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O’Bannon series airs in Harrison County

Judy O’Bannon’s PBS show, ‘Communities Building Community,’ is available to Harrison County residents for the first time, as the show airs its second season, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m., on KET2.
Each week, the show will take viewers across the Indiana as programs and actions are featured that are getting Hoosiers involved in their communities to improve the quality of life. O’Bannon, of Corydon, serves as the series’ host and is a field correspondent.
‘Communities Building Community’ also encourages viewers to take action in their own communities, and each episode will offer action steps and links to community resources.
Tuesday’s episode will show how Hoosiers throughout the state are working to preserve Indiana’s rich and historic past.
The second episode, scheduled to air Feb. 6, is about a YMCA in Indianapolis that was hit by a tornado in 2002, and how local residents came together to rebuild the neighborhood staple, a community center which thrives today.
In the Feb. 13 episode, O’Bannon introduces viewers to Elease Womack, whose Unleavened Bread Cafe in Indianapolis is more than just a place to eat for the members of the neighborhood; it also serves as a resource and a meeting point.
The fourth episode, on Feb. 20, focuses on the individual motivations of volunteers across Indiana and how these generous Hoosiers learn and teach others to learn, the importance of philanthropy, some at a very young age.
The episode on Feb. 27 is about the Summer Youth Program Fund, which organizes donations from around the state to enable summer enrichment for all young Hoosiers. For those creative high school students, Project XL serves as a platform for young artists from all disciplines to be proud of their talents and to show them off to the public.
A new episode will air every Tuesday until March 27. ‘Communities Building Community’ is produced by WFYI of Indianapolis. All episodes begin at 2 p.m.
KET2 can be found on Channel 15 on Insight, and on Channel 68 on an over-the-air signal, the Dish Network and DirecTV.