The Trend

Fridays at Noon and Sundays at 5pm (Central Time)

The Trend is where we discuss ideas, challenge assumptions, and meet new people. Host Cass Herrington delves into issues that reflect and impact the place we live. Topics range from serious to light-hearted, always with the intent to discover, inform, and engage.

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Trend Archives (older than August 2013)



The Trend
4:51 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

The Trend- Onboard LST 325

On the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France, The Trend traveled to LST 325, talking with crew members, veterans and local officials about the museum and some current exhibitions dealing with World War II and the Holocaust.  

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The Trend
1:50 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

The Trend: Child Abuse Prevention

This week's Trend was all about the prevention of child abuse, with programs from three Evansville agencies that deal with the issue on a daily basis.

We also have an excerpt of Indiana University President Michael McRobbie's speech to the Rotary Club this week about the planned IU Medical School for downtown Evansville.  

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The Trend
2:15 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Teenagers with autism speak out with 'real voices'

Josh Berkau has severe autism spectrum disorder. At 17, he's just started to communicate by typing on an iPad. Now that he can speak, he wants to study biology and psychology so he can help other people with autism around the world.
Credit Cass Herrington / WNIN News

This is the story of three teenage boys. They are 15, 17 and 18 years old, and they all have severe autism spectrum disorder. Their experiences living with the condition are unique, but the young men share an eagerness to share their stories with the world. 

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The Trend
4:14 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

The Trend- Autism Awareness Month

Autistic student's thank you to WNIN reporter Cass Herrington.
Credit Cass Herrington

It's a disorder for which there is no known cause or cure, yet instances of autism spectrum disorder are on the rise. Trend co-hosts John Gibson and Cass Herrington are devoting two weeks of the Trend to see how local people are dealing with this most misunderstood of conditions.

In Part One, Cass and John talk with local teachers and caregivers with slightly different approaches to helping autistic clients. 

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The Trend
2:54 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Trend: Downtown Site Gets IU Med School Vote

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke waits for the IU trustees vote Friday.
Credit Jason Yaser

It took a little longer than expected, but Indiana University trustees voted to recommend that the Evansville campus for a new IU medical school should be located downtown.

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