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David Owsley museum celebrates expansion, benefactor

by Lisa Ryan

September 30, 2013

Ball State University’s David Owsley Museum of Art celebrated its expansion this weekend with a ribbon hanging ceremony and public reception.  As IPR’s Lisa Ryan reports, museum officials say Owsley is responsible for a large part of the museum’s vast collection.  The museum on the Ball State campus is open to the public, both on... More »

Polls show two different levels of Common Core support

by Elle Moxley

September 30, 2013

Just how important is the discussion over nationally-crafted Common Core standards and Indiana-specific alternatives in classrooms to the average Hoosier?  Two conflicting public polls show that the results depend on how you ask that question.  StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley explains. More »

Muncie state representative spreads awareness of recycled bottle bill

by Payne Horning

September 27, 2013

Indiana is the second-largest state for glass manufacturing facilities in the country, but the state does not have a program to incentivize Hoosiers to recycle those containers.  Now, a local legislator and business leader are supporting ways to stop the waste.  IPR’s Payne Horning reports. More »

Indiana environmental group uses business angle to educate about climate change

by Brandon Smith

September 27, 2013

An Indiana environmental group is targeting its message about climate change to politicians and business leaders.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the group is using a conservative meteorologist to pitch climate change solutions to people who might otherwise resist. More »

Baseball legend Lou Brock speaks about hope at Muncie Mission

by Zach Huffman

September 26, 2013

The Muncie Mission hosted a visit from baseball hall-of-famer Lou Brock, a former left fielder with the St. Louis Cardinals.  As IPR’s Zach Huffman reports, Brock spoke about baseball, religion, and his life with diabetes. More »

State lawmakers say reducing recidivism will take time

by Brandon Smith

September 26, 2013

State lawmakers say finding solutions to reducing Indiana’s recidivism rate may take longer than their overhaul of the state’s criminal code.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

NCAA task force wants to address mental health of college athletes

by Brandon Smith

September 25, 2013

The NCAA and a task force of college athletic professionals say colleges and universities need to do more to recognize and address mental health concerns among student-athletes.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the task force has developed guidelines it wants schools to use. More »

Should the Castle Doctrine apply to schools?

by Brandon Smith

September 24, 2013

State lawmakers are exploring whether Hoosier schools should be covered by the state’s Castle Doctrine – the law allowing people to use deadly force if their home is invaded.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Richmond intersection gets new flashing yellow turn arrow signal

by Stephanie Wiechmann

September 24, 2013

A busy intersection in Richmond is getting a traffic signal upgrade that includes a brand-new flashing yellow turn arrow signal.  Republican Representative Dick Hamm says Richmond residents asked him to work with the Indiana Department of Transportation to improve traffic signals at the congested intersection of US 40 and Salisbury Road.  INDOT spokesman Nathan Riggs... More »

Union leaders ask lawmakers to stop pension privatization plans

by Brandon Smith

September 23, 2013

Public sector unions say Indiana public employees stand to lose thousands of dollars in retirement benefits under a change proposed by the Indiana Public Retirement System Board.   The unions are asking lawmakers to halt plans to give a part of the state’s public employees’ pension system to a private company.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith... More »

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