All IN

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"All IN" is a daily, statewide talk show about interesting things happening in Indiana. We want to connect people – to the latest news and to each other – through deep, thoughtful, lively conversation.

And we would love to hear from you! Leave questions or comments on Twitter and Facebook, and we’ll try to work it into the show.

Listen live on WBAA Monday through Friday from 1-2 p.m.

Asian Americans And The Model Minority

Feb 19, 2021

In recent weeks, news surrounding the Asian American community has grown, from rising cases of hate crimes against Asian Americans to the coup in Myanmar.

Today we talk to Ellen Wu, director of the Asian American Studies Program at IU, about the Asian American community and the stereotypes around it. We find out where the concept of the Model Minority came from, and how it affects other communities.

Produced by Micah Yason.


Ellen Wu

Associate Professor, Indiana University Department of History

Plastic Waste And Recycling During The Pandemic

Feb 18, 2021

Issues around recycling and single-use plastic have gained attention since a number of grocery stores banned reusable bags out of fear that the surfaces could spread COVID-19. But some question the need to continue those bans.

Girls Rock Indianapolis

Feb 17, 2021
Courtesy of Girls Rock Indianapolis

Girls Rock Indianapolis is a one-week summer camp that teaches young musicians songwriting and how to play different instruments. Campers have that week to form a band, write a song and perform it on a Saturday showcase.

Today on All IN we talk to leaders at Girls Rock Indy to find out more about their hopes to build self-confidence, self-expression and social awareness in the campers. We also talk to one of the camp's young musicians about their experience, and the road to their performance at the end of the program.

Produced by Tim Brouk.

COVID-19 Update

Feb 4, 2021

Over 600,000 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana, with about 166,000 fully vaccinated. But the pandemic is far from over. Total COVID deaths in the state are approaching 10,000. And yesterday the Indiana Department of Health added nearly 1,500 confirmed cases to the state’s total.

The Uncertain Future Of The Indiana Daily Student

Jan 26, 2021

IU Bloomington's student-run newspaper the Indiana Daily Student has existed for over 150 years. Earlier this month, an editorial was published detailing the newspaper's financial situation, warning that the paper might not be sustainable. Since then, the university has said it plans to help.

The Friday Pitch-In

Jan 25, 2021

Indiana lawmakers took most of this week off, fearing of protests during Inauguration Day. And this year's State of the State Address was different this year, for a lot of reasons. Today we get updates on stories like this and more.

Improving Public Health In Indiana

Jan 21, 2021

Indiana ranks near the bottom of the country on the amount of money it puts towards public health.

Today on All IN we talk about the concept of public health, what Indiana could do to improve it across the state, and why it matters. We're joined by two researchers from IUPUI, whose new report details the impact these changes could have on Indiana.

Addiction And Substance Abuse During The Pandemic

Jan 20, 2021

Issues around addiction and substance abuse have worsened since the start of the pandemic.

The Friday Pitch-In

Jan 15, 2021

This was the first full week back for Indiana lawmakers since the beginning of the pandemic. They have a lot on their plate, from state debt to COVID-19 relief. And there are calls for protest around the country this Sunday, after the riot at the US Capitol and the President's impeachment. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

Insurrection In DC

Jan 8, 2021

We're left with a lot of questions after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, as Congress was preparing to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. Several people died and more than 50 have been arrested.

Indiana's Response To The Pandemic

Dec 10, 2020

Only 16 days after reaching 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Indiana confirmed its 6,000th case on Tuesday.

Today we learn more about the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What went wrong, and what did they do well? We’ll talk about how the state’s response could be improved to mitigate the spread of the virus, and how its approach to contact tracing and statewide regulations has changed.

The electric power sector consumed 30% less coal in the first-half of 2020 than it did in 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. A growing number of coal plants are closing across Indiana and the country.

The Best of 2020 Indiana Genre (Repeat)

Dec 4, 2020

The short list of nominees for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards came out in early August. The awards happen every two years, and celebrate the best books written by Indiana authors.

Today we talk to nominated authors in the genre category.

Originally aired August 24.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


The North Split

Dec 3, 2020

After years of planning, reconstruction of the North Split Interchange that connects I-70 and I-65 in Indianapolis is starting soon.

Today we talk about why the North Split project was started, its impact on the community around it, and what construction will look like over the next two years.

The short list of nominees for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards came out in early August. The awards happen every two years, and celebrate the best books written by Indiana authors.

Today we talk to some of the nominated nonfiction authors.

Originally aired August 12.

Produced by Matt Pelsor.


Bill Sullivan