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.

Friday Recap

Jul 30, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including discussions on critical race theory, American culture in the late 80's and 1990's, and the future of space tourism.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.


Eric Weddle
Managing Editor, WFYI Education Desk

Eric Harvey
Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

Barrett Caldwell
Director of the NASA Indiana Space Grant Consortium, Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

The Future of the Internet / FBI Negligence

Jul 29, 2021
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The former head of the Indianapolis FBI has come under fire for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. Today we talk to a legal expert about how victims can trust law enforcement when gross negligence is revealed.

We also talk about the future of the internet, and learn about a study examining the effect of the pandemic on nursing home residents.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.


Jennifer A. Drobac
Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

ILEARN Results / Space Tourism

Jul 28, 2021
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Indiana released test scores for its standardized test ILEARN, and as many predicted scores have lowered. Today we talk about the pandemic’s impact on academics in Indiana.

We also learn about space tourism, as interest grows with billionaires and private companies travelling past the stratosphere.

Produced by Micah Yason.


Jeanie Lindsay
Education Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Damian Betebenner
Senior Associate, The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment

A History of Rap And Reality

Jul 27, 2021

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.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


Eric Harvey
Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

Critical Race Theory

Jul 26, 2021

The debate around critical race theory has been on the minds of many parents and state lawmakers recently, but why?

Several legislatures across the country have been in talks about banning the teaching of critical race theory in K-12 schools. What prompted this debate, and where are we headed?

Produced by Micah Yason.


Eric Weddle
Managing Editor, WFYI Education Desk

Rep. Ragen Hatcher
Indiana State Representative, House District 3

Friday Recap

Jul 23, 2021

Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including conversations about the pandemic's impact on supply chain and our talk with an Indianapolis New York Times Best Selling author about her memoir. We also learn about the 1918 flu pandemic and how health disparities looked back then.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.


Amrou Awaysheh
Assistant professor of Operations Management at Kelley School of Business at IUPUI

Ashley C. Ford

Jul 22, 2021
Sylvie Rosokoff

Indianapolis author Ashley C. Ford appeared on All IN nearly two years ago, and was working at the time on her new memoir. Now that memoir is out, and it’s a New York Times bestseller.

Today we spend the hour with Ford to talk about her book “Somebody’s Daughter" about growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana, the messy process of getting older, and reckoning with the truth about her father’s incarceration.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


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The true crime genre has been around for a long time, but exploded in popularity a few years ago. Since then there’s been a steady stream of podcasts, TV shows and documentaries about real crimes, usually repackaged in an entertaining way.

Today we learn about an Indiana-based company aiming to use a national network of true crime fans to work on unsolved crimes. We also talk to someone analyzing human remains discovered in Columbus that could be over 2,000 years old.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


State Fair / News Update

Jul 12, 2021
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The Indiana State Fair is back this year. Today we find out what’s being planned, and how to stay safe at the fair.

We also get an update on the governor’s emergency powers case, and an overview on the biggest news stories of the last week. And we talk to the leaders of a theatre collective in Bloomington about inclusivity on stage.

Produced by Micah Yason.


Sharon Smith
Director of Communications, Indiana State Fair

Brandon Smith
Statehouse Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

Juneteenth / Stroke Prevention / Delta Variant

Jul 7, 2021

Finding Treatment for Children's Mental Health

Jul 6, 2021

Friday Recap

Jul 2, 2021

New Challenges In Special Education

Jul 1, 2021

Ending Domestic Violence

Jun 30, 2021

Working As A Physician Through An HIV Epidemic

Jun 29, 2021

Healing Through Art

Jun 28, 2021

Droughts And Investing

Jun 25, 2021

Precarious Employment And Worker Health

Jun 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Jun 22, 2021

What's Happening To Local News?

Jun 17, 2021


Jun 16, 2021

Feuds, COVID & Car Trouble

Jun 11, 2021

Distrust In Mainstream Media

Jun 10, 2021

Indiana's Art Centers

Jun 9, 2021

Working From Anywhere

Jun 8, 2021

Unique Challenges For Minority Business Owners

Jun 7, 2021

The Indy 500 And Diversity In Motorsports

Jun 3, 2021

Why Is Indiana Ranked So Low On Maternal Health?

Jun 1, 2021