Jake is a reporter with Side Effects and WFYI in Indianapolis. He decided to pursue radio journalism while volunteering at a community station in Madison, WI, and soon after began an internship with NPR's State of the Re:Union. Jake has received a first place award from the Milwaukee Press Club and he was a finalist in KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race. In his spare time, he runs and tries to perfect his pizza crust recipe.
Prisoners and their relatives have contradicted state officials about the conditions and medical care inside Indiana prisons. Some say didn't learn an imprisoned relative had COVID-19 until he died.
How to make thinking about death less somber? Hold a festival! Indianapolis did. Through art, film and book talks, residents explored everything from bucket lists to advance directives and cremation.
About 5,500 immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally need dialysis. The publicly funded insurance they're eligible to receive only covers the treatment when it's urgently required.
Roughly 265,000 U.S. kids entered foster care last year — the highest number since 2008. Officials say the abuse of heroin or prescription painkillers by more parents is one reason for the increase.