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Carly Rosenberger / WBAA

When YWCA Greater Lafayette first began hosting healing art workshops for survivors of domestic violence, a lack of funding and supplies threatened the future of the program. But the homegrown effort has since expanded, and now the restorative power of art is being showcased in the YWCA’s inaugural gallery event.

 It’s opening night, and Sharifah Thomas is showing off an acrylic painting that imagines her future.

 

Casey Abbett / WBAA

Unlike the last meeting when Purdue dominated Wisconsin, the Badgers outlasted the Boilers in a 69-65 victory on Tuesday night at Kohl Center.

With only four regular-season games left, Purdue drops to 14-13 overall and 7-9 in the Big Ten after their third straight loss, which puts the Boilers in a precarious situation for their hopes of making the NCAA tournament.  The pressure is on.

Seth Tackett / WTIU/WFIU News

 

Indiana House leaders’ announcement Thursday that they’ll try to extend syringe exchange programs by at least one year is welcome news to health officials like Michelle Matern.

Matern has spent the last three and a half years as Scott County’s health administrator working to prevent another HIV outbreak like the one 5 years ago.

Book Review: One Good Deed

Feb 14, 2020

It's Valentine's Day and there is no better way to celebrate this day of love than by curling up and reading a "fast-paced historical thriller." One Good Deed by David Baldacci is one such book. A war vet named Archer is released from Prison into a 1949 Southwest American town. Suspicions and intrigue rise as a mystery murder unfolds which Archer must solve. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

The following schools are on a two-hour delay Friday, February 14:

Benton Community School Corporation

Crawfordsville School Corporation

North Montgomery School Corporation

North White School Corporation

Rossville Consolidated Schools

Southeast Fountain School Corporation

South Montgomery School Corporation

Tri-County School Corporation

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, another distribution of KKK flyers in a Lafayette neighborhood has a listener asking for real action from city leaders. But what measures can be taken to assure residents they’re being heard—and that Lafayette isn’t the type of place where this will continue to happen?

In this week's talk with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, we’ll discuss the results of last month’s climate change town hall. What solutions did citizens propose, and which of them does the city plan to carry out? When does discussion turn to action? 

The following schools are on a two-hour delay on Thursday, Feb. 13:

Crawfordsville School Corporation

Delphi Community School Corporation

Frontier School Corporation

Lafayette School Corporation

North Montgomery School Corporation

North White School Corporation

Southeast Fountain School Corporation

Tippecanoe School Corporation

West Lafayette School Corporation

The following schools are CLOSED:

Benton Community School Corporation

Carroll Consolidated Schools

Casey Abbett / WBAA

 As opposed to Purdue’s last home game against Iowa, ranked No. 17 six days ago when the two teams met, the Boilermakers’ most effective weapon against the Hawkeyes--the three-point shot--was used against them on Tuesday night.

No. 13 Penn State made 14 three-pointers in its 88-76 win over the Boilermakers at Mackey Arena.

Love hip-hop, but despise English class and/or older literature? Rap-Notes: Shakespeare's Greatest Hits promises to bridge the gap between old english and funky rhymes. Does it hold up? West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

P.S. be prepared for some Schenkel beats in this review.

The Wabash Valley Youth Symphony presents its next concert Sunday, February 9th at 7 pm at the Long Center for the Arts in Lafayette. The program includes Three Dances from Bedřich Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride, Les Preludes by Franz Liszt, and the third movement of the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Henryk Wieniawski - featuring soloist Frank Shi. WBAA's Greg Kostraba spoke with Shi and the WVYS Director of Artistic Planning Regan Eckstein about the concert.

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