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Kayla, joined us in-studio to delve into the topic of “May Mental Meltdown.”

As we transition into the official start of summer, May brings with it a whirlwind of activities and responsibilities, especially for parents with children.

With school out and the season of pools and outdoor play in full swing, there seems to be an endless array of things to do and manage. Kayla will be sharing her insights and expertise on navigating this busy time and finding balance amidst the chaos.

Join us as we explore strategies for maintaining mental well-being and making the most of this vibrant season with our kids.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a special guest joining us today to commemorate Memorial Day, a day of remembrance and gratitude for the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Vice Admiral John Bird, a retired officer of the United States Navy and Senior Vice President of USAA, to our live broadcast from The National Mall in Washington D.C.

Vice Admiral Bird, with his distinguished military background and his current role at USAA, brings a wealth of experience and insight to this solemn occasion. As a representative of USAA, a company committed to serving military members and their families, he understands the significance of honoring those who have given their lives in service to our country.

Today, we have the privilege of witnessing a powerful tribute known as the Poppy Wall of Honor. Stretching for an impressive 133 feet, this extraordinary wall is adorned with over 645,000 vibrant poppy flowers. Each flower symbolizes an American servicemember who made the ultimate sacrifice since World War I. It serves as a poignant reminder of the immense sacrifice made by these courageous individuals and their families.

The Poppy Wall of Honor is a project that resonates deeply with the spirit of Memorial Day. It stands as a symbol of gratitude, respect, and remembrance for those who selflessly served our nation. Through this breathtaking display, we are given an opportunity to reflect upon the extraordinary dedication and valor displayed by our servicemembers throughout history.

As we gather here on this hallowed ground, surrounded by the beauty and solemnity of the Poppy Wall, let us take a moment to honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed.

We express our heartfelt appreciation to Vice Admiral John Bird for joining us today and for his ongoing commitment to serving our military community. May their legacy never be forgotten, and may we always strive to live up to the ideals they fought so bravely to protect.

Q Mixers is a leading American mixer brand that offers premium mixers for creating high-quality cocktails quickly and easily. With their commitment to using premium ingredients, maximum carbonation, and avoiding excessive sweetness, Q Mixers provides the perfect foundation for recreating your favorite cocktails at home.

Simply take your preferred Q Mixer, add ice, your favorite spirit, and a dash of citrus, and you have a delicious cocktail ready to enjoy.

Exciting news arrives with Q Mixers’ multi-year partnership with IMS (Indianapolis Motor Speedway), kicking off at the Indy 500 and continuing throughout the season. Q Mixers will be available in all suites, the Hulman Terrace Club, 500 Club, and Pagoda Plaza, ensuring premium mixers for Indy spectators and those tuning in from home. Q Mixers can be mixed with spirits or enjoyed on their own, making them versatile for any occasion.

One standout flavor from Q Mixers is the Hibiscus Ginger Beer, offering a delightful twist on their classic Ginger Beer. Infused with hibiscus flowers and rose hips, Q Hibiscus Ginger Beer brings a spicy, bright, and flowery profile, complete with a striking pink hue.

Q Mixers can be found at renowned restaurants, local grocery stores, and major retailers across the United States, such as Target, Amazon, and Kroger. In Indiana, you can find the Hibiscus Ginger Beer at various locations, including Big Red Liquors, 21st Amendment liquor stores, St. Elmo Steakhouse, Harry & Izzy’s, and the Fountain Room.

Additionally, Prime 47 and the Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis will be serving the Victory Lane cocktail, featuring fresh lime, Crown Royal, and Q Hibiscus Ginger Beer.

To make the Q Mixers Victory Lane cocktail, simply take a highball glass, fill it with small cubed ice, add 1.5 ounces of whiskey, top it with Q Hibiscus Ginger Beer, squeeze some fresh lime, gently stir with a bar spoon, garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy!

On today’s “Patty’s Picks,” two movies are featured, both opening in theaters on the same day. The first film discussed is the live-action-animation feature of “The Little Mermaid.”

Patty addressed the controversy surrounding the casting choice for the character Ariel. Patty mentions that while Ariel was depicted as white in the 1989 version, in this film, Halle Bailey, a Black actress, portrays the lead.

She explains the storyline, where Ariel, fascinated with humans, falls in love with a prince and faces the decision of trading her voice for human legs. The film is rated PG and has a runtime of 2 hours and 15 minutes.

The segment then transitions to the next movie, a rom-com titled “About My Father,” starring Robert De Niro as an Italian immigrant father. The plot revolves around his son announcing his desire to marry an American girlfriend, leading the father to insist on getting to know her family.

Patty describes the movie as cute and sweet, highlighting the importance of family. “About My Father” is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes.

Patty gives the movie a rating of 3 out of 5 stars, praising De Niro’s performance and his willingness to explore new avenues of expression. She also mentions that De Niro recently became a new father in real life.

The segment concludes with a flashback interview featuring Tina Turner. Patty provides a brief preview of the interview, mentioning some questions about Turner’s legs and her outlook on life.

Food Truck Friday presents Pork N Pistons, a BBQ mobile concession owned by Steve Wright and his son. They are veterans dedicated to providing friendly service and serving savory smoked meats. 🐷

Their journey started with backyard barbecues for friends and family during patriotic holidays. After years of sharing their passion for delicious food and a racing spirit, they decided to bring their experience to the public and opened Pork-N-Pistons.

Located in the racing capital of the world, they have served thousands of people and aim to provide the same mouth-watering experience of the backyard, family-friendly BBQ to everyone.

One of their upcoming events is the “Party Before the Race” at Daredevil Brewing on Saturday, May 27, from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.

Attendees can look forward to enjoying the delectable offerings from Pork N Pistons while indulging in the craft beers from Daredevil Brewing Co. The event promises a fantastic combination of delicious food and great drinks, creating a memorable experience for all.

For more information and updates about Pork N Pistons, people can visit their Facebook page at The page serves as a valuable resource for customers to stay connected, learn about their menu, and keep track of their upcoming appearances and events.

If you’re in Indianapolis and looking for a satisfying and flavorful food experience, be sure to check out Pork N Pistons and enjoy their mouth-watering smoked meats.

In this cooking segment featuring Annessa Chumbley, a registered dietitian, and nutritionist, two delicious recipes are showcased: Cheeseburger Kabobs with Dill Pickle Sauce and Mimi’s Famous Baked Beans.

The first recipe, Cheeseburger Kabobs, starts with grass-fed ground beef mixed with dried onion, garlic powder, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. The meat is formed into balls and grilled until seared on both sides. After sprinkling Worcestershire sauce over the meatballs, they are left to rest. The most delicious sauce ever is prepared by combining light mayonnaise, plain Greek yogurt, dill pickle juice, yellow mustard, and celery seed.

To assemble the kabobs, a meatball is skewered, followed by a pickle, cheese cube, tomato, another pickle, cheese cube, tomato, and a second meatball. The kabobs are served immediately with the sauce.

Pro tips for the Cheeseburger Kabobs include fully searing the meatballs on the grill before flipping them and making the sauce in advance for enhanced flavors.

The second recipe, Mimi’s Famous Baked Beans, is a family favorite that receives numerous requests. It calls for large and small cans of Van Camp’s pork and beans, dark brown sugar, ketchup, sweet onions, and bacon.

The beans are poured into a baking dish, excess juice is drained, brown sugar is crumbled over the beans, and ketchup is generously added and gently mixed. The onions, quartered, are placed on top of the beans, and strips of raw bacon are laid across them. Additional brown sugar is crumbled over each onion. The dish is baked until bubbly, the bacon is cooked, and the onions are tender.

Mimi’s Famous Baked Beans can be baked at 350 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the desired cooking time.

These two recipes presented by Annessa Chumbley offer flavorful options for cookouts, potlucks, or any occasion where delicious food is enjoyed.

It’s racing. It’s 500 Fashion. It’s concert time – Don’t miss Indy’s biggest party of the summer starting with the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 26.

This high-octane party features some of the most exciting action on (and off) the track as the world revs its engines for the start of Indy 500 weekend.

Expand the racing celebrations with the Firestone Legends Day Concert featuring country music superstar Brad Paisley at the TCU Amphitheater at White River State.

The attention turns to Sunday, May 28 as headlining superstar Kaskade will be joined by Subtronics, John Summit, DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal), and Jauz to bring the house down live at the Snake Pit!

Fans can shop complete concert and 500 Fashion looks featured in this segment by visiting IMS track retail shops or online at

Kai Cruse, the Retail Manager from Circle City Bargains, joined us this morning to dive into some fantastic deals and unique items they have to offer.

For all our out-of-town viewers here for the race, Circle City Bargains has the perfect tailgate accessory for you. Take home a piece of Indiana with their commemorative Colts backpack cooler. It’s not only practical but also a great way to cherish your visit to the city.

Circle City Bargains prides itself on offering amazing deals every Friday and Saturday. It’s the perfect time to score incredible bargains on a wide variety of products. The inventory is constantly changing, so you’ll always find something new and exciting when you visit. They strive to bring everyone a quality product at an unbeatable price.

They refresh product lineups regularly to ensure customers always have something new to discover. They also stand behind the quality of the company’s products with a 14-day guarantee to be sure customers are satisfied with their purchases.

Be sure to check out their Facebook page at and visit their website at for more information.

We showcased some amazing products from Circle City Bargains, including St. Charles 5 PC Propane Fire Pit, Colts backpack cooler, raised bed planter, Dewalt blower, mower, weed eater, and the Keter Go-Bar. Get ready to discover some incredible bargains that you won’t want to miss!

Living with lupus for the past 15 years, singer, songwriter, actress, producer, and entrepreneur Toni Braxton understands the discomfort and challenges that come with managing the disease.

Braxton shared her personal journey living with lupus with News 8’s Cody Adams. She discussed how it has affected her life both personally and professionally, and why she is speaking out about kidney health now.

One of the key aspects of her health that she focuses on is kidney health, particularly in relation to lupus nephritis, a serious complication of lupus that can lead to kidney damage or failure.

Now, Braxton is using her platform to empower individuals with lupus and lupus nephritis to prioritize their kidney health by regularly visiting their doctors for routine testing.

Braxton is part of the Get Uncomfortable campaign (, which aims to educate and empower those with lupus nephritis, especially women of color who are disproportionately affected.

The campaign emphasizes the importance of making kidney health a top priority. Individuals with lupus nephritis face a threefold higher risk of death compared to those with lupus but without kidney involvement.

Braxton acknowledges that routine testing, such as urine analysis and blood work, can be uncomfortable however, she emphasizes that these discomforts are minor compared to the potential consequences of kidney failure or the need for dialysis.

By undergoing regular tests and staying proactive about kidney health, individuals with lupus nephritis can reduce the risk of serious complications.

Lupus nephritis is a common manifestation of lupus, affecting around one-third of individuals diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It can lead to irreversible kidney damage and complications like heart attacks or strokes.

The risk of death is significantly higher for those with lupus nephritis compared to those without kidney involvement. Disparities exist, with Black, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American individuals having a higher likelihood of developing lupus nephritis and experiencing poorer outcomes.

Toni Braxton’s advocacy and the Get Uncomfortable campaign play a crucial role in raising awareness about lupus nephritis and promoting the importance of kidney health for individuals living with lupus.

Thomas Dock, the Director of Communications from Noah’s Animal Hospitals, joined us to discuss the importance of microchipping pets. Let’s delve into the topic and learn more.

Microchips provide a unique means of identification for pets. It’s estimated that over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year, and one in three pets will become lost at some point.

Microchips, which are rice-sized radio identification devices, offer a permanent and distinctive form of identification for dogs, cats, and many other animals.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), microchipped dogs have a much higher chance of being reunited with their owners compared to those without microchips.

In the UK, where microchipping has been mandatory for the last five years, return rates are significantly higher.

Unlike collars and tags that can be easily removed, microchips are implanted under the pet’s skin and can’t be lost.

No significant issues have been reported regarding microchipping. There have been extremely rare and unsubstantiated reports of cancer development, but overall, microchipping is considered safe for pets.

It’s important to note that no identification system is 100% foolproof, but when microchips are implanted correctly, registered properly, and the database is kept up to date, they significantly increase the odds of reuniting lost pets with their owners.

Most veterinary offices and animal shelters have microchip scanners. By bringing the found pet to one of these places, they can scan for a microchip. This quick process can help reunite pets with their families.

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has a universal lookup tool at that can assist in identifying the correct database associated with the microchip.

Posting the found pet on dedicated websites like IndyLostPets can be incredibly helpful in reuniting families.

For more information, viewers can visit Noah’s Animal Hospitals, a family-owned and locally operated group of animal hospitals serving Central Indiana pets and their people for over 40 years.

Remember, microchipping can significantly increase the odds of getting your beloved pet home to you.