Stan Jastrzebski

News Director

Stan Jastrzebski has spent a career in radio, with postings as News Director of NPR member stations WFSU in Tallahassee, Fla. and WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., and time as a reporter at WGN Radio in Chicago and WIBC Radio in Indianapolis. 

Stan holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University and has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Indiana Broadcasters Association. 

He spends his time away from the newsroom with his wife and daughter and enjoys board games, tennis and trivia competitions.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Sales of archery equipment have spiked in the last couple years – especially among fans of movie heroes wielding bows and arrows. That archery craze has helped bolster sales for a small Indiana company that builds its business around people shooting each other. It's a game that’s sort of like dodgeball and paintball meeting The Hunger Games.

One of the first things I did when I went to see Archery Tag played was get shot with an arrow. At close range. By someone who shoots arrows for a living.

Rob Slaven /

Tippecanoe County leaders are advocating the creation of what they’re calling a “single point of contact” system for preventing and eliminating homelessness. They want to streamline the multiple services used by the homeless to make it easier to get them back on their feet.

City of Lafayette homeless and community outreach director Adam Murphy says there are bottlenecks in the current system which stop those wanting for services from getting all they need.

Jimmy Emerson /

In one of the state’s least populous counties, the clerk is still waiting to allow same-sex marriages.

Despite a Wednesday ruling by a U.S. District Court judge, Warren County Clerk Deb Hiatt says she’d need an order from a local judge before she’d go forward with doctoring a state form that allows for one man and one woman in each union.

Hiatt says she would feel like she was duping her constituents if she married a couple and then the order to allow gay marriages was stayed.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

2:40 p.m. UPDATE:

Indiana Public Broadcasting Statehouse Reporter Brandon Smith has received this communication from a Department of Health spokesperson regarding the forms the state uses to grant marriage licenses:

"The state is working to comply with Judge Young's order in regards to new marriage licenses forms that allow more than just one male and one female applicant."

Some clerks had claimed they could not grant the licenses because the forms would not allow for two partners of the same sex.

Wally Gobetz /

Purdue President Mitch Daniels testified Wednesday before a Congressional committee that wanted to grill him about a report arguing for manned spaceflight to Mars.

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology questioned Daniels and Cornell University professor Jonathan Lunine about a report from a committee the two men co-chaired looking at the future of American space exploration. /

5:20 p.m. UPDATE:

Here's some of the coverage of the day's happenings from our other Indiana Public Broadcasting affiliates and their partners.

WFYI (Indianapolis)

WFIU/WTIU (Bloomington)

3:10 p.m. UPDATE:

courtesy Purdue President's Office

When he announced it last month, Mitch Daniels said Purdue's tuition freeze couldn't be permanent. Given factors such as rising personnel costs and inflation, he's right. So just how long is the program sustainable?

Also, after he weighed in on the role of the NCAA in college athletics, how does Purdue's president believe the West Lafayette campus should change how it treats its athletes, if at all?

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

The Executive Director of the Indiana Tourism Association, Carrie Lambert, visited the Lafayette Area Friday while on a statewide tour of local tourism bureaus.

WBAA's Stan Jastrzebski met with Lambert and with Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette President Jo Wade at Wolf Park in Battle Ground to talk about what the local tourism push is doing well and what hurdles it faces from state and local leaders.

In a word: money.

Rob Slaven /

A report out Thursday claims Indiana is one of the worst water polluters in the nation.

The analysis from the group Environment America shows Indiana dumped more than 17-million pounds of pollutants into its waterways in 2012 – more tonnage than any other state.

Dallas Clark Retires As A Colt

Jun 18, 2014
Jeffrey Beall /

Longtime Indianapolis Colt tight end Dallas Clark retired from professional football Wednesday after signing a one-day contract with the Colts. That made it possible for him to make his exit as a member of the team that drafted him.

Colts owner Jim Irsay noted that there was no signing bonus this time. Clark gave the credit for his successes to Irsay.

“It starts with Mr. Irsay and your family. You changed my life back in ’03 when you guys took me,” Clark says.