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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - IN: Health

Consumer groups say a $500 thermometer is just one example of price gouging. (M. Kuhlman)

INDIANAPOLIS - As if protecting oneself from the new coronavirus isn't daunting enough, consumer watchdogs say Hoosiers also need to guard themselves against price gouging. Adam Garber, consumer watchdog with U.S. PIRG Education Fund, says their research found that after the World Health Organizat

Medication Assisted Treatment can help opioid users with withdrawal, cravings and relapse prevention. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Improving access to treatment and recovery services is a key strategy in fighting the opioid epidemic. But not all of Indiana's medical providers are armed with the latest tools to best help patients. Just 1-in-3 people with opioid-use disorder are receiving Medication Assisted Tre

In Indiana, possession of one ounce of marijuana or less carries a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of $1,000. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS - Some Indiana lawmakers are continuing their push to relax the state's marijuana laws. At a news conference yesterday, Senate Democratic Chair Karen Tallian of Ogden Dunes promoted Senate Bill 114, which would decriminalize possession of less than one ounce of marijuana - an amount t

More than 650 colleges in the United States report having a food pantry for students facing hunger. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Anecdotes about starving college students are actually no laughing matter, as research reveals hunger on campus is not uncommon. In a national survey released early this year, 45% of student respondents said they had experienced food insecurity. Ty Davis is assistant dean of

The birth of a child or surgery could increase the total cost of a health-care plan and not just the monthly premium. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS — Fall is an important time for the millions of Hoosiers with health insurance. Not only does the Medicare Annual Enrollment period start Tuesday, but many employers are setting aside a two-week period for workers to choose their health-care coverage for 2020. Vice President of

The U.S. Census Bureau intends to hire 500,000 people for the 2020 count. (AdobeStock)

INDIANAPOLIS – With less than six months to go until the 2020 Census, efforts are ramping up in Indiana and other states to ensure an accurate count. A vital part of that is ensuring there are enough boots on the ground. About 500,000 census takers are needed across the country. Carol Roge

The World Health Organization says air pollution is to blame for more than four million premature deaths globally. (blackday/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Air Quality Action Days are common in Indiana this time of year, and new research suggests they should not be disregarded. According to the largest-ever global study of its kind, air pollution can increase the risk of early death from cardiovascular and respiratory disease ̵

The Indiana State Department of Health says only a doctor can confirm whether a person has contracted West Nile virus from a mosquito bite. (fotoshoptofs/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS - There is evidence that the West Nile virus is spreading in Indiana this summer. State health officials say the virus has been detected in mosquito pools in two communities, in Elkhart and Clark counties. Taryn Stevens, a zoonotic and vector-borne disease epidemiologist for the Indian

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