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U.S. Surgeon General and former Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams recently recommended people get flu vaccinations this month. This year’s vaccine is changed to make it more effective and accessible.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet returns to Indiana this Thursday at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. WBAA Music Director John Clare spoke with Chris Brubeck about the performance.

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Clinton County Humane Society Interim Director Ben Pfeffer resigned last week. In a press release, Pfeffer attributes his early exit from the position to “micromanagement issues” with the board that oversees the shelter. Pfeffer, a former Humane Society board member, stepped in to run the shelter after the previous director, Jim Tate, was fired in August – and says he now has a better understanding of Tate’s issues with the board.

State and national presenters gathered at Women 4 Change’s State of Women in Indiana conference Saturday. It was a kickoff for women’s advocates ahead of the November election and Indiana’s legislative session.

Biden Campaigns With Donnelly In Northwest Indiana

Oct 13, 2018

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) sought a big endorsement Friday night, having former Vice President Joe Biden stump for him Hammond. Donnelly is in a tight race with Republican challenger Mike Braun.

As former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in northwest Indiana Friday, current Vice President – and former Governor – Mike Pence told a room full of Republicans in Indianapolis why they should elect Donnelly’s GOP opponent Mike Braun. 

Pence was the keynote speaker at the state GOP fall fundraising dinner.

Much of Pence’s speech focused on the Trump administration and its efforts. He also made sure to note his predecessor’s trip to Indiana to stump for Donnelly.

Purdue Trustees Unveil New Master Plan

Oct 12, 2018
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Purdue Trustees say the school now has a plan for the next 50 years of redevelopment on the West Lafayette main campus. Adam Gross, an architect whose firm has been developing the plans for the last two years, says he’s hoping to bring disparate design philosophies together across campus.

“Weave the campus together and, because I mentioned, make the island more of a bridge," Gross says. "And kind of making one campus from these five somewhat distinct districts.”

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Tippecanoe County’s Exploration Acres has experienced a sharp increase in ticket sales following the opening of this season’s corn maze, based on the hit Netflix television series Stranger Things

Exploration Acres President Tim Fitzgerald is an avid fan of Stranger Things. He says the maze has significantly influenced the farm’s revenue this fall.

Indiana tax collections outperformed budget projections better in September than any month in the current two-year budget cycle. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana tax collections outperformed budget projections in September – better than any month in the current two-year budget cycle.

That includes a strong rebound in corporate income taxes.

Indiana missed the mark in corporate tax collections 13 out of 15 months going into September. But the state brought in more than $28 million more in corporate income tax last month than predicted.

Book Review: Lawn Boy

Oct 12, 2018

Jonathon Evison's Lawn Boy is the story of Mike Munoz, a 23 year old Chicano from Washington state. Mike has a unique passion for landscaping and, despite being fired from his most recent job, is determined to achieve his goal at becoming a true lawn care professional. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 


Arts & Culture

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Chancel Players Of Lafayette

Chancel Players present Pilgrim’s Progress in October. For over 40 years, Chancel Players of Lafayette have produced thought provoking plays with moral and ethical focus from the Judeo-Christian perspective. Relying on good scripts, acting and directing, they often require little staging, and use of minimal settings/costumes. WBAA’s John Clare spoke with board member Ralph Rohrer about the group and their season. The shows take place October 19, 20, 26, and 27 at Immanuel Reformed...

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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Parks, Apartments And Hot Dogs

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes about downtown revitalization. Frankfort is struggling to fill agribusiness and manufacturing jobs, so the city is trying to improve life outside of work, and focusing on parks and apartments to build a larger employee pool.

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On Thursday, Amber Gee evacuated her Callaway, Fla., home a day after Hurricane Michael made landfall. Callaway is just east of Panama City on the Florida Panhandle — an area that has been devastated by the storm and an area where many of Gee's family members also live.

On Saturday, Gee was on Facebook where she found a link to NOAA's interactive satellite map that could give her an idea of the damage. Gee began to look at aerial images of the destruction, when she made a serendipitous discovery.

The Trump administration said late Monday that it will require drugmakers to reveal the list prices of their medicines in television ads. The move sets the stage for months or possibly years of battle with the powerful industry.

The proposed rule would require pharmaceutical companies to include the price in a TV ad for any drug that costs more than $35 a month. The price should be listed at the end of the advertisement in "a legible manner," the rule states, and should be presented against a contrasting background in a way that is easy to read.

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against President Trump by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claimed the president had defamed her earlier this year on Twitter.

The lawsuit was filed over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

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Paul Allen, who co-founded tech giant Microsoft with Bill Gates, died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Seattle on Monday. He was 65 years old.

Allen's death was announced in a statement released by his investment firm, Vulcan.

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