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: Wabash Valley CASA

Jan Hoff Recruiter, Trainer and Supervisor with Wabash Valley CASA discusses who they are and what they do....
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Focus on the Community: Energy Savings with Duke Energy

Rick Burger with Duke Energy discusses energy savings....
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Focus on the Community: Discussing Racism with your Children

Tammi Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute discusses racism with your kids...
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Focus on the Community: Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Richard Payonk with the United Way of the Wabash Valley discusses the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Click here for more information on the relief...
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Focus on the Community: 2020 Vigo County Fair

Jenny Hamilton with the Vigo County Fairgrounds discusses the changes to the upcoming Vigo County Fair....
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Focus on the Community: New Covid-19 Scams

Tim Maniscalo with the BBB discusses new COVID-19 Scams during the pandemic...
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Focus on the Community: Lt. Gov on Covid-19

Indiana Lt. Gov. Crouch discusses how the state is doing amid Covid-19, what lifting the lock down has looked like and more....
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Focus on the Community: Update on City of Terre Haute

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett discusses how Covid-19 is affecting the city and various projects, budget  and more....
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Focus on the Community: Talking with your kids about Covid-19

Tami Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute explains how you can talk with your kids about what is going on right now with Covid-19...
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Focus on the Community: Indiana Tax Commissioner

Bob Grennes, Indiana Tax Commissioner with the Indiana Department of Revenue, discusses taxes....
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Focus on the Community: Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch discusses how Indiana is dealing with the pandemic regarding the economy, jobs, health care and how is it affecting agriculture and...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on Covid-19 scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau talks about Covid-19 related scams and more....
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Focus on the Community: Simple to Elegant

Jeanette Winchester of Simple To Elegant  talks about what do do when your wedding is postponed due to pandemic....
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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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