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Universities anticipate budget cuts again

by IPR News

December 22, 2010

In just a few weeks, Indiana’s General Assembly will meet to begin drawing up the next two-year state budget… and universities are anxious to know whether they’ll be working with less money.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Universities & Budget Cuts Indiana Public Broadcasting contributed to this report. More »

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep’s remarks to BSU graduates

by IPR News

December 22, 2010

On Saturday, December 18, 2010, NPR national Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep spoke to Ball State University graduates and accepted an honorary degree from the university.  Here are his remarks. Fellow graduates, I know it’s a great feeling to receive a degree today. Let me tell you from personal experience, it’s an even greater feeling... More »

Hidden Treasures Series: Voices of Unity

by IPR News

December 21, 2010

In Fort Wayne, the Voices of Unity youth choral program has been keeping students on the right note since 2000.  As part of a continuing series on Hoosier artisans, Stephanie Bristow reports. Hidden Treasures — Voices of Unity This series was created by student reporters from Ball State University.  More information about this featured artist... More »

Hidden Treasures Series: Clint Bear

by IPR News

December 20, 2010

The arts are alive and well in Indiana. But many Hoosiers may not know about the world-class painters, musicians, or artisans in their own backyards.  Today we begin a student-produced series on Hoosier artisans.  In Madison, Clint Bear takes a simple piece of wood and turns it into a stringed instrument fit for a professional... More »

Skillman won’t run for governor

by IPR News

December 20, 2010

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman will not run for governor in 2012.  In a written statement released today, Skillman said that a recent physical exam revealed minor health issues.  She says she has decided it would be best to avoid the additional stress of a gubernatorial campaign. She says the health issues won’t interfere with... More »

November 2010 Unemployment Report

by IPR News

December 17, 2010

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent last month to 9.8 percent for November.  That’s the same rate as nationwide unemployment.  Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development says private sector employment lost 2,600 jobs.   Most IPR counties hold an unemployment rate of between nine and eleven percent.  Hamilton County holds the lowest rate at 6.7 percent.  Fayette County... More »

Indiana parks need to raise money: there’s an app for that

by IPR News

December 16, 2010

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is raising money for state parks and reservoirs through an iPhone app.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — Indiana Parks App For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their news blog. More »

Indiana governor endorses prison system changes

by IPR News

December 15, 2010

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has endorsed the findings of a sweeping review of the state’s criminal code and sentencing guidelines.  Daniels says if enacted, the results from the study by the Pew Center on the States would hold down the growth of the state’s prison population and save taxpayers money.   Recommendations in the study include... More »

Fort Wayne will host 2012 state Democratic Convention

by IPR News

December 14, 2010

Indiana’s Democratic Convention will soon move out of Indianapolis and north to Fort Wayne.  This afternoon, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced his city will host the 2012 convention – which is the first time the state Democrats will assemble for their June meeting outside of Indianapolis.  Henry said the committee chose the Allen County... More »

Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveils its legislative agenda

by IPR News

December 14, 2010

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce – the state’s largest business organization – says it will lobby for changes to public education and unemployment insurance during the upcoming legislative session.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — Indiana Chamber Agenda For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their news blog. More »

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