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.

Precarious Employment And Worker Health

Jun 23, 2021

The pandemic exacerbated many issues in the US, but it also brought attention to things we might not have noticed. One of those being the health of essential workers.

We hear from a researcher on the topic of precarious employment, and the health of workers in low quality jobs. We talk about what's going on in Indiana and the legislation out there that could protect and hurt workers of precarious employment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Jun 22, 2021

Earlier this month, IU Health announced it would require all of its employees to get their COVID-19 vaccinations by September. But there are some who say a vaccine mandate could lead to medical discrimination.

Where does Indiana stand when it comes to the environment? We find out and hear the latest news from our environment and energy reporter.

We also learn more about food insecurity and where things are headed as the pandemic continues. Then touch base with an economist to understand the pandemic recession, was it over before it started or are we still in one?

What's Happening To Local News?

Jun 17, 2021

We’ve seen reports for years now about the decline of local news in America. Articles about the current state of newspapers and local publications across the country often call it a national crisis, and one without an obvious solution.

Today we talk about why this is happening, what effect corporate buyouts have on newspapers, and whether independent sources and social media can replace local newsrooms.

Pride

Jun 16, 2021

June is Pride Month, and all month long advocates and allies in Indiana are celebrating and educating people about the LGBTQ community.

Today we learn more about Pride and the LGBTQ community across the state, and find out how Hoosiers are working to preserve Indiana's LGBTQ history. We’ll also talk about how Pride was celebrated this year, and find out how it can continue to be celebrated after June.

The needle exchange program created in Scott County, Indiana, was touted by health officials for significantly slowing down an HIV outbreak that made national headlines in 2015. But it’s now scheduled to end in January.

Feuds, COVID & Car Trouble

Jun 11, 2021

Indiana’s attorney general and Governor Eric Holcomb are feuding over emergency powers. Where do things stand? Today we get an update from our statehouse reporter Brandon Smith.

Distrust In Mainstream Media

Jun 10, 2021

A recent report on the current state of media by the Pew Research Center claims that we’re in the era of "polarized news."

Today we talk about why trust in news outlets is often connected to someone’s political ideology. Is this really a new phenomenon? And what impact are these trends having on the way news is covered, and the way people perceive it?

Indiana's Art Centers

Jun 9, 2021

When you think of art centers, you probably imagine exhibits and art installations. But art centers across the state have done more for their communities than you might realize.

Today we talk to the leaders of art centers in Indiana to learn about the work they’ve done for their communities, and how they plan to continue giving during the pandemic.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Working From Anywhere

Jun 8, 2021

Remote working exploded during the pandemic, and some companies say they don't plan on going back to the office after it's over. Today we talk about big changes to the workplace, working from home, and unemployment.

Unique Challenges For Minority Business Owners

Jun 7, 2021

Being a business owner is challenging, and minority business owners face their own set of unique obstacles when running their business. From access to education to equity, there are several systemic barriers that make being a minority business owner challenging.

The Indy 500 And Diversity In Motorsports

Jun 3, 2021

The Indianapolis 500 this weekend was the biggest sporting event in the world since the pandemic started, with 135,000 fans in the stands.

Today we talk about how the race went, how safety precautions were handled, and we learn about Paretta Autosport, the majority female team.

Why Is Indiana Ranked So Low On Maternal Health?

Jun 1, 2021

On pregnancy-related deaths, Indiana is ranked near the bottom of the country. Today we find out why with public health experts, a state representative, and community leaders working to address the problem.

We also learn how substance use and mental health issues became a big part of the story. And we talk about why Black women face pregnancy related deaths three to four times more than white women.

Ransomware / Plastic Surgery

May 28, 2021

Today we learn about ransomware, a cyber crime that appears to be on the rise.

We also talk about what’s happening to our environment as more humans encroach on plant and animal habitats, and a recent increase in plastic surgeries.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

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COVID-19 Recovery In The Hispanic Community

May 27, 2021

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?, a bilingual podcast for Indiana’s Hispanic community based out of WNIN, focused its latest season on the theme of recovery from COVID-19.

Today we talk to two people behind the podcast about what they’ve learned. We also hear from some of the people featured in the season, including a home visit nurse and a professor who’s students helped translate crucial vaccine forms.

Trauma From Stories On Police Violence

May 25, 2021

It's been one year since the video of George Floyd’s murder was spread across social media and the news, leading to months of protests over police brutality and racial inequality.

Today we talk about what impact these stories, and these kinds of videos, have on the people who see them. We hear from trauma and mental health experts on how it especially affects communities of color.

Opening Back Up

May 24, 2021

The number of vaccinated Hoosiers is going up. But how close are we to reaching herd immunity? Today we talk to a public health expert to find out.

We also hear from experts in tourism and business economics to find out if businesses and large conventions plan on opening to the public. And if they do, how safe can it be?

Produced by Micah Yason.

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On today's show we learn about a new shelter called Trinity Haven for LGBTQ youth and young adults. It's the first of its kind in Indiana. We talk with leaders at Trinity Haven and the Indiana Youth Group about why shelters and facilities like this are needed.

We also talk about how to navigate difficult conversations, from negotiating salary to setting boundaries.

Changes Coming To Foster Care

May 20, 2021

A new federal law called The Family First Prevention Services Act aims to reduce the number of children entering foster care by prioritizing family maintenance and reunification.

On today's show we talk about the impact this could have on Hoosier families and foster youth. We also find out how the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic have affected the foster care system.

Punk Rock in Indiana

May 19, 2021

Today we talk to a panel of musicians who helped pave the way for punk rock in Indiana, and learn about the history of the genre and how it has shaped the music scene in the Hoosier State. And we learn about a college course on the history of punk rock at Indiana University.

We also talk to an epidemiologist to catch up on recent changes around masking regulations from the CDC.

The Middle Class Of Indianapolis

May 18, 2021

A national nonprofit called WorkingNation spent four years in Indianapolis researching, reporting and interviewing people about how the middle class is changing. The result is called "The Middle: Indianapolis."

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 17, 2021

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, especially important to the community as crimes against Asian American have increased in recent months.

Today we learn about the rich history of Asian populations immigrating to and living in the United States, and talk to a local historian to hear stories of Asian experiences and historic businesses in Indiana.

Baseball History And Back To School

May 14, 2021

On today's show we talk about the rich history of baseball in Indiana, including the legacy of Black baseball teams and players in the state.

We also get an update on how colleges are preparing for the fall.

Produced by Jeanie Lindsay.

Guests:

John Nolan
Play by Play Broadcaster, Fort Wayne TinCaps

Sustainability At IUPUI

May 13, 2021

IUPUI has ranked 2nd in the country for addressing sustainability goals, and ranks in the top 30 worldwide. Today we find out what the school is doing around sustainability, how they’re pulling it off, and why it matters.

Also, the deadline to apply for federal student aid has been extended. We find out what’s available, and learn what research tells us about why so many eligible people don’t apply.

Performing Arts Comes Back To The Stage

May 12, 2021

Live performances have taken a back seat since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with more Hoosiers getting their vaccines, does that mean in-person shows could be making a comeback?

Today we talk to the directors of performing arts centers in Indiana to find out how they've been doing during the pandemic, and what we can expect for shows this summer and fall.

Produced by Tim Brouk.

Women In Politics

May 11, 2021

Women make up about 30% of all state legislators in the country. That number has been rising over the last few years, and the 2020 election brought in record numbers for the representation of women. But how does Indiana fit in?

Climate Change And Population Changes In Indiana

May 7, 2021

A controversial bill about wetlands was signed into law last week by Gov. Eric Holcomb, to the dismay of environmental activists and over 100 organizations across the state.

Today we talk about why the bill is controversial and find out how it could impact the way state leaders handle issues related to climate change.

New Expansions For Child Tax Credits

May 6, 2021

The annual child tax credit is being expanded this year as a part of President Biden's American Rescue Plan.

Today we talk about issues around taxes and unemployment. We talk to legal experts in Indiana about the changes being implemented and what that could mean for Hoosiers and their families.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

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President Biden's First 100 Days

May 5, 2021

Today we talk to political scientists about President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, to find out how he's handled issues like the pandemic, civil unrest, and multiple refugee crises.

We also talk to the author of a book that chronicles the history of “Sesame Street.”

Produced by Tim Brouk.

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Emergency Mental Health Care

May 4, 2021

Conversations around emergency mental health care were brought to the forefront in Indiana after the recent mass shooting in Indianapolis.

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