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COVID Death Toll Rises in Warrick, Daviess; New Infections Still Low

Three more COVID 19-related deaths are reported in Warrick County and four more in Daviess County, Kentucky.

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New Giraffe at Mesker Zoo

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Mesker Zoo

Mesker Zoo has a new resident- a very tall one. 

TMS- Joe and Laurie Blair

Feb 26, 2021

David chats with local radio personality Joe Blair and his wife Laurie. 

TMS- Riley Hospital

Feb 26, 2021

David James with representatives from Riley Hospital. 

Indiana News

The Indiana General Assembly wraps up the first half of its session: the House passes the state budget, the Senate shackles the governor over emergency powers and elimination of Indiana’s handgun licenses is a step closer. 

Indiana officials announced Wednesday they’re cracking down on clinics that are vaccinating Hoosiers for COVID-19 who are not eligible under the state’s guidelines.

The U.S. Department of Education, USDOE, says spring standardized testing will continue this year after being canceled in 2020 because of COVID-19, but the federal government is offering states some flexibility in how those tests are administered and how the data is used. 

Regional Health News

KNOX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

As the COVID vaccine rollout continues, Midwesterners have a lot of questions about distribution plans — and the vaccine itself. One state is getting help from a surprising place: public libraries.

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.

¿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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