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Evansville Police continue to investigate the death of a man who died during a fight with officers.

Patrons Making Sports Bets At Tropicana

Sep 13, 2019

Sports betting is underway at Tropicana Evansville. 

TMS- Constitution Day and Women's Suffrage

Sep 12, 2019
Tommy Houseman

Indiana News

Results for the state’s new ILEARN test are now public, and reveal just how much lower achievement rates on the test look compared to previous iterations of the state’s standardized exam. According to state data, less than half of all students reached proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, with proficiency rates of 47.9 and 47.8 percent respectively. 

An interim public health committee met for the first time to discuss the high cost of healthcare in the state.

The state will receive $21 million over the next three years to prevent drug overdose deaths.

Regional Health News

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, according to government estimates. Greg O’Brien is one of them. He’s a journalist and co-host of The Forgetting, a podcast about living with the disease. We talked with O’Brien about the stigma surrounding the illness. 

SEBASTIÁN MARTÍNEZ VALDIVIA / Side Effects Public Media

It’s the middle of summer but Harrisburg Middle School is a hive of activity. Between summer school classes and renovations, it’s a little chaotic for counselor Brett Rawlings, who just wrapped up his first year at the school.

Harrisburg is a town of fewer than 300 people, midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. But the school also serves the surrounding area, which is primarily farmland. As the K-8 counselor, Rawlings is responsible for some 400 students, and he deals with a range of issues.

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Rural areas in America have high death rates from car crashes, hunting accidents and other trauma. But many rural hospitals are only equipped to handle basic emergencies. In one Iowa town trauma experts are helping a small ER prepare for big emergencies.

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

¿QPM? S3 EP 8: Adios and Recap

Jun 19, 2019

  Este es nuestro ultimo episode of season 3. This season was all about música. We talked about mental health, the border wall, voting, new and old Latino music, instruments and Racism and more.

We moved our hips to artistas como Making Movies, the Grammy-winning all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Migrant Kids, Reggae prodigy Zion, and Appalatin.

Making Movies

In a phone conversation with Enrique Chi, we talk about how not being silent can change communities. Through their music Making Movies tell many stories but their latest album, in collaboration with many artists including Rubén Blades, encourages everyone to speak their truth, vote and actively help their own community.

Brick Briscoe

In this episodio we talk to music expert and artist Brick Briscoe about his radio show The Song Show, about how he was introduce to Spanish language music and how his experience playing in English in Paris was a revelation of how music unites us and labeling separates us. We talk to him about music as an universal language and his white privilege.

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