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Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

8 hours ago
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Health care for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. can be difficult to navigate.

Today we hear from doctors behind research that shows not only the inequities faced, but the moral distress it causes clinicians who can’t treat treatable diseases.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Offny Herrera
Dialysis Patient

Dr. Simit Doshi
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, Indiana University; Medical Director for Home Dialysis, Davita Dialysis

Friday Recap

Oct 1, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting topics we covered this week, including an initiative to address issues that impact the African American community, the pandemic's effect on health research, and a new podcast looking into the death of Danyé Dion Jones in 2018.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Tony Mason
President and CEO, Indianapolis Urban League

Willis Bright
Chair, African American Coalition of Indianapolis; Co-Director, Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative

Photo Courtesy of After the Uprising Podcast

Today we talk to the hosts of the podcast “After the Uprising,” which investigates what happened to Danyé Dion Jones, who was found hanging from a tree in Missouri in 2018.

We also get an update on what's happening with redistricting in Indiana.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Julia Vaughn
Policy Director, Common Cause Indiana

Marilyn Moran-Townsend
Republican Member, Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission

Why is Indiana ranked so low on maternal health?

Sep 21, 2021
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On pregnancy-related deaths, Indiana is ranked near the bottom of the country. Today we find out why with public health experts, a state representative, and community leaders working to address the problem.

We also learn how substance use and mental health issues became a big part of the story. And we talk about why Black women face pregnancy related deaths three to four times more than white women.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Rima Shahid
Executive Director, Women4Change

All IN: Friday Recap

Sep 17, 2021
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Today we revisit some of our favorite conversations from this past week. First, we find out how different schools are reacting to COVID-19 and the Delta variant. We also hear the story of a Burmese refugee who made a new home in Indiana, and learn about a streaming service launched earlier this summer that was exclusively built to present Indiana documentaries.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Eric Weddle
Managing Editor of Education Desk, WFYI

Dally Ta
Employment Specialist, Chin Community of Indiana

Photo Courtesy of Montrel Wilson

Today we talk to the leader of a non-profit that started with two brothers and now has 50 members working to feed the homeless population.

We also catch up with the winner of a business pitch contest for formerly incarcerated individuals, and get an update on how Indiana schools are handling quarantine guidelines.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Eric Weddle
Managing Editor of Education Desk, WFYI

Nurse Staffing Shortage

Sep 8, 2021
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Nurses have seen the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, and with the spread of the Delta variant, how are nurses handling more hospitalizations on top of an ongoing nurse shortage.

Today we hear from nurses across the state to find out what they’re seeing in hospitals and how they’re doing right now. We’ll also learn how the nursing shortage during the pandemic could impact the future of nursing. Plus, we talk to the dean of the IU Nursing School to find out how students are being prepared to enter the field during the pandemic.

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All IN: COVID-19 Update / Federal Case on Abortion / Refugees in Indiana

Sep 2, 2021
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COVID-19 cases are growing across the state with the Delta variant rapidly spreading, but what does this mean for Indiana and people who aren’t able to get vaccinated? Today we get updates on COVID-19 cases across the state. We also find out what's happening in Indiana as abortion restrictions in Texas are grabbing headlines and after a judge ruled that several state abortion laws are unconstitutional. Plus, we learn about refugees in Indiana, what it’s like to leave their homes behind and what resources are available to help them transition to a new life.

All IN: Unemployment / Rural Vaccinations / Art Fair

Sep 1, 2021
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Today we talk about efforts to get farmers to promote the COVID-19 vaccine in their communities.

We also learn about a new fine arts fair coming to Indianapolis featuring the work of Black artists across the country, and get the latest news around unemployment in the state.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Justin Hicks
Workforce Development Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Christine Herman
Reporter, Side Effects Public Media and Illinois Public Media

Census Results / Redistricting Reform

Aug 30, 2021
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Today we talk about the 2020 Census results, to learn how things have changed for Indiana in the last 10 years.

We also talk to a group of advocates about ongoing efforts around redistricting reform.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Mathew Kinghorn
Senior Demographic Analyst, Indiana Business Research Center; Indiana Representative, U.S. Census Bureau's Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates

Julia Vaughn
Policy Director, Common Cause Indiana

Friday Recap

Aug 27, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including discussions with a Kokomo bus driver about an effort to unionize, the author of a book about the connection between 90's hip-hop and the origins of reality TV, and we find out what impact climate change is having on Indiana.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Heather Jackson
Bus Driver in Kokomo

Eric Harvey
Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

How is Climate Change Affecting Indiana?

Aug 25, 2021
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Extreme weather events have made headlines around the world this year, but what effect is climate change having in Indiana right now?

Today we talk to environmental experts to find out how industries like agriculture and energy have been impacted by climate change. We also learn about a new art exhibit in Columbus that opened on Saturday.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Iker Gil
Co-Curator of the New Middles, Exhibit Columbus

Belinda Tato
Architect, Ecosistema Urbano

Indiana EMS is Underfunded and Under Stress

Aug 17, 2021
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The work done by emergency medical paramedics and technicians has evolved dramatically in recent years. But the resources that go towards EMS in Indiana, like many states across the country, have not kept up with those changes.

Today we talk about the unhealthy state of emergency medical services, especially after a record year for 911 calls, and find out what could be done to get medical workers the support they need.

Lake Erosion / Honeybees / Working From Home

Aug 12, 2021
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The shoreline along Lake Michigan is eroding. Today we talk to a researcher about why it's happening and how it affects Hoosiers who live near the lakefront.

We also learn about honeybees, to find out how we can help protect these important pollinators. And we wrap up with a discussion on why some companies can't decide whether working from home will work for them.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Tomas Höök
Director, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant; Professor, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Photo Courtesy of Rock Garage

Today we learn about an arts center that opened last year in Huntington, a summer youth gardening program in Indianapolis, and we talk to a couple leading a music school about creating bands and writing songs during the pandemic.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Katy Strass
Director, Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center

Phyllis Boyd
Executive Director, Groundwork Indy

Rocky Nash and Preston Nash
Founders, Rock Garage in Indianapolis

Reporter Check-In

Aug 10, 2021
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Today we spend the hour catching up with public media reporters around the state, to dig a little deeper into their latest stories.

We find out how an amateur historian discovered details on the first black woman to graduate from an Indianapolis high school, talk to our workforce reporter in Elkhart to learn about a dispute over a local union’s giant inflatable rat, and much more.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Justin Hicks
Workforce Development Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Friday Recap

Aug 6, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including discussions on untrained police in schools, an update on the Delta variant, and what it's like to run a fashion brand in Indiana.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Lee Gaines
Investigative Education Reporter, WFYI

Shandy Dearth
Director of the Center for Public Health Practice, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University

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Indiana consistently ranks near the bottom on a list of the country's top 100 fittest communities.

Today we talk to researchers about public health, get an update from The Performing Arts Center in Carmel, and learn about promising research around the COVID-19 virus.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Jeffrey C. McDermott
President/CEO, The Center for the Performing Arts and The Great American Songbook Foundation

Friday Recap

Jul 30, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including discussions on critical race theory, American culture in the late 80's and 1990's, and the future of space tourism.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Eric Weddle
Managing Editor, WFYI Education Desk

Eric Harvey
Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

Barrett Caldwell
Director of the NASA Indiana Space Grant Consortium, Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

The Future of the Internet / FBI Negligence

Jul 29, 2021
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The former head of the Indianapolis FBI has come under fire for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. Today we talk to a legal expert about how victims can trust law enforcement when gross negligence is revealed.

We also talk about the future of the internet, and learn about a study examining the effect of the pandemic on nursing home residents.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Jennifer A. Drobac
Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

ILEARN Results / Space Tourism

Jul 28, 2021
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Indiana released test scores for its standardized test ILEARN, and as many predicted scores have lowered. Today we talk about the pandemic’s impact on academics in Indiana.

We also learn about space tourism, as interest grows with billionaires and private companies travelling past the stratosphere.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Jeanie Lindsay
Education Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Damian Betebenner
Senior Associate, The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment

Ashley C. Ford

Jul 22, 2021
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Indianapolis author Ashley C. Ford appeared on All IN nearly two years ago, and was working at the time on her new memoir. Now that memoir is out, and it’s a New York Times bestseller.

Today we spend the hour with Ford to talk about her book “Somebody’s Daughter" about growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana, the messy process of getting older, and reckoning with the truth about her father’s incarceration.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

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The true crime genre has been around for a long time, but exploded in popularity a few years ago. Since then there’s been a steady stream of podcasts, TV shows and documentaries about real crimes, usually repackaged in an entertaining way.

Today we learn about an Indiana-based company aiming to use a national network of true crime fans to work on unsolved crimes. We also talk to someone analyzing human remains discovered in Columbus that could be over 2,000 years old.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Juneteenth / Stroke Prevention / Delta Variant

Jul 7, 2021

Finding Treatment for Children's Mental Health

Jul 6, 2021

Friday Recap

Jul 2, 2021

New Challenges In Special Education

Jul 1, 2021

Working As A Physician Through An HIV Epidemic

Jun 29, 2021

Healing Through Art

Jun 28, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Jun 22, 2021

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