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EVPL Launches "Seasons of Sharing"

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The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library is launching a new donation program to fill needs in the community this winter and year round. 

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COVID 19-related deaths and infections continue to rise in western Kentucky. 

Guitar Legend Carlos Santana to Play Ford Center

Dec 6, 2021
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A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist plans to perform in Evansville this spring. 

Indiana News

Starting Thursday, Hoosiers 5 and older can register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Wednesday's announcement from the Indiana Department of Health follows federal approval.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advisory committee prepares to make their recommendations on COVID-19 vaccinations for kids 5 and older, pediatric doctors are making their case to parents. A Riley Children’s Hospital physician said that means dispelling misinformation.

Dr. Sarah Bosslet, director of primary care at Riley, said that starts with answering questions from parents. For example, parents have asked about long-term side effects from vaccines. She said, with most vaccines, severe side effects are almost immediate or within six weeks.

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he’s exploring ways to end the state’s public health emergency surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional Health News

Pamela Goodwin started the Indianapolis based nonprofit Women In Motion after she recognized she was at high risk for HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. She wants to help other women — in particular women of color — in the same situation.

Local school boards, school officials, teachers and parents are suddenly finding themselves on the frontlines in the battle to keep kids safe from contracting COVID-19 at school. 

Across the country and across the state, each school district is faced with important decisions on safety protocols:  masks or no masks? Vaccine mandates or not? What should the district do when infection occurs? 

As 25-year-old Torian Jones sorted out the fresh produce section at Cleo’s Bodega grocery store, he put the bad tomatoes in a small box. Part of his work as manager of inventory is to gather and take them for composting at a nearby farm.

Working at the grocery store makes Jones feel good because, “the store is part of the community; it’s a nonprofit and we are offering an important service.”

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

PAOLA MARIZÁN

Hola. Bienvenidos a nuestro último episodio of season 6. For this episode, we recap algunas de las historias we told and update you on other ones.

Pero primero queremos decir, a big thank you to all of you who listen to our podcast. Gracias por su apoyo and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter - @quepasamidwest.

En este episodio, we visit the vaccine clinic at a church we talked about in our previous episode - and talk more about the importance of getting everyone informed acerca del virus y los cambios que continúan ocurriendo con la vacuna. 

Y tu, ¿Ya te pusiste la vacuna? 

Would you be comfortable at a doctor’s office if no one understood your culture or spoke your language?

Let us know your thoughts, tweet us!

¿QPM? S6 Ep. 6 Getting Latinos Involved

Jun 9, 2021

En este episodio, we visit the vaccine clinic at a church we talked about in our previous episode - and talk more about the importance of getting everyone informed acerca del virus y los cambios que continúan ocurriendo con la vacuna. 

  

Y tu, ¿Ya te pusiste la vacuna? 

Would you be comfortable at a doctor’s office if no one understood your culture or spoke your language?

Let us know your thoughts, tweet us!

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