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Weekend Events Mirror National Condition

On the day the U.S. celebrated once again launching a manned spaceflight, events in Evansville provided a microcosm of the challenges we’re also facing. It was a beautiful spring day, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

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The number of coronavirus cases in Dubois County has topped 200. 

Henderson, Morganfield Hospitals to be Renamed

18 hours ago
Deaconess Health

Name changes are coming to hospitals in Henderson and Morganfield. 

Protests Disrupt in Evansville, Owensboro Saturday

May 31, 2020
Rondell Joseph

One juvenile and three adults were arrested in Evansville during protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis last week.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported nine additional confirmed deaths Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,976. The state announced nearly 35,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 266,000 Hoosiers tested.

Hoosiers who vote in person for this year’s primary election will not be required to wear masks, use gloves, or observe critical social distancing guidelines.

Over the weekend, hundreds of demonstrators across Indiana joined national protests against police violence. Most of the protesters were largely peaceful. Police clashed with crowds in response to thrown objects and vandalism by firing tear gas, pepper spray pellets and flares.

Regional Health News

Here’s something that might surprise you: A new national survey shows that regardless of political affiliation, Americans mostly agree on how to reopen the economy during the coronavirus pandemic—slowly—and with protective measures like face masks.

You Asked: How Is COVID Affecting Meat Processing Workers

May 26, 2020

Outbreaks at meat processing facilities have sickened workers and stalled production throughout the Midwest. Side Effects reporters Natalie Krebs (Iowa Public Radio) and Sebastián Martínez Valdivia (KBIA, Missouri), and Ohio Valley ReSource reporter Liam Niemeyer (WKMS, Kentucky) joined engagement specialist Brittani Howell on Facebook Live to talk about how the story has unfolded in their states. 

COVID-19 Mask Makers Are Part Of A Larger History

May 22, 2020

One of the enduring symbols of the COVID-19 crisis is the homemade mask. Around the country people have been sewing cloth masks, for healthcare workers, community members and themselves. That sewing fits into a larger history.

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? Season 5 Update

May 17, 2020
Daniel Knight

As the ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? team was preparing to produce Season 5, the coronavirus was declared a pandemic. Under stay-at-home orders, the team decided to postpone Season 5 production and focus on finding ways to serve our community and the nation during this time.  ¿QPM?


Este es nuestro último episodio de la tempoarada, así que decidimos hablar acerca de la importancia del voto. Tu voto cuenta. Este año que viene mas personas de color van a ser elegibles para el voto que en años pasados. According to the Pew Research Center, the 2020 election will mark the first time that Hispanics will be the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the electorate. 

Judith Ruiz-Branch

Aqui una historia desde Chicago. Our collaborator Judith Ruiz-Branch talk about how although Chicago is a very liberal city with a diverse population that breeds inclusividad, there are still some Latino families, many undocumented, that have completely disconnected themselves from the current political landscape. Whether it’s due to disinterest or fear, there are many reasons why they choose to remain invisible, even in a city like Chicago. 

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