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General News
7:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Special Thanksgiving Day programming on WBAA

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential host Lynne Rosetto Kaspar

This Thursday, November 27th, tune into WBAA to accompany your Thanksgiving Day activities.

From 8 to 10 a.m. on WBAA Classical on 101.3 FM, join John Birge for Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude. This year, we remember Maya Angelou, Garrison Keillor reads a poem, and Nikki Giovanni recalls the Thanksgiving she got kicked out of college!

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Arts & Culture
7:36 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Book Review: Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

Jock athletes, jock writers - athletes of Jewish birth and upbringing have a long, award winning history of engagement and success in the sporting world.  Be they pugilists, baseball players, swimmers or essayists surely there is a sportsman/sportswoman among these fifty short biographies for you to enjoy!

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Government
2:04 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton

Some talk about how the cold affects Montgomery County on this edition of Ask The Mayor.
Credit courtesy Crawfordsville mayor's office

As it always does, the cold has descended on West Central Indiana and with it comes the annual challenges for cities: how to keep citizens warm, how to keep roads from cracking and how to make sure efficiencies are identified.

We find out how Crawfordsville is weathering those challenges on this week's Ask The Mayor.

We’re joined in-studio by Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, and we follow up on last month’s conversation about investment in the city.

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General News
12:46 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Panel Doesn’t Recommend Funding Alternative PTSD Therapies

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was one of three alternative therapies for PTSD that the panel declined to recommend for state funding, calling the treatment "non-evidence based medicine."
Credit Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Institute / http://rockymountainhbot.com/

A report commissioned by the legislature to investigate whether the state should fund alternative therapies for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries was released last week.

The panel, which consisted of representatives from the state Department of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs, declined to recommend the three therapies they were investigating- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation, and Resource Facilitation.

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General News
6:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Food Finders Food Bank Preps For Cold Weather Service And A Possible Move

Food banks actually define their stocks in terms of the amount of food that'll fit into banana boxes like these.
Credit Matthew Rogers / https://www.flickr.com/photos/rogersmj/3550301120

As the holidays begin, social service agencies that cater to the underprivileged are taxed.

At Lafayette’s Food Finders Food Bank, they’ve got plenty of baked goods, but are struggling to find enough meats to include in holiday care packages.

And, as WBAA’s Stan Jastrzebski reports, the organization is in the midst of transition – Executive Director Katy Bunder is looking for a larger, less out-of-the-way location into which Food Finders can move.

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