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Evansville NAACP Clarifies Role Following Police Confrontation With Student

The Evansville NAACP branch is clarifying its role amid criticism that it hasn’t done enough to respond to an altercation between Evansville police and an EVSC student.

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The Catholic Diocese of Evansville has informed police about an alleged case of child molestation that took place more than 45 years ago.

Western Kentucky residents have chosen a color for the Spottsville Bridge.

Bicyclist Injured On Greenway To Receive $150,000

Aug 22, 2019

The city of Evansville and INDOT have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed after a bicycle accident on the Pigeon Creek Greenway. 

Indiana News

Infant Mortality Summit Discusses Solutions

Aug 23, 2019

Indiana has a higher infant mortality rate than the national average. A summit in Indianapolis focused on moves being made to improve outcomes for infants in Indiana. 

Two virtual charter schools on the brink of collapse have spotlighted challenges in statewide virtual education in Indiana, and now some school districts are creating virtual schools and programs to better serve their local students. 

Officials in Indianapolis announced they will be launching a plan to be more economically inclusive. The city hopes to reduce income inequality by creating more high-wage jobs.

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. 

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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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