Focus On The Community is a community affairs program hosted by Frank Rush.
If you have a community topic that would appeal to WFNB listeners and would like to be considered for an interview, call (812) 420-2518.
Below are some of our past shows.
Focus On The Community Podcasts
We spoke with Terre Haute Ivy Tech Chancellor Lea Anne Crooks about their recent graduation and what Ivy Tech has to offer students of all ages.
Carla Knapp of the Indianapolis Zoo talks about their animal conservation and education efforts.
Tim Maniscalo, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Indiana, provides information on the latest scams. Their research shows the biggest problem is employment scams.
A special edition of Focus on the Community: A look at the life of Richard Lugar.
Shelley Klingerman talks about her new book, ‘Vigilance.’ It is the Savvy Women’s Guide To Personal Safety, Self Protection Measures and Counter Measures.
“When I was a child…” We all have likely said this, wrapping ourselves in nostalgia about what we perceived as a carefree, easier time. In many ways, to have been a child decades ago was less complicated.
Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about the convention center, paving, casino, and the pool at the Vigo County YMCA.
Kristi Whitacre, County Extension Director with the Purdue Extension Office, talks about what the Purdue Extension Office provides for residents and how you can take advantage of these programs and services. For more information on the Purdue Extension
The Terre Haute Women’s Club talk about the ‘Sip for Shoes’ fundraiser on May 4 at the Country Club of Terre Haute. This even will benefit the Shoe Bus Project.
Natalie Sutton, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana, talks about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Sutton discussed how to recognize and how to help those who suffer and those who help and care
Tami Silverman of the Indiana Youth Institution talks about the release of the new Kids Count Data Book. She talks about what it says about Indiana kids both state wide and here in our area.
Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch is celebrating 2nd Founders’ Day! We talk about the Crime Fighters vs Fire Fighters basketball game and we have guests Clay County Sheriff Paul Hardin and Chief Deputy Josh Clark.
Executive Director of SW Indiana American Red Cross, Theo Boots, talks about the ‘Sound the Alarm’ home fire campaign.
Indiana Department of Revenue Commissioner Adam Krupp speaks about taxes.
Tim Maniscalo of the Better Business Bureau talks about how MasterCard is taking steps to stem misleading “free trial offers,” fake change of address websites, how to be smart when searching for a tax preparer and why a
Mayor Brian Wyndham gave his State of the City Address at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce lunch.
Erin Gregory from the YMCA of the Wabash Valley on an upcoming fundraiser and all of the services and programs that they offer the community in Vigo County and Clay County.
Danielle Shockey, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, talks about how Girl Scout cookie time is more than great cookies. It is a time to teach girls about business, life and more.
Tami Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute talks kids health and the challenges of keeping kids healthy.
Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about what we can expect in 2019
Scott Burns of Western Indiana Recovery Services at Hamilton Center talks about opioid addiction and treatments available.
Former Indiana State Police PIO Sgt. Joe Watts talks about his retirement and how police work has changed over the past 30 years.
Tami Silverman of Indiana Youth Institute talks about helping kids handle the stress of the holidays.
Envoy Sue Linden from the Terre Haute Salvation Army talks about how their bell ringing campaign is going and how you, your business or place of work can help. Linden also talks about why bell ringers get
Tim Maniscalo of the Better Business Bureau on Holiday Scams you need to be aware of.
Tami Silverman of Indiana Youth Institute talks about the Promise Indiana Program: How to get young kids as early as elementary school to realize what they have the potential to grow up to be and how to
Mark Shayotovich, Director of Business Affairs with the Clay Community School Corporation, talks about school finances in Clay County, the artificial turf at Northview and more.
Area 7 Agency on Aging Director Gloria Wetnight (part of the West Central Indiana Economic Development District) talks about the many services that the agency provides and how they can help not just older citizens but those
The Terre Haute Women’s Club talks about the shoe bus and how they can provide shoes for children in need. They will be having a fundraiser called ‘Brews for Shoes.’
Rita Kaperack talks about the Meals on Wheels program including who they serve, where the meals come from and how they could expand into some of the outlying areas.
Terre Haute Fire Chief, Jeff Fisher, spoke with us about fall safety, how you need to clean and check your furnace, and also about how you should check and make sure you have smoke alarms and carbon
Principal, Sheryl Jordon and 4th Grade Teacher Chuck Fry talk about how Staunton Elem School in Clay County is now a Blue Ribbon School!
Tim Maniscalo, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Indiana talks about scams that can happen with natural disaster donations, rescue dogs, fake grants and even fake endorsements.
Susan Smith Roads, the Senior Director of Ask Rose explains what the program is and how it works.
Susan Linden Administrator and Pastor of local branch of the Salvation Army talks about the programs they offer locally to serve the community.
Sharon Kerry, Executive Director of the Crisis Pregnancy Center, talks about who they are, what they do and how they serve men and women both young and old.
Mary Yelton and Julia Hoffa from CRADLES of Clay County
YMCA CEO Ryan Pennrod on what the Y is doing in Vigo, Clay and Putnam counties and their programs. Also talked about the closing of the Vigo County facility pool
Tammi Silverman of the Indiana Youth Institute on the Kids County Data Book and what it shows about kids in Indiana and the stress that kids deal with at the start of the new school year
Tim Maniscalo President/CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Indiana discussed back to school and how shoppers need to be aware of scam websites. He also discussed how some birth certificate websites don’t deliver. If you need help,
Marsha Miller and Bionca Gambill from the League of Women Voters spoke about the Women’s Equality Day March on August 27th on the campus of Indiana State University.
Dave Patterson of the Convention and Visitors Bureau talked about the air show and some future events coming to town
Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about events around town, the state of the city, the budget, upcoming projects, and more!