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A federal jury on Tuesday found three of the nation's biggest pharmacy chains, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart, liable for helping to fuel the U.S. opioid crisis — a decision that's expected to have legal repercussions as thousands of similar lawsuits move forward in courts across the country.

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Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Don Hadley, Government and Commerical Sales Manager for Bosak Nissan Ford Cheverolet, as well as Board President of South Shore Clean Cities.

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TRIESTE, Italy — An old mental hospital sits in Trieste's San Giovanni Park alongside a large rose garden that stretches up a hill over the city. The facility closed over 40 years ago, but its ocher pavilions are filled with activity.

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People hosting Thanksgiving this year face two basic challenges. One is making sure that people travel and gather safely, and another is paying for the food. Economist Roger Cryan says the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is up 14%.

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This week on ART ON THE AIR we feature the new Chesterton Art Center President and Executive Director, Hannah Hammond-Hagman, about her background and plans for the center. Next we feature ceramicist Samantha Purze, discussing her experience as an Artist-In-Residence at the Art Barn.

Our spotlight is on the Memorial Opera House’s production of Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn – The Musical” running through December 12th.

Hoosiers can expect to pay more for this year’s Thanksgiving meal. The Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey reflects the effects inflation and supply chain issues are having on food.

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Proposed legislation that would effectively ban businesses from enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates drew heavy disapproval during an hours-long Statehouse hearing Tuesday.

Dozens criticized the bill – both as going too far and not far enough.

The Indiana Department of Health has launched a new resource for Hoosiers with questions about COVID-19 treatments. The hotline will help connect people to monoclonal antibody treatment centers. 

For 35 years, the discount chain Dollar Tree committed to selling almost everything for $1. Time has come to pass the buck: Prices for most items will increase to $1.25.

Each year, the value of a dollar is eroded by inflation, making a dollar price commitment more difficult to maintain. Last month, inflation reached the highest rate since 1990.

Dinah will be on the program to discuss her new career as a novelist, which became official with the release of her new book of fiction, "The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold" (via Star Alley Press).

Since the late 1970s, Dinah Manoff has appeared in many live theater productions, as well as over a dozen films and countless television roles.

She was brutally murdered by the demonic doll Chucky in "Child's Play," and sang her way into our hearts as one of the hottest memebrs of the  "Pink Lady" girl gand in the film version of "Grease." 

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Today:  Purdue University Northwest psychologist and "Pandemic Parenting" creator Amanda Zelechoski is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the new podcast and companion website she's involved with: "Roadmap to Resilience," which offers practical information for helping youth who are experiencing stress and trauma.  The chief nursing officer st St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart talks about the new high-tech hospital beds which are now in place throughout the Hobart facility, and how they benefit patients and hospital staff.   And Kim Olesker, the director of museum operations at the Barker Mansion in Michigan City, along with her programs and events coordinator Michele Gustin, talk about the historic mansion and its long-anticipated opening next month after extensive renovation.  A number of events are planned in December, before more renovation work is done during the winter months.  The museum then opens again to visitors and for individual events in the spring.

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If you've ever seen the Marvel movie Avengers: Infinity War, you probably recall the scene where antagonist Thanos has all the Infinity Stones in his metal glove, and with a snap of his fingers he wipes out half of the population of the universe.

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The United States plans to draw 50 million barrels of oil from its emergency oil reserves in coming months, a widely anticipated step aimed at trying to take the edge off high gas prices that have been hurting consumers at the pump — and hurting President Biden in the polls.

When it comes to Thanksgiving, some of us are habitually better at the "thanks" part than others. But this year, a heartwarming surge of true gratitude is primed to sweep the nation as many of us drive, fly, and ride to our first in-person extended family gatherings since before the pandemic began.

And while it may be tempting to pull out all the stops with a head-turning parade of culinary masterpieces, I'd vote for going simple this year: Get everybody fed with a spread that's ample, crowd-friendly and relatively unfussy — so you can actually spend time with each other.

Two weeks' notice: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina voted on Oct. 28 to close schools on Nov. 12 for a "day of kindness, community and connection."

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