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: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Month. Dave Crooks interviews Melvin Burks, CEO of Hamilton Center and Meghan Creech, Chief of Utility Service at Hamilton...
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Focus on the Community: Indiana Food & Fuel Association

Why are gas and diesel prices at record highs? This weekend on Focus on the Community, we get an insider’s perspective on pricing, supply,...
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Focus on the Community: 2022 Primary Elections

This weekend on Focus on the Community, Dave Crooks of DLC Media News and Jon Swaner of WTHI-TV discuss the competitive races in Tuesdays...
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Focus on the Community: Vote No Vigo County

This weekend on DLC Media’s Focus on the Community, an opposing interview on the Vigo County School Corporation School Referendum. Steve Ellis, Chair of...
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Focus on the Community: Vote Yes Vigo County

This week, Dave Crooks speaks with Dr. Rob Haworth, Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent, and Lori Danielson the Chair of the Vote YES PAC....
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Focus on the Community: Indianapolis Zoo

Dave Crooks interviews Carla Knapp, the Public Relations Specialist at the Indianapolis Zoo. Learn more about the Zoo and the many unique features going...
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Focus on the Community: Chief Communications Officer for America First Policy In...

Kevin Rader guest hosts this weeks Focus on the Community. Rader spoke with Marc Lotter, former director of strategic communications for the Trump Campaign...
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Focus on the Community: Evan Bayh

Kevin Rader is our guest host this week and interviews former Indiana Senator, Governor and Secretary of State, Evan Bayh...
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Focus on the Community: 2022 Brazil Rotary 4th of July Celebration

Dave Crooks interviews Andrew Bowman, President of the Brazil Rotary Club. They discuss details of upcoming 4th of July Celebration and how you can...
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Focus on the Community: Clay County YMCA

Dave Crooks interviews Nicole Fry, Executive Director of the Brazil branch of the Wabash Valley YMCA. She will update the community on the many...
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Focus on the Community: Logging in the Owen-Putnam State Forest

Dave Crooks interviews 3 guests concerned about logging in the Owen-Putnam State Forest. Jeff Stant represents Indiana Forest Alliance. Jeff and Lora Kemp represent...
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Focus on the Community: Parke and Vermillion County CASA

Dave Crooks interviews Katlyn Wells and Dawn Creech of Parke and Vermillion County Court Appointed Special Advocate. (CASA). Learn more about CASA including details...
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Focus on the Community: Local Jail Expansion

Dave Crooks interviews Clay County Sheriff Paul Harden and Chief Deputy Josh Clarke. The program will focus on the proposed expansion of the local...
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Focus on the Community: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz

Dave Crooks interviews Abdul-Hakim Shabazz. Abdul is the creator of IndyPolitics.org and a WIBC Statehouse Reporter. This wide-ranging interview will give listeners an update...
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Focus on the Community: Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham

Dave Crooks interviews Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham. This wide-ranging interview will give listeners an update on the many changes and improvements to the city...
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Focus on the Community: Politics in the Hoosier State

This episode of Focus on the Community, it’s all about politics in the Hoosier State. Kevin Rader, former Statehouse Bureau Reporter for WTHR-TV and...
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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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