COVID Between the Coasts

Credit CBC logo created by: Sama Matkari. Promotional graphic created by Mariah Winne.

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 S1 E3: Chicago- A Tribute to Essential Workers

Nov 15, 2020
Judith Ruiz-Branch

It's a category of workers that didn't exist for most of us a year ago. In order to tell the stories of essential workers, you have to look more closely than the usual news reports.

CBC S1 E4: Minneapolis- The Supply Chain

Nov 15, 2020

Mistakes were made in keeping PPE and other essential medical supplies available for health care and emergency workers during the pandemic. Are we ready for the second wave, or not?

CBC S1 E5: COVID by the Numbers

Nov 15, 2020
Darrin Weber


In Episode Five, we reveal how Midwestern COVID-19 data gathered by University of Evansville data scientists led us to some of the stories in this series.


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