Goshen Blue Friday Up Next For the Goshen Health Entertainment Series

Following a near record crowd for Meet Me on the Island June 6th, The Goshen Health Entertainment Series, here's what's next: June 29 - Goshen Blue Friday 5:00 – 10:00 pm (2 bands!) Big Daddy Dupree and the Broke & Hungry Blues Band followed by: JR Clark and the All Star Blues Mob The Goshen Brewing Company provides the backdrop for Goshen Blue Friday, an evening of great blues, great food and fun. The festivities start with Big Daddy Dupree and the Broke & Hungry Blues Band, a full...

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St. Joseph County Sheriff Race Heats Up

The race for sheriff in St. Joseph County saw a number of twists in the last 24 hours. Monday night Chuck Hurley, a former South Bend Police Chief announced he intended to run in November as an Independent. Hurley needs to gather 1,142 valid signatures before he is officially on the ballot. Tim Corbett suspended the recount of the primary voting Tuesday morning. Corbett finished in May, 18 votes behind Bill Redman. The St. Joseph County Democratic Party announced Redman will be their...

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Charlotte and Dave Willner started a Facebook fundraiser, titled "Reunite an immigrant parent with their child," after they saw a viral photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl looking up and crying as her mother was searched by a Border Patrol agent in southern Texas. They created the page on Saturday, June 16, hoping to raise $1,500. As of Wednesday, more than 300,000 donors have raised more than $12 million. The page is bringing in more than $10,000 a minute, according to organizers.

There was a private lobbying force behind President Trump's change of heart on his controversial policy that resulted in thousands of family separations at the southern U.S. border: first lady Melania Trump.

A White House official confirmed to NPR's Sarah McCammon that Mrs. Trump pressed her husband to act to keep undocumented immigrant families together.

The battle lines are being drawn five months ahead of the midterms, with more Americans than at any point in at least the last two decades saying they're enthusiastic about voting — and record numbers of voters say President Trump and which party controls Congress are big factors in their vote, according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday.

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Embattled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday — and was targeted by protesters angry over the Trump administration's border policy that has separated children from their families along the U.S. border with Mexico.

"We're in downtown DC disrupting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner at MXDC," the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America wrote in a Facebook post about the confrontation. "The irony isn't lost on us that this is a Mexican restaurant."

Nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated from their parents after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border unlawfully this spring, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Many pediatricians have expressed concerns about the effects this traumatic event could have on those children.

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Making Obama

Monday, June 11 & 18, 2018 at 9 PM From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage. Host Jennifer White talks with Obama’s key advisors, mentors, rivals, and the former President himself.

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