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Electricity rates forecasted to increase significantly

by IPR News

September 22, 2011

According to a new utility forecast, Hoosiers can expect to see their electricity rates rise significantly in the next few years.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Electricity Rates Forecast More »

Anderson University features multicultural children’s literature at annual festival

by IPR News

September 21, 2011

This weekend, Anderson University will once again open its rare children’s literature collection to the public for an annual book festival.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann takes a look at the featured books – an assortment of diverse characters and authors. Wiechmann — AU Multicultural Children’s Books Anderson University will host this year’s Elizabeth York Children’s Literature... More »

Governor Mitch Daniels tackles national debt crisis in new book

by IPR News

September 21, 2011

In Mitch Daniel’s new book, Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans, the Indiana Governor dubs the national debt crisis the “Red Menace,” likening it to the threat posed by communism during the Cold War.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith talks to the governor about potential solutions and the importance of furthering the national... More »

Indiana Supreme Court upholds police entry case

by IPR News

September 20, 2011

The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a decision that makes it illegal to resist police officers who enter a home without a search warrant.  Attorneys on both sides of the controversial Barnes v. State case had asked for the court to reconsider the original decision which overturned centuries of common law.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon... More »

Indiana National Guard educating about repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

by IPR News

September 20, 2011

The Indiana National Guard joins the rest of the American military today in adjusting to the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.  In simple terms, the repeal means gay and lesbian service members can’t be removed from the military based solely on their sexual orientation.  Lieutenant Colonel Jim Zieba with the Indiana National... More »

Calculating the “Buffett Rule” in Indiana

by IPR News

September 19, 2011

In his plan to reduce the nation’s debt, President Obama proposed instituting the “Buffett Rule.”  Named for billionaire Warren Buffett, the proposal would tax millionaires at the same rate, or more, than those in the middle class.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith talks to a Hoosier economic analyst about the plan’s effect on Indiana. Smith... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Voucher Program

by IPR News

September 16, 2011

Friday is deadline day for families who want to enroll in Indiana’s new private and parochial school voucher program.  With only half of the vouchers available this year reserved, the program is far from the nation’s largest right now.  Still, public school advocates have filed a lawsuit, saying vouchers violate the separation of church and... More »

Purdue researchers study football brain injuries

by IPR News

September 16, 2011

Researchers from Purdue University say a two-year study on head injuries in football players shows players may still suffer brain injuries from high impact collisions even if they show no signs of a concussion.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sean Bueter reports. Bueter — Purdue Brain Injury Study More »

US Postal Service could close Indiana facilities

by IPR News

September 15, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service is considering a significant national consolidation of their processing and distribution facilities.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Postal Service Feasibility Study More »

State schools superintendent gives State of Education Address

by IPR News

September 14, 2011

In his State of Education address last night, state schools superintendent Tony Bennett said in the education reform “space race,” Indiana is the nation’s leader.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — State of Education Address The full recording of the State of Education Address can be found here. More »

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