All IN

"All IN" is a daily, statewide talk show about interesting things happening in Indiana. We want to connect people – to the latest news and to each other – through deep, thoughtful, lively conversation.

And we would love to hear from you! Leave questions or comments on Twitter and Facebook or leave a voicemail at 866-476-3881, and we’ll try to work it into the show.

Listen live on WVPE Monday through Friday from 1-2 p.m. on WVPE News2 and from 7-8 p.m. on 88.1 WVPE.

The Uncertain Future Of The Indiana Daily Student

3 hours ago

IU Bloomington's student-run newspaper the Indiana Daily Student has existed for over 150 years. Earlier this month, an editorial was published detailing the newspaper's financial situation, warning that the paper might not be sustainable. Since then, the university has said it plans to help.

Summer Programs

Jan 25, 2021

Last week two nonprofits announced they'll invest $500,000 in Marion County community-based summer programs to make them more accessible for students.

Today on All IN we talk about the importance of summer programs, and the impact this investment could have. We also find out what schools are planning to help students with learning loss this summer.

Produced by Micah Yason.

The Friday Pitch-In

Jan 22, 2021

Indiana lawmakers took most of this week off, fearing of protests during Inauguration Day. And this year's State of the State Address was different this year, for a lot of reasons. Today we get updates on stories like this and more.

We also find out how food banks in Indiana are doing during the pandemic, and learn about a new push for diversity in motorsport and IndyCar.

Improving Public Health In Indiana

Jan 21, 2021

Indiana ranks near the bottom of the country on the amount of money it puts towards public health.

Today on All IN we talk about the concept of public health, what Indiana could do to improve it across the state, and why it matters. We're joined by two researchers from IUPUI, whose new report details the impact these changes could have on Indiana.

Addiction And Substance Abuse During The Pandemic

Jan 20, 2021

Issues around addiction and substance abuse have worsened since the start of the pandemic.

Child Welfare With Sharon Pierce

Jan 19, 2021

Sharon Pierce is one of the most prominent figures on child welfare issues in Indiana, and recently announced her retirement as CEO of The Villages of Indiana, a nonprofit child and family services agency.

The Friday Pitch-In

Jan 15, 2021

This was the first full week back for Indiana lawmakers since the beginning of the pandemic. They have a lot on their plate, from state debt to COVID-19 relief. And there are calls for protest around the country this Sunday, after the riot at the US Capitol and the President's impeachment. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

Return from ISIS

Jan 13, 2021

In 2015, a woman and her family from Indiana moved to ISIS-controlled territory in Syria. She has since claimed she was tricked into going, but some say her story doesn't add up.

The Root Causes Of Violent Crime

Jan 12, 2021

Indianapolis recorded its worst yearly homicide rate ever in 2020, with 245 homicides. Violent crime is one of many ways the pandemic disproportionately impacts low income and Black residents in Indiana.

COVID-19 Update

Jan 11, 2021

Many public health officials say January could be a particularly bad month for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today we talk to a live panel of public health experts about the vaccine rollout, how the media is covering it, and the impact of choosing not to get a vaccine during the pandemic. We also learn about the COVID-19 variant, which has made its way to Indiana.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Insurrection In DC

Jan 8, 2021

We're left with a lot of questions after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, as Congress was preparing to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. Several people died and more than 50 have been arrested.

Indiana’s legislative session starts next month, and after a year like 2020, there's a lot to talk about.

Today we hear from our statewide team of reporters at Indiana Public Broadcasting to find out what to expect with the state’s budget, teacher’s pay, unemployment and more.

Produced by Lauren Chapman.


Dozens of federal unemployment benefit programs will expire on December 26, unless Congress decides to extend them. If they aren’t extended, an estimated 12 million Americans will be cut from their unemployment insurance.

Today we find out what unemployment insurance looks like in Indiana, how the pandemic has changed access to these benefits, and what’s at stake for the Hoosiers who have it.

The pandemic has changed schools, and the education process, for everyone. And it's taken a toll on teachers and school staff.

Today on All IN we talk about growing concerns around the mental and emotional health of Indiana teachers and school staff. We find out how school staff across the state are doing, and what's being done to support them.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


Indiana's Response To The Pandemic

Dec 10, 2020

Only 16 days after reaching 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Indiana confirmed its 6,000th case on Tuesday.

Today we learn more about the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What went wrong, and what did they do well? We’ll talk about how the state’s response could be improved to mitigate the spread of the virus, and how its approach to contact tracing and statewide regulations has changed.

The electric power sector consumed 30% less coal in the first-half of 2020 than it did in 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. A growing number of coal plants are closing across Indiana and the country.

The North Split

Dec 3, 2020

After years of planning, reconstruction of the North Split Interchange that connects I-70 and I-65 in Indianapolis is starting soon.

Today we talk about why the North Split project was started, its impact on the community around it, and what construction will look like over the next two years.

Ongoing Efforts Around HIV/AIDS

Dec 2, 2020

Yesterday was World AIDS Day, first designated on Dec. 1 in 1988.

Today we talk about the many people affected by HIV and AIDS in Indiana, and the local groups that work to help them. We also learn how the pandemic changed things this year, and what service providers are doing to continue reaching the community.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


Alan Witchey

The short list of nominees for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards came out in early August. The awards happen every two years, and celebrate the best books written by Indiana authors.

Today we talk to some of the nominated nonfiction authors.

Originally aired August 12.

Produced by Matt Pelsor.


Bill Sullivan

The short list of nominees for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards came out in early August. The awards happen every two years, and celebrate the best books written by Indiana authors.

Today we talk to five nominated authors in the fiction category.

Originally aired August 19, 2020.

Produced by Matt Pelsor.


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Indiana Schools Going Virtual

Nov 25, 2020

The Marion County Public Health Department last week ordered that schools go virtual until mid-January, after COVID-19 cases rose among middle and high school students.

Today we talk about why and how Marion County came to the decision, and the impact of transitioning to online learning for teachers and students in the county. We also find out what parents are doing to adjust to these changes.

The John Mutz Story

Nov 24, 2020

Former Lt. Governor John Mutz has had a long career of service in Indiana, from heading up what was once Indiana's largest utility to leading the Lilly Endowment.

Today we talk to John and the author of his new memoir "An Examined Life: The John Mutz Story." We find out what the process of writing the memoir was like. And we learn more about John, and what being the lieutenant governor of Indiana was like for him.

COVID-19 Update

Nov 23, 2020

Indiana health officials say we're on an exponential growth curve in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today we talk to a panel of medical and public health experts about the latest COVID-19 figures, and we learn more about the two vaccines that are about to seek regulatory clearance. We also talk about how hospitals are dealing with the recent rise in cases, and how the holidays could have an impact in the coming months.

The Friday Pitch-In

Nov 20, 2020

Members of the Indiana General Assembly met for Organization Day for the 2021 legislative session, and decided against a mask mandate while strongly encouraging legislators to wear masks. Gov. Holcomb picked his education secretary, and filled his new cabinet position. Today we get updates on these stories and more, plus an update on COVID-19 cases across the state.

COVID Between The Coasts: Part Two

Nov 18, 2020

WNIN, the NPR station in Evansville, launched a podcast series this week called "COVID Between the Coasts". It covers the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the Midwest and the people who live here.

Indiana’s Show Caves

Nov 17, 2020

One of Indiana’s most prominent exports is its limestone. And where there’s limestone, there are caves. Indiana has over 3,000 known caves, and more are found every year.

COVID Between The Coasts: Part One

Nov 16, 2020

WNIN, the NPR station in Evansville, launched a podcast series this week called "COVID Between the Coasts". It covers the many ways the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the Midwest and the people who live here.

The Friday Pitch-In

Nov 13, 2020

Positive cases of COVID-19, as well as hospitalization rates, have reached a new high this week. As a result, Gov. Eric Holcomb is setting new restrictions on select counties. And protesters in Indianapolis are reacting to the decision not to indict the officer who killed Dreasjon Reed. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

Working Mothers In The Pandemic

Nov 12, 2020

Well over 50% of women in the United States are the breadwinners in their households, but the pandemic has been a challenge for mothers in the workforce. Today we talk about how COVID-19 is highlighting what working moms face on a daily basis, and how it's complicated things for many.

The Electoral College

Nov 11, 2020

Debates about the Electoral College almost always pop up after an election in the United States, and this year was no different.