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Kenley testifies to Congress on Internet sales tax

by IPR News

November 30, 2011

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington DC today, Noblesville Republican State Senator Luke Kenley said Congress should allow states to collect sales tax from all Internet retailers, regardless of whether they have a physical presence in the state.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Kenley Online Sales Tax Testimony More »

Governor Daniels won’t endorse presidential candidate

by IPR News

November 29, 2011

With the Iowa caucus just five weeks away, Governor Mitch Daniels says he doesn’t plan on endorsing a presidential candidate.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — No Daniels Endorsement More »

Winter Weather Is On The Way

by IPR News

November 29, 2011

Winter weather watches are out for the IPR listening area, over the next 24 hours. Flooding also appears on the forecast slate. First off, the National Weather Service has issued Flood Watches for most of the IPR listening area. Another inch or more of rain could cause flooding on saturated ground in low-lying areas, poor... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Interactive Classes

by IPR News

November 28, 2011

College has essentially used the same format for hundreds of years – a professor lectures and students listen.  But facing growing pressure from the state to get more students through college on time, some Purdue University educators have decided the stodgy college lecture needs a makeover.  Nearly three thousand students have signed up for a... More »

Statewide smoking ban to be considered again

by IPR News

November 28, 2011

A state smoking ban may have a real chance at passage in the upcoming legislative session.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Smoking Ban’s Chances More »

IPR’s On-Air Tributes to Production Manager Brian Eckstein

by IPR News

November 23, 2011

IPR’s Production Manager Brian Eckstein died suddenly Monday evening.  Many of you knew Brian’s voice on IPR, a career he began as a 16-year-old student from Yorktown.  IPR paid tribute to Brian on-air on Monday during Morning Edition.  Here are those remembrances. 8:04 Brian Eckstein Newscast 8:50 Brian Eckstein Tribute More »

October unemployment report shows more decline

by IPR News

November 22, 2011

Indiana lost 2,900 private sector jobs last month, raising unemployment to nine percent – the sixth straight month of increasing joblessness.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — October Employment Report More »

Indiana legislators begin new session

by IPR News

November 22, 2011

The Indiana General Assembly officially began its 2012 legislative session today.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the issue of Right to Work legislation dominated the conversation. Smith — Organization Day 2011 More »

IPR host Brian Eckstein dies at 40

by IPR News

November 22, 2011

Today, the IPR family is mourning the death of a colleague and friend.  Production Manager Brian Eckstein died suddenly Monday evening.  He was 40 years old.  Many of you knew Brian’s voice on IPR, a career he began as a 16-year-old student from Yorktown.  He was also a great servant and mentor to the community. ... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Letter Grades

by IPR News

November 17, 2011

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett talks a lot about accountability. But according to experts, it can be tough for the state’s smallest schools to measure up in the increasingly results-driven world of education.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin reports, low enrollment, a rough economy and, sometimes, simple geography can work against schools trying... More »

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