U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), center, speaks during a U.S. Senate debate against Republican Mike Braun, right, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton, left. (Photo courtesy Indiana Debate Commission, Darron Cummings/AP)
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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Republican challenger Mike Braun wasted no time in going on the attack in the first debate of this year’s Senate race.

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A new climate report commissioned by the United Nations paints a pretty dire picture for the year 2040 - high food shortages, wildfires, droughts, rising sea levels, poverty and massive destruction to coral reefs.

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic's yearlong centennial celebration kicked off at the end of September, with a day-long street festival that spanned eight miles across the city.

The Standard Gauge Railway station in Nairobi is easily the most impressive public building in Kenya.

While a lot of Kenyan government buildings are drab and functional and date back to colonial days, this station is adventurous. It's all gray and modern. Geometric shapes form an abstract locomotive, and red neon announces the "Nairobi Terminus."

Unlabeled stimulants in soft drinks. Formaldehyde in meat and milk. Borax — the stuff used to kill ants! — used as a common food preservative. The American food industry was once a wild and dangerous place for the consumer.

Deborah Blum's new book, The Poison Squad, is a true story about how Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, named chief chemist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1883, conducted a rather grisly experiment on human volunteers to help make food safer for consumers — and his work still echoes on today.

The Hate U Give tells the story of a 16-year-old girl named Starr Carter. She lives in a mostly black, lower-income neighborhood called Garden Heights. Williamson Prep, her high school, is in a mostly white, affluent part of town.

But Starr can't keep her two worlds separate after she witnesses a white police officer shoot and kill her childhood friend, Khalil.

Plans For Lawrenceburg Coal Ash Pond Could Get Revised

Oct 8, 2018

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says a recent federal appeals court ruling could change closure plans for a coal ash pond in Lawrenceburg. 

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Today:    We talk with town of Highland Parks and Recreation Supintendent Alex Brown about the Nov. 6th general election referendum question that asks residents about a bond issue or a lease to support the Lincoln Community Center expansion project.  The estimated cost of the project is no more than $15 million, and if it is approved would raise property tax rates in Highland by 12.43 cents per $100 assessed valuation.  Brown talks in detail about the project and its impact on the community's recreation programs.

November Election Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday

Oct 8, 2018

Tuesday Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote for local, statewide and national representatives. 

More organizations have adopted Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE scores to assess the health impact of childhood trauma.  Some of these experiences are more common for children in Indiana than other states.  These include having a parent in prison and witnessing neighborhood violence.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan sat down with Indiana Youth Institute President Tami Silverman, to talk about how ACE scores inform care.

Indiana U.S. Senate Candidates Set For First Debate

Oct 8, 2018

The candidates in Indiana’s hotly-contested U.S. Senate race will meet tonight in the first of two debates. Here's a little on what to expect from the meeting between incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Republican Mike Braun, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton.

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has push backed the trial of an northwestern Indiana mayor facing bribery charges of accepting money in exchange for towing contracts.

The trial for Republican Portage Mayor James Snyder had been scheduled to begin Tuesday. But the judge granted the delay sought by the tow company owner's defense attorney because of a family medical issue. The trial is now set to begin in January.

Snyder attorney Thomas Dogan objected to the delay, saying the mayor was anxious for the trial to begin so he could clear his name.

Indiana US Senate candidates to face off in 1st debate

Oct 8, 2018

WESTVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's three U.S. Senate candidates will face off in the first debate of the general election campaign.

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton will take the stage Monday night at the Purdue University Northwest campus.

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On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the Walmart shooting in Hobart, the BMV offices will be closed in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, Sharon Jackson reports on economic development opportunities in Gary, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with hospitality industry leader and author Jokima Hiller.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…     

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As clerical sex abuse scandals buffet the Catholic Church, a three-week assembly of bishops is under way in Rome on how to make the Church relevant for young people. But the assembly, known as a synod, will likely be dominated by what many analysts call Catholicism's worst crisis since the reformation.

Roughly 250 priests, bishops, cardinals and some younger laypersons are participating in the synod.

In the opening mass, pope Francis urged them "to dream and to hope."

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The three-month confirmation fight is over, and Brett Kavanaugh is the newest associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Yesterday he was in his chambers preparing for oral arguments before this newly constituted court.

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This morning, the winners of the Nobel Prize in economics were announced. The prize will be split by two economists, William Nordhaus and Paul Romer. Nick Fountain from our Planet Money podcast is with me now. Good morning, Nick.

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We're going to go now to a tragic story from upstate New York. Twenty people are dead after a limousine crash this weekend. Lucas Willard of member station WAMC has this story.

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The high school football playoff draw has been announced and we will let you know who the top area teams will play in the first round of the tournament right here.

And our own Wayne Svetenoff will take a look at one of the teams involved in our final game of the week for the regular season.

Clark Terry, jazz trumpeter.
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The Feeling of Jazz, program # 335 airing October 7, 2018 featured a spotlight on jazz trumpeter Clark Virgil Terry Jr. (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) in music presented by Kent Lindquist, while co-host Bill Satterlee was off this week. Engineered by Dave Woodworth. 

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Clark Terry, jazz trumpeter.
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The Feeling of Jazz, program # 335 airing October 7, 2018 featured a spotlight on jazz trumpeter Clark Virgil Terry Jr. (December 14, 1920 – February 21, 2015) in music presented by Kent Lindquist, while co-host Bill Satterlee was off this week. Engineered by Dave Woodworth. 

8 p.m. Hour – Music by Title, Artist, Album, Composer, Time length 

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