Ask The Mayor

Thursdays at 12 p.m. on AM 920 and 105.9 FM, with a repeat at 7 p.m.

Each week, WBAA's news team chats with the mayor of a West Central Indiana community on Ask The Mayor. It's a discussion about the most pressing civic and social issues of the day and a chance to let citizens get to know their elected leaders a little better.

E-mail questions for any of the mayors to ask@wbaa.org.

Ask The Mayor airs live Thursdays at 12 p.m. on WBAA News (AM 920 and 105.9 FM) and is rebroadcast the same evening at 7.

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Purdue University is in session, and the city of West Lafayette is readjusting to life with students back in town and back on campus.  What’s the progress report on how residents and students are sharing the same space again? And how is the city working with Purdue to stay informed about the latest COVID developments within the student body?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: summer is ending, school has started, and Indiana is sticking with the status quo by staying in Stage 4.5 of the state’s reopening plan and upholding the mask mandate for another month. How are communities preparing for whatever comes next in COVID-19 prevention measures as we approach a new season and head towards the end of this year?

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: it’s August, and after months away, Purdue University students are returning to campus for the start of a new school year. Is West Lafayette prepared for the influx of people headed into the city – and how will residents be affected in the days, weeks, and months to come?

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana is staying in Stage 4.5 through most of August, and a statewide mask mandate officially took effect this week. How is that mandate working on the local level, and are businesses and residents following the new guidelines?

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana has a mask mandate. After leaving it up to local governments, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced face coverings would now be required across the state. So how will local governments and agencies respond? What are the on-the-ground plans for enforcement?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: the number of mask mandates to slow the spread of COVID-19 is growing across the country. This week, the city of West Lafayette released an executive order requiring face coverings for its residents in public spaces – but right now, the city of Lafayette doesn’t plan to do the same.

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, West Lafayette residents are asking about masks. Mayor John Dennis says the city is finalizing a "mandatory mask policy". What does enforcement look like? Where and when should citizens wear their masks? And how do people navigate mask-wearing from West Lafayette to Lafayette, where a similar mandate is not currently planned?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: cities across the country are continuing to examine how police departments function within their communities – and what changes might need to be made. How can citizens and local government work together to take action?

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Frankfort is moving ahead with the process of annexing land out to I-65 – a long-anticipated project. How will the annexation impact the city, and what’s the timeline for completion? What feedback is anticipated at a series of upcoming public meetings?  

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: there’s debate across the country about different reforms for law enforcement – including the idea of “defunding the police”. What does that entail, and what would some of those concepts look like in Lafayette?  What would work – and what wouldn’t? What are the city, and the police department, already implementing in terms of best practices?

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