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.

All IN: 2020 Legislative Session Preview

Dec 4, 2019
Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana lawmakers have revealed their agendas for the 2020 legislative session. Today we outline the issues lawmakers are expected to focus on, including healthcare costs and gun safety measures.

House Speaker-elect Todd Huston will serve alongside retiring House Speaker Brian Bosma this session, and we talk about what new leadership could mean for the Indiana House. 


All IN: Infant and Maternal Mortality

Dec 3, 2019

Indiana’s infant mortality rate is the highest in the Midwest and the seventh worst in the nation, according to data from 2017. And it’s not just our babies that have these concerning statistics, our mothers have a high mortality rate too – almost double the national average.

All IN: Crime Junkie

Dec 2, 2019
Tony Valainis

The true crime genre has exploded in the last five years, especially in the world of podcasts. Since the release of the wildly popular “Serial” in 2014, countless true crime podcasts have emerged.

“Crime Junkie” is one of them. The show, produced in Indianapolis, is downloaded millions of times each week—but it’s faced harsh criticism for its loose, lighthearted approach and recent accusations of plagiarism.Since the hosts don’t claim to be journalists, should they get a pass?


All IN: Civic Health

Nov 26, 2019

The Civic Health Index measures how "engaged" citizens are in their communities. Today on All IN we find out where Hoosiers are civically engaged, and where we have room to improve.

All IN: A Podcast for Farmers

Nov 25, 2019

“Field Work,” a podcast hosted by two young farmers in the Midwest, is about some of the innovative ways farmers are trying to make their farms both sustainable and profitable in a changing industry.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Nov 22, 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: Red For Ed

Nov 19, 2019
Lauren Chapman / IPB News

More than 60 school districts across Indiana cancelled classes today, as thousands of teachers signed up to rally at the Statehouse ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

Red for Ed Action Day is organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the group says it’s focused on three things: repealing new career awareness licensing rules for educators, avoiding penalties for schools and teachers because of low ILEARN scores, and using state surplus money to better fund schools.

All IN: Sports Betting

Nov 18, 2019

It is now legal to bet on professional and college sports in Indiana. For the first month, only casinos could take official bets on games. But in October, after mobile betting was allowed, Hoosiers placed over $92 million in bets on sporting events.

Clearly, Hoosiers like to bet on sports. But can we expect these numbers to stay this high? And what does it mean for tax revenues?

All IN: RVs and Recession (Repeat)

Nov 15, 2019

RVs have made a big comeback since the Great Recession. Eighty percent of the world’s RVs are made in Elkhart County in northern Indiana. It’s a community built on the business of fun, but it’s often the first thing to go when the economy turns south.

All IN: Veterans' Mental Health

Nov 14, 2019

The suicide rate among veterans is twice that of the civilian population. Growing awareness of mental illness has prompted the VA and other veterans groups to better address mental health. The network of services is growing, but the stigma around mental illness can mean many of those who need it aren’t seeking help.

All IN: Birch Bayh

Nov 12, 2019
Public Domain

From his humble beginnings as an Indiana farmer, Birch Bayh went on to become the only person since the Founding Fathers to have steered two constitutional amendments to passage. As a U.S. Senator, Bayh became “the father of Title IX” and the author of landmark legislation that still impacts us today.

Robert Blaemire, author of "Birch Bayh: Making a Difference," joins us to talk about Bayh's legacy and a different era in American government.




All IN: College Athletes

Nov 11, 2019

The NCAA has faced pressure for years to relax its rules on whether or not college athletes can be monetarily compensated beyond their scholarships. The organization brings in around a billion dollars a year and employs some of the highest-paid coaches in sports, professional or otherwise. Critics say if there is money to be made by the athletes themselves, they should be allowed to do so, under certain circumstances.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Nov 8, 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: Medicaid

Nov 7, 2019

The number of children without health insurance in the US grew by 10 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to a new report, and Indiana ranks near the bottom of the list. Today on All IN we talk about why these rates are rising, and what might be done to correct the trend.

All IN: Kurt Vonnegut

Nov 6, 2019

Kurt Vonnegut, one of Indiana’s most famous authors, has a devoted fan base, especially in his hometown of Indianapolis. We even have a local organization devoted to collecting and showcasing artifacts and memorabilia from his storied career. After a long and arduous journey, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library has finally found a permanent home.

All IN: Talent Shortage

Nov 5, 2019

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce estimates that about 49% of Indiana employers have left jobs unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants. Shortages in the workforce stifle economic growth across the state. Efforts to build the so-called talent pipelines have been underway for years, but even after we develop talent, how do we retain it?

All IN: Spirit & Place

Nov 4, 2019

The 2019 Spirit & Place Festival kicked off Friday evening in Indianapolis. It’s a week of conversations around culture, art and media, and how those things intertwine with important social issues. Spirit & Place encourages creative thinking, and unique approaches, to the complex challenges we face today. 

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Nov 1, 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: School Referendums

Oct 31, 2019

This Tuesday is Election Day, and there's a good chance you'll see a school referendum on your ballot. Today on All IN, we break down how much money districts are asking for, what they want to do with it, and what is could mean for schools across the state.

All IN: Fear

Oct 30, 2019

Haunted house attractions are a popular way to enjoy the Halloween season, from well-lit, kid-friendly walkthroughs to full-contact terror mazes for teens and adults only. But why do we like it? What does it do for us psychologically? 

'All IN' - Reflecting On The Legacy Of Ryan White

Oct 29, 2019
AP Photo

Tuesday on All IN on 88.1 WVPE, the program focused on the saga of Ryan White. It's been more than 30 years since the Indiana boy was diagnosed with AIDS at a time when it wasn't fully understood. Ryan lived in Kokomo and attended school there, until he was barred from classes in the mid-1980's. Ryan was infected through a blood transfusion. As some parents in his local Indiana community fought to keep him out of school, celebrities came to his defense. 

All IN: Curtis Hill

Oct 28, 2019
Brandon Smith/IPB News

Last year Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill was accused of sexual misconduct. Four women said he groped and harassed them at an end-of-session party. When the allegations came to light, Hill publicly denied them and refused to resign.

Last week the state held a series of disciplinary hearings, where Hill is defending his law license. Could it mean the end of Hill’s legal career? Today on All IN, reporters Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Broadcasting and Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette join us to break down the whole story.

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Oct 25, 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: Hemp

Oct 24, 2019

The Office of Indiana State Chemist has received over 13,000 emails asking about hemp since the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was signed last year.

All IN: Indiana Ghost Stories

Oct 23, 2019

Mark Marimen was once told, "Try as hard as you want. You'll never find enough ghost stories in Indiana to make a book."

All IN: Recycling

Oct 22, 2019

Many of us do our best to recycle. But according to some new data, not enough of us in Indiana, specifically Indianapolis, recycle our waste. Why is Indianapolis behind so many major cities when it comes to recycling? And how could we catch up?

All IN: Ethics in Tech

Oct 21, 2019

Today on All IN we talk about the intersection between ethics and technology. As artificial intelligence and big data take more powerful roles in our daily lives, ethical questions about privacy, responsibility and equity remain. 


All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Oct 18, 2019

Today on All IN we break down the biggest headlines of the week, including an update on the UAW strike, felony charges filed against a mother in connection with a Richmond school shooting, and disciplinary hearings Attorney General Curtis Hill will face next week.


Oct 17, 2019

Today on All IN, we get an update on the tentative deal reached between the UAW and GM. Then we talk with experts about FAFSA, and other financial aid options for Indiana students planning for college. When is the best time to apply, and how can students and parents best navigate the application process?


ALL IN: Harvest Festivals

Oct 16, 2019

Today on All IN we talk with farmers and orchard owners about how they manage in the busiest season of the year. Many look forward to their annual trip to pumpkin patches and apple orchards to pick up fall treats and decor. How has the weather affected the crops this season? What keeps people coming back?