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Big 10 To Resume Football Season In October

Sep 16, 2020
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Big Ten football will resume next month after the season was called off in August over concerns about COVID-19.

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Wind farms can generate millions of dollars in tax revenue for Indiana counties. But according to the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy at least 29 Indiana counties have ordinances that significantly limit large wind projects. 

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on a Lake County assistant jail warden being demoted after extended contact with a former inmate, Justin Hicks reports the Department of Workforce Development is requesting funds from the federal government to give unemployed Hoosiers an additional $300 a week and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Purdue University Professor Nicky Jackson about an upcoming virtual discussion series titled ‘Race, Racism and Anti-Racism’. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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Indiana's two largest public universities are throwing their support behind a lawsuit challenging a new federal student visa policy from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

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Purdue University researchers developed a new COVID-19 test that could be more affordable and time efficient. The test will first be used by health care providers before then offering it to consumers for use at home.

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Farmers around Indiana have faced challenges marketing their products to potential buyers, and the coronavirus pandemic made the problem worse. A joint effort between Purdue University and Microsoft will help connect local farmers directly to customers online.

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Purdue University Human Development and Family Studies Professor Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth recently spoke with “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte about a 10-week faculty driven initiative to support families during the coronavirus pandemic called “Families Tackling Tough Times Together”. Professor MacDermid Wadworth is the director of the Center for Families as well as the Military Family Research Institute on the West Lafayette campus.

All IN: Do Innovation Schools Work?

Feb 20, 2020

Indianapolis Public Schools has a unique, complicated system in place designed to help them address underperforming schools. Since its adoption about five years ago, IPS’s so-called “innovation schools” have been a dramatic, controversial change for education in the city.

Tyler Trent's Cells Lead To Groundbreaking Therapy

Jan 16, 2020

Researchers at Indiana University have found a new therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in some cells. It was developed from cells donated by Tyler Trent, a Purdue University student with bone cancer who died last year.

Researchers from Indiana have found a possible way to better deliver cancer drugs to tumors in the brain. The challenge in delivery lies in what’s called the blood-brain barrier.

Purdue To Follow Big Ten Guidance On Athlete Pay

Oct 31, 2019

Purdue University Athletics Department officials say it’s too soon to tell whether the school will adopt its own policy in the wake of NCAA officials making it legal for college athletes to accept money and hire agents.

Athletics Media Relations Director Tom Schott says for now, the school will follow general guidelines released Thursday morning by the Big Ten Conference.

All IN: Ethics in Tech

Oct 21, 2019

Today on All IN we talk about the intersection between ethics and technology. As artificial intelligence and big data take more powerful roles in our daily lives, ethical questions about privacy, responsibility and equity remain. 

 

The search for pharmaceutical treatments for Alzheimer’s and dementia has so far been unsuccessful, but a new drug discovery center aims to change that.

Autonomous Delivery Robots Arrive At Purdue

Sep 9, 2019

Starship Technologies is boldly going where no other company has gone in Indiana with new delivery robots at Purdue University. The autonomous service officially launched Monday, making Purdue the first in the state and Big 10 to bring the technology onto its campus.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has tapped Purdue University to join its efforts in reducing foodborne illnesses and hunger in five developing countries.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta visited Purdue University Tuesday to announce the school’s Polytechnic Institute has been awarded a $12 million grant to ramp up its cybersecurity apprenticeship program.

Purdue University Hires First Extension Hemp Specialist

Jun 14, 2019

Purdue University has hired its first hemp specialist to educate farmers and processors.

Parents have long been told that poor sleep habits and obesity are linked, a new study that finds there is more to the story.

City Environments Attract and Strengthen Rainfall

May 22, 2019

A recent Purdue University study says rainfall in populated areas is strengthened by the heat generated by the people below.

Director of National Intelligence – and former Indiana Senator – Dan Coats says the nation’s intelligence apparatus isn’t harmed by a lack of information, but by a lack of ways to process it efficiently.

That was Coats’ message Tuesday during a speech at a Purdue University symposium on using artificial intelligence for military purposes.

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Today:   We continue our conversations with northwest Indiana legislators with state Representative Ed Soliday (R) of Valparaiso.  He had several bills that he introduced not only get through the General Assembly this session, but were signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb.    We also have a conversation with a media giant:  C-SPAN creator and native Hoosier Brian Lamb. He talks about growing up in Lafayette, attending Purdue, getting started in broadcasting in his hometown and coming up with the concept that has grown to several cable television channels.

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Autism research and education get a boost in Indiana with a newly designated university center.  The Purdue Autism Research Center, or PARC was created in response to a community call for more autism research.  

NASA Pegs Purdue For Deep Space Habitat Research

Apr 11, 2019
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A new project out of Purdue University will explore habitat options in deep space. The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute is one of two new programs recently announced by NASA.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — NASA has chosen Purdue University as the site of a new research institute that will design deep space habitats for humans.

The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute, or RETHi, will be located in West Lafayette, and is set to receive as much as $15 million over five years from the space agency.

The new institute is a partnership with the University of Connecticut, Harvard University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Twenty-three thousand people die in the U.S every year due to antimicrobial bacteria, or superbugs. A Purdue University researcher says he may have found a way to deal with one of the worst.

MRSA is responsible for 11,000 American fatalities each year. But Mohamed Seleem, a professor of veterinary medicine, has a surprising solution: ten seconds of blue light exposure.

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels talk with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on a variety of issues impacting the agricultural industry. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue fielded several trade questions while visiting Purdue University Tuesday morning including numerous inquiries about the potential economic impacts of the southern border crisis.

Purdue Civics Test Town Hall: What Test, If Any?

Mar 1, 2019

A Friday discussion about the possibility Purdue University might mandate passage of a civics exam to graduate came to few conclusions, except that the existing national citizenship test seems ill-suited for the job President Mitch Daniels wants done.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is blasting President Donald Trump as he considers an independent bid to replace him, telling students Thursday at Purdue University that Trump "must not serve a second term."

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Former Starbucks Coffee CEO Howard Schultz, who’s mulling a possible 2020 presidential run, told a crowd at Purdue University Thursday he thinks America’s greatest security threat is its current leader.

Purdue Opens New Manufacturing Design Laboratory

Jan 31, 2019
Inside Purdue University's new Manufacturing Design Laboratory, robots fabricate pieces, then hand them off to one another for testing – all without humans touching the parts. (Samantha Horton/IPB News
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What has been called Industry 4.0 is crashing into the manufacturing industry leaving businesses working to find ways to bring the newest technology into its production.

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