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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: Children's

Indiana kids benefit from federal funding that is allocated based on U.S. Census data. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Today is Census Day and the coronavirus crisis isn't stopping the once-a-decade count of Americans. Millions of federal dollars are at risk if every child isn't counted, and nearly 2 million kids age 5 and younger were missed in the 2010 Census. Tim Swarens, a media specialist for t

14% of rural school districts do not have access to a guidance counselor. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – About one-in-four public school students in Indiana attends a rural school, and new research suggests they need more assistance in career development. A paper co-authored by Diana Quintero, a research analyst with the Brown Center on Education Policy, finds that while rural st

Safety experts say kids can still reach medications that are stored on a high shelf. (Schuermann Kuhlman)

INDIANAPOLIS — Data suggests efforts to reduce the number of children's medicine poisonings are working. However, because kids are curious, vigilance is always needed. A new report shows fewer children under age six are getting into medicine accidentally, and calls to poison-control centers

Indiana teachers earn about $55,000 annually on average. (@sbphoto/Twenty20)

INDIANAPOLIS, – The Indiana House budget plan released on Tuesday includes a modest increase in school funding, but no pay raise for teachers. The House plan calls for a 2.1 percent funding increase the first year, and 2.2 percent the second year, totaling $451 million. While budget money is

Smoking has increased in Indiana in the past two years, while decreasing in many other states. (Brun-nO/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is facing serious health challenges, according to an annual state-by-state ranking of key health indicators. The America's Health Rankings 2018 report released on Wednesday places Indiana 41st among states, down from 38th in 2017. Dr. Rhonda Randall, senior medical a

Foster youth transitioning into adulthood may have trouble obtaining education, employment and housing. (ohurtsov/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS — New research uncovers the instability faced by Indiana youth in foster care, and the resulting negative outcomes experienced during their transition to adulthood. Fostering Youth Transitions, a data brief released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, showed that moving in

New research suggests the goal of improving academic performance has not been realized yet among Indiana charter schools.

INDIANAPOLIS – New research into Indiana's school voucher program reveals academic progress may not be on par with expectations. Researchers from two universities – Notre Dame and Kentucky – examined the standardized test scores of more than 3,000 low-income students who switched

Four gulps of water for every 15 minutes of outdoor activity can help children avoid dehydration. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – With summer temperatures soaring, health officials are reminding Indiana parents about the importance of hydration – for themselves and their children. Dr. Julie Daftari, chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare in Indiana, explains water is critical for physical functi

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