department of Correction facilities.

Holcomb Names New State Veterans Affairs Director

Jan 18, 2019

Gov. Eric Holcomb has named a new director for the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs. This comes after the resignation of the former director following complaints about misuse of military relief dollars at the agency.

Gov. Eric Holcomb unveiled a teacher pay proposal in his State of the State. A Department of Child Services bill cleared committee. And House Republicans then rebuffed an effort to strengthen that bill.

Regional Health News

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A law professor in Illinois wants to put a stop to a medical practice that she says treats women’s bodies like cadavers. 

Across most of the U.S., teaching hospitals allow medical students to conduct pelvic exams on female patients without their knowledge or explicit consent. 

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Isaiah Seibert/Side Effects Public Media

Yvonne Martin keeps detailed notes of two years in her life. It starts on March 1, 2016. That’s the day her son, Daniel, first ran away from the family’s home near Evansville, Ind.

He was 13.

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Lauren Bavis/Side Effects Public Media

In 2018, Side Effects covered community struggles with public health crises, barriers to treatment and clever workarounds to get vulnerable people the care they need. 

¿Qué Pasa MidWest?

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¿QPM? S2 EP 9: Ending Season Dos Celebrating Bilingual Music

It’s been a great season for us and we hope that it has been for you too. Esperamos que hayas disfrutado de los temas que tocamos esta temporada . We talked about being kidnapped in Venezuela by the FARC, we went to Liberal Kansas for Cinco de Mayo, we covered the stories of Paola’s family experiencing Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico; we talked about los del 1.5 Generation, the effects of deportation among families, Domestic Violence, the Census 2020 and more. But that’s not all we’ve done....

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