The Trend

The Trend is where we discuss ideas, challenge assumptions, and meet new people.  Host Cass Herrington delves into issues that reflect and impact the place we live. Topics range from serious to  light-hearted, always with the intent to discover, inform, and engage.

You'll also hear excursions into technology, science, food, and more with associate producer Tony Voss, and Courier & Press writer Roger McBain flips open the Art Notebook to help you plan the weekend.

WNIN avian flu coverage honored by SPJ

Apr 22, 2017

The community and WNIN's listeners and supporters were honored once again last Friday.  

WNIN's coverage of last year's Dubois County avian flu outbreak received first and third place awards from the IndyPro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at ceremonies in Indianapolis.

The third place award was in the radio documentary category. The first place award was for our continuing coverage of the potentially devastating event.

Trend- Law, Music and Parkinson's Disease

May 13, 2016

Trend- Religious Freedom and Diversity

May 6, 2016
Tammy Gieselman

For this edition of The Trend, we paired audio from a couple of unrelated events this year. The first was part of a presentation by author and social critic Os Guinness, who spoke at the University of Southern Indiana in January of this year. Guinness' talk was titled "Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity".

We've been hanging onto that presentation since January, in hopes of finding the right segments to pair it with to create a good Trend program.  Last weekend, we found them.

Trend- March Cultural Programming

Mar 18, 2016



The Trend: Scholars for Syria Islam Discussion

Mar 15, 2016
Paola Marizán

Students from the University of Evansville have decided to take their own action in educating the local community about Syria and explaining what is happening. Consisting of a diverse spectrum of students from all over the world including Syria and the United States, they come together to address the issues Syria and its people face today.

Known as Scholars for Syria, the group has created multiple efforts to accomplish their goals. One of their projects is providing a lecture series to cover an array of issues including religion, xenophobia, politics and more.