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There's Already a Playbook for Fighting Virus Misinformation

With social media proving to be a breeding ground for misinformation on the coronavirus and vaccines, finding ways to address that and educate people is a major topic these days. It turns out there is a group with a lot of experience dealing with misinformation and viruses.

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New COVID Deaths in SW Indiana, Western KY

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Four new COVID-19 related deaths are reported in southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. 

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You can tell transportation officials what you think about possible permanent road closures along Evansville’s Lloyd Expressway. 

World Renowned Drum Corp to Perform On July 4th

Jun 21, 2021
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Drums will join fireworks at Evansville’s Independence Day celebration. 

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(The Kearny Generating Station is a small natural gas plant or "peaking power plant" in New Jersey much like the ones CenterPoint wants to build. Credit: King of Hearts/Wikimedia Commons)

CenterPoint Energy hopes to build two small natural gas plants to help the utility transition to more renewable energy. The utility plans to close most of its coal units and get more than 60 percent of its power from solar, wind and battery storage by 2025.

Indiana's largest early learning nonprofit is awarding a handful of groups $100,000 in grant funding, aimed at streamlining business services for child care providers to save them time and money. 

The Indiana Department of Health reported 51 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 13,375 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 1,600 new cases in the last week – not including 308 historical cases added to the state’s count Saturday.

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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.”

Janette Lems said the trouble for her kids really began when they started school last fall.

Her 7-year-old daughter struggled with being limited to interacting with just several kids who didn’t include her friends, and her 5-year-old son was displaying a lot of anger and aggression.

Noelle Broughton is an accomplished student. She’s in a graduate program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and is headed for a PhD.

She also struggles with anxiety and self-doubt. As a child, she had a few therapy sessions, but they didn’t last. Now, at 25, she wants to try treatment again before heading to the University of Kansas for her doctorate in public administration.

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

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!

Barbara Anguiano

En este episodio hablamos con Barbara Anguiano. Ella nos habla acerca de su experiencia y la de otros descubriendo la falta de información en Español acerca del COVID-19 para las comunidades hispanas en el medio oeste. 

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