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  Staggered by the news of losing one of its leading scorers earlier in the day, Purdue was already on the ropes when the Boilermakers played No. 7 Michigan, and the Wolverines provided the knockout punch with a 70-53 victory Friday night.

The Boilermakers (11-6, 6-4 in the Big Ten) played without junior guard Sasha Stefanovic (11.1 points per game) who tested positive for COVID-19 early on Friday. Stefanovic is the conference's best percentage shooter from three-point range this season, converting on 45 percent of long range attempts.

Book Review: How I Built This

Jan 22, 2021

You ever start a lemonade stand as a kid and then wonder how you're supposed to make it in the cuthroat business world with Big Lemonade pulling the strings? Maybe this book will help. How I Built This by Guy Raz is a collection of stories on how succesful entreprenaurs made it. Based upon the NPR podcast, Guy Raz has interviewed hundreds of entreprenaurs and has the tips you need for success (doesn't have to specfically be in the lemonade market). West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Emilie Syberg

Health officials at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette say coronavirus cases at their facility are on the decline, following national trends.

 

  

(Provided by Indiana University Health)

The limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines is causing tension as states roll out plans for who should get shots first, and school advocates in Indiana are pressing for more access for teachers.

Alan Mbathi/IPB News

20-year-old Luis Vazquez lost his job constructing barricades in March, right before COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. Like tens of thousand of Hoosiers since then, he considered applying for unemployment insurance.


Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana surpassed 600,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday. While the state’s daily case count has slowed down, so has its testing.

(Provided by IU Health)

The Trump administration’s failure to produce a national stockpile of the COVID-19 vaccine is preventing Indiana from moving its vaccine distribution plan further forward.

2020 Marked Another Year Indiana Was Hotter Than Normal

Jan 21, 2021
(Courtesy of Climate Central)

According to NASA, 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record globally. Though it was only the 14th the hottest year for Indiana, it marked the sixth year in a row that temperatures were above normal.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana's high school graduation rate held steady in 2020, according to new data from the State Department of Education. 

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Clinton County re-entered the state’s orange COVID-19 category this week after spending some time in the red. How can residents maintain this progress in the weeks and months ahead?

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You may not associate streaming movies on Netflix with carbon emissions, but researchers at Purdue University are trying to change that. 

 


Justin Hicks / IPB News

After setting more than a dozen COVID-19 records between October and December, Indiana has started the new year with significantly lower cases and deaths than those record-setting months.

Bente Bouthier / WFIU/WTIU News

Now-former Vice President Mike Pence flew to his hometown Columbus, Ind., today after attending President Joe Biden’s inauguration­.

Supporters greeted the former Indiana governor and his family when they landed at the Columbus Municipal Airport this afternoon just before 3 p.m.

Because of the historic nature of today's events, WBAA News on 105.9 FM and AM 920 has an updated on-air schedule for this evening:
7pm - NPR Special Coverage of White House News Conference with incoming Press Secretary Jen Psaki
8pm (approx.) - All Things Considered, including remarks from President Biden & Vice-President Harris from their primetime special
10pm - Fresh Air with Terry Gross
11pm - BBC World Service

Rural public health workers are asking residents to reach out to older neighbors who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to see if they need help getting it. 

 

  

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