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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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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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General News
9:52 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Cooking Mistakes Can Lead To Plumbing Problems

Plumbers say pouring grease and oils down the drain can lead to clogged pipes.
Credit Satya Murthy / https://www.flickr.com/photos/inafrenzy/

As families prepare holiday meals this week, some will make mistakes that could be costly not only for them, but also the city they’re living in.

Every year, President of Mann Plumbing in Bloomington David Mann said he gets some panicked calls the week of Thanksgiving.

With so much cooking going on, some things make their way into the sink that shouldn’t.

“Sometimes the kitchen drains get overloaded especially,” Mann said. “Garbage disposals get overburdened and then they can’t go ahead and grind and drain what is put down through there.”

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5:34 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Residents To Help Determine Future Of West Lafayette City Hall

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis
Credit City of West Lafayette

West Lafayette officials are in the process of deciding what to do about City Hall.

Mold drove them out of the building on Navajo Drive in February.

Mayor John Dennis says options for the future of city hall include bringing the current building up to code, completing gutting and renovating the structure, or razing the building and starting over—likely at a different location.

He says public hearings next year will give residents the opportunity to have input into the final decision.

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