Focus On The Community is a community affairs program hosted by Dave Crooks.

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: Dr. Robert Haworth

This episode of Focus on the Community, Dave Crooks interviews Vigo County School Superintendent, Dr. Robert Haworth. They discuss several issues facing the district....
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Focus on the Community: State Rep. Tonya Pfaff

This weekend on Focus on the Community, Dave Crooks interviews State Representative Tonya Pfaff, Democrat of Terre Haute. They will discuss the latest legislative...
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Focus on the Community: Senator Jon Ford

Dave Crooks interviews State Senator Jon Ford of Terre Haute to discuss more about the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly....
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Focus on the Community: Clay County Commissioners

Clay County, Indiana Commissioners Paul Sanders and Marty Heffner discuss a proposal to expand the current Clay County Jail....
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Focus on the Community: Commissioner Kerns

Vigo County Commissioner Brendan Kerns discusses topics including duties as Commissioner, the latest on the new and old Vigo County Jail, public access to...
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Focus on the Community: PCI

After the recent arrest of a local alleged teacher child predator, Dave Crooks talks with “Eric” of the Social Media organization PCI (Child Predator...
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Focus on the Community: Terre Haute Casino Update

WTHI-TV morning anchor Jon Swaner joins Dave Crooks. They re-cap the Indiana Gaming Commission meeting which awarded Churchill Downs the Terre Haute Casino license....
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Veterans Day Ceremony at Clay County Courthouse

Full Audio Version of the Veterans Day Ceremony at Clay County Courthouse...
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Focus on the Community: Vigo County CASA

Glenna Cheeseman, Director of Vigo County CASA, talks about what CASA is and how can you help no matter what county you live in....
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Focus on the Community: Fall update with Terre Haute Mayor

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about casino plans, the new Terre Haute Police station and Terre Haute City Parks....
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Focus on the Community: IYI Helping Hoosier LGBTQ+ Youth Thrive

Tami Silverman with IYI discusses how they are helping Hoosier LGBTQ+ youth thrive...
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Focus on the Community: Clay County Drug Take Back Day

Clay Sheriff Paul Hardin, Gregg Bass with the Brazil Police Department, and Sarah Cox with St. Vincent Clay Hospital, talk about upcoming Clay County...
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Focus on the Community: BBB discusses most recent scams

Tim Maniscalo with the BBB discusses the latest scams to watch out for....
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Focus on the Community: YMCA of the Wabash Valley

Nicole Fry, Branch Director of the Clay County YMCA, discusses upcoming events with the Clay County YMCA and the Vigo County YMCA as well....
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Focus on the Community: Crossroads Trails App

Alex Brown, with Thrive West Central, discusses the new app Crossroads Trails App...
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Focus on the Community: Kids in School Sports

Tammi Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute, discusses kids in school sports....
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Focus on the Community: 2021 Newport Hillclimb

Alex Ringwald talks about the upcoming 2021 Newport Antique Auto Hillclimb ...
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Focus on the Community: 2021 Route 40 Fest

Josh Alsip, president of Brazil Mainstreet, talks about upcoming Route 40 Festival....
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Focus on the Community: Indiana Education Savings Authority

Marissa Rowe Executive Director of Indiana Education Savings Authority talks about 529 Savings plan and a way that you could win $10,000 for college...
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Focus on the Community: BBB QR Code Scams

Tim Maniscalo with the BBB talks about how people are using QR codes for fraud, pet sitting job scams, more Puppy scams and brushing...
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Focus on the Community: School Bus Safety

Indiana State Police PIO Sgt Matt Ames talks about school bus safety and how to drive around them. Also Indiana State Police is hiring...
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Focus on the Community: Vigo County Health Dept.

Roni Elder with the Vigo County Health Department discusses the latest on COVID, Vaccine and what you need to know....
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Focus on the Community: IYI Children and Racism

Tammi Silverman with Indiana Youth Institute discusses racism and kids...
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Focus on the Community: Mayor of Terre Haute

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about the Convention Center in Terre Haute, pandemic money, the possible Casino, and the death of Terre Haute...
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Focus on the Community: IYI Kids Count

Indiana Youth Institutes, Tammi Silverman, discuss the latest information from the Kids Count Data Book...
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Focus on the Community: DNR Ornithologist

Allisyn Gillet, Indiana DNR Ornithologist, talks about what is making our songbirds sick and why you should take in your bird feeders....
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Focus on the Community: Indiana DNR

Brad Westrich Non-Game Mammologist with Indiana Department of Natural Resources...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on fake car seats

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau says you need to look out for Fake Car Seats. Also there are Fake Charities that try...
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Focus on the Community: Vigo County Historical Museum

Vigo County Historical Museum Executive Director, Kerri Wilhelm, talks about their fundraising campaign and reopening after the pandemic...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on Homework web scams

Tim Maniscalo with the BBB talks about kids being scammed on homework web scams. Don’t fall for a scam to update your travel documents....
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Focus on the Community: VCSC Update Part 2

Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Rob Haworth discusses more in depth on the planning for the future of Vigo County High Schools and students....
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Focus on the Community: VCSC Update Part 1

Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Rob Haworth discusses the pandemic, what to expect in education this fall, the  right sizing of the number of...
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Focus on the Community: Ivy Tech Update

Ivy Tech Chancellor Lee Anne Crooks discusses upcoming fall classes, pandemic issues, and more including the Parke County Rumble coming up in June....
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Focus on the Community: IYI Cares/COVID Education Funding

Tami Silverman with IYI discusses Cares/COVID Education Funding for schools and Child Abuse Awareness Month....
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Focus on the Community: Commissioner of Indiana Dept. of Revenue

Bob Grennes, Commissioner of Indiana Department of Revenue, talks about tax time and the upcoming tax deadline!...
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Focus on the Community: Lt. Gov. Crouch and State Sen. Ford

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and State Senator Jon Ford talk about the session that just ended...
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Focus on the Community: Children's Bureau of Indiana

Amanda Small, Director for Region 8 with the Children’s Bureau of Indiana, talks about who they are and what they do to help children in...
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Focus on the Community: Summer Driving Safety

Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames talks about summer driving safety including farm equipment on the roads...
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Focus on the Community: Mayor Duke Bennett

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett discusses the city of Terre Haute, the pandemic and what is on the horizon for this year....
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Focus on the Community: IYI on Post Pandemic Life

Tammi Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute talks about what kids need to know as we near post pandemic...
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