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.

Back To Work Anxiety, COVID At The Dentist

Apr 16, 2021

How much of a role does anxiety play with the hesitancy some have to go back to work in person?

COVID-19 Update: Variants And Vaccines

Apr 15, 2021

All adults 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the rollout is in full swing here in Indiana. But how is it going so far?

Today we find out how Indiana health departments are handling the demand for vaccines, and get updates on current contact tracing efforts. And we talk to a medical microbiologist about the COVID-19 variants making headlines around the world.

Autism Awareness

Apr 14, 2021

Last year the Indiana Department of Education counted almost 17,000 students with autism spectrum disorders.

Today we talk about the prevalence of ASD in Indiana, and talk to educators about teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorders as well as educating others about ASD. We also talk about the impact of acceptance and inclusiveness for individuals with ASD.

Produced by Tim Brouk.

Guests:

Aaron Wallace
Associate Director of Education, Dynamic Minds Academy

The Spread Of Misinformation And Conspiracy Theories

Apr 13, 2021

The prevalence of misinformation and conspiracy theories have become a growing point of concern in the last few years, in light of its clear impact on politics and culture in Indiana and around the world.

Today we talk to a professor about the psychology behind conspiratorial thinking, and a media expert about what role the news and social media play.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Ramadan

Apr 12, 2021

The month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world fast, perform extra prayers and spend time with others. But the COVID-19 pandemic has changed things for Muslims, and in 2020 dinners and prayers took people to their screens rather than the mosque.

Today we talk about what Ramadan is, how it’s typically observed, and find out how several Muslim communities in Indiana had to adapt to closures and lockdowns.

Evictions And Fair Housing

Apr 9, 2021

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana was ranked #2 in the country in the number of evictions. Are things getting better or worse?

Today we find out if any progress has been made to ensure greater access to housing and resources in Indiana, and what options are out there for Hoosiers if they aren't able to pay their rent during the pandemic.

Life Expectancy During The Pandemic

Apr 8, 2021

A new report from the CDC shows that life expectancy for a typical American has decreased by a full year during the pandemic.

Today we find out what life expectancy really means, to learn how it's measured and what we can learn from it. We talk to a reporter working on a multi-part series on life expectancy, and find out what research has been done in local communities, especially in the Black community in Indiana.

With thousands of Hoosiers getting vaccinated and the weather finally warming up, is another Roaring ‘20s upon us?

There's a bill at the Indiana Statehouse that would make employers respond to requests for accommodations by pregnant employees. But responding to a request doesn't mean it's a guarantee they'll get it.

Mask Mandate Ends/Indiana's Rape Statute

Apr 5, 2021

The statewide mask mandate is over on Tuesday. And while it comes during increased vaccine availability, there are still questions about how this might impact COVID-19 cases across Indiana. Today we ask an epidemiologist whether this decision was made too soon.

Legalizing marijuana in Indiana appears to be an elusive subject. Bills get proposed constantly to change the status of cannabis, and yet there is rarely any movement.

Today we look into marijuana legislation in Indiana, and learn about a bill headed to the governor’s desk that would give a driver found to have THC in their blood a pass when it comes to being charged with an OWI.

Museum Exhibit On Indiana's Opioid Crisis

Mar 31, 2021

Substance use disorders and opioid use rose sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting thousands of families across Indiana. Today we talk about a museum exhibit that combines art, science and history to help bring awareness to the opioid crisis.

We also talk to an author and researcher about his new book about what lessons Jesus learned from women.

Produced by Tim Brouk.

Guests:

Are Efforts Around Gerrymandering Losing Steam?

Mar 30, 2021

The federal government is considering a change on how it defines metro areas. If it happens, some say it would destroy funding opportunities for a number of cities in Indiana.

Today we talk to U.S. Congressman Greg Pence about why he and other lawmakers have come out against the idea. We find out why the change is being considered in the first place, and how it might affect cities like Columbus, Muncie and Terre Haute.

The Potential Impact Of So-Called Anti-Rioting Bills

Mar 29, 2021

The death of George Floyd last year spurred protests across the country and in Indiana in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Since then, some local governments have introduced what they call anti-rioting legislation. But some say these bills could be used to stifle the right to protest.

A Year Of COVID-19

Mar 26, 2021

It’s been one year since the pandemic forced many of us into our homes and six feet apart. Today we find out how the pandemic has affected Hoosiers across the state.

We also talk about students and teachers transitioning from in-person to virtual learning, and get a reaction to Gov. Eric Holcomb's recent remarks about Indiana reopening. Are things moving too fast?

Vaccine Hesitancy And Access Issues

Mar 25, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout expands in Indiana, who still isn't getting vaccinated, and why?

Today we talk about some of the lingering hesitancy around vaccination, especially in communities of color, and find out how access may play a role in the lower numbers we're seeing in some communities. We also talk about what local health departments are doing to encourage people to get their vaccines.

Juvenile Justice

Mar 24, 2021

Gov. Eric Holcomb gave an address Tuesday night about Indiana's plans to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today we get updates on the governor's address, and we learn more about Indiana's juvenile justice system with a journalist who has been covering it for over two decades, and two people working in the state's juvenile justice system.

Produced by Tim Brouk.

Guests:

March Madness has come to Indianapolis, and it’s not just the Final Four. Today we find out how tournament organizers are holding all 67 games of the tournament in one city, and whether it's possible to host a large-scale sporting event safely during a global pandemic.

Human Trafficking In Indiana

Mar 22, 2021

What constitutes a hate crime and what are the signs of human trafficking?

Today we get updates from the leader of a local Asian American Pacific Islander organization about the series of shootings at three different spas in Atlanta and how Gov. Holcomb responded to the shootings.We also learn more about the discussion around when heinous acts get labeled a hate crime.

A bill that would make a number of changes around law enforcement policy in Indiana has passed both the State House and State Senate, and is headed to the governor’s desk.

Preparing Hoosiers For The Workforce

Mar 18, 2021

Finding a job can be a stressful process, whether you’re a recent graduate or someone who’s been laid off, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Do Supply Chains Work?

Mar 17, 2021

Last year products like hand sanitizer and toilet paper were in-demand, and photos of empty store shelves were going viral online. This year the focus is on getting COVID-19 vaccines to the public, and many of us may not be aware of the critical role supply chains are playing.

The Future Of Remote Working

Mar 16, 2021

It's been one year since the pandemic started, and a lot of Hoosiers are still working from home. Today we talk about how companies in Indiana have adapted, and how their workers have too.

We also learn why some companies say remote work might not be going away once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Underrepresented Groups At The Statehouse

Mar 15, 2021

A push for anti-bias training and the need for more representation has renewed efforts to make changes at the Indiana Statehouse. It all comes after Black legislators were booed by some Republican lawmakers during a recent debate on an education bill that some say is discriminatory.

The Post-Pandemic Future Of Live Music

Mar 10, 2021

As millions of Hoosiers wait for post-pandemic normalcy, the live concert is one activity that may be among the last to return full-force.

Courtesy of Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

Listen for this episode of All IN on Monday, March 8 at 7pm on 88.1 WVPE.

Theatre productions came to a halt across the country because of COVID-19.

Today we talk about what effect the pandemic has had on the industry, how three theatres in Indiana are continuing to create shows for their audiences, and what organizing and rehearsing for a production looks like right now.

Indiana's Theatres

Mar 8, 2021

Theatre productions came to a halt across the country because of COVID-19.

Today we talk about what effect the pandemic has had on the industry, how three theatres in Indiana are continuing to create shows for their audiences, and what organizing and rehearsing for a production looks like right now.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Climate Change And The Energy Grid

Mar 4, 2021

Millions in Texas were left without power after Winter Storm Uri two weeks ago, and it's left many people wondering what this says about energy grids in Indiana and across the country.

COVID-19 Vaccines And Variants

Mar 3, 2021

A year after its arrival in Indiana, headlines around COVID-19 are revolving around vaccine distribution, new variants, and mountains of public health data.

Update On The Indiana Legislative Session

Feb 25, 2021

Indiana lawmakers are halfway through the legislative session. Today we get an update on what happened during the first half of the session, and find out what might be next.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Brandon Smith
Statehouse Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Niki Kelly
Government and Politics Reporter, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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