The Friday Pitch-In

Aug 7, 2020

Indiana schools are struggling with contact tracing. Parents are concerned about privacy, and some don’t even believe the phone calls are legitimate. And the Indy 500 will run without fans this year. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

We also learn about a southeastern Indiana newspaper publisher that has revitalized its coverage of the region by launching two new papers.

Plus, Indiana’s tourism industry makes a promise for safety, but tourists have to do their part as well. And an Indianapolis suburb is testing wastewater to determine the next coronavirus outbreak.

Produced by Matt Pelsor.


Lauren Chapman
Digital Producer, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Cassie Garrett
Content & Newsroom Team Leader, Whitewater Publications

Brian Noah
Publisher & Managing Editor, Whitewater Publications

Elaine Bedel
CEO, Indiana Destination Development Corporation

Patrick Tamm
CEO, Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association

Brock Turner
Reporter, WFIU