All IN

All In host Mariam Sobh.

"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.

Relationships and Sex During The Pandemic

Apr 19, 2021

  

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every part of our lives, but how are our relationships being impacted?

Today we find out whether divorces went up, how people’s sex lives were affected, and how people can cope with relationship changes. We also talk about a study on sex amid all the stress.

Back To Work Anxiety, COVID At The Dentist

Apr 16, 2021

How much of a role does anxiety play with the hesitancy some have to go back to work in person?

With thousands of Hoosiers getting vaccinated and the weather finally warming up, is another Roaring ‘20s upon us?

Today we talk about alcohol consumption, spending habits, and other binge behaviors we might’ve picked up since the pandemic. We talk to experts that have researched alcohol use during the height of the pandemic and how people in recovery have survived the last year. We also dissect spending habits and binge behavior, both with a look back and forward.

Plus, a look into pro wrestler with a former pro wrestler based in Indiana days before Wrestlemania.

COVID-19 Update: Variants And Vaccines

Apr 15, 2021

All adults 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the rollout is in full swing here in Indiana. But how is it going so far?

Today we find out how Indiana health departments are handling the demand for vaccines, and get updates on current contact tracing efforts. And we talk to a medical microbiologist about the COVID-19 variants making headlines around the world.

Autism Awareness

Apr 14, 2021

Last year the Indiana Department of Education counted almost 17,000 students with autism spectrum disorders.

Today we talk about the prevalence of ASD in Indiana, and talk to educators about teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorders as well as educating others about ASD. We also talk about the impact of acceptance and inclusiveness for individuals with ASD.

Produced by Tim Brouk.

Guests:

Aaron Wallace
Associate Director of Education, Dynamic Minds Academy

The Spread Of Misinformation And Conspiracy Theories

Apr 13, 2021

The prevalence of misinformation and conspiracy theories have become a growing point of concern in the last few years, in light of its clear impact on politics and culture in Indiana and around the world.

Today we talk to a professor about the psychology behind conspiratorial thinking, and a media expert about what role the news and social media play.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Ramadan

Apr 12, 2021

The month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world fast, perform extra prayers and spend time with others. But the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things for Muslims, and in 2020 dinners and prayers took people to their screens rather than the mosque.

Today we talk about what Ramadan is, how it’s typically observed, and find out how several Muslim communities in Indiana had to adapt to closures and lockdowns.

Evictions And Fair Housing

Apr 9, 2021

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana was ranked #2 in the country in the number of evictions. Are things getting better or worse?

Today we find out if any progress has been made to ensure greater access to housing and resources in Indiana, and what options are out there for Hoosiers if they aren't able to pay their rent during the pandemic.

We also get updates from the Indiana Statehouse, then learn about the return of the cicadas and a car stolen and returned decades later.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

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Life Expectancy During The Pandemic

Apr 8, 2021

A new report from the CDC shows that life expectancy for a typical American has decreased by a full year during the pandemic.

Today we find out what life expectancy really means, to learn how it's measured and what we can learn from it. We talk to a reporter working on a multi-part series on life expectancy, and find out what research has been done in local communities, especially in the Black community in Indiana.

There's a bill at the Indiana Statehouse that would make employers respond to requests for accommodations by pregnant employees. But responding to a request doesn't mean it's a guarantee they'll get it.

Mask Mandate Ends/Indiana's Rape Statute

Apr 5, 2021

The statewide mask mandate is over on Tuesday. And while it comes during increased vaccine availability, there are still questions about how this might impact COVID-19 cases across Indiana. Today we ask an epidemiologist whether this decision was made too soon.

Legalizing marijuana in Indiana appears to be an elusive subject. Bills get proposed constantly to change the status of cannabis, and yet there is rarely any movement.

Today we look into marijuana legislation in Indiana, and learn about a bill headed to the governor’s desk that would give a driver found to have THC in their blood a pass when it comes to being charged with an OWI.

Museum Exhibit On Indiana's Opioid Crisis

Apr 2, 2021
Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Substance use disorders and opioid use rose sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting thousands of families across Indiana. Today we talk about a museum exhibit that combines art, science and history to help bring awareness to the opioid crisis.

We also talk to an author and researcher about his new book about what lessons Jesus learned from women.

Produced by Tim Brouk.

Guests:

Cathy Ferree
CEO, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Jim Ryser
Program Manager for Pain Services, IU Health

The Potential Impact Of So-Called Anti-Rioting Bills

Mar 29, 2021

The death of George Floyd last year spurred protests across the country and in Indiana in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Since then, some local governments have introduced what they call anti-rioting legislation. But some say these bills could be used to stifle the right to protest.

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A bill that would make a number of changes around law enforcement policy in Indiana has passed both the State House and State Senate, and is headed to the governor’s desk.

Today we talk to a reporter, state lawmakers and advocates about House Bill 1006, and learn how this bill could change the way officers interact with citizens. We talk about how representatives on both sides of the aisle came together to create the bill, and how it garnered wide support across the state.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

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