A good part of Percy Deal's day is spent hauling water for his family and livestock in two 55-gallon barrels. So when he heard on the radio how often and for how long he was supposed to wash his hands to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, he was overwhelmed.

"I mean that's like a gallon and a half or so," Deal says. "For me, I'm using the same water at least three or four times. I use the same water for cooking. I use the same water for cleaning up. So I can't be washing my hands that many times."

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Now, panel, what is now the most exciting thing on your schedule? Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: I am going to give a haircut to my Chia Pet.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Limericks

Apr 4, 2020

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 4, 2020

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can. Each correct answer is worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

The coronavirus has changed so much about our lives. It has also changed how we deal with death.

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have essentially brought an end to large funerals and memorials where people can share their grief. A brief hug to comfort a mourner is potentially lethal.

"We're all challenged by how to navigate emotional needs while exercising the right precautions," says Norman J. Williams, the long-time director of Unity Funeral Parlors in Chicago.

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Wash your hands, latch on your masks. Ready? Time for sports.

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Nurses, doctors, paramedics, technicians and other hospital workers earn the gratitude of the world right now. They risk their lives for others — what genuine heroes do.

But, there are many other people we might overlook who are also essential in these extraordinary times.

I took a run the other morning. It was still and quiet, but I was surprised to see how many people were up, about, and still working in a city in which "nonessential workers" have been told to stay at home.

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On this edition of Off Mic with Micheal Puente, he goes over some important information regarding COVID-19 as well as the impact on sports, on this week's epidsode.

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday he will extend the state’s “Stay-At-Home” order through April 20. 

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Abrupt school closures last month took many people by surprise, and the state announced Thursday school buildings will stay closed for the rest of the school year.

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Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, made a rare appearance during yesterday's coronavirus briefing. He criticized governors for not having a handle on their supplies of masks and ventilators.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on school closures in Indiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana is changing its high school graduation requirements for the class of 2020, Indiana jobless claims surged to 120,000 last week and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Victor Garcia, executive director of the Food Bank of NWI. He will share the latest on emergency support in response to COVID-19 . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

All IN: The Friday Pitch-IN, April 3, 2020

Apr 3, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with a recap of the latest news around the coronavirus pandemic, and how it’s impacting Indiana. State leaders announced this week that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. What does that mean for teachers and students in the coming months?

The Ask Me Another Hotline

Apr 3, 2020

Listeners call in to tell us how their behavior has changed since social distancing began.

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Debra Messing: Show Yourself Some Grace

Apr 3, 2020

Actor and activist Debra Messing was already a recognizable performer by the time Will & Grace premiered. She starred as Stacey Colbert in the Fox comedy Ned & Stacey for two seasons and had the lead role in the short-lived ABC drama, Prey.

Love Is A Four-Letter Word

Apr 3, 2020

Stay F. Homekins hosts Paul F. Tompkins and Janie Haddad Tompkins join Jonathan Coulton for a music parody where the word "love" in song titles is replaced with another four-letter word beginning with "L."

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Where Gov. Holcomb's Emergency Powers Come From

Apr 3, 2020
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Hoosiers will remain under a “Stay-At-Home” order for the next couple of weeks after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday he will extend his directive.

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State leaders from all three branches of government say local criminal justice officials should decide how to handle inmates in county jails during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Federal officials are warning Hoosiers to watch out for scams related to COVID-19 – everything from fake charities to bogus stimulus checks.

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Agricultural economists forecast a potentially record high year for corn yields at the same time the coronavirus pandemic is hurting industries that rely on the crop. This in turn could hurt prices and farmers.

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Howard County commissioners are pulling back an ordinance they put into effect over the weekend restricting essential businesses from selling non-essential items. This past weekend residents were out of luck if they wanted to purchase games, books, music and other non-essential items locally.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 13 additional deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 78. The state announced a total of more than 3,000 confirmed cases, with more than 16,000 Hoosiers tested. 

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