The Trend

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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
12:24 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Changing approaches to mental healthcare in the Tri-State

We’re taking a look at mental healthcare in the Tri-State, and how access and approaches have changed in the past few decades.

Even recently, with the passage of Obamacare, more people will have coverage for diagnosis and treatment.

As we’ll hear on the program, the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses have lessened, but there still remains to be a consensus on what are effective treatments for these often debilitating diseases. 

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The Trend
12:40 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

The Trend looks at Uncommon Education

  On the March 7th episode of The Trend, we welcomed EVSC officials, a local "unschooler," and the head of Montessori Academy to discuss education and Indiana's departure from Common Core Standards.

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The Trend
10:55 am
Mon March 3, 2014

West Franklin Street's present identity maintains its storied past

Cass Herrington WNIN News

It’s Mardi Gras, and down in New Orleans, the rum is freely flowing and the beignets are piled high with powdered sugar.

Here in Evansville, Franklin Street is gearing up for its second annual bar crawl and its first ever parade.

Lamasco's Bar and Grill, for example, shored up 1,000 pounds of crawfish and 500 pounds of oysters, said owner Amy Word. 

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The Trend
3:42 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

The Trend looks at race relations, diversity and inclusion in the Tri-State

John Gibson in the studio with Diane Clements Friday.

On Friday, guests included Diane Clements with the Evansville Human Relations Commission and Maura Robinson, the President of M G Robinson Inc. and author of "The Inclusion Revolution is Now."

We got some history on Black History Month, updated an earlier discussion on race in Owensboro, and found out why the banjo is a great way to open a discussion on race.

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The Trend
1:51 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

'Wedding-nomics,' the pricetag on love

Robert Owen (left) and Alex Jarvis (right) celebrated their wedding in Evansville one month after the ceremony in Iowa. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and several city council members were among the 80 people in attendance, despite treacherous road conditions.
Alex Jarvis

From the moment you slip on the ring, and in some cases, years before, the wedding march begins.

It’s a dizzying dance of planning, budgeting and buying. It happens so quickly, we rarely pause to see what it means.

Today, we’ll walk you down the aisle, as we examine the wedding industry and its effects on the local economy.

It’s wedding-nomics, the price tag on love.  

The business of weddings

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