All IN

All IN host Matt Pelsor interviews a guest for a pre-recorded interview.

"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.

The Friday Pitch-In

Apr 10, 2020

This week's Friday Pitch-In kicks off with the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. We talk about why Indiana is behind on COVID-19 testing, and what changes Gov. Holcomb made to the “stay-at-home” order this week.

A Century of Votes for Women (Repeat)

Apr 9, 2020

Indiana recently marked 100 years since its ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. There have always been perceptions about how women vote. But are they true? We talk about it with the authors of a new book on the topic, “A Century of Votes for Women.”

It’s spring, it’s warming up, the birds are singing … but what kind of bird is that? Can you tell just by the song? Today we welcome bird experts and enthusiasts from the Indiana Audubon Society to share tips and tricks on attracting and identifying all kinds of Indiana birds.

The media has been deemed an essential business, but it doesn’t mean the industry is immune from economic fallout. When newsrooms are faced with shrinking staffs, what does that mean for news coverage? And what are the consequences?

Small business owners across the state are dealing with dramatic changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic. What financial help is out there for these businesses, and will it be enough? 

The Friday Pitch-In

Apr 3, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with a recap of the latest news around the coronavirus pandemic, and how it’s impacting Indiana. State leaders announced this week that schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. What does that mean for teachers and students in the coming months?

Are Indiana's Hospitals Ready?

Apr 2, 2020

We’re weeks into the coronavirus pandemic hitting the United States, and Indiana, but every day continues to bring more questions with it. In recent days, a growing number of those questions are about hospitals. How many beds, protective masks, and other supplies will be needed? And how much worse is it going to get?

A Guide to Getting Outside During A Pandemic

Apr 1, 2020

Outdoor activities are an exception to the governor's "stay-at-home" order. Where can you still go, and what do you need to know about getting outside during a pandemic?

The American Midwest has served as a backdrop for countless books, movies and TV shows. But how often do they get it right?

The Friday Pitch-In

Mar 27, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with a recap of the latest news around the coronavirus pandemic, and how it’s impacting Indiana. We talk about the increase in cases throughout the state and what steps have been taken to slow the spread. 

“Stay-At-Home” Q&A

Mar 26, 2020

Governor Eric Holcomb’s “stay-at-home” order went into effect Wednesday, dramatically changing the daily lives of Hoosiers across the state.

Stolen Identity (Repeat)

Mar 25, 2020

Imagine renting your first apartment, or taking out your first loan, only to find out your credit has been destroyed. Axton Betz-Hamilton knows this feeling all too well. For years in East Central Indiana, she and her family were victims of identity theft. They had their mail stolen, fought with collection agencies, had their utilities turned off, and faced financial chaos as a result.

Child trafficking has been a problem in Ghana, West Africa for more than 50 years. One former slave founded an organization to rescue as many children as he can, and a new documentary called “The Rescue List,” which is making its broadcast debut on PBS, tells the story.

2020 Legislative Session Recap

Mar 19, 2020

Indiana’s 2020 legislative session ended last week. What passed, and what didn’t? Two statehouse reporters join us to reflect on what some say was a particularly “weird” session.

The New Normal

Mar 18, 2020


Efforts are underway to try to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in Indiana. Bars and restaurants are closed, schools are online, and many people are working from home, if they can. How are you adjusting? How is the pandemic affecting your life?

The Friday Pitch-In

Mar 13, 2020

This week marked the end of Indiana’s 2020 legislative session. Today we recap its final week, and detail some of the bills awaiting Governor Holcomb’s signature. And we get an update on the most recent statements from the Governor about the coronavirus pandemic.

Vote By Mail

Mar 12, 2020

Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Utah have all adopted some form of comprehensive vote by mail policy. In many cases voter participation increased, and costs went down due to fewer staff being needed for traditional polling places, not to mention shorter wait times at polling sites.

All IN - Coronavirus Questions Answered

Mar 12, 2020
CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

The number of people in Indiana who have tested positive for COVID-19 has continued to grow according to the Indiana State Department of Health. What precautions should we be taking? Is Indiana prepared? 

Produced by Drew Daudelin.


Tom Duszynski
Director of Epidemiology Education, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI

Ram Yeleti
Chief Physician Executive, Community Health Network

Jennifer Weingart/WVPE

Could voting be easier in Indiana? One non-profit thinks so. On All IN, host Matt Pelsor talks to representatives from the non-partisan group Indiana Vote By Mail. The group says if we adopted policies that have been in practice in other states for years, it would increase election security and voter participation, and decrease wait times at the polls for those who choose to vote the old-fashioned way. Guests will talk about how it would work, where it HAS worked, and the potential risks involved. 

Listen today at 1pm on 88.1 WVPE.

All IN: Today At 1pm On 88.1 WVPE - Your Coronavirus Questions Answered

Mar 11, 2020

In Indiana some businesses have asked employees to work from home--some schools are holding classes online. Precautionary measures to control the spread of a respiratory virus that some say has already reached pandemic status. Next time on All IN, we’ll bring your questions to an epidemiologist and health officials to separate fact from fiction, and find out what you need to know about the Coronavirus. Listen today at 1pm on 88.1 WVPE.

Shoreline Erosion On Lake Michigan

Mar 10, 2020
Timeless Aerial Photography LLC.

Many communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline are in crisis. High water levels and strong storms this winter contributed to shoreline erosion that is threatening private homes and vital infrastructure, and eating away at the beaches.

How much of this erosion is natural, and how much have man-made structures contributed? And how are the most impacted communities handling the challenge?

Produced by Maggie Gelon.


Paul Labovitz
Superintendent, Indiana Dunes National Park

Mike King/Flickr

Basketball is a cornerstone of culture of Indiana. If you need evidence, just look at the number of high school gyms in the state that seat over 7,000 fans. Among the 10 biggest high school gyms in the country, Indiana has nine.

Today we explore the deep roots behind Indiana’s love affair with basketball.

All IN: A Look Back On The Buttigieg Campaign

Mar 2, 2020
Peter Ringenberg

On Sunday morning Pete Buttigieg appeared on Meet the Press to talk about his strategy going into Super Tuesday. By the end of the day he had dropped out of the race. We talk to two reporters (WVPE's Jennifer Weingart and Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune) who have covered Buttigieg to find out how his supporters are reacting, and how his experience as mayor of South Bend had an impact on his campaign.

We also talk to a public health expert to get an update on the coronavirus, and to help us identify misinformation about the outbreak.

The Friday Pitch-In

Feb 28, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with an update on Indiana’s 2020 legislative session. Our statehouse reporter will catch us up on the State Supreme Court’s ruling on the GPS tracker case, Republicans’ recommendation on a replacement method for voter roll purges, and a possible extension to the syringe exchange program.

Photo courtesy of Indiana University Archives

Before Jim Brown, Mean Joe Greene, or any other black NFL superstar, there was George Taliaferro. George played football for Indiana University two years before Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, and went on to become the first African American drafted by the NFL. 

We sat down with the author of a new biography on Taliaferro, to talk about the Indiana native’s athletic and academic achievements made during a time of deep racial division, and his long life after football.

Produced by Drew Daudelin.

Answering Your Questions About Health Care Costs

Feb 26, 2020

Last week we took your questions and comments about health care to Damsel Brew Pub in Evansville, where WNIN listeners gathered for an event series called “Issues & Ales.”

All IN: Food Stamps for Ex-Drug Offenders

Feb 25, 2020
Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune

Six years ago, Indiana was among a handful of states that still banned ex-drug offenders from using food stamps, no matter how many years passed, how long they were drug free, or how long they followed parole.

Cheryl Ashe wanted to change that. After spending years driving people who were ineligible for food stamps from food pantry to food pantry, she was convinced it was time to change the law. And after six years of trying, she helped make it happen.

Produced by Maggie Gelon.


Virtual Charter School Scandal

Feb 24, 2020

A new state report shows that two virtual charter schools in Indiana spent years exaggerating enrollment numbers to inappropriately collect over $68 million in tax dollars. The report also says more than $85 million was funneled to private companies affiliated with the schools.

The Friday Pitch-In

Feb 21, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with an update on Indiana’s 2020 legislative session, and we talk about the implications of the suggested disciplinary measures for Attorney General Curtis Hill.

All IN: Do Innovation Schools Work?

Feb 20, 2020

Indianapolis Public Schools has a unique, complicated system in place designed to help them address underperforming schools. Since its adoption about five years ago, IPS’s so-called “innovation schools” have been a dramatic, controversial change for education in the city.