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Purdue University President Mitch Daniels confirms the school has reached an agreement to return a gift made by Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter.

Purdue’s Trustees earlier this month said they would “offer” to return the gift the Schnatter Family Foundation had made to endow an entrepreneurship center within the Krannert School of Management.

Daniels says only a portion of the promised eight million dollars needs to be given back.

“Only $1 million of the eight had actually been delivered and it’s being returned,” Daniels says.

Anthony Casillo's Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing gives readers a thorough briefing on many of the popular typing machines that were once in almost every household across the country.  West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, a study shows more housing units will be needed in the downtown Lafayette area in the next few years to meet demand—and that both older and younger professionals looking to move there are part of that equation. How does the city create a downtown that appeals to everyone?

In this week's talk with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, we’ll discuss concerns surrounding road construction and traffic at the Sagamore Parkway and State Road 26 intersection--and how about those decorative lights?

Hyperion Records

The latest recording from Stephen Hough is The Dream Album on Hyperion Records. Over two dozen miniatures, including his own compositions, make up favorite encores, pieces from childhood, works written for friends, and are ellaborately detailed in the liner notes.

Music Director John Clare spoke to Stephen about this fabulous new release that is creative, lush, and fascinating.


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Hoosier native Kazem Abdullah conducts around the world. He was most recently the Music Director for the City of Aachen, a post formerly held by Herbert von Karajan, Fritz Busch, and Wolfgang Sawallish! His most recent release is with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe. Music Director John Clare spoke to Kazem about the ballet.

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Following their American Moments, the Neave Trio has released French Moments on Chandos Records. Capturing the sophistication, and romance of the 19th and 20th Centuries, the ensemble shares delightful sounds of Debussy, Faure, and Roussel. Music Director John Clare spoke to the three musicians of the Neave Trio about French Moments.

Purdue University

The Purdue University Board of Trustees Friday removed Papa John’s founder John Schnatter’s name from its economic research center.

The unanimous decision follows the controversy around Schnatter’s use of a racial slur during a conference call earlier this year.

Rebel Bulldog, aptly subtitled The Story of One Family, Two States and the Civil War, is exactly that. It's the story of Preston Davidson and his family during the Civil War. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

City of West Lafayette

 

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we’re going back to school. School shootings have dominated the headlines over the past year, and the state of Indiana is supplying free handheld metal detectors to schools who request them--but will the West Lafayette School Corporation sign on? What’s the best way to ensure safety, with an awareness of gun violence heightened after the Noblesville shooting in May?

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Following reporting by WBAA News on delays in accepting food stamps at the Lafayette and West Lafayette farmer’s markets, those programs have begun to ramp up.

The Lafayette Farmer’s Market has begun accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits. A month into the process, twelve vendors have agreed to opt in to accept the vouchers. But the work to get the program up and running has only just begun.

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