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All IN: COVID-19 Update

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Indiana’s schools are starting to reopen, in a variety of ways. And although the state’s reopening plan was put on pause, it's nearing the end of its timeline. But the COVID-19 pandemic is definitely not over.

All IN: Creating Art In Uncertain Times

Aug 5, 2020
Provided by Kyle Ragsdale

Artists take inspiration from many places, but the societal upheaval of the pandemic, and protests for racial justice are ringing loudly right now. How are Indiana’s artists responding? What effect is the pandemic having on their income, and their ability to complete their work?

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Today we talk about the different approaches Indiana schools are taking to reopen, and the guidance they're using to make those decisions.

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The pandemic has introduced a lot of new challenges for Indiana, but it's also highlighted issues that have long existed. For people with intellectual and physical disabilities, getting in-person care can be crucial, but stay-at-home orders and a shortage of nurses have created huge problems for a lot of disabled Hoosiers. 

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Former Indiana first lady Judy O’Bannon has many accolades to her name. From community activism to youth leadership, she’s always busy.

All IN: Indiana's Economic Outlook

Jul 28, 2020
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The additional $600 weekly unemployment benefit provided by the federal CARES Act expired last Saturday in Indiana. The benefit acted as a lifeline for thousands of Hoosiers, and as a buoy for the greater economy. And now, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in the state, many businesses have had to pause their reopening, if not take a step back.

All IN: The Skills Gap Debate

Jul 27, 2020
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Within days of the COVID-19 pandemic forcing businesses to shut down, or dramatically change their operations, unemployment skyrocketed. Now Hoosier workers and business owners are left wondering how to piece things back together.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-IN, July 24, 2020

Jul 24, 2020

Governor Holcomb says masks are mandatory in public places starting Monday. But the Attorney General says the governor doesn’t have the authority to do that. The mask mandate also extends to schools, many of which are about to reopen. And the Indiana General Assembly is figuring out how to hold their 2021 session during a pandemic, but the Democrats say we need to hold a special session yet this year. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

All IN: Managing Anxiety And Depression

Jul 23, 2020
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The pandemic has been a stressful time for most of us, and a lot of people experiencing anxiety and depression might be feeling it for the first time.

All IN: An Hour With Brian Bosma

Jul 22, 2020
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Brian Bosma retires from the Indiana General Assembly next week as the longest-serving House Speaker in state history.

All IN: Indiana’s Immigrants And COVID-19

Jul 15, 2020
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Indiana’s immigrants are often on the front lines of the pandemic working essential jobs, sometimes without sufficient protective equipment. And often those are the lucky ones. Those who have lost their jobs either can’t receive public benefits because of their status, or they aren’t comfortable doing so for fear of being labeled a public charge.

All IN: Good Bones

Jul 9, 2020
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Mother-daughter duo Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E. Laine renovated their first home in 2007 with determination, patience, and a little help from YouTube. A few years later, they founded Two Chicks and a Hammer, an Indianapolis-based home renovation company. Then HGTV came knocking. And today “Good Bones,” a TV show that chronicles each of their home transformations, is airing its fifth season.

All IN: Paddling in Indiana

Jul 7, 2020
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Indiana has countless rivers, streams, and creeks waiting to be explored. To help, the Department of Natural Resources has released an interactive paddling map that shows public access locations, water levels, and hazards like low-head dams.

All IN: The Amani Connection

Jul 6, 2020
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In 2003, a pastor from Evansville and a grad student from Africa had a chance meeting that led to the creation of a learning center in Kenya, impacting thousands. We talk with the two people who had that meeting 17 years ago, and find out what it took to make the Amani Learning Center happen.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently voted to uphold DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It’s a victory for immigration advocates and those pushing for expanded protections and paths to citizenship, but many say the fight is far from over.

All IN: Optimizing Life

Jun 24, 2020
Courtesy of Leigh DeNoon

A few years ago Dave Foster, a retired paramedic in South Bend, was told he would need a heart transplant. While he waited, he made dramatic changes to the way he ate, exercised, and managed stress with the help of medical professionals. Within 60 days, Dave’s heart function had improved to the point where a transplant was no longer necessary.

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A new report is out on the LGBTQ+ community in Indianapolis. What did it reveal, and what impact could it have? We talk to a panel of experts and advocates about what they found.

Hiking While Black

Jun 10, 2020

Every Hoosier is free to enjoy the great outdoors, but some of us have to make extra considerations. Today we talk about what the outdoor experience is like for black and brown people in Indiana.

All IN - 6/8/20 - Protest Voices

Jun 8, 2020
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Widespread protests erupted more than a week ago, part of a national response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and they’ve continued in cities across Indiana and the country ever since. Today we talk to protestors and organizers about the ideas and demands behind these protests, and a social policy researcher helps explain how these ideas could take shape.

All IN - 6/5/20 - The Friday Pitch-In

Jun 5, 2020

Protests continued across Indiana all week, as part of a national response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. And the results from Tuesday’s primary election have started coming in.

Schools, teachers and students across the state were forced to adapt when the pandemic hit, but some say too many schools are failing to meet the needs of students in special education.

All IN - 6/2/20 - Primary Election Day

Jun 2, 2020

Hoosiers are headed to the polls for the primary election, after weeks of postponement due to the pandemic. We talk about the safety protocol voters can expect at polling places, and how over 550,000 requested mail-in ballots will be processed.

All IN - 5/22/20 - The Friday Pitch-In

May 22, 2020

On this week’s Friday Pitch-In we learn about the next stage in the state’s plan to reopen, and get an update on summer convention cancellations.

More time at home has given some people the chance to rediscover their kitchens and explore their culinary potential. Are you struggling to use what’s left in the pantry? One local chef says scarcity can unleash your untapped creativity.

Glenn Gass has had a legendary career in rock 'n' roll. Not by selling out stadiums, but by filling up lecture halls. The Indiana University professor, known as “Doctor Rock,” created the first rock history course to be offered at the school. The class lasted decades, introducing over 60,000 students to the music that defined a generation.

For groups that fight poverty and serve those with mental health issues, work didn’t stop when the pandemic hit. But it did get more complicated. Today we talk to service providers about how they’ve dealt with the pandemic and all its consequences.

All IN - 5/15/20 - The Friday Pitch-In

May 15, 2020

On this week's Friday Pitch-In we learn about utility companies seeking relief from the state, and get an update on Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Religious groups are allowed to reconvene in most parts of the state, but not all congregations are choosing to do it. Many are worried that relaxed rules for religious gatherings will lead to an increase in coronavirus cases.

Some of the best windows into Indiana’s rich history are the buildings that have stood for decades, even centuries, across the state. The nonprofit Indiana Landmarks works to preserve historically significant sites, from single-family homes to the enormous West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick.

Most 2020 graduates didn't envision streaming commencement ceremonies and virtual proms, but communities across Indiana have found creative ways to celebrate their accomplishments.