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Following the closure of the West Lafayette recycling center Monday, Tippecanoe County Commissioners say they’re open to ideas for dealing with the plastic and glass the facility used to accept.

Commissioner Tracy Brown says incineration of certain wastes has been proposed and, but he’s also interested in hearing how science might deal with the refuse.

Brown says, “if someone comes up with something or an idea and they’re looking for a beta site to test I promise them a great deal of volume in the stream, that we could be a beta for.”

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The 2018-19 Season finale for the Lafayette Symphony is this Saturday. WBAA's John Clare spoke to music director Nicholas Palmer about "Rock Stars."

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This Sunday night the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony performs their spring concert at the Long Center in Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke with conductor Adam Bodony, and soloists Sheena Tan and Aileen Huang about the performance.

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Director of National Intelligence – and former Indiana Senator – Dan Coats says the nation’s intelligence apparatus isn’t harmed by a lack of information, but by a lack of ways to process it efficiently.

That was Coats’ message Tuesday during a speech at a Purdue University symposium on using artificial intelligence for military purposes.

Coats didn’t talk much about AI, but did say he worries about a perversion of what he calls the “liberal order” of the world.

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A final vote on Montgomery County’s first zoning ordinance will have to wait until after elected leaders sort out the proper process to move it forward.

County commissioners removed the proposal from the agenda of their Monday meeting, citing procedural issues. Now, the proposed ordinance has to go before the plan commission a second time before the commissioners can vote on it.

John Clare

This Saturday the Lafayette Symphony presents Rock Stars including the winners of the annual Keller Competition. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Lily Kostraba, Song Kim, and Julia Kostraba about the concert and music.


Book Review: Sins of the Fathers

May 10, 2019

Sins of the Fathers by author Anthea Fraser is a mystery novel set in the countries of Scotland and England. The book follows three families seemingly unconnected except by the sins of their respective fathers. These sins continue to unravel into tragedy and mystery that one must read to believe. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Scheckel has the review.

City of West Lafayette

The city of West Lafayette has spent significant time in recent months pondering new rules for different types of transportation. First it was electric scooters. This month on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we discuss the push to regulate the pedal-powered beer wagons that could soon be navigating the city’s streets and the addition of a term to city law that strikes fear in the hearts of cyclists: dooring.

City of Frankfort

After a contentious race centered around what Frankfort voters think about the city’s spending priorities, incumbent Mayor Chris McBarnes appears on his way to a third term in office.

McBarnes collected 1,358 votes Tuesday, easily eclipsing the 502 votes of his challenger, Third District City Councilor Lewis Wheeler.

There was no Democratic primary in Frankfort, though candidates do still have a couple ways to be slated on the November general election ballot before July 1, so McBarnes isn’t assured of another four years in office until then.

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Commercial wind energy technology is no longer allowed within Tippecanoe County. County Commissioners unanimously approved a ban on large-scale wind farms at their meeting Monday.

Wind farms have sparked contentious debate in several West Central Indiana counties. Tippecanoe County commissioners argue that because of the county’s high population density and potential for economic growth, the developments aren’t a good fit.

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