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The frontrunner for the high school football Northwest Crossroads Conference title will be decided tonight at Andrean.  We will talk about that and congragulate a Gary born hoospter who was honored by the WNBA yesterday.  Jumping back to football, we will take a look at the week six schedule for tonight right here on sports.

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One person is dead and at least a dozen others are wounded after a mass shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., a suburb east of Memphis, officials said.

According to Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane, officers received a call at 1:30 p.m. local time Thursday about an active shooter at the supermarket.

The Boppy Co., the maker of an array of infant carriers and nursing pillows, is recalling nearly 3.3 million of their newborn loungers, which have been linked to the death of eight babies.

IATSE, a union which represents film crews, has asked their members to grant them the authority to strike. Conditions have worsened in the pandemic for people who work on sets for film and television.

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Lyndsey D'Arcangelo of The Athletic about the WNBA playoffs, which begins with the New York Liberty, who grabbed the final slot in the tournament on a technicality.

Some Indiana lawmakers are weighing whether schools should have the option to locally license or permit new teachers. It was a main point of conversation during the General Assembly's final education study committee meeting Tuesday. 

A pair of state lawmakers say drivers in Indiana need a “hard reset in what’s expected of them behind the wheel.” Those lawmakers are proposing short- and long-term solutions to reckless driving amid an increase in traffic fatalities.

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The City of Chicago believes turnabout is fair play.

For years, Texas has been trying to lure businesses away from other states, particularly those with higher taxes. The red state has even run ads promoting its low taxes and light regulations, while criticizing the "tax and spend policies of the liberal leadership" in blue states like California, New York and Illinois.

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The COVID-19 pandemic took many of us away from our friends and family. But for some, quarantines and lockdowns also brought people to the arts. Today we explore how art can be an effective way to heal from stress and trauma.

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Today:    Merrilville Town Councilman Leonard White is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the town, what it plans (for now) to do with the American Rescue Plan funds it will receive from the federal government and about its new businesses, including the recent groundbreaking for the new Domino's Pizza supply chain facility. Gary native and community activist Korry Shepard shares his thoughts on historic preservation and economic development in his hometown.  And we revisit "Off Mic" host Michael Puente's conversation with a concerned Valparaiso resident and member of "Allies Against Racism," over the controversy that a recent Popcorn Festival parade float brought to her city.

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Indiana House Republicans approved a redistricting bill Thursday that likely maintains GOP supermajorities in the Statehouse and eliminates any competitive races for Congress.

Democrats have long decried the redistricting process. Unfair maps drawn ten years ago, they argue, created a biased system. And Rep. Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) said the new maps perpetuate that.

“Let’s be clear: these maps are among the most gerrymandered in the history of our nation," Hamilton said. "And thus, by definition, they will disenfranchise voters.”

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Debra Silvert, floutist for Duo Sequenza.

In partnership with the Legacy Foundation, "Neighborhood Voice" brings you conversations from Northwest Indiana about the COVID-19, the vaccine, and barriers to accessing it. Erica Fizer talks with Dr. Roland Walker, Chief Medical Officer of Edgewater Health.

Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Nathan A. Sloan, Chief of Police, for the City of Muncie, IN.


Carl Lisek, host of "Green Fleet Radio," talks with Nathan A. Sloan, Chief of Police, for the City of Muncie, IN.

It's neither a bird nor a plane, but a winged microchip as small as a grain of sand that can be carried by the wind as it monitors such things as pollution levels or the spread of airborne diseases.

"Anthropause" is a word scientists have coined to describe the scaling back of human activity since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it's probably safe to say most people have found it uncomfortably restrictive, a new study published Wednesday suggests the pandemic has allowed many bird species to stretch their wings.

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears said in a court filing Wednesday that she agrees with her father that the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008 should be terminated.

The filing in Los Angeles Superior Court from Spears' attorney Mathew Rosengart says she "fully consents" to "expeditiously" ending the conservatorship, which her father James Spears, who has controlled it for most of its 13 years, asked for in a Sept. 7 petition.

When Pam Goble first heard that President Biden was mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers, she had one thought: It's about time.

Goble is owner and CEO of Ability HomeCare, a pediatric home health care agency serving 900 children in San Antonio, Texas.

Of her 261 nurses and therapists, 56 have declined to get the vaccine.

A fair warning for your next trip to the liquor store: Several states across the U.S. are still experiencing booze shortages related to COVID-19, and it's unclear when supply will be able to meet demand.

Early in the pandemic, it was common to find libations low in stock after some liquor stores briefly closed amid statewide lockdowns and skyrocketing consumer demand for alcohol.

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Ireland had an exceptionally bad fire season this year. Wildfires swept along Irish hillsides all summer long. One major blaze covered Dublin's downtown area with smoke, and authorities struggled to contain it.

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Melvin Van Peebles was many things, an independent filmmaker, actor, author, playwright, poet, painter and musician. He died Tuesday at the age of 89. Here he is talking to NPR in 2006 about writing stories with Black protagonists.

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