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. Here are those stories. 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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CBC- Norris City a Town Without Sports This Winter

Jan 23, 2021
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WNIN’s Steve Burger went to Norris City, Illinois where a proud tradition of high school sports is on hold until conditions improve.

Local Vaccination Efforts Wait on Federal Supply

Jan 17, 2021
Sarah Kuper

Across the nation, citizens and experts are criticizing the speed of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. WNIN’s Sarah Kuper spoke with Indiana state and Vanderburgh County officials about their take on the process.

Feed Evansville Takes Big Hit From Stimulus Delay

Jan 14, 2021
Steve Burger / WNIN

The Feed Evansville Task Force scrambled to get two food distribution events together in January after their regular supply of USDA boxes ran out. What happened? 

Making Music During the Pandemic

Jan 13, 2021
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How Midwestern musicians are surviving the pandemic, and how the industry will change. Song Show host Brick Briscoe gives his predictions.

CBC- The Medical Supply Chain Explained

Nov 30, 2020
Steve Burger / WNIN

Like any business, financial needs can drive decision making – but unlike any business – a hospital’s decision can actually be life or death.  Sarah Lemanczyk digs into who is deciding what.