CASA Volunteers Advocate At The Statehouse

2 hours ago
Hundreds of CASA workers gather at the Statehouse. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

Hundreds of Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, from around the state gathered at the Statehouse for their annual CASA advocacy day.

An annual report on the health of all 92 Indiana counties has been released.  This year’s County Health Rankings and Roadmaps data also highlights how housing impacts health.

Lawmakers in the Senate gave final approval on a bill Tuesday to make Indiana’s next schools chief an appointed one. Now the bill heads to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk for his signature.

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission Tuesday filed a complaint against Attorney General Curtis Hill in response to the accusations he groped four women last March.

Kim Hoover / Hoots to Howls Wildlife Rehabilitation Facebook page

Two-and-a-half months after 57 pigeons were found abandoned in a rest area dumpster near the Wolcott exit on Interstate 65, 88 more pigeons were found crammed into sealed boxes at the same location.

Wildlife rehabilitator Kim Hoover, who led efforts to ensure the earlier group of sick and starving birds found places to recover, says she never thought she would see this again.

“But you know what, this is a story—it’s one for the record books, I’m telling you,” Hoover says.

A bill that could impose harsher penalties on protestors cleared its latest hurdle at the state House. Specifically, those who threaten so-called “critical infrastructure” — such as oil refineries, gas pipelines, and even chemical manufacturing plants. 

Expo Highlights CBD Industry Challenges

Mar 19, 2019

As the hemp industry grows, so is the selling of CBD oil – non-psychoactive cannabis, with low tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC so it can't get people high – but that could open the door to unscrupulous businesses wanting to make a quick buck.


The CBD business has been exponentially growing and is forecast to become $22 billion industry by 2022.

A bill to create three comprehensive addiction recovery centers is making its way through the Statehouse. The proposal would fund centers in northern, central and southern Indiana and address numerous components involved in recovery.

National CBD Expo Tour Comes To Indianapolis

Mar 18, 2019
Attendees walk around the CBD Midwest Expo Tour. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

As Indiana lawmakers debate legalizing production of hemp, business leaders and consumers gathered in Indianapolis for the CBD Midwest Expo.

Indiana Obesity Rates Continue To Rise

Mar 16, 2019

A new report finds Indiana has the 12th worst obesity rate in the nation and the number Hoosiers who are obese or overweight continues to climb.


Anniversary Dinner with Robert Siegel

Celebrate WBAA's 97th Anniversary with Robert Siegel

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WBAA Arts Spotlight: PMO

WBAA’s John Clare talks with William Griffel and Rhonda Blacklock , from Purdue Musical Organizations . PMO offers six choral ensembles and one handbell choir. Purdue Musical Organizations serve the Purdue community as ambassadors of goodwill on campus, across the country and around the world. They’ll discuss the organization’s history, tours and preview their concerts this month.

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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Fire Investigations, Placemaking Staff

One of the main reasons Frankfort city councilman Lewis Wheeler is running against incumbent Chris McBarnes in this year’s Republican mayoral primary is a difference of opinion in how the city spends its money on the way toward possible economic development. This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we quiz Mayor McBarnes about why he’s hired a new Community Development Director, and how her job might be different than what the Chamber of Commerce has already been doing. Also on this week’s program,...

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This I Believe

Author: Samantha St. Myer (Rossville HS)
Rachel Lattimore

"This I Believe": Doing Your Best

I believe in doing your best. Even when everything is going wrong in your life, you can make a difference. You can keep pushing and get through the bad times, and you can encourage other people to do the same. The phrase “do your best” means a lot to me. I know to some students it sounds like something teachers will repeat and remix to try and keep their attention occupied, but I know that they mean it. “Do your best” has been said to me so many times in my life. My teachers, my parents, my...

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