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11:30 am
Mon December 1, 2014

American Cancer Society Explores New Ways To Curb Smoking

The Cancer Action Network says Indiana lawmakers should expand the smoking ban to cover all workplaces, including casinos and bars.
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American Cancer Society officials say Indiana lawmakers should explore ways to help incentivize Hoosiers to quit smoking.

Apart from health advocacy organizations like the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, groups such as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce are part of the fight to reduce smoking.

For two years, one of the group’s legislative priorities has been eliminating the Smoker’s Bill of Rights.

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General News
9:42 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday Shopping Expected To Be Up This Year

Today is Cyber Monday, the day when we‘re supposed to see a huge spike in online shopping.
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More consumers are expected to use online shopping to find bargains this holiday season.

Today is Cyber Monday, which has been the busiest day for online shopping since its inception five years ago.

But, Purdue University Retail Expert Dr. Richard Feinberg Feinberg said most shoppers use the Internet to comparison shop than to actually buy.

And Feinberg says he doesn‘t think online shopping will ever overtake actual shopping at the store.

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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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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."
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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.
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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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