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Indianapolis participating in a national study looking at how different greenspaces help cool the cities (Credit: Creative Commons/ nichcollins)
Indianapolis one of 12 cities participating in a study looking at how parks keep urban areas cool
  • Author Salman Rushdie at the Blue Sofa at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany.
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    Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie was brutally attacked this week. He has been the subject of death threats since his book The Satanic Verses was published in 1988.
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  • Since the desegregation of higher education, Black enrollment at HBCUs has been on the decline, but that's changing. NPR's Michel Martin discusses this with university administrator Walter Kimbrough.
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WBAA’s Ask the Mayor now airs in a new time slot with an updated format. You’ll now be able to tune in during Morning Edition and All Things Considered to hear our conversations with the mayors of West Lafayette, Lafayette, Frankfort, and Crawfordsville. Listen at 7:50 a.m. and 4:50 pm each Thursday, and stick around for local news coverage and NPR reporting. If you can’t catch the segments when they air, you’ll always be able to find here. Submit listener questions before the show to ask@wbaa.org. Thanks for listening!