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

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on a series of fights at Southlake Mall this week since its reopening,  Governor Eric Holcomb’s  “Back on Track” plan has Indiana moving into Phase 3 this weekend, Eric Weddle reports all Indiana teachers collectively won the 2021 Teacher of the Year Award and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Franciscan Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Erica Kaufman West.  The healthcare system recently took part in a national study of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 48 additional confirmed deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,764. The state announced nearly 30,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 203,000 Hoosiers tested.

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

Hoosiers By The Numbers

After six weeks of steep declines, the number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits in Indiana remained largely unchanged last week. That’s based on data released Thursday by the Department of Labor.

Hunting In Indiana Is Up During The COVID-19 Pandemic

May 21, 2020
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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has seen an increase in hunting licenses recently, likely due to “Stay-At-Home” orders and unemployment from COVID-19. It's the first time license sales have been up in several years. 

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

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State Health Commissioner Kris Box says Indiana can’t test every nursing home resident and employee by next week, as the White House recommends. 

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

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 38 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,716. The state announced more than 29,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 195,000 Hoosiers tested.

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

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Indiana is moving forward early to the next stage of its plan to relax COVID-19 restrictions. Stage 3 of the governor’s “Back On Track” timeline will now begin Friday for all but three counties statewide.

That next stage – originally set to begin May 24 – allows gyms, fitness centers, community pools, campgrounds and tennis and basketball courts to open within social distancing restrictions and sanitation guidelines.

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Today: Kathy Shoaf is a former nurse and the owner of a travel agency catering to clients with special needs. She joins us to discuss the travel industry during the time of the coronavirus pandemic as well share her plans to help fulfill experiences of a lifetime for her clients.  We revisit a conversation with Bishop Robert McClory, the new bishop for the Diocese of Gary. He was ordained and installed earlier this year in a liturgy in Gary. And, we bring you another edition of Green Fleet Radio.  

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 57 additional confirmed deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,678. The state announced more than 28,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 189,000 Hoosiers tested.

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

Gen Con Cancels 2020 Convention, Plans Virtual Events

May 19, 2020
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Downtown Indianapolis will go this summer without the thousands of game enthusiasts who attend Gen Con. On Tuesday, the tabletop game convention announced it was canceling the in-person event in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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Indiana expects to collect less money from the state lottery this fiscal year than it budgeted for. But the projected shortfall isn’t as bad as some state officials feared.

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

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 14 additional confirmed deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,621. The state announced more than 28,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 184,000 Hoosiers tested.

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

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Indiana has its first confirmed case of a new condition known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

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Today:  Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers is a third-generation Hoosier, a physician, as well as the former Indiana State Health Commissioner. He recently announced that former State Representative Linda Lawson, who served Northwest Indiana in the legislature for 20 years, is his running mate. They join us to discuss their campaign ahead of the primary election.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 57 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 1,607. The state announced more than 27,500 total confirmed cases, with more than 177,000 Hoosiers tested.

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The Indiana Economic Development Corporation says 10,000 packages of personal protective equipment have been delivered to small businesses in the state. 

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Christopher has been struggling with addiction since he was 14. He uses heroin, and he says things have been hard since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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The COVID-19 crisis disrupted life for everyone. But it's a unique challenge for those battling addiction. In-person meetings are often an essential part of the recovery process. Those in the recovery community are finding new ways to meet those needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Employees from five casinos rallied in Indianapolis Friday, forming a “car caravan” around the Statehouse and Monument Circle. They urged lawmakers not to allow casinos to reopen until they’re given affordable health care and can ensure safety.

Racial Disparity Task Force To Meet On COVID-19

May 15, 2020
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A legislative task force will meet for the first time on May 18 to examine why COVID-19 is hitting African-American communities harder than the rest of the state.

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

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