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.

Sexual Assault in Indiana

Oct 1, 2020

An estimated 1 in 5 women and 1 in 6 men in the United States experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Across the state, many are calling for changes in the current legislation to better help those affected by sexual assault. Specifically, calling for a legal definition of consent. 

One Year of All IN

Sep 30, 2020

Exactly one year ago today, All IN launched statewide. All across Indiana, you chimed in on the issues you care about. But, putting together a five-day-a-week talk show with a very small staff isn’t easy. So today, we thought we’d mark the occasion with a collection of moments from the past year.

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. around seven months ago, and it's far from over. Were our public health systems ready to respond? A new scholarly article published by three researchers calls for the modernization of local and state public health systems.

The Friday Pitch-In

Sep 25, 2020

Indiana will move into phase five of its reopening plan tomorrow, meaning almost all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted, but masks will still be mandatory in public places. And a federal judge strikes down a 2019 law that says Hoosiers can’t sue to keep polls open late on Election Day. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

Using Entrepreneurship To Help Reentry After Prison

Sep 24, 2020

One in three formerly incarcerated people in Indiana will find themselves back in prison within three years of being released. One of the leading factors of recidivism is unemployment. A reentry program in Indianapolis aims to help by teaching people how to start and grow a business.

The Push For Carbon Neutrality

Sep 22, 2020

Big businesses like Microsoft, Amazon, and IKEA have pledged to go carbon neutral or negative. One way they can get there is by purchasing so-called carbon offsets. This offers financial incentive to farmers and landowners to plant trees or practice sustainable agriculture.

There are a handful of states that offer programs like this, and businesses and other entities are already spending money on them.

The Friday Pitch-In

Sep 18, 2020

Attorney General Curtis Hill weighs in on vote-by-mail, and the candidates up for his job in November respond. And state officials’ heads are spinning over conflicting guidance from Washington over what to do with CARES Act money. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

We also check in with the Indiana Citizen Education Foundation on their campaign to increase voter registration and turnout in the 2020 election.

COVID-19 On Campus

Sep 17, 2020

College students across the state have moved back in for the start of the school year. Schools say they’re implementing proper measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but some students say schools aren’t doing enough. And some have accused colleges and universities of not holding themselves accountable, using claims of irresponsible student behavior as a scapegoat.

How Do We Make Remote Learning Better?

Sep 16, 2020

The Character of American Democracy

Sep 15, 2020

Jill Long Thompson is a former U.S. Representative from Indiana’s 4th District, and ran against Mitch Daniels for governor in 2008. We talk to her today about ethics in government, the subject of her new book “The Character of American Democracy: Preserving Our Past, Protecting Our Future.”

Produced by Matt Pelsor.

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The Friday Pitch-In

Sep 11, 2020

Gov. Holcomb says ‘no thanks’ to the president’s Payroll Tax Deferral for state employees. Indiana schools are facing a shortage of substitute teachers. And the Department of Workforce Development will start sending out more additional payments, but many still won’t get the extra federal Lost Wages Assistance money. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

Statewide Groups Unite Around Pandemic Efforts

Sep 10, 2020

A new statewide collaboration, made up of more than a dozen government, non-profit and economic development groups, was formed to help Indiana recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homeless Shelters And COVID-19

Sep 9, 2020

Homeless shelters across the state have had to halt, pivot, and adapt services and programming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they’ve taken many different approaches to keep their residents, staff, and volunteers safe.

Today we check in with representatives from three Indiana homeless shelters to hear how things are going.

Produced by Matt Pelsor.

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The Friday Pitch-In

Sep 4, 2020

The Indiana State Board of Education wants to protect schools that open virtually, as some lawmakers threaten to withhold federal funding from schools that don’t offer in-person learning. And the state launches new tools to look at COVID-19 numbers. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

We also hear about a new report from Side Effects Public Media on cultural sensitivity in the fight against the coronavirus.

Telehealth And COVID-19 Testing

Sep 3, 2020

Indiana University is one of many institutions that have had to figure out how to conduct large scale COVID-19 testing for students on its campuses. On arrival, around one percent of students tested positive. We talk to a public health official there about how they've been tracking the virus since.

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