All IN

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"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.

Indiana’s Immigrants And COVID-19

Jul 15, 2020

Indiana’s immigrants are often on the front lines of the pandemic working essential jobs, sometimes without sufficient protective equipment. And often those are the lucky ones. Those who have lost their jobs either can’t receive public benefits because of their status, or they aren’t comfortable doing so for fear of being labeled a public charge.

How Will Higher Ed Institutions Adjust?

Jul 14, 2020

A traditional college campus with tight dorm rooms, crowded lecture halls, and bustling bars at night isn’t the most compatible setting for social distancing guidelines. But for many students returning to campus this fall, life will look different. And leaders across Indiana say they're working to protect the quality of the education available to them.

Does Indiana Have A Weak Public Defender System?

Jul 13, 2020

A new report shows that public defenders in Indiana are underpaid, and that there's a pay disparity between public defenders and prosecutors in counties across the state. Advocates who want to address the issue say a weak public defender system has wide-ranging consequences, especially for low-income Hoosiers, and that it contributes to over-incarceration.

The Friday Pitch-In

Jul 10, 2020

This week a federal judge struck down Indiana’s 2018 abortion law, saying it was "too vague." The Archdiocese of Indianapolis got push-back for its policy prohibiting transgender students. And Indiana swapped out its state-run PPE marketplace with a directory to connect small businesses with the gear they need. Today we get updates on these stories and more.

How Do We Remember Our Ugly Past?

Jul 9, 2020

25 years ago, a building contractor in Noblesville found an old trunk in a barn. When he opened it he found signatures. It was a membership list for the Ku Klux Klan during a period in the 1920's, all signatures of men who had lived in Hamilton County. But it was decided the documents would be concealed from the public. Now, for the first time, the documents are available.

Good Bones

Jul 8, 2020

Mother-daughter duo Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E. Laine renovated their first home in 2007 with determination, patience, and a little help from YouTube. A few years later, they founded Two Chicks and a Hammer, an Indianapolis-based home renovation company. Then HGTV came knocking. And today “Good Bones,” a TV show that chronicles each of their home transformations, is airing its fifth season.

Paddling in Indiana

Jul 7, 2020

Indiana has countless rivers, streams, and creeks waiting to be explored. To help, the Department of Natural Resources has released an interactive paddling map that shows public access locations, water levels, and hazards like low-head dams.

The Amani Connection

Jul 6, 2020

In 2003, a pastor from Evansville and a grad student from Africa had a chance meeting that led to the creation of a learning center in Kenya, impacting thousands. We talk with the two people who had that meeting 17 years ago, and find out what it took to make the Amani Learning Center happen.

The History And Impact Of The ADA

Jul 2, 2020

The Americans with Disabilities Act, designed to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities, is turning 30 years old. The civil rights law has impacted millions, but getting it passed wasn’t easy. 

Birding Beyond The Backyard

Jul 1, 2020

Watching bird feeders has become a popular activity during the Covid-19 pandemic. But if you’re bored with the usual backyard visitors, the house finches, mourning doves, and robins, there’s a lot more of the birding world to explore.

Can We Prevent A Housing Crisis?

Jun 30, 2020

A statewide moratorium on evictions has been extended through July due to the pandemic. For some, that’s still not enough time to catch up on past payments. And with expanded federal unemployment benefits set to expire at the same time, some say we're headed for a so-called “eviction cliff.”

Today we find out what assistance is available to renters and homeowners right now, and whether it will be enough.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently voted to uphold DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It’s a victory for immigration advocates and those pushing for expanded protections and paths to citizenship, but many say the fight is far from over. 

The Friday Pitch-In

Jun 26, 2020

Indiana recently launched a grant program to help schools improve remote learning. The added money is meant to increase the amount of devices available for students, help close gaps in connectivity, and train teachers in remote instruction. Today we get updates on this story and more.

Optimizing Life

Jun 24, 2020

A few years ago Dave Foster, a retired paramedic in South Bend, was told he would need a heart transplant. While he waited, he made dramatic changes to the way he ate, exercised, and managed stress with the help of medical professionals. Within 60 days, Dave’s heart function had improved to the point where a transplant was no longer necessary.

Finding And Addressing Needs Of The LGBTQ+ Community

Jun 22, 2020

A new report is out on the LGBTQ+ community in Indianapolis. What did it reveal, and what impact could it have? We talk to a panel of experts and advocates about what they found. 

The Friday Pitch-In

Jun 19, 2020

Former Evansville Mayor Jonathon Weinzapfel is the Democratic nominee for Indiana Attorney General. But the question remains...will he face Curtis Hill, Todd Rokita, or neither in November? And Indiana is facing a more-than $3 billion budget shortfall due to the pandemic, but the governor says despite that, K-12 education will not see any cuts. We get updates on these headlines and more.

What Happens At State Party Conventions?

Jun 18, 2020

Democrat and Republican party conventions in Indiana went virtual this year, and a lot of things changed in the process. What role do conventions play? And are people paying enough attention?

The Push For Solar Energy In Indiana

Jun 17, 2020


Advances in solar technology have come a long way in the last few years, making solar an increasingly viable energy option in Indiana. But initial installation costs remain high. 

Navigating Conversations About Race

Jun 16, 2020


Talking about race can be challenging, nerve-wracking, and uncomfortable for some. How can we work through those feelings, and prevent them from cutting important conversations short?

An Update On The Pandemic

Jun 15, 2020

Today we welcome back the epidemiologist and hospital executive we spoke to when COVID-19 first broke out in Indiana. We ask them to reflect on the last few months. What progress has been made, and what will they be watching for as the state continues to reopen?

The Friday Pitch-In

Jun 12, 2020

Stage four of Indiana’s plan to reopen begins today, two days ahead of schedule, and schools are looking at how they’ll reopen in the fall. State leaders have offered guidance, but most decisions will be left up to local health departments. We get updates on these headlines and more.

Hiking While Black

Jun 10, 2020

Every Hoosier is free to enjoy the great outdoors, but some of us have to make extra considerations. Today we talk about what the outdoor experience is like for black and brown people in Indiana.

What Could Police Reform Look Like?

Jun 9, 2020

Protesters across Indiana have made their call to reform policing clear over the last two weeks. Some have called for hard and fast changes to rules around accountability and use of force. Others argue that the institution's flaws are so deep and systemic that rather than searching for a way to fix what exists, we should re-imagine entirely what public safety looks like in the U.S. 

Protest Voices

Jun 8, 2020

Widespread protests erupted more than a week ago, part of a national response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and they’ve continued in cities across Indiana and the country ever since. Today we talk to protestors and organizers about the ideas and demands behind these protests, and a social policy researcher helps explain how these ideas could take shape. 

The Friday Pitch-In

Jun 5, 2020

Protests continued across Indiana all week, as part of a national response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. And the results from Tuesday’s primary election have started coming in.

Schools, teachers and students across the state were forced to adapt when the pandemic hit, but some say too many schools are failing to meet the needs of students in special education.

The Indiana Prison Writers Workshop

Jun 3, 2020

The Indiana Prison Writers Workshop is a program that aims to help incarcerated people express themselves creatively. Today we talk about why the program was founded, and the impact it has had on participants. 

Primary Election Day

Jun 2, 2020

Hoosiers are headed to the polls for the primary election, after weeks of postponement due to the pandemic. We talk about the safety protocol voters can expect at polling places, and how over 550,000 requested mail-in ballots will be processed.

Protests broke out across Indiana this weekend, part of a national response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Today we talk to reporters who covered protests in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.

The Friday Pitch-In

May 22, 2020

On this week’s Friday Pitch-In we learn about the next stage in the state’s plan to reopen, and get an update on summer convention cancellations.