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Demolition of Winona Hospital begins

by IPR News

October 10, 2011

Crews have started tearing down the brick walls of the vacant Winona Hospital near downtown Indianapolis, seven years since the building closed and became a community eyesore.  Heavy equipment began work today breaking up the 317-room hospital that opened in the 1950′s and closed when the owner went bankrupt.  Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says no... More »

A Place of Your Own: Millennium Place

by IPR News

October 7, 2011

Today, we complete IPR’s week-long series A Place of Your Own, examining housing in our communities.  We take you to a cookie-cutter neighborhood just beyond the downtown train tracks in Muncie.  It has bright-colored homes, clean landscapes, and parks… but it can’t hide its past.  IPR’s Sarah Brannan takes us through Millennium Place, a HUD... More »

Public testifies in front of Right to Work study committee

by IPR News

October 6, 2011

Hundreds of people, most of them union members, filled the state Senate chamber today.  Crowding in doorways, hallways and aisles, they waited for a chance to testify before a legislative committee on the Right to Work issue.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Right To Work Public Testimony More »

A Place of Your Own: Rehabbing Vacant Homes

by IPR News

October 6, 2011

This week, IPR’s series A Place of Your Own is focusing on housing in our communities.  Today, we look at the process of fixing up the hundreds of vacant and abandoned homes in Muncie.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann explores if rehabbing these homes is an option. Wiechmann — Rehabbing Homes Tomorrow, A Place of Your Own... More »

Ball State wants to attract more international students

by IPR News

October 5, 2011

Ball State University’s current strategic plan calls for the school to attract more international students.  Once those students are in Muncie, it’s the job of special programs to acclimate them to Indiana.  IPR’s Laura Beth Clymer reports. Clymer — More International Students More »

A Place of Your Own: Academic Solutions

by IPR News

October 5, 2011

Today, we continue IPR’s series A Place of Your Own, which looks at housing in our communities.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann speaks with Michael Burayidi, the chair of Ball State’s Urban Planning program.  He is working with Muncie Action Plan organizers on an idea to revitalize the city’s neighborhoods. Wiechmann — Academic Solutions Tomorrow, A Place... More »

A Place of Your Own: Buying a Home

by IPR News

October 4, 2011

This week, IPR’s series A Place of Your Own is focusing on housing in our communities.  Today, we look at buying a home in Muncie – a city consistently ranked as one of the most affordable college towns by a national home price index.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann set out to find how much it costs... More »

A Place of Your Own: Housing Problems

by IPR News

October 3, 2011

This week, IPR staff is working with other media companies in our area to build Habitat for Humanity’s 100th house in Muncie.  The news team is also spending the week looking at the issues of housing and home ownership in our communities.  In part one of our series “A Place of Your Own,” IPR’s Marcus... More »

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