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

If you have a community topic that would appeal to WAMB 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: ISP PIO

Matt Ames, Indiana State Police PIO, discusses road construction and other safety issues for motorists in the area...
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Focus on the Community: BBB talks most recent scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau discusses back to school scams that take advantage of students, going out of business scams online, political...
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Focus on the Community: SafeWise Annual Report

SafeWise has released its annual report ranking the best and worst states for pets in the U.S. Andrea Harvey is guest...
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Focus on the Community: Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and their The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America . The annual report provides state-by-state rankings of adult...
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Focus on the Community: Food Insecurity

Tammi Silverman, with the Indiana Youth Institute, discusses food insecurity with kids...
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Focus on the Community: Full-Throttle Monster Trucks

Jenny Hamilton with the Vigo County Fairgrounds discusses the upcoming Full-Throttle Monster Truck show...
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Focus on the Community: Update from TH Mayor

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about how the Pandemic is affecting the city and more...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on the latest scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau discusses the latest scams including the latest COVID-19 scams....
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Focus on the Community: Destination Development Corporation

This week we are speaking with Elaine Bedel, CEO of Indiana Destination Development Corporation. The HHP allows businesses in the travel/leisure/hospitality/retail related industries to make a...
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Focus on the Community: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dee Reed with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College discusses her new role as Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Diversity,Equity...
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Focus on the Community: IYI on Back to School

Tami Silverman of Indiana Youth Institute  talks about returning to school during the pandemic...
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Focus on the Community: Indiana Funeral Directors Association

Indiana Funeral Directors Association President Andy Clayton talks about how we say goodbye to a loved one during the pandemic....
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Focus on the Community: Stuff the Bus

Abby Desboro with the United Way of the Wabash Valley talks about ‘Stuff the Bus’ for 2020....
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Focus on the Community: BBB on new scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau talks about more pandemic related scams as well as other scams going on right now....
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Focus on the Community: One More Voice

One More Voice program with the Indiana Citizen says the time to register to vote is about to run out. The Indiana Citizen is...
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Focus on the Community: Summer Water Safety

Max Winchell, DNR Conservation Officer, discusses summer water safety and the job of a conservation officer....
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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

Tammi 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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