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.

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Today we talk to the leader of a non-profit that started with two brothers and now has 50 members working to feed the homeless population.

We also catch up with the winner of a business pitch contest for formerly incarcerated individuals, and get an update on how Indiana schools are handling quarantine guidelines.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Eric Weddle
Managing Editor of Education Desk, WFYI

Friday Recap

Sep 10, 2021
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Today we revisit some of our favorite conversations from this past week. First, we hear from nurses on the front lines and in academia on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their field of work.

We also listen back to the challenges of remote work, and whether it’s the new future employers should learn to adjust to.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guest:

Robin Newhouse
Dean of the IU School of Nursing on the IUPUI campus

The history of vaccine laws and mandates

Sep 10, 2021
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Indiana has set some precedent when it comes to vaccine mandates, and the pandemic has many businesses and institutions scrambling to find the right balance. So, what are the laws when it comes to vaccines and mandates and how do they get decided?

Today we talk to an expert about vaccination laws and the history behind them. We also find out where consent comes into play with vaccines such as the rights of teens to get vaccinated without parental consent.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guest:

Nurse Staffing Shortage

Sep 8, 2021
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Nurses have seen the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, and with the spread of the Delta variant, how are nurses handling more hospitalizations on top of an ongoing nurse shortage.

Today we hear from nurses across the state to find out what they’re seeing in hospitals and how they’re doing right now. We’ll also learn how the nursing shortage during the pandemic could impact the future of nursing. Plus, we talk to the dean of the IU Nursing School to find out how students are being prepared to enter the field during the pandemic.

Guests:

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The shoreline along Lake Michigan is eroding. Today we revisit our discussion with a researcher about why it's happening and how it affects Hoosiers who live near the lakefront.

We also learn about honeybees, to find out how we can help protect these important pollinators. And we wrap up with a discussion on why some companies can't decide whether working from home will work for them.

Originally aird Aug 12, 2021.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

All IN Wrap For The Week
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including discussions with a health reporter about growing divisions between parents and school boards, and learn about efforts to encourage farmers to be trusted voices in their communities and promote the COVID-19 vaccine.

We'll also revisit our discussion on redistricting reform in Indiana as lawmakers are meeting to redraw the state's congressional districts.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

All IN: COVID-19 Update / Federal Case on Abortion / Refugees in Indiana

Sep 2, 2021
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COVID-19 cases are growing across the state with the Delta variant rapidly spreading, but what does this mean for Indiana and people who aren’t able to get vaccinated? Today we get updates on COVID-19 cases across the state. We also find out what's happening in Indiana as abortion restrictions in Texas are grabbing headlines and after a judge ruled that several state abortion laws are unconstitutional. Plus, we learn about refugees in Indiana, what it’s like to leave their homes behind and what resources are available to help them transition to a new life.

All IN: Unemployment / Rural Vaccinations / Art Fair

Sep 1, 2021
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Today we talk about efforts to get farmers to promote the COVID-19 vaccine in their communities.

We also learn about a new fine arts fair coming to Indianapolis featuring the work of Black artists across the country, and get the latest news around unemployment in the state.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Justin Hicks
Workforce Development Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Christine Herman
Reporter, Side Effects Public Media and Illinois Public Media

Today we learn about the incredible life of J.B. Stradford, the son of a former slave who graduated from Indiana Law School in 1899.

We also talk to reporter Farah Yousry about growing divisions between school boards and parents during the pandemic.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Farah Yousry
Health Equity Reporter, Side Effects Public Media

Nicole Burts
Alumni, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Census Results / Redistricting Reform

Aug 30, 2021
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Today we talk about the 2020 Census results, to learn how things have changed for Indiana in the last 10 years.

We also talk to a group of advocates about ongoing efforts around redistricting reform.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Mathew Kinghorn
Senior Demographic Analyst, Indiana Business Research Center; Indiana Representative, U.S. Census Bureau's Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates

Julia Vaughn
Policy Director, Common Cause Indiana

Friday Recap

Aug 27, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including discussions with a Kokomo bus driver about an effort to unionize, the author of a book about the connection between 90's hip-hop and the origins of reality TV, and we find out what impact climate change is having on Indiana.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Heather Jackson
Bus Driver in Kokomo

Eric Harvey
Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

Mask Research / Toxic Cosmetics / Great Resignation

Aug 26, 2021
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March Madness created the perfect environment for researchers studying mask wearing. Today we talk to researchers to find out what they've learned.

We also learn about toxic products in cosmetics, and talk about why millions of Americans are quitting their jobs.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Dr. Peter Embi
President and CEO, Regenstrief Institute; Associate Dean for Informatics and Health Services Research, Indiana University School of Medicine

How is Climate Change Affecting Indiana?

Aug 25, 2021
Photo Courtesy of Ecosistema Urbano

Extreme weather events have made headlines around the world this year, but what effect is climate change having in Indiana right now?

Today we talk to environmental experts to find out how industries like agriculture and energy have been impacted by climate change. We also learn about a new art exhibit in Columbus that opened on Saturday.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Iker Gil
Co-Curator of the New Middles, Exhibit Columbus

Belinda Tato
Architect, Ecosistema Urbano

Union Push in Kokomo

Aug 24, 2021
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There have been some big news stories in recent months about workers trying to unionize, particularly at companies like Amazon. Some say the pandemic’s strain on service workers is pushing them to form unions, and one such effort has been happening in Kokomo.

Today we find out why non-teacher school staff in Kokomo are trying to unionize, how the school board has responded, and why Indiana law makes it a difficult process.

Read more reporting on this story right here.

A History of Rap and Reality (Repeat)

Aug 23, 2021
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A new book out this fall explores American pop culture in the late 80’s and 1990’s, and argues that there was a common thread connecting the explosive popularity of rap music with the origins of reality TV.

Today we talk to the author of “Who Got the Camera? A History of Rap and Reality” about what this decade tells us about how hip-hop and TV have been used–and misused–as vessels for truth-telling.

Originally aired 7/27/21.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Friday Recap

Aug 20, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including an update on Roncalli High School’s federal case involving the firing of a gay guidance counselor, more on the national eviction moratorium, and we find out why many say emergency services across the state are dangerously underfunded.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Arika Herron
Education Reporter, IndyStar

Amy Nelson
Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

Emergency Mental Health Care (Repeat)

Aug 19, 2021
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Today we talk about what happens when law enforcement are called because someone shows signs of dangerous psychiatric issues.

How do police typically handle these situations, and are there proper protocols in place? And what are hospitals doing to make sure people are getting the help they need?

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Dr. Diane Reis
Psychiatrist, IU Health

Sgt. Lance Dardeen
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Student Loan Payment Pause / Roncalli Update

Aug 18, 2021
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The Biden administration recently announced an extension to the student loan payment pause until January 2022. What does this mean for Hoosiers with student loan debt?

Today we find out what you need to know about the pause, and get financial tips from an expert about how to pay off your loans.

We also get an update on the federal case involving Roncalli High School's firing of a gay guidance counselor.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Arika Herron
Education Reporter, IndyStar

Indiana EMS is Underfunded and Under Stress

Aug 17, 2021
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The work done by emergency medical paramedics and technicians has evolved dramatically in recent years. But the resources that go towards EMS in Indiana, like many states across the country, have not kept up with those changes.

Today we talk about the unhealthy state of emergency medical services, especially after a record year for 911 calls, and find out what could be done to get medical workers the support they need.

Extended Eviction Moratorium

Aug 16, 2021
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The eviction moratorium has been extended for counties with high infection rates of COVID-19. For Indiana, this means all 92 counties in the state.

Today we talk about what this means for Hoosiers, and learn more about a statewide renters assistance program.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Rayanna Binder
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Director, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

Amy Nelson
Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

Friday Recap

Aug 13, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including discussions on a dispute over a local union’s giant inflatable rat, what conducting health research is like during a pandemic, and we hear from a couple leading a music school in Indianapolis.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Justin Hicks
Workforce Development Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Lake Erosion / Honeybees / Working From Home

Aug 12, 2021
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The shoreline along Lake Michigan is eroding. Today we talk to a researcher about why it's happening and how it affects Hoosiers who live near the lakefront.

We also learn about honeybees, to find out how we can help protect these important pollinators. And we wrap up with a discussion on why some companies can't decide whether working from home will work for them.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Tomas Höök
Director, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant; Professor, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Photo Courtesy of Rock Garage

Today we learn about an arts center that opened last year in Huntington, a summer youth gardening program in Indianapolis, and we talk to a couple leading a music school about creating bands and writing songs during the pandemic.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Katy Strass
Director, Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center

Phyllis Boyd
Executive Director, Groundwork Indy

Rocky Nash and Preston Nash
Founders, Rock Garage in Indianapolis

Reporter Check-In

Aug 10, 2021
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Today we spend the hour catching up with public media reporters around the state, to dig a little deeper into their latest stories.

We find out how an amateur historian discovered details on the first black woman to graduate from an Indianapolis high school, talk to our workforce reporter in Elkhart to learn about a dispute over a local union’s giant inflatable rat, and much more.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Justin Hicks
Workforce Development Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Changes In Health Research

Aug 9, 2021

Today we talk to health researchers about the pandemic's effect on their work, find out how anyone can get involved in clinical trials, and learn about efforts to bring more diversity into health research.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Dr. Sharon Moe
Co-Director, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Dr. Lauren Nephew
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Friday Recap

Aug 6, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including discussions on untrained police in schools, an update on the Delta variant, and what it's like to run a fashion brand in Indiana.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Lee Gaines
Investigative Education Reporter, WFYI

Shandy Dearth
Director of the Center for Public Health Practice, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University

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Indiana consistently ranks near the bottom on a list of the country's top 100 fittest communities.

Today we talk to researchers about public health, get an update from The Performing Arts Center in Carmel, and learn about promising research around the COVID-19 virus.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Jeffrey C. McDermott
President/CEO, The Center for the Performing Arts and The Great American Songbook Foundation

Fashion Week in Indiana

Aug 4, 2021

Today we talk about Indiana Fashion Week, which is coming later this month. We also talk to a local designer to find out what it’s like creating and running a fashion brand in Indiana.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Michael Weston
President, Indiana Fashion Foundation

Jennifer Felts
Owner, Tokyo Twiggy

COVID Update / Untrained Police in Schools

Aug 3, 2021

Indiana’s vaccination rate is lower than every neighboring state, as the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to spread and more people are socializing indoors. Today we talk to epidemiologists about how we could turn things around.

We also talk to WFYI reporter Lee Gaines about her new story on untrained police officers working in Indiana's schools.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Guests:

Lee Gaines
Investigative Education Reporter, WFYI

Summer Art Events

Aug 2, 2021
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Today we talk to leaders at museums and arts councils around the state to hear about what they have in store for the rest of the summer season and get details about upcoming events, from Van Gogh to film festivals.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Anne McKim
Executive Director, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

Jonathan Berger
Deputy Director of Marketing and External Affairs, Newfields in Indianapolis

Rachelle Reinking
Director of Communications, ArtsUnited in Fort Wayne

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