Emilie Syberg

Reporter / Morning Edition Host

On November 27, 2017, we welcomed Emilie Syberg to the WBAA family. Emilie has recently returned to the states, after participating in the Peace Corps from June 2014 to August of 2016, where she worked as an English teacher in Zambia. After attending grad school for Journalism at Northwestern University, Emilie joined WBAA as a Morning Show Host and Reporter. Emilie is passionate about the morning show series because she believes it is a great way to start your day. As a reporter, Emilie enjoys that the process of reporting one feature can blossom into a series of stories. In the future she is looking forward to reporting on the issues that are affecting low income families and individuals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting museums, and is an avid news junkie. WBAA is excited to have Emilie Syberg as a part of our team and we look forward to seeing what she has in store for the future.

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Montgomery County’s health department issued a plea to residents this week to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as the school year gets closer and the Delta variant continues its spread. After the Indiana Department of Health elevated the county into its orange category this week, how do local officials plan to slow the rising tide of infections among the unvaccinated?

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Purdue University announced Tuesday that 60 percent of school students and 66 percent of employees have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ahead of the upcoming school year, which officially begins in just over a month. 

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Frankfort remains in the planning stages for some ambitious projects, including a new aquatic center and police station. But the city continues to run into cost concerns for both facilities. How can local officials lower the price tag without losing the original design?  

In our talk with Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets, we’ll discuss a planned street paving project, funded in part by CARES Act dollars. How have city streets continued to experience wear and tear from heavy traffic caused by ongoing road construction?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Lafayette’s calendar was packed this week, with July 4th celebrations and grand openings for city projects on the calendar. As summer continues, what’s up next for Lafayette residents as life slowly continues its return to normal?

In our talk with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, we’ll discuss the progress of the construction of the city’s new public safety building, and hear about how the city’s building inspection process keeps structures safe in Lafayette.  

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: in Wabash Township, the township trustee, board members, and now all-volunteer fire department continue to grapple over the future of fire protection for township residents. What’s the impact on West Lafayette’s fire department after the township force announced this week they wouldn’t respond to dispatch calls until the trustee agrees to keep three paid firefighters on staff?

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Purdue University announced Thursday that masks will no longer be mandated in a number of indoor spaces for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, starting July 1. 

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: a production facility for Tempur Sealy is headed to Montgomery County, along with hundreds of new jobs. How will this investment impact Crawfordsville residents, the local job market, and current and future businesses in the area?

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: interest in Frankfort’s newly opened – and long awaited – downtown Prairie Creek Park has taken off as residents reserve the space for upcoming events. How will the city balance the needs of private and public use, especially as summer plans ramp back up after remaining mostly on hold in 2020?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: local governments across Indiana are deciding whether to opt out of the state’s potential opioid lawsuit settlements in pursuit of their own – including Lafayette. How could the city spend potential settlement funds in the future, and what’s the status of current efforts to combat the opioid crisis?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: the future of West Lafayette’s COVID-19 mask mandate is on the table at next week’s city council meeting. As Gov. Eric Holcomb extends the state’s public health emergency through the end of June, and as Indiana continues to make its way out of the pandemic, how is the city handling the future of post-COVID life?

In her first court appearance since being indicted for twenty counts of theft by a grand jury earlier this month, Wabash Township Trustee Jennifer Teising wants a change of venue for the case. 

  

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana’s federal unemployment pandemic benefits end next month, as Gov. Eric Holcomb underlines unfilled jobs across the state. How do Crawfordsville employers and potential employees view the state of the job market, and what’s the most accurate way to gauge how and why hiring seems more difficult?

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Frankfort’s Prairie Creek Park opens this weekend after years of anticipation and delay. What’s planned for Saturday and for the summer to come, as the city rolls out a full slate of events for residents? And what's the city's response to an act of overnight vandalism at the park?

This week in our talk with Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets, we’ll discuss a change in plans for the city’s new police station, as cost impacts the construction timeline. Could other city projects feel the effects of rising prices?

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West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis issued an executive order Friday ending the enforcement of the city’s mask-wearing ordinance. The move followed Thursday’s announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or socially distance.

Dennis reiterated Friday he will urge the complete withdrawal of the mandate at the next city council meeting on June 7. 

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This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: construction of Lafayette’s planned public safety building and parking garage is on the way after a groundbreaking ceremony for the facilities in the first week of May. What’s next as the new spaces take shape, and how will the city continue to incorporate public feedback into the process?

In our talk with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, we’ll discuss how new Indiana law that gives decision-making power to local elected leaders as the debate over COVID-19 restrictions continues. How will the city work with the county on future decisions?

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