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Araceli Gomez-Aldana

PFW Creates New Partnership With Local High School Teachers

Purdue University Fort Wayne has partnered with Northwest Allen County Schools and Southwest Allen County Schools for the new Professors in Partnership program.

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Arts and Culture

Courtesy/Marcus King

Marcus King: Raised On Blues And Ready To Rock It

South Carolina's Marcus King is a young and dedicated, third generation musician with a fiery brand of American roots music he calls "soul-influenced, psychedelic southern rock."

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State News

Another Cause of Doctor Burnout? Being Forced To Give Immigrants Unequal Care

One patient's death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes' career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were fractured from CPR. The woman finally decided to stop treatment because the stress was too much for her and her two young children. Cervantes says she died soon after. Kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease, is...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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President Donald Trump tweeted he will sign legislation that gives patients access to medicine that isn’t on the market yet. The Right To Try law bears the name of an Indiana boy.

Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media

  One patient's death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes' career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were fractured from CPR. The woman finally decided to stop treatment because the stress was too much for her and her two young children. Cervantes says she died soon after.

Soybean Prices Soar After Turn In Tariff Tone

3 hours ago
(WFIU/WTIU News)

Hoosier farmers are taking a collective sigh of relief after ongoing negotiations between President Donald Trump and China have appeared to reach a stalemate.

 

4th Congressional district Republican nominee Rep. Jim Baird, left, and Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun - a former state lawmaker - were attacked for their votes to raise the state’s gas tax 10 cents. (Courtesy Indiana General Assembly)
Brandon Smith

Two Republican primary candidates were attacked for their votes last year to raise the state’s gas tax. They both won their races.

And legislative leaders say those results affirm their support for the 2017 gas tax legislation.

Black women in Indiana are 35 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than the white women. A new national education campaign aims to bring that number down. 

Risk factors for the disparity in rates include lifestyle choices, genetics and healthcare access. The new Know Your Girls.org gives black women more information about breast health.

Fast-Growing Invasive Vine Found In Indiana

May 21, 2018
Mile-a-minute vine (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Plant Protection and Quarantine)
Rebecca Thiele

Healthcare Continues to Confound Trump Administration

May 21, 2018

One of my favorite memes came from one of the telling absurdities uttered by Donald Trump:

“Nobody knew healthcare could be so complicated.”

 

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Purdue University Fort Wayne has partnered with Northwest Allen County Schools and Southwest Allen County Schools for the new Professors in Partnership program. 


Ed Carpenter Wins Indy 500 Pole For The Third Time

May 21, 2018
Ed Carpenter with the Verizon P1 Award emblem after winning the pole position for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Chris Jones/Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
Samantha Horton

Ball State Passes Muncie Schools Resolution

May 21, 2018
Stephanie Wiechmann/IPR

Ball State University trustees last week formally accepted responsibility for Muncie Community Schools – a charge lawmakers gave the university earlier this week.  Now that the governor has signed House Bill 1315 into law, Ball State is beginning plans for Muncie’s upcoming school year and beyond.

 

“Where resource meets need, there’s responsibility.  And I don’t know how you can be Ball State University and have the need in front of us and not see the responsibility.”

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