Focus On The Community is a community affairs program hosted by Frank Rush.

If you have a community topic that would appeal to WZJK listeners and would like to be considered for an interview, call (812) 420-2518.

Below are some of our past shows.

 

Focus On The Community Podcasts

Focus on the Community: Bennett on Covid-19 Update

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about the effect Covid-19 is having on the Wabash Valley....
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Focus on the Community: Janet Holcomb

Frank talks with Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb about COVID-19 and why it is important to follow recommendations so that you don’t become infected...
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Focus on the Community: 2020 Census

Tim Swarens with the U.S. Census Bureau  discusses the 2020 census....
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Focus on the Community: What is Covid-19?

Steven Templeton, PhD at I.U. School of Medicine in Terre Haute/Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, talks about COVID-19/Coronavirus and what it is....
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Focus on the Community: Kids Count

Tammi Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute talks about the Kids Count Data Book....
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Focus on the Community: THPD is hiring

Ryan Adamson with Terre Haute Police Department talks about how the department is hiring....
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Focus on the Community: Chairman of the Ind. Rep. Party

Kyle Hupfer, Chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, discusses this legislative session and the race for Governor in Indiana....
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Focus on the Community: BBB discusses new scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau discusses different scams going on like the “Expiring License”  with Microsoft Windows, the “You Missed Jury Duty’...
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Focus on the Community: Indiana Tax Commissioner

Indiana Tax Commissioner Bob Gennis talks about what you need to know during tax time and what Indiana is doing to make sure you...
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Focus on the Community: Reach Services

Susie Thompson of Reach Services talks about who they are and the services they are providing to area homeless...
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Focus on the Community: Girl Scouts of America

It is Girl Scout cookie time and we spoke with Katie Dawson of the Girl Scouts of Indiana....
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Focus on the Community: Life Project at Hamilton Center

Sabrina Harroll with the Hamilton Center talks about teaching kids what they need to know about living as an adult  ...
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Focus on the Community: Mayor Duke Bennett

Mayor Duke Bennett discusses what is ahead for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley in 2020...
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Focus on the Community: Vigo County Historical Society

Vigo County Historical Society and Museum Executive Director, Susan Tingley, discusses their new location and what is next. Click here for more information on...
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Focus on the Community: VCSC special education programs

Tom Balitewicz, Vigo County School Corporation Director of Student Services, talks about special education programs throughout the school system....
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Focus on the Community: Have dinner with your kids

Tammi Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute discusses why it is important to have dinner with your kids....
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Focus on the Community: Junior Achievement

Bret Taylor of Junior Achievement tells us what the organization is about, what they do and how you can be an adult volunteer or...
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Focus on the Community: Holiday Scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau talks about holiday scams you need to avoid this holiday season....
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Focus on the Community: Ivy Tech Behavioral Health Specialist

Behavioral Health Specialist Michelle Edwards and Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor Lea Anne Crooks discuss the new initiative to take care of the mental...
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Focus on the Community: Salvation Army and Bell Ringing

It is that time of year! Be on the lookout for bell ringers from the Salvation Army this holiday season!...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on latest scams

Tim Maniscalo from the Better Business Bureau gives tips on how to avoid the latest scams going around....
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Focus on the Community: IYI on discipline in schools

Tami Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute talks about discipline in schools...
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Focus on the Community: College Goal Sunday

Melinda Middleton, Director of Financial Aid for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, talks about College Goal Sunday. It will be held 2 – 4 p.m at ...
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Focus on the Community: West Central Indiana Political Action Committee

Brian Koistra, co-chair of West Central Indiana Political Action Committee talks about potential casino that could be coming to Vigo County....
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Focus on the Community: VCSC Referendum

Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Robert Haworth talks about the Vigo County School Corporation Referendum...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on the latest scams

Tim Maniscalo of the Better Business Bureau has information on the latest scams including some airline alert emails that could be fake and how...
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Focus on the Community: United Way of the Wabash Valley

Richard Payonk, CEO of United Way of the Wabash Valley, talks about the group and how they have dramatically changed over the past couple...
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Focus on the Community: IYI on School Sports

Tami Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute talks about school sports and how they can help and hurt your child....
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Focus on the Community: Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce

Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce President, Kristin Craig, talks about her first few months as the new President and all of the exciting things...
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Focus on the Community: Fundraising for CODA

Sarah Campbell, Director of CODA (Council on Domestic Abuse) on their fund raising campaign and the services they provide....
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Focus on the Community: Ask Rose!

Ask Rose Director, Susan Smith-Rhodes, explains what the program is  and how it can help your kids in school with their math and science...
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Focus on the Community: Clay County 4-H Youth Educator

The new Clay County 4-H Youth Educator, Tyler Seale, talks about 4-H, county fairs, what 4-H has to offer and taking her new job....
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Focus on the Community: Analyzing State Legislative Session

Tammi Silverman of the Indiana Youth Institute analyzes the last State Legislative Session and what it meant for children in Indiana...
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Focus on the Community: Back to School Safety

Indiana State Police Public Information Officer, Matt Ames, discusses back to school safety....
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Focus on the Community: Homeless situation in Wabash Valley

Kelli Fuller with the Hamilton Center discusses the homeless situation in the Wabash Valley....
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Focus on the Community: ISP Public Information Officer

Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt Matt Ames, discusses the latest from the Indiana State Police including traffic problems in our area and...
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Focus on the Community: Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett discusses issues going on in the city....
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Focus on the Community: Kids Count Data Book

Tammi Silverman of Indiana Youth Institute discusses the local information in the Kids Count Data Book....
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Focus on the Community: Latest scams from BBB

Tim Maniscalo from the Better Business Bureau talks about the latest scams you need to know about....
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Focus on the Community: Union Health on Strokes

Beth Harrison, RN, Stroke Team Leader for Union Health talks about strokes, what to know, and how to treat those who suffer from a...
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Focus on the Community: Brazil Rotary 4th of July Celebrations

Mike Peterson of the Brazil Rotary talks about their 4th of July events, good works that the club performs in the community and that...
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Focus on the Community: Dana Christian School

Stacy Ingram, with the Dana Christian School, explains how this type of school starts, what if offers and the challenges involved....
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Focus on the Community: IYI addresses mental health and children

Tammi Silverman, President and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, addresses mental health issues with kids, how to recognize them and how to treat...
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Focus on the Community: Stayce Ingram of Dana Christian School

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Focus on the Community: VCSC Supt. Rob Haworth

Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Rob Haworth talks about his first few months on the job, his 1 year anniversary on July 1, the...
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Focus on the Community: Graduation rates at Ivy Tech Community College

We spoke with Terre Haute Ivy Tech Chancellor Lea Anne Crooks about their recent graduation and what Ivy Tech has to offer students of...
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Focus on the Community: Carla Knapp with the Indianapolis Zoo

Carla Knapp of the Indianapolis Zoo talks about their animal conservation and education efforts....
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Focus on the Community: Latest information of scams from BBB

Tim Maniscalo, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Indiana, provides information on the latest scams.  Their research shows the biggest problem...
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Focus on the Community: A look at the life of Richard Lugar

A special edition of Focus on the Community: A look at the life of Richard Lugar....
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Focus on the Community: Shelley Klingerman

Shelley Klingerman talks about her new book, ‘Vigilance.’ It is the Savvy Women’s Guide To Personal Safety, Self Protection Measures and Counter Measures.  ...
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