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Vanderburgh County's COVID Death Toll Surges By 23

COVID 19-related deaths have surged across southwest Indiana and western Kentucky.

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Deaconess, Baptist Announce Agreement

13 hours ago
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Deaconess Health System is adding to its reach in the Tri-State. 

Daviess County COVID Death Toll Rises to 120

Jan 18, 2021
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Two more COVID 19-related deaths are reported in Daviess County, Kentucky. 

KY Fiddlers Coming to Owensboro

Jan 18, 2021
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Officials at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum have secured a big annual event for the half of fame. 

Indiana News

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development will reopen a federal program on Jan. 22 that extends unemployment benefits. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is for workers who have used up the state’s 26 weeks of unemployment insurance. The program expired at the end of last year, but was revived by Congress. 

The Capitol attack targeting lawmakers in Washington, D.C., has left people reeling – including educators – but people in the education field say there are several steps schools can take to address ongoing political unrest, while supporting the emotional needs of kids.

As more Hoosiers continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, there are questions about herd immunity. Herd immunity is when the majority of people in a certain population are vaccinated, so they end up helping protect the part of the population that is not. Health experts stress the importance of remaining cautious of the virus as the state works toward achieving herd immunity.

Regional Health News

COVID-19: El Proceso De Vacunación

Jan 4, 2021

A medida que comienza el proceso de vacunación, America Amplified recopila y organiza las respuestas de los peritos ante las preguntas de los oyentes de la radio pública de todo el país. Estas preguntas provienen de nuestras emisoras asociadas.

Para la versión en inglés, haga clic aquí.

COVID-19 Surge Strains Midwest Hospitals

Nov 14, 2020
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This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health.

The recent COVID surge was enough to push BJC Healthcare to start deferring some scheduled procedures at hospitals in the St. Louis area. In Columbia, where the University of Missouri is located, hospitals aren’t there yet.

But it’s not out of the question.

AIME'E ELLIOT

Earlier this year, Aime’e Elliot couldn’t keep any solid foods down while pregnant with son Jacion. So the 28-year-old Indianapolis woman called a community group before even considering her doctor.

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

The ¿QPM? team takes some time to reflect at the end of Season 5. They discuss how the episodes impacted them and how they’ve been getting through the year. Esperamos que las historias from this season have been a light during este tiempo difícil.

¿QPM? S5 EP 8: La lucha después de la nube de polvo

Aug 27, 2020

En este episodio we talk to Antonia Quiñones Peña, Kim Wasserman and John Hazinski sobre la implosión de una chimenea en una planta de carbón en La Villita, la justicia medioambiental y el plan sobre cómo avanzar.

En este episodio we talk to Chef Benoit Angulo about how COVID-19 has brought La Cocinita Restaurant back to its food truck roots and allowed for them to donate over 7,000 meals to date across Chicagoland. 

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