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Architect talks about new communal housing ideas in southern Indiana this weekend

by IPR News

September 30, 2010

New Harmony, Indiana, was the site of two great 19th century utopian communities – the Harmonists and the Owenites.  This weekend, the small town in southern Indiana will play host to the 35th Annual Communal Studies Association conference…hosted by the University of Southern Indiana.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Micah Schweizer reports on Friday’s keynote speaker, who... More »

State Supreme Court Justice Boehm retires

by IPR News

September 30, 2010

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore Boehm officially stepped down from his post today… in a statehouse retirement ceremony attended by top state officials.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — Boehm Retirement For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their news blog. More »

51 Indiana Counties Now Report Open Burning Bans

by IPR News

September 29, 2010

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) says 51 of the state’s 92 counties report either local community or county-wide open burning bans. More counties might be added as the week progresses because of a dry forecast at least through next Tuesday, October 5th. Here is a link to the IDHS burn-ban map: http://www.in.gov/dhs/files/burn-ban/ More »

Indiana Arts Commission holds strategic plan meetings

by IPR News

September 29, 2010

The Indiana Arts Commission is taking to the road to gather input on a five-year strategic plan.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sharon Alseth reports. Alseth — IAC Strategic Plan Meetings The Indiana Arts Commission will meet in Muncie on Tuesday, October 5th at Ball State University. For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their... More »

Fire Weather Watch for Thursday

by IPR News

September 29, 2010

From the National Weather Service: NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE AS HIGH AS 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL RISE BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT IS FORECAST TO CROSS INDIANA OVERNIGHT. NO RAIN IS EXPECTED WITH THE FRONT. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES THURSDAY AFTERNOON OUGHT TO BE AROUND 40... More »

Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass Opens At Ball State

by IPR News

September 29, 2010

Nearly a half-century ago, Ball Corporation stopped making glass products in Muncie. The last of the huge glass furnaces on the city’s south side were shut down in 1962. Today, glassmaking of a different sort returns to Delaware county. Ball State is creating new opportunities for students and reconnecting Muncie to its glassmaking heritage with... More »

House of Representatives candidate to live on “unemployment” for a month

by IPR News

September 28, 2010

A Lafayette-area candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives plans to live for a month on the same amount of money as a Hoosier receiving unemployment.  District 26 candidate Democrat Paul Roales says $390 a week is the maximum benefit payment… but it’s less than one third of his current weekly salary. Roales on Unemployment Benefits... More »

East central Indiana candidates meet to answer questions

by IPR News

September 28, 2010

Several political candidates with Indiana Statehouse ambitions met at Muncie’s Northside Middle School last night (MON) to take questions from voters about this election’s issues.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Sept. 27 Candidate Forum Indiana Public Radio will rebroadcast the candidate forum, featuring candidates for State Senate District 26 and House Districts 33 and... More »

Report says Indiana is fifth highest for gun trafficking

by IPR News

September 27, 2010

A new national report shows that many criminals intending to commit gun crimes are buying those guns in Indiana.  A national group of mayors has used national data to track gun trafficking – those guns bought in one state and used to commit a crime in another state.  The study shows that Indiana ranked as... More »

Monday Morning Quarterback

by IPR News

September 27, 2010

Here are some scores from weekend football contests: The Indianapolis Colts beat the Denver Broncos,  Sunday, 27-13 in Denver. The Colts are now 2-and-1. In college football over the weekend, the state’s big four went 1-and-3. Ball State was shutout for the first time since 2005.  The 18th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes blanked the Cards 45-to-zero. Ball... More »

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