General News

Underrepresented Groups At The Statehouse

Mar 15, 2021

A push for anti-bias training and the need for more representation has renewed efforts to make changes at the Indiana Statehouse. It all comes after Black legislators were booed by some Republican lawmakers during a recent debate on an education bill that some say is discriminatory.

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The NCAA announced Friday a limited number of fans will be permitted to attend this year’s Division One Men’s Basketball Championship. Each venue may allow up to 25 percent capacity with physical distancing.

The following schools are on a TWO-HOUR DELAY for Thursday, Feb. 21:

Indiana state health officials say cancellations because of the recent snowstorms have caused a delay in expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ball State Economist: COVID Put US Economy Back To 2017 Levels

Feb 16, 2021

Ball State University’s economist says the coronavirus pandemic has dropped US economic growth back to where it was in 2017.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the annual economic outlook says it will take a decade to get back to where we should be in 2021.

Ball State’s Michael Hicks says the US economic growth of -4.6 percent in 2020 is the worst since the year 1946, when the country lost wartime manufacturing contracts.

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Purdue University cancelled Tuesday’s in-person classes on the West Lafayette campus as a winter storm warning and heavy snowfall continued Monday, and instructed non-essential employees to work remotely if possible. Virtual and hybrid learning courses will take place as usual. 

The following schools are closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16:


Susan Bayh, former Indiana first lady and attorney, died Friday night at 61 years old from glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. She was married to former governor and U.S. senator, Evan Bayh. 

(Courtesy Dave Barksdale, Floyd County Historical Society)



The Rev. LeRoy Marshall didn’t really want the job when he first applied.

“I didn't think much about it, and then they called me back and asked me to come back,” he said from his office at Second Baptist Church New Albany. “And [I] came back again kicking and screaming, and I became pastor.”

Then assistant pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Louisville, Marshall didn’t know much about the run-down Greek Revival church just a few hundred yards north of the Ohio River.

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 following schools are operating on a two-hour delay on Monday, Feb. 1: 

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 following schools are on a two-hour delay this morning:

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) backed off a plan to overthrow the results of the 2020 presidential election Wednesday after insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

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Public health and criminal justice officials say improving the police’s relationship with the community isn’t possible without addressing mental health – both with law enforcement and the people they serve.