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WBOI Weekend News Roundup 03/17/18

Mar 16, 2018
Joe Hren

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Every month, the news team at 89.1 WBOI covers events in northeast Indiana and around the state. This week on WBOI Presents, we are taking a look back 2017.

Part One. Zach Bernard has more on the status of Fort Wayne’s fight against opioids (00:38), Zach Bernard joins us in the studio (09:21), Araceli Gomez-Aldana looks back at the regional healthcare shakeup with Sherry Slater from the Journal Gazette (14:35)

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Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Tuesday to help address the low availability of propane across the state. The order suspends regulations on driving hours for truck drivers transporting propane.

Scot Imus is the Executive Director of the Indiana Gas Propane Association. He says the association requested that Gov. Holcomb issue the waiver in order to ensure that propane is readily available as temperatures dip below zero.

“Allowing drivers a little bit of flexibility, a little bit longer hours can make sure that customer is served,” he says.

Hoosiers Aim to Fight Mental Health Stigma

Jun 9, 2016

National statistics show that about a quarter of Americans suffer from mental illness in a given year, but around half of those people will not seek treatment, in part, because of stigma.

IPB’s Jill Sheridan reports on a new effort to fight stigma that is trending across the country, and in Indiana.