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.

A Century of Votes for Women

Feb 12, 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.”

All IN: What is Financial Infidelity?

Feb 11, 2020

New research defines financial infidelity as "engaging in any financial behavior that is expected to be disapproved of by one’s romantic partner and intentionally failing to disclose this behavior to them."

Today we learn about what financial infidelity looks like in a relationship, whether or not it can be predicted, and the short-term and long-term impact it can have on couples.

Produced by Maggie Gelon.

By the Numbers: The 2020 Census

Feb 10, 2020


Every 10 years the census gives us an updated snapshot of the people who make up America, with details about their age, race, gender and income.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Feb 7, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with an update on Indiana’s 2020 legislative session. A bill focused on gun training for teachers heads to the House, and we talk about which Democratic gubernatorial candidates are left to run against Gov. Holcomb in November.

All IN: Preparing for Floods

Feb 4, 2020

A major flood devastated Tipton County in 2013. Scientists say more are likely coming to the state, with rainfall rates going up in the winter and spring seasons.

How well prepared for flooding are Indiana’s communities? And how does climate change affect flood risk?

Produced by Maggie Gelon.


Jason Henderson
Tipton County Surveyor

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Jan 24, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with a look at what happened at the Statehouse this week, with reporter Brandon Smith.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Jan 17, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with a recap of what’s happening at the Statehouse with Reporter Brandon Smith.

We also get commentary on the governor’s State of the State speech from political analyst Andy Downs, and we sit down with Butler Arts Professor Wendy Meaden, who’s writing a textbook on mask making.

Produced by Matt Pelsor.


All IN: The Cold War Spy from Indiana

Jan 15, 2020

The Cold War was an era full of espionage – clandestine operations, stolen secrets, and long cons. And one of the best spies in the United States came from Indiana. Bill Harvey’s career took him from the FBI to the CIA, where he was called “America’s James Bond” by a fellow intelligence officer.

All IN: INseparable Film Tour

Jan 14, 2020

Indiana Humanities is getting ready to launch its INseparable film tour, which explores the real, and sometimes perceived, differences between rural, suburban and urban communities in the state. The tour will travel across the state to showcase five short documentaries that explore Hoosier identities.

We talk to some of the filmmakers behind these projects.

All IN: The Resurgence of Meth

Jan 13, 2020

Most of the attention around drug addiction these days goes to the opioid epidemic. And it’s easy to understand why. It’s deadly, widespread, and its effects on society have cost a lot of money. But for years, meth has been quietly growing in popularity, and it’s becoming a larger, more complicated problem for health professionals and law enforcement to address.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Jan 10, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with a recap of the biggest headlines of the week, including a quick look at the first few days of the 2020 legislative session.

We also talk to an Indiana volunteer helping with the wildlife rescue effort in Australia, as deadly wildfires sweep the continent

All IN: Overcrowded Jails

Jan 9, 2020

Nearly half of the county jails in Indiana are overcrowded. The reasons are complicated, but in some areas the problem is getting worse. There’s been debate for years about why it’s happening, and what to do about it.

All IN: The Death Penalty

Jan 8, 2020

Indiana is one of 29 states that has the death penalty. But last month it marked ten years since it carried out an execution. Is capital punishment a necessary option for punishing and deterring the most heinous crimes, or should it be abolished?

All IN: How Are Libraries Changing?

Jan 7, 2020
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What were once quiet spaces full of books, card catalogues, and microfilm archives are now active, vibrant public spaces. There are still plenty of books, but many libraries are now host to fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and family activities.

We talk to the Indiana State Librarian about what changes he’s seen at libraries in recent years, especially when it comes to technology.

All IN: The First Season of “Sick”

Jan 6, 2020

The first season of the podcast “Sick,” produced by Side Effects Public Media at WFYI, dives into the story of a fertility doctor in Indiana who spent years deceiving his patients, recently discovered due to the growing popularity of mail-in DNA tests.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Jan 3, 2020

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with a rundown of recent Indiana headlines, including a proposed anti-discrimination bill for schools that recieve vouchers, a challenge to the BMV’s gender change policy, and homeowner associations that have banned solar panels. 

All IN: Losing Weight in the New Year

Jan 2, 2020

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions, of course, is to lose weight. But it’s also one of the most difficult goals to tackle. How do we overcome the urge to make unhealthy decisions?

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Dec 27, 2019

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with a discussion about a new report that shows how many manufacturing jobs Indiana lost this year, and we hear about the reaction of state GOP leaders to a proposal that would lower the minimum age to serve in the state legislature. 

All IN: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War

Dec 23, 2019

The 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, depicted in the Academy Award-winning movie Black Hawk Down, was Tom Satterly’s very first combat mission. The Seymour native served in some of the most critical and high-profile missions of the last three decades, but the battles didn’t end after returning home. 

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Dec 20, 2019

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with an update on the disciplinary hearings for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by four women. We also hear how some Indiana lawmakers, including U.S. Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun, have reacted to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

All IN: School Takeovers

Dec 19, 2019

Indianapolis Public Schools wants to take back control of three schools operated by Charter Schools USA. Today we dig into this saga, and the ongoing story of a troubled school in Gary.  

All IN: Chew on This

Dec 17, 2019

There’s a lot of discussion around the threads of division in modern America today. And while the ability to connect with one another with smartphones and social media has never been easier, whether that allows for the kind of connections that build communities is still up for debate. “Chew on This” offers a unique approach to community conversations – gathering strangers for dinner.

All IN: Unproven Investigative Tools for Police

Dec 16, 2019

Some police departments around the world, including in Elkhart, Indiana, have used an unusual interrogation tool for decades. With it detectives ask suspects to write down their account of a particular incident, then analyze the language they used to find evidence of deception.

The tool is called Scientific Content Analysis, or SCAN. It’s been scrutinized by researchers and psychology experts, some of whom have discouraged its use. And it led to what some have called a questionable conviction in Elkhart, on an early 1990’s missing person case.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Dec 13, 2019

We end every week with the Friday Pitch-In, where we catch up on some of the biggest Indiana headlines of the week with Digital Producer Lauren Chapman.

All IN: The HIV Modernization Movement

Dec 12, 2019

Public health experts, including the American Medical Association, are calling for an end to so-called HIV criminalization laws, which require people with HIV to disclose their status to sexual partners, IV drug users, and other specific groups.

All IN: Stolen Identity

Dec 11, 2019

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.

All IN: Vaping in Schools

Dec 10, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health found in 2018 that e-cigarette use among high school students had risen by 387% over a six year period. Now, almost one-in-five Indiana high school students vape, and it’s even becoming a problem in middle schools.

Allison Shelley/NPR

NPR’s Morning Edition has had a Hoosier at the helm for more than 15 years. Host Steve Inskeep grew up in Carmel, Indiana and still has family here. He was invited to speak at the Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders, which took place this weekend at the University of Indianapolis. 

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Dec 6, 2019

This week’s Friday Pitch-In kicks off with the news of House Speaker Brian Bosma’s replacement, who was named on Monday. We talk about what the new round of Career and Technical Education funding leaves out, and the details behind two class action lawsuits – one in Franklin, and one hitting a popular agritourism destination.

All IN: Safety Culture At Amazon

Dec 5, 2019
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Two years ago, a worker at an Amazon facility in Plainfield, Indiana died after a 1,200 pound forklift crushed him.

After a state safety inspector found it might have happened due to a lack of training, he says Governor Eric Holcomb and other state officials worked to shift blame away from Amazon, hoping to avoid bad press while the state competed to host the company's new headquarters. Holcomb says it didn't happen.