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When Crawfordsville State Representative Tim Brown was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this month, it caused many questions to come to the fore, even outside concern for his health.

But in the city he’s represented in the Indiana General Assembly for the last 24 years, who’s waiting in the wings if he’s unable to resume his position as a state lawmaker?

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A weekend music festival in Greater Lafayette aims to raise money for children hoping to learn music.

“We want to be able to raise enough money to give back to kids who want to learn more about music, but don’t have the resources to do so,” says Ouibache Music Festival organizer Scott Freeman.

Freeman says cuts to funding for art and music programs across the country are minimizing youth exposure to such subjects.


  Embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he’s pleased with the investigation into allegations that he groped four women earlier this year.

Purdue Bands & Orchestras

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Saturday, September 29 at 8 pm at Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music.

Find out more about the concert here.

Projected High Yields, Tariffs Challenge Hoosier Farmers

Sep 26, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture projects record yields for Indiana farmers this year.  But demand has fallen, in part because of Chinese tariffs on U.S. corn and soybeans, so farms’ cash flow could be limited.

A group of residents living in the USS Lead Superfund site is getting a long-awaited grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The $50,000 grant will help the group hire a technical advisor who can analyze and explain EPA documents to residents. 

Research presented by the Indiana Commission for Women says Hoosiers are ready for a government program that ensures all workers have access to paid family and medical leave. (Courtesy of Indiana Commission for Women)
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Researchers say Hoosiers are ready for a government program that ensures all workers have access to paid family and medical leave.

The Indiana Commission for Women presented the research Wednesday.

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Quite a number of journalists took issue recently when Purdue President Mitch Daniels attempted to argue in his regular column for the Washington Post that there was too much scrutiny of government allowed by public records laws and attempts at transparency.

On this month's conversation with him, he says he’s in favor of those types of laws in principle, but do his actions – including using processes that restrict transparency in the State Street and Purdue Global deals – match up with his rhetoric?

Caucus Set To Replace Retiring Sen. David Long's Seat

Sep 25, 2018
Sen. David Long (R-Fort Wayne), alongside his wife Melissa, announced his retirement at a press conference in February. It takes effect Nov. 6. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana Republican Party set a date Tuesday to replace outgoing Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne).

Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns to solve another chiling murder case in J.D. Robbs 46th novel Dark in Death. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 


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Arts & Culture


New Release: Hahn Back To Bach

Twenty one years ago, violinist Hilary Hahn hit the classical scene with Plays Bach on Sony Classical. Now a superstar performer, Hahn returns on Decca Classics to finish the cycle of solo violin works by Johann Sebastian Bach: Solo Sonatas 1 and 2 , plus the Partita No. 1 . WBAA Music Director spoke with Hilary about the new release, and why it's the right time to release Hilary Hahn Plays Bach . Learn more about the album here . Hahn says “Not a week has passed since then without an...

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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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Until recently, most classical music videos have been humdrum affairs. Musicians, in concert attire, earnestly produce their notes with eyes closed and heads tilted in a beatific expression, somewhere between a migraine and an attempt to channel Bach from the heavens.

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