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All IN: How Are Libraries Changing?

Jan 7, 2020
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What were once quiet spaces full of books, card catalogues, and microfilm archives are now active, vibrant public spaces. There are still plenty of books, but many libraries are now host to fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and family activities.

We talk to the Indiana State Librarian about what changes he’s seen at libraries in recent years, especially when it comes to technology.

All IN: Unproven Investigative Tools for Police

Dec 16, 2019

Some police departments around the world, including in Elkhart, Indiana, have used an unusual interrogation tool for decades. With it detectives ask suspects to write down their account of a particular incident, then analyze the language they used to find evidence of deception.

The tool is called Scientific Content Analysis, or SCAN. It’s been scrutinized by researchers and psychology experts, some of whom have discouraged its use. And it led to what some have called a questionable conviction in Elkhart, on an early 1990’s missing person case.

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NPR’s Morning Edition has had a Hoosier at the helm for more than 15 years. Host Steve Inskeep grew up in Carmel, Indiana and still has family here. He was invited to speak at the Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders, which took place this weekend at the University of Indianapolis. 

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Dec 6, 2019

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with the news of House Speaker Brian Bosma’s replacement, who was named on Monday. We talk about what the new round of Career and Technical Education funding leaves out, and the details behind two class action lawsuits – one in Franklin, and one hitting a popular agritourism destination.

All IN: Safety Culture At Amazon

Dec 5, 2019
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Two years ago, a worker at an Amazon facility in Plainfield, Indiana died after a 1,200 pound forklift crushed him.

After a state safety inspector found it might have happened due to a lack of training, he says Governor Eric Holcomb and other state officials worked to shift blame away from Amazon, hoping to avoid bad press while the state competed to host the company's new headquarters. Holcomb says it didn't happen.

All IN: 2020 Legislative Session Preview

Dec 4, 2019
Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana lawmakers have revealed their agendas for the 2020 legislative session. Today we outline the issues lawmakers are expected to focus on, including healthcare costs and gun safety measures.

House Speaker-elect Todd Huston will serve alongside retiring House Speaker Brian Bosma this session, and we talk about what new leadership could mean for the Indiana House. 

 

All IN: Crime Junkie

Dec 2, 2019
Tony Valainis

The true crime genre has exploded in the last five years, especially in the world of podcasts. Since the release of the wildly popular “Serial” in 2014, countless true crime podcasts have emerged.

“Crime Junkie” is one of them. The show, produced in Indianapolis, is downloaded millions of times each week—but it’s faced harsh criticism for its loose, lighthearted approach and recent accusations of plagiarism.Since the hosts don’t claim to be journalists, should they get a pass?

 

All IN: Red For Ed

Nov 19, 2019
Lauren Chapman / IPB News

More than 60 school districts across Indiana cancelled classes today, as thousands of teachers signed up to rally at the Statehouse ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

Red for Ed Action Day is organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the group says it’s focused on three things: repealing new career awareness licensing rules for educators, avoiding penalties for schools and teachers because of low ILEARN scores, and using state surplus money to better fund schools.

All IN: Birch Bayh

Nov 12, 2019
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From his humble beginnings as an Indiana farmer, Birch Bayh went on to become the only person since the Founding Fathers to have steered two constitutional amendments to passage. As a U.S. Senator, Bayh became “the father of Title IX” and the author of landmark legislation that still impacts us today.

Robert Blaemire, author of "Birch Bayh: Making a Difference," joins us to talk about Bayh's legacy and a different era in American government.

 

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'All IN' - Reflecting On The Legacy Of Ryan White

Oct 29, 2019
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Tuesday on All IN on 88.1 WVPE, the program focused on the saga of Ryan White. It's been more than 30 years since the Indiana boy was diagnosed with AIDS at a time when it wasn't fully understood. Ryan lived in Kokomo and attended school there, until he was barred from classes in the mid-1980's. Ryan was infected through a blood transfusion. As some parents in his local Indiana community fought to keep him out of school, celebrities came to his defense. 

All IN: Curtis Hill

Oct 28, 2019
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Last year Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill was accused of sexual misconduct. Four women said he groped and harassed them at an end-of-session party. When the allegations came to light, Hill publicly denied them and refused to resign.

Last week the state held a series of disciplinary hearings, where Hill is defending his law license. Could it mean the end of Hill’s legal career? Today on All IN, reporters Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Broadcasting and Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette join us to break down the whole story.

The Life of Mike Pence, With Author Tom LoBianco

Oct 1, 2019
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Vice President Mike Pence describes himself as "a Christian, a Conservative, and Republican...in that order." In his new book "Piety and Power," author Tom LoBianco describes a man who struggles with the tension between faith and ambition. How do those competing forces influence his life? And now, as Vice President, the lives of Americans?

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