General News

Hoosiers earned more than 20,000 workforce certifications in 2019 according to a new report, many in health care or business sectors. That’s part of a larger state goal of seeing the majority of Hoosiers with some form of post-secondary education by 2025.

Ongoing Efforts Around HIV/AIDS

Dec 2, 2020

Yesterday was World AIDS Day, first designated on Dec. 1 in 1988.

Today we talk about the many people affected by HIV and AIDS in Indiana, and the local groups that work to help them. We also learn how the pandemic changed things this year, and what service providers are doing to continue reaching the community.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Alan Witchey

Tippecanoe County Health Department

Tippecanoe County’s syringe exchange program was extended for two more years Wednesday.

Manchester High School Student Sues Over T-Shirt

Nov 24, 2020
Screenshot of t-shirt design

The ACLU has sued the principal and assistant-principal of Manchester High School in federal court, alleging they violated the First Amendment rights of a Black student.

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The Indianapolis police officer who shot and killed Dreasjon Reed will not face an indictment, according to the special prosecutor appointed to oversee the case. 

Reed was killed six months ago following a police chase that he streamed live on social media. A six-person grand jury said there was insufficient evidence to charge IMPD Officer Dejoure Mercer with a crime.

The Ku Klux Klan In The Heartland (Repeat)

Nov 9, 2020

Indiana’s relationship with the Ku Klux Klan is a dark part of our history, but it’s important to acknowledge and understand. In the 1920s Klan-friendly Governor Edward Jackson was elected, and KKK Grand Dragon D.C. Stephenson was a political force.

Gov. Eric Holcomb Wins Reelection Bid

Nov 3, 2020

Gov. Eric Holcomb has easily secured a second term in office, winning re-election over challengers Dr. Woody Myers, the Democrat, and Libertarian Donald Rainwater.

Lafayette Police Department

The Lafayette Police Department Saturday terminated an officer who participated in an online neo-Nazi forum in 2016.

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A former Indiana state senator and a top Hoosier gaming industry executive were charged with violating federal campaign finance laws, federal authorities announced Tuesday.

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The former president of the local Iron Workers Local 395 union in Portage, Indiana was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in a federal prison on Wednesday.

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.

(FILE PHOTO: Casey Abbett)

Big Ten football will resume next month after the season was postponed in August over concerns about COVID-19.

According to a statement released by the 14-school conference Wednesday, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to allow games to begin the weekend of October 23. 

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.

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana religious conservative groups lost again in court Thursday in their multi-year legal battle to discriminate against same-sex couples.

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana is evaluating how Hoosiers will be affected by the recent eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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