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

Focus on the Community: 2021 Newport Hillclimb

Alex Ringwald talks about the upcoming 2021 Newport Antique Auto Hillclimb...
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Focus on the Community: 2021 Route 40 Fest

Josh Alsip, president of Brazil Mainstreet, talks about upcoming Route 40 Festival....
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Focus on the Community: Indiana Education Savings Authority

Marissa Rowe Executive Director of Indiana Education Savings Authority talks about 529 Savings plan and a way that you could win $10,000 for college...
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Focus on the Community: BBB QR Code Scams

Tim Maniscalo with the BBB talks about how people are using QR codes for fraud, pet sitting job scams, more Puppy scams and brushing...
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Focus on the Community: School Bus Safety

Indiana State Police PIO Sgt Matt Ames talks about school bus safety and how to drive around them. Also Indiana State Police is hiring...
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Focus on the Community: Vigo County Health Dept.

Roni Elder with the Vigo County Health Department discusses the latest on COVID, Vaccine and what you need to know....
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Focus on the Community: IYI Children and Racism

Tammi Silverman with Indiana Youth Institute discusses racism and kids...
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Focus on the Community: Mayor of Terre Haute

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett talks about the Convention Center in Terre Haute, pandemic money, the possible Casino, and the death of Terre Haute...
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Focus on the Community: IYI Kids Count

Indiana Youth Institutes, Tammi Silverman, discuss the latest information from the Kids Count Data Book...
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Focus on the Community: DNR Ornithologist

Allisyn Gillet, Indiana DNR Ornithologist, talks about what is making our songbirds sick and why you should take in your bird feeders....
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Focus on the Community: Indiana DNR

Brad Westrich Non-Game Mammologist with Indiana Department of Natural Resources...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on fake car seats

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau says you need to look out for Fake Car Seats. Also there are Fake Charities that try...
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Focus on the Community: Vigo County Historical Museum

Vigo County Historical Museum Executive Director, Kerri Wilhelm, talks about their fundraising campaign and reopening after the pandemic...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on Homework web scams

Tim Maniscalo with the BBB talks about kids being scammed on homework web scams. Don’t fall for a scam to update your travel documents....
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Focus on the Community: VCSC Update Part 2

Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Rob Haworth discusses more in depth on the planning for the future of Vigo County High Schools and students....
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Focus on the Community: VCSC Update Part 1

Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent Rob Haworth discusses the pandemic, what to expect in education this fall, the  right sizing of the number of...
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Focus on the Community: Ivy Tech Update

Ivy Tech Chancellor Lee Anne Crooks discusses upcoming fall classes, pandemic issues, and more including the Parke County Rumble coming up in June....
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Focus on the Community: IYI Cares/COVID Education Funding

Tami Silverman with IYI discusses Cares/COVID Education Funding for schools and Child Abuse Awareness Month....
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Focus on the Community: Commissioner of Indiana Dept. of Revenue

Bob Grennes, Commissioner of Indiana Department of Revenue, talks about tax time and the upcoming tax deadline!...
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Focus on the Community: Lt. Gov. Crouch and State Sen. Ford

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and State Senator Jon Ford talk about the session that just ended...
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Focus on the Community: Children's Bureau of Indiana

Amanda Small, Director for Region 8 with the Children’s Bureau of Indiana, talks about who they are and what they do to help children in...
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Focus on the Community: Summer Driving Safety

Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames talks about summer driving safety including farm equipment on the roads...
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Focus on the Community: Mayor Duke Bennett

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett discusses the city of Terre Haute, the pandemic and what is on the horizon for this year....
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Focus on the Community: IYI on Post Pandemic Life

Tammi Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute talks about what kids need to know as we near post pandemic...
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Focus on the Community: BBB on Online Purchase Scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau talks about recent online purchase scams, what the biggest risks are in the wake of COVID-19, fake...
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Focus on the Community: Hamilton Center's 50th Anniversary

Mel Burkes and Margie Anschutz talk about Hamilton Center’s 50th Anniversary. Click here to learn more about Hamilton Center....
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Focus on the Community: Lt. Gov. Crouch

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch  talks about topics including Hoosier Homestead Awards, the COVID vaccine and help for small business...
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Focus on the Community: Indiana Republican Party

Kyle Hupfer, Chairman of Indiana Republican Party, talks about the legislative session, legislature possible curtailing the governors powers and the past election....
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Focus on the Community: Thrive West Central

Ryan Keller, Executive Director for Thrive West Central, and Gloria Wetnight Senior Business Development Strategist and AREA7 Agency discuss their services and what they...
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Focus on the Community: Duke Energy and Bills

Rick Burger  with Duke Energy talks about your power bill and electricity...
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Focus on the Community: IYI and Mentoring

Tami Silverman from the Indiana Youth Institute talks about how important mentoring is....
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Focus on the Community: Court Services for Vigo County

Bill Watson, Director of Court Services for Vigo County, talks about programs to help offenders get out of the legal system and stay out...
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Focus on the Community: BBB reports new 2021 scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau, discuss new scams in 2021 including how new stimulus checks could trigger more scams, a Free Netflix...
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Focus on the Community: THRIVE West Central

Alex Brown, Director of THRIVE West Central, talks about how the organization used to be West Central Indiana Economic West Central District. ...
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Focus on the Community: Vigo County Sheriff Plasse

Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse discusses topics including the progress of the new Vigo County Jail, COVID-19 in Vigo County, and his personal experience...
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Focus on the Community: Lt. Gov. Crouch

Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch discusses how the 2020 elections went in Indiana and what is coming up in the next political session. She...
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Focus on the Community: State Rep. Pfaff on the upcoming session

State Representative for District 43, Tonya Pfaff (D),  discusses details on the upcoming legislative session...
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Focus on the Community: IYI on Different Kind of Holidays

Tammi Silverman with Indiana Youth Institute discusses holidays with the kids during different kind of year due to COVID-19...
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Focus on the Community: Upcoming Legislative Session

Jon Ford discusses the upcoming Legislative Session in regards to COVID-19...
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Focus on the Community: Holiday & COVID Scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau discuss COVID scams as well as Holiday Scams...
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Focus on the Community: Vigo County Response to COVID-19

Frank talks with Vigo County Commissioner Brendan Kearns about the COVID-19 pandemic and the response to it....
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Focus on the Community: How to be Thankful during a Pandemic

Tami Silverman with the Indiana Youth Institute talks about how to be thankful during a global pandemic and how to talk to your children...
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Focus on the Community: Red Kettle Campaign

Sue Linden with the Salvation Army discusses the 2020 Red Kettle Campaign...
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Focus on the Community: Dancing with the Terre Haute Stars

Brandon Halleck, Chief Operating Officer of Chances and Services for Youth, discusses the changes that have been made to their fundraising event, Dancing with...
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Focus on the Community: New Wage And Benefit Survey

Lisa Lee from Western Indiana Department of Workforce Development discusses the New Wage And Benefit Survey and how it helps west central Indiana....
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Focus on the Community: Kids and Politics

Tami Silverman from the Indiana Youth Institute talks about Kids and Politics in todays climate...
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Focus on the Community: ISP PIO

Matt Ames, Indiana State Police PIO, discusses road construction and other safety issues for motorists in the area...
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Focus on the Community: BBB talks most recent scams

Tim Maniscalo with the Better Business Bureau discusses back to school scams that take advantage of students, going out of business scams online, political...
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Focus on the Community: SafeWise Annual Report

SafeWise has released its annual report ranking the best and worst states for pets in the U.S. Andrea Harvey is guest...
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Focus on the Community: Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and their The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America . The annual report provides state-by-state rankings of adult...
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