Samantha Horton

Actor and activist George Takei visited WNIN with his husband and fellow activist, Brad Takei, to discuss being Japanese American during WWII, his experience as a member of the LGBTQ community in the public eye, and the rising role of social media in social justice activism.  Find out more tonight at Evansville's Diversity Lecture Setires: An Evening with George Takei at 6:30pm   September 27, 2016 at the Victory Theatre in Evansville, IN. 

Millennials still think of Sanders to decide vote

Sep 27, 2016
Paola Marizan / WNIN

One of the many presidential debate watch parties last evening was held at the University of Southern Indiana with a large  presence of students and faculty. 

Even though the primaries are over the presence of Bernie Sanders loomed large over this gathering.

In the past, the majority of millennials avidly supported Sanders and the sting of his defeat is causing some, like Cody McCormick, to swing their votes to a third party. 

I-64 crash kills two

Sep 27, 2016

Two people are dead following a crash on Interstate 64 in Spencer County. 

Indiana State Police say 19-year-old Zachary Henry was driving a car eastbound on the highway just before 10:00 Monday night, when he suddenly came upon an SUV stopped in the roadway.

Police say Henry was unable to stop or avoid the vehicle, crashed into it, and pushed the SUV down an embankment and onto its roof.

The Spencer County Coroner pronounced the two occupants of the SUV --  identified only as from Virginia -- dead at the scene.

Voters choose "covered bridge" plate

Sep 22, 2016

Hoosiers apparently love their covered bridges. 

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced that a license plate depicting a covered bridge has won the vote to replace the outgoing bicentennial plate.

The BMV says in a news release that 54 percent of the more than 330,000 people who took part in the month-long vote chose the design of a red bridge spanning a creek.

The “Hoosier State Silhouette” plate came in second, and the “Crossroads of America” plate finished a distant third.

What it means to be Latinoaméricano

Sep 22, 2016

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, expert in Latin America and University of Evansville professor of Spanish, Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo tells us about music that describes what being Latino means, her relocation to Canada as a child and about her homeland, Colombia.  

  

Jogger struck and killed in Vanderburgh County

Sep 20, 2016

A woman is dead, after being hit by a pickup truck in northern Vanderburgh County.

The sheriff’s office says in a news release that 51-year-old Janet Sue Gries of Evansville was jogging westbound on Boonville-New Harmony Road near Gilles Lane at about 5:00 Tuesday morning.

An eastbound pickup truck driven by 22-year-old Coleman Matthew Sheridan hit Gries and she died at the scene.

The sheriff’s office says Sheridan told deputies that he was reaching for a can of tobacco on the floor of the truck prior to the collision.

Former Knox Co. official accused of embezzling

Sep 20, 2016

A former Knox County official is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 over five years. 

Police arrested former Solid Waste Director Tracy Clinkenbeard of Vincennes, following an eleven-month investigation by Indiana State Police and the State Board of Accounts.

A news release from state police says the probe revealed the 51-year-old Clinkenbeard embezzled the money between 2010 and 2015.

As director, she was responsible for all financial matters in the Solid Waste office.

Ozone Alert issued during last week of summer

Sep 19, 2016

The Evansville EPA is warning of possible unhealthy air Tuesday. 

The local EPA has issued an Ozone Alert, with a forecast of bright sunshine and calm wind.

The agency says the combination may boost ozone levels into the “unhealthy” category, especially for sensitive groups like children, the elderly, persons with respiratory conditions, and anyone who is active outdoors for a prolonged period.

The EPA says ozone is most likely to reach unhealthy levels between noon and 7:00 p.m.

Last year, baby boomers were outnumbered by a new generation, the millennials. Who, according to the Business Journal, now make up to 38% of the U.S. workforce.

Abigail Gipson / WNIN

This episode takes us through a bilingual journey of soccer as a religion and the many definitions of the American dream. 

¿Qué Pasa, MidWest? is a bilingual show full of culture, interesting stories y temas que impactan nuestras comunidades. These topics are designed to be a conversation and a cultural bridge between diverse communities and immigrants seeking their own versions of the ‘American Dream’.

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