About Indiana Weekend

Host John Strauss

Check out some of Indiana’s most interesting people and places – from the transcontinental cyclists of Upland, to the Anderson folks working with retired racehorses, the Corn-Fed Derby Dames and the people of Muncie’s historic neighborhoods.

Each week we introduce you to some of the people making a difference and find the fun things to see and do across the region. Join us each Friday at 6:30 p.m. after the news and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Host John Strauss is a college journalism instructor and longtime Indiana reporter who likes finding stories off the beaten path. He’s a former AP correspondent and editor in Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and New York City, whose last professional assignment was with The Indianapolis Star as a digital-news and weekend city editor. John now teaches journalism at Ball State University and serves as adviser to the student-run Daily News.

To submit story ideas or comments about the program, contact John Strauss at jcstrauss@bsu.edu.

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“Speedway Queen” | 04.18.14

Indiana Weekend


“Speedway Queen”  – A Ball State student just finishing up her year-long term as Indianapolis 500 Festival queen recalls the high points and funniest moments of her time in the spotlight.


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