All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Oct 4, 2019

We end every week at All IN with The Friday Pitch-In, where we catch up on some of the biggest news stories happening in Indiana. This week we cover a proposal to set aside the state’s old-growth forest land, a legislator’s proposal to restructure the state’s Board of Education, a challenge by religious conservatives to the RFRA fix, and an update on the United Auto Workers’ GM strike.

We also learn about a pilot apprenticeship program in Elkhart County – the first of its kind in Indiana – that connects high school students with local businesses. Could it be a solution to the state’s skilled labor shortage? And we hear about the untold story of black pioneers settling in the Midwest in the 1800s. Why is so little known of these settlers?

Produced by All IN Staff

 

Guests:

Lauren Chapman
Digital producer, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Justin Hicks
Workforce development reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Anna-Lisa Cox
Historian, fellow at Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research