All IN

Weekdays at 12 PM
  • Hosted by Mariam Sobh

"All IN" is a daily, statewide talk show about interesting things happening in Indiana. We want to connect people–to the latest news and to each other–through deep, thoughtful, lively conversation.

And we would love to hear from you! Send us questions or comments on Twitter and Facebook, and we’ll try to work it into the show.

Indiana EMS is Underfunded and Under Stress

Aug 18, 2021
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The work done by emergency medical paramedics and technicians has evolved dramatically in recent years. But the resources that go towards EMS in Indiana, like many states across the country, have not kept up with those changes.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Jun 22, 2021
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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.

What's Happening To Local News?

Jun 17, 2021
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We’ve seen reports for years now about the decline of local news in America. Articles about the current state of newspapers and local publications across the country often call it a national crisis, and one without an obvious solution.

Today we talk about why this is happening, what effect corporate buyouts have on newspapers, and whether independent sources and social media can replace local newsrooms.

Mitch Legan / WTIU-WFIU News

The needle exchange program created in Scott County, Indiana, was touted by health officials for significantly slowing down an HIV outbreak that made national headlines in 2015. But it’s now scheduled to end in January.

We find out why county commissioners voted to end the program, and talk to one commissioner who voted to keep it. We also hear about how the community is reacting to the news, and what might happen next.

Unique Challenges For Minority Business Owners

Jun 7, 2021
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Being a business owner is challenging, and minority business owners face their own set of unique obstacles when running their business. From access to education to equity, there are several systemic barriers that make being a minority business owner challenging.

The Indy 500 And Diversity In Motorsports

Jun 3, 2021
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The Indianapolis 500 this weekend was the biggest sporting event in the world since the pandemic started, with 135,000 fans in the stands.

Today we talk about how the race went, how safety precautions were handled, and we learn about Paretta Autosport, the majority female team.

Why Is Indiana Ranked So Low On Maternal Health?

Jun 1, 2021
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On pregnancy-related deaths, Indiana is ranked near the bottom of the country. Today we find out why with public health experts, a state representative, and community leaders working to address the problem.

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On today's show we learn about a new shelter called Trinity Haven for LGBTQ youth and young adults. It's the first of its kind in Indiana. We talk with leaders at Trinity Haven and the Indiana Youth Group about why shelters and facilities like this are needed.

Changes Coming To Foster Care

May 20, 2021
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A new federal law called The Family First Prevention Services Act aims to reduce the number of children entering foster care by prioritizing family maintenance and reunification.

Punk Rock in Indiana

May 19, 2021

Today we talk to a panel of musicians who helped pave the way for punk rock in Indiana, and learn about the history of the genre and how it has shaped the music scene in the Hoosier State. And we learn about a college course on the history of punk rock at Indiana University.

The Middle Class Of Indianapolis

May 18, 2021
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A national nonprofit called WorkingNation spent four years in Indianapolis researching, reporting and interviewing people about how the middle class is changing. The result is called "The Middle: Indianapolis."

Baseball History And Back To School

May 14, 2021

On today's show we talk about the rich history of baseball in Indiana, including the legacy of Black baseball teams and players in the state.

We also get an update on how colleges are preparing for the fall.

Performing Arts Comes Back To The Stage

May 12, 2021
Courtesy of The Cabaret in Indianapolis

Live performances have taken a back seat since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with more Hoosiers getting their vaccines, does that mean in-person shows could be making a comeback?

All IN: Women in Politics

May 11, 2021
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Women make up about 30% of all state legislators in the country. That number has been rising over the last few years, and the 2020 election brought in record numbers for the representation of women. But how does Indiana fit in?

Today we talk about women in Indiana politics. We talk to a state representative, a former mayor and a township trustee about their experiences, and get some advice for anyone interested in running for office.

The Oscars And Movie Culture In Indiana

Apr 27, 2021
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The 93rd annual Academy Awards aired over the weekend, giving out awards to movies released in 2020. But what movies came out last year? And do people still care about the Oscars?

COVID-19 Update: Variants And Vaccines

Apr 15, 2021
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All adults 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the rollout is in full swing here in Indiana. But how is it going so far?

Autism Awareness

Apr 15, 2021
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Last year the Indiana Department of Education counted almost 17,000 students with autism spectrum disorders.

Today we talk about the prevalence of ASD in Indiana, and talk to educators about teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorders as well as educating others about ASD. We also talk about the impact of acceptance and inclusiveness for individuals with ASD.

The Spread Of Misinformation And Conspiracy Theories

Apr 14, 2021
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The prevalence of misinformation and conspiracy theories have become a growing point of concern in the last few years, in light of its clear impact on politics and culture in Indiana and around the world.

The Push For Solar Energy In Indiana (Repeat)

Jan 6, 2021
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Advances in solar technology have come a long way in the last few years, making solar an increasingly viable energy option in Indiana. But initial installation costs remain high.

True Crime In Indiana (Repeat)

Jan 4, 2021
Courtesy of Janis Thornton

True crime stories are more popular than ever through podcasts, documentaries, and best-selling books.

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The short list of nominees for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards came out in early August. The awards happen every two years, and celebrate the best books written by Indiana authors.

All IN: COVID Between The Coasts: Part One

Nov 16, 2020

WNIN, the NPR station in Evansville, launched a podcast series this week called "COVID Between the Coasts". It covers the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the Midwest and the people who live here.

All IN: True Crime In Indiana

Nov 10, 2020
Courtesy of Janis Thornton

True crime stories are more popular than ever through podcasts, documentaries, and best-selling books. Today we talk to Janis Thorton, the author of "No Place Like Murder: True Crime in the Midwest." She shares her experience writing the book along with stories of jealousy, betrayal, violence, and cold-blooded murder across the Midwest.

The Ku Klux Klan In The Heartland (Repeat)

Nov 9, 2020
Courtesy of James H. Madison

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.

All IN: 2020 Election Aftermath

Nov 4, 2020
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Election Day might be over, but the election is not. In our Election Night Special we were joined by two political analysts and IPBS statehouse reporter to talk about the results that came out last night.

All IN: Workers Behind The 2020 Election

Nov 3, 2020
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Today is Election Day. While a record number of Indiana voters have already cast their ballots, either by mail or through early voting, a lot of Hoosiers will still be headed to the polls.

We're joined today by just a few of the many people who make elections work. We talk about what it's like to run an election during a pandemic, and find out what concerns some have about how things will go.

Produced by Matt Pelsor.


Carla Hayden

Vanderburgh County Clerk of Circuit Court

Deanna Watson

All IN: The Character of American Democracy

Sep 15, 2020
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Jill Long Thompson is a former U.S. Representative from Indiana’s 4th District, and ran against Mitch Daniels for governor in 2008. We talk to her today about ethics in government, the subject of her new book “The Character of American Democracy: Preserving Our Past, Protecting Our Future.”

All IN: Homeless Shelters And COVID-19

Sep 9, 2020
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Homeless shelters across the state have had to halt, pivot, and adapt services and programming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they’ve taken many different approaches to keep their residents, staff, and volunteers safe.

All IN: Telehealth And COVID-19 Testing

Sep 3, 2020
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Indiana University is one of many institutions that have had to figure out how to conduct large scale COVID-19 testing for students on its campuses. On arrival, around one percent of students tested positive. We talk to a public health official there about how they've been tracking the virus since.

Courtesy of Indiana Authors Awards

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards celebrate the best books written by Indiana authors. We’ve featured conversations with nominated authors in many of the categories throughout our series, “The Shortlist.” Today we hear from the winners.