COVID Between the Coasts

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In 2020, WNIN, the Center for Innovation and Change at the University of Evansville and ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? collaborated on a seven month research and reporting project to find stories of the coronavirus pandemic in seven Midwestern states.

Students from two UE ChangeLab classes provided substantial data and reporting resources for this project. Explore their work here and the entire CBC series below. 

COVID Between the Coasts is an ongoing project. If you know of a Midwestern story of the pandemic that has not been told, let us know.

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The reporting was research driven. Dr. Darrin Weber and his fall semester ChangeLab class students, Maya Frederick, Timmy Miller, Ethan Morlock and Pearl Muensterman gathered, cleaned and created visualizations of demographic and coronavirus data in our selected region. Their work culminated in an extensive data visualization of the coronavirus progression in our seven state project area. Learn more about the app and research.

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KY Using FEMA Clinics to Get Additional Doses

May 23, 2021
Steve Burger / WNIN-FM

One of the FEMA-run vaccine clinics is underway in Henderson for the next three weeks. It’s a very different look than what you’ll see elsewhere. 

Steve Burger / WNIN-FM

Archie Thomas is a church organist who grew up attending the Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana. He still plays here occasionally.

But on this warm spring day, the 49-year-old is visiting for another reason — to get his first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

WNIN's bilingual podcast and our ambitious collaborataion with the University of Evansville on COVID-19 coverage were among the winners in regional competition.

Churches Playing Key Role in Vaccinations

Apr 15, 2021
Steve Burger / WNIN

As efforts expand to get people vaccinated for the coronavirus, more organizations and businesses are getting involved. 

COVID Year- Dr. David Smith, EVSC

Mar 17, 2021
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EVSC superintendent on his early memories of the pandemic, and how they dealt with the challenges of getting students back in the classroom.