WYRZ presents an all new radio program that explores the state of health in Hendricks County. WYRZ’s Shane Ray will be interviewing people and organizations throughout Hendricks County about what they are doing and how they are coping with the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Tune in Thursdays at 7:00 PM on 98,9 FM WYRZ and online at
WYRZ.org for The Health of Hendricks County and if you miss the show you can also listen to a free on-demand podcast at WYRZ.org.
is made possible by a grant from the The Health of Hendricks County Hendricks County Community Foundation.
Episode 1 – 4/16/2020 – Shane Ray talks to Troy Hanna discussing the Rolling Hope Canned Food Drive. Brian Scott interviews Hendricks County’s Health Officer Dr. David Stopperich and a representative of the Hendricks County Community Foundation discusses their “Rapid Response” grants.
Episode 2 – 4/23/2020 – Shane Ray will feature guests, Marina Keers, Executive Director of talking about what the center is doing during the Covid-19 pandemic, Tom Downard, Executive Director of Hendricks County Senior Services and Eric Halvorson, Public Affairs Manager for the Kroger Co. Avon Chamber of Commerce
Episode 3 – 4/30/2020 – Shane Ray’s guests include Tina Darling of Connecting Kids to Coverage Indiana; Kelly DiBenedetto, Executive Director of the Danville Chamber of Commerce and Tammi Jessup, Executive Director of Mental Health America of Hendricks County.
Episode 4 – 5/7/2020 – On this week’s show, Shane Ray interviews Rhonda Wiles of the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce and the CEO of the Hendricks Power Cooperative, Greg Ternet.
Episode 5 – 5/14/2020 – Brian Scott has Part 1 of a 2-part interview with the Superintendent of the Avon Community School Corporation, Dr. Margaret Hoernemann. He also talks with the Communication Coordinator of the Danville Community School Corporation, Ashton Brellenthin. Shane Ray interviews Chet Linson, Clinical Services Manager of Hope Healthcare Services.
Episode 6 – 5/21/2020 – Brian Scott has Part 2 of his 2-part interview with the Superintendent of the Avon Community School Corporation, Dr. Margaret Hoernemann. Shane Ray talks with Brad Dubois, Executive Director of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce.
Episode 7 – 5/28/2020 – Shane Ray talks with the President and CEO of the Hendricks County Community Foundation William Rhodehamel with an update on the All In Rapid Response Fund. Scott Olinger, Superintendent of the Plainfield Community School Corporation, talks with Brian Scott about the school corporation’s response and preparations going forward in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 8 – 6/4/2020 – Brian Scott talks with the Town Manager of the Town of Brownsburg Jeff Eder about the town’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Jeff talks about how it has affected upcoming town activities and how the Town of Brownsburg has implemented programs to help local businesses recover.
Episode 9 – 6/11/2020 – Shane Ray interviews April Bordeau of Care to Change as she discusses the challenges and help available for one’s mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic. Brian Scott talks with Tom Klein, Town Manager for the Town of Avon on the how the town has weathered the past few months and some of the upcoming events planned as the town gets “Back on Track.”
Episode 10 – 6/18/2020 – The Deputy Chief of the Avon Police Department Brian Nugent will be Shane Ray’s guest talking about how the Avon Police Department has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and the various schedule changes regarding events in Avon. Brian Scott talks with the Superintendent of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation Dr. Jim Snapp. about how the school corporation adapted to school without students in the classroom and the options parents will have when classes resume on July 30th with students in the classrooms.
Episode 11 – 6/25/220 – Shane Ray talks with Jamie Bohler Smith of Visit Hendricks County to discuss the events happening that area residents can enjoy this summer as we reopen from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Brian Scott has an interview with the new superintendent of the Avon Community School Corporation Dr. Scott Wyndham discussing the upcoming preparations and options for the new school year.
Episode 12 – 7/2/2020 – Shane Ray’s guest include Tom Downard of the Avon Chamber of Commerce and Dana Cochran from the Hendricks Power Cooperative.
Episode 13 – 7/9/2020 – In the series finale Brian Scott talks with Dr. David Stopperich, Medical Officer of the Hendricks County Health Department about masks, back to school and life after the Coronavirus.