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Following a rare loss at home to the fighting Illini earlier this week, the Purdue Boilermakers bounced back to beat the Wisconsin Badgers, 70-51, Friday night at Mackey Arena.

The Boilers shot out of the gate and never looked back in a much-needed Big Ten victory at home, a  big turnaround after the Boilermakers had an anemic offensive performance against the Fighting Illini.  A pair of runs in the first half, 13-2 and 12-2, allowed Purdue to control the tempo of the game.

Then Purdue held off a Badger run in the middle of the second half.

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The play “A Poison Squad of Whispering Women”, produced by the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, opened Thursday for a special three-evening run at the Fowler House in Lafayette. The more intimate viewing experience brings audiences close to a story from the past with modern relevance. 

Book Review: Occasional Magic

Jan 24, 2020

You may have listened to WBAA's weekend program entitled The Moth Radio Hour featuring some of the Moth's favorite oral storytellings. Well, there is also a collection of books that relay some of the most famous stories from The Moth. This one, called Occasional Magic, features Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and more. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Hoosier casinos can now offer bets on the Academy Awards after getting approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

More districts are hiring law enforcement to increase security in schools and can use state funding to do so, but lawmakers are debating what sort of training officers need before working around students. 

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Crawfordsville starts a new year with a third-term mayor who says he won’t be letting up on plans for the city’s enhancement any time soon. What does Crawfordsville’s continued transformation look like—and what’s on top of the priority list?

This week in our talk with Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, we’ll discuss this month’s State of the City address, and the mayor’s small, medium, and large goals for both 2020 and his new term. How will he keep positioning the city as a place where innovative ideas work?

Indiana House Republicans rejected an attempt to exempt breastfeeding equipment from the state sales tax.

Women gathered at the Indiana statehouse today to pressure lawmakers to support gender equality legislation. The rally highlighted wage discrimination and hostile work environments for pregnant women.

A bill going to the Senate floor would create a program for high schoolers to try out careers while performing community service, called the Indiana Youth Service Program. 

A state House bill would require utilities to get the state’s permission before shutting down a coal plant — at least until Indiana can develop a statewide energy plan. 


This I Believe Essay Contest for High School Seniors

This contest gives west central high school seniors a chance to express what they believe and how it affects their lives. Ten winners will be chosen. Deadline is Wednesday, March 11th

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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Recycling Woes, Pride Plans

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, listeners weigh in on the recent closure of West Lafayette’s recycling drop-off site. With less than favorable reviews rolling in for Lafayette’s Ninth Street drop-off location, what new recycling options should these West Lafayette recyclers expect from the city—and when?

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