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Purdue Trustees Unveil New Master Plan

6 hours ago
Chloe Weber / WBAA

Purdue Trustees say the school now has a plan for the next 50 years of redevelopment on the West Lafayette main campus. Adam Gross, an architect whose firm has been developing the plans for the last two years, says he’s hoping to bring disparate design philosophies together across campus.

“Weave the campus together and, because I mentioned, make the island more of a bridge," Gross says. "And kind of making one campus from these five somewhat distinct districts.”

Carly Rosenberger / WBAA News

Tippecanoe County’s Exploration Acres has experienced a sharp increase in ticket sales following the opening of this season’s corn maze, based on the hit Netflix television series Stranger Things

Exploration Acres President Tim Fitzgerald is an avid fan of Stranger Things. He says the maze has significantly influenced the farm’s revenue this fall.

Book Review: Lawn Boy

13 hours ago

Jonathon Evison's Lawn Boy is the story of Mike Munoz, a 23 year old Chicano from Washington state. Mike has a unique passion for landscaping and, despite being fired from his most recent job, is determined to achieve his goal at becoming a true lawn care professional. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

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WBAA's John Claree recently spoke with Margot Marlatt, Executive Director, about the next Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society performance, Sunday, October 14 at 4 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Find out more about the concert here.

Alisha Sims Photography

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Nick Palmer from the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra about their concert Saturday, October 13th at 7:30 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Find out more about the concert here.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

We say often on Ask The Mayor that if a topic is affecting one community in our rotation, there’s a good chance it’s affecting others, too.

For months, we’ve talked to West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis about a lack of coordination between traffic signals in the city. Now, two listeners have written in to ask why Lafayette seems to be battling a similar issue.

Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

On the eve of Wednesday’s start to early voting, election security was at the forefront of the Tippecanoe County Clerk’s debate.

Democratic law professor Vicky Woeste and Republican Fairfield Township Trustee Julie Roush debated the county’s election system in front of a crowd at the county office building.

Roush says though the current voting machines are old, they’re still secure and should be replaced after the U.S. Election Assistance Commission updates voting standards.

Samantha Horton / WBAA News

As WBAA set up its mini-golf conversations about this year’s local elections, every single candidate responded in some way. Unfortunately, not every one chose to participate. The sheriff’s candidates got together after their one formal debate and decided they’d forego golfing. Both clerk candidates initially questioned the format, but only one of them could be persuaded to putter around the course.

John Cleary

Air, Land, and Sea is the program of the Gold and Black Bands at Purdue University. WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Douglas Flecther from Purdue Bands about the concert Sunday, October 14th at 2:30 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Find out more about the concert here.

Kathryn Matter (purdueexponent.org)

The Tower of Power (TOP) Band and Lab Jazz Bands I & II perform this Friday evening at Loeb Playhouse. The diverse program is led by Scott Pazera and Mo Trout. WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Pazera and Trout about the performance.

Find out more about the concert here.

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