Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Connecticut Could Suck, But Straws Don't

Aug 29, 2018

Purdue's President says soggy paper may kill more animals than straws do, so Purdue won't outlaw the plastic implements.
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Money is a common topic on WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels, and this month is no stranger to such talks.

On this month's show, we address with Purdue’s President the decision – after a longer period of time than some schools took – to finally to part ways with the founder of Papa John’s over his use of a racial slur.

We’ll talk about Daniels’ recent editorial claiming states like Connecticut that are in dire financial straits could look to Indiana for help. A couple newspaper editorials disagree with his assertions and say Connecticut – and other states – deserve more from Indiana than they get.

And we also address whether Purdue would spend some money to limit the use of straws or other items which environmentalists say are helping to pollute the world’s oceans and kill wildlife. You may be surprised to hear the rationale when President Daniels says Purdue has no such plans.