This week on ART ON THE AIR features mosaic glass artist Robin Kittleson who creates her work using a classic Venetian technique.  Next we have new media artist Eric Souther who uses a multiplicity of disciplines plus develops video instruments for his video, interactive installation, projection mapping, print, virtual reality, and audiovisual performance.

Our Spotlight with IU Northwest’s Exhibition and Project Coordinator Cathy Feeman discussing the School of the Arts Summer teacher residency and High School Art Exhibition.

(SOUNDBITE OF "DYNASTY" THEME SONG)

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

(SOUNDBITE OF "DYNASTY" THEME SONG)

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Several cities across the U.S. have seen a sharp rise in shooting incidents. Today, the White House announced that federal strike forces are going to partner with local police to deal with this in five cities, including New York. But how should communities that have strained relationships with law enforcement deal with gun violence? Some activists in New York say more policing is not the right answer. NPR's Jasmine Garsd reports.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

The city of Logansport plans to do its own air monitoring for pollution from a proposed zinc oxide manufacturing plant in Cass County. Waelz Sustainable Products' installed an air monitor in Logansport's downtown earlier this year in collaboration with the county.

Courtesy of Google Maps

A controversial zinc oxide manufacturing plant can now start operating in Cass County. The state approved an air permit for Waelz Sustainable Products last week. Concerned residents said they’re disappointed.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Federal courts won’t expand vote-by-mail in Indiana any time soon after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case on the issue Tuesday.

WANE-TV Ft Wayne

Today:  A northwest Indiana travel specialist arranges professionally-accompanied group cruises and vacations for those with diagnoses like dementia-Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, cancer and the like – and they include their caregivers and family members. The company's owner, Kathy Shoaf, is back on "Regionally Speaking" with a post-pandemic update.  Lake County Democratic Party chairman Jim Weiser talks about today's local visit from the "American Rescue Plan Tour," at Wicker Park in Highland.  State chairman Mike Schmuhl joins Congressman Frank Mrvan, Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. and AFT state chairperson GlenEva Dunham of Gary for the event. (Pictured: the official launch of the ARP Tour on June 3rd outside the Statehouse with former U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly.)

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Officials say one girl died and a second was in critical condition after separate weekend incidents involving rough waters in northwest Indiana along the same Lake Michigan beach.

The girl was pronounced dead Saturday night after she and relatives were swept into deeper waters while swimming along Washington Park Beach in Michigan City. Her name, age and hometown were not immediately released.

Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP

CHICAGO (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that swept through Chicago’s western suburbs, damaging more than 100 homes and injuring several people, was packing 140 mph winds when it hit the heavily populated area.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

13 hours ago
Mat Napo / Unsplash

Earlier this month, IU Health announced it would require all of its employees to get their COVID-19 vaccinations by September. But there are some who say a vaccine mandate could lead to medical discrimination.

On today's show we find out how people are reacting to these announcements coming out of IU Health and several universities across the state. We talk about the pros and cons of having vaccine mandates, as well as learn about potential legal repercussions.

The country will narrowly miss President Biden's goal of having 70% of the U.S. adult population at least partially vaccinated by July 4, according to a White House official who did not want to get ahead of the public announcement.

But the official also noted that 70% of those 30 and older have already been vaccinated a week and a half ahead of Independence Day and that those 27 and older are expected to also reach the 70% mark by July 4.

Updated June 21, 2021 at 10:06 PM ET

Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib came out in a personal Instagram post on Monday, saying he has "agonized over this moment for the last 15 years."

"I just want to take a quick moment to say that I'm gay," Nassib said in an Instagram video he posted on his verified Instagram account. "I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest."

Updated June 22, 2021 at 11:44 AM ET

On Monday, 19-year Arvada, Colo., police veteran Gordon Beesley marked another loss for the law enforcement community. Beesley was killed along with two other people during a shooting at a downtown shopping district, authorities said.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Senator Jon Tester joins us next. He is a Democrat from Montana and supports the voting bill. Senator, good morning.

JON TESTER: Good morning.

INSKEEP: I want to take...

TESTER: How are you, Steve?

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU")

WHITNEY HOUSTON: (Singing) And I...

Copyright 2021 WKAR Public Media. To see more, visit WKAR Public Media.

NOEL KING, HOST:

1971. What a year.

We at NPR have a special soft spot for it because it's the year we were founded. We've been celebrating our 50th anniversary, and you can come join the party here, here, and here.

In Florida, wildlife managers and environmental groups are stunned by a record number of manatee deaths. More than 750 manatees have died since the beginning of the year, the most deaths ever recorded in a five month period. Most of the deaths are in Florida's Indian River Lagoon, where a large die-off of seagrass has left manatees without enough to eat.

Updated June 22, 2021 at 6:23 PM ET

In an interview with Variety last week, the creators of the HBO Max adult animated series Harley Quinn revealed that a scene depicting Batman performing oral sex on Catwoman was blocked by DC Entertainment because "heroes don't do that."

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

Just a warning - this next conversation contains adult content, descriptions of sex acts and popular comic book characters. This may not be suitable for children.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

Just a warning - this next conversation contains adult content, descriptions of sex acts and popular comic book characters. This may not be suitable for children.

Fathers are important and in the music industry, they have influenced many people including their very own children! Tune in for this special show dedicated to the the Daddies in the music industry! 

Watch Out For Fake Reviews On Prime Day

Jun 21, 2021

Updated June 22, 2021 at 8:28 AM ET

Amazon's annual Prime Day sales event is underway with the largest number of discounted items in its history. As usual, customers can snag discounted big-ticket items, Amazon-branded products or any tchotchke they desire.

One thing to keep in mind when shopping during Prime Day: fake product reviews on Amazon and across social media.

Pages