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: legislation making its way through this year’s session could impact the decision-making power of local government officials, on everything from handling future pandemics to enforcing current wind energy ordinances. What’s the best balance between broader state guidelines and keeping some control in the hands of mayors, county commissioners, and public health officers?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: COVID-19 case counts are improving in Tippecanoe County, and more local health department restrictions could be lifted. What’s ahead for local businesses as they pivot to reopen more fully – and continue to maintain health and safety practices for the public?

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: COVID-19 numbers are trending downward across Indiana. And as vaccinations continue, so does the discussion about which Hoosier recipients take priority – including in Tippecanoe County, where area educators reached out this week to the governor with concerns about their place in the state’s vaccine plan.

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: as the new year continues, COVID-19 statewide cases and hospitalizations are declining, some restrictions are being relaxed, and Indiana’s COVID-19 vaccinations are expanding. How are vaccinations progressing in Montgomery County? Are there new vaccine sites on the horizon? And how could a city/county partnership help reach more people in need of the inoculation?

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?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: COVID-19 vaccinations have expanded to new recipients in Indiana, with Hoosiers 70 and older now able to register for appointments.  What’s the best way to connect older residents with the assistance they might need to get signed up? And how can local officials help facilitate a smooth process as more and more people become eligible for their vaccination?

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana’s vaccination rollout continues, with first responders and Hoosiers aged 80 and older added to the state’s list of recipients. How and when can people register to receive their shots, and how can local officials and agencies help facilitate the process and keep residents informed about next steps?

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Montgomery County was moved into the most serious red category on the state health department’s COVID-19 metrics map, just ahead of the Christmas holidays. What are the necessary next steps, and what adjustments do officials and residents need to make to respond to this change?

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: as 2020 comes to a close, COVID-19 continues its spread through Indiana, but vaccinations are on the way. How will communities hold off the virus as local officials make plans for vaccine distribution – and how will they convince residents it’s safe to receive those vaccines?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: COVID-19 vaccines are headed to Indiana as the spread of the coronavirus worsens across the state, and as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the cancellation of non-emergency procedures in hospitals to ease the strain on a stressed healthcare system. What can be done to lower local case counts and rising test positivity rates as the wait for widespread vaccinations begins?

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: it’s one week before Thanksgiving, and healthcare systems and COVID-19 testing capacities across west central Indiana are under increasing strain as case numbers keep going up. How are local officials and medical providers impacted by what’s happening across the region, in addition to what's happening close to home?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for counties designated as orange or red on the state’s COVID-19 map, which includes Tippecanoe County. How are local officials factoring in these new guidelines as they plan for the next steps to slow down the community spread of the coronavirus?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: communities are being asked to stay the course and practice personal responsibility as the governor keeps the state open in Stage 5. But should that personal ownership be paired with some restrictions in place if it helps to slow the spread of COVID-19?

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana is staying in Stage 5 of the state’s reopening plan, and the statewide mask order remains in place. But as cases continue to rise, how should local governments respond – and find solutions that work for residents in their specific communities and counties?

WBAA

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: as Indiana moves further into Stage 5 of the state’s reopening plan, Tippecanoe County is still hitting the pause button on a fuller reopening of area bars and restaurants, though the relaxing of some restrictions continues – along with the challenges of balancing health and safety with the struggles of area business owners.

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