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A partnership between WNIN and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation will ensure that students without good broadband access get the lessons they need to finish out the school year.

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Nick Parsons is Zac's brother and a church planting consultant in San Francisco.  The brothers caught up over a Zoom video called and talked about Nick's job, all the places he's traveled and disasters he's been in the middle of, and California's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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David James speaks with local author Done Bone about her new book.  HomeFront Heroes: How Women and Children Win WWII. 

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties, as Indiana reports its largest single-day death count. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 42 additional deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 245. The state announced 6,351 total confirmed cases, with more than 32,000 Hoosiers tested.

State Health Commissioner Kristina Box is highlighting the importance of preventing the spread of infection in nursing homes. She spoke during a Wednesday update on the coronavirus.

Box says that nearly 15 percent of Indiana’s COVID-19 deaths have come from long-term care facilities or nursing homes.

Gov. Eric Holcomb is urging Christian Hoosiers to safely practice their faith this weekend as people celebrate Holy Week and Easter.

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The elderly are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. The country’s first big outbreak was at a nursing home in Washington state, and more recently nursing homes and senior living facilities in places like Indiana, Illinois and Iowa have had experienced dozens of cases -- and deaths. Now, these places are facing a lot of pressure to keep residents safe -- and occupied. 

As of noon Monday, six people in three different Indiana Department of Corrections facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a recent court filing from the agency’s chief medical officer. 

LAUREN BAVIS/SIDE EFFECTS PUBLIC MEDIA

These days, a familiar place – the grocery store – looks very different. They remain open as essential businesses, even as other stores close. But they’re making accommodations to keep the new coronavirus from spreading. 

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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. 

Angela Gervasi

This episode comes from outside the Midwest pero decidimos hacerlo because everything that happens at the US-Mexico border affects the entire country, incluyendo el medio oeste.

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