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  • Robot Fighters

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    A group of talented Muncie-area teen-agers is headed to the world robotics championships. The students of Team 1720, the PhyXTGears, talk about their passion for technology – and their determination to bring home another victory. Music used in this show: Machines, by Modern English Allentown, by Billy Joel Can you Feel It, by Mr. Fingers

  • Launch Indiana

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    Communities across Indiana are establishing co-working spaces to help encourage entrepreneurs and nurture startup businesses. One of the most impressive is the Launch Fishers project, which inspired a local executive to transplant the idea to his hometown, Marion, and help create The Refinery Business Center. (Photo: Children in a coding class, courtesy of The Refinery […]

  • New Castle Diner

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    Every town has them: The restaurant or coffeeshop, often downtown, regarded as the local hangout. In New Castle it’s the Early Bird Diner, longtime landmark and the domain of one Cecil Brumley, grill cook extraordinaire. Music heard in today’s show: Here Comes My Baby, by Cat Stevens, performed by Yo La Tengo Cheeseburger in Paradise, […]

  • Elkhart Revival

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    Elkhart County, eight years after the great recession, is booming today thanks to the RV business. Now the challenge is residential, not economic – how to find enough people to staff all those production lines. We visit the county to see what communities there are doing to attract more residents and how things change when […]

  • Bibi Bahrami

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    A woman forced to flee her native Afghanistan as a teenager is a busy volunteer in Muncie these days, but hasn’t forgotten the people of the village she left. This is the story of Bibi Bahrami – and her April 1 fundraiser (AWAKENinc.org) to help the women and children of the place she used to […]

  • Festival of First Books

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    Be persistent; find your own voice: That’s some of the advice offered for new writers seeking to be published, at Ball State’s In Print Festival of First Books. We had the chance to talk with authors sharing their guidance, including poet Iliana Rocha, fiction writer Sequoia Nagamatsu, and creative nonfiction writer Dan Raeburn.

  • RV Business

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    The upcoming summer travel season means a big year for one of Indiana’s signature products: recreational vehicles. We go to the massive Boat, Sport and Travel Show to hear what’s new – and talk to a couple planning to make their RV trip a permanent vacation.     (Photo: Mount Comfort RV) Music in this week’s […]

  • Gun Range

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    It’s date night with a twist – a specialized training range for SWAT teams opens its doors to the public in an event for couples. Off-duty police officers doing the training say the rising number of gun permits in Indiana shows a need for more gun-safety training. Music used in this show: Run Through The […]

  • Open Records

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    A reporting project by student journalists shows the depth of campaign finance contributions flowing through political action committees. The project also raises questions also about problems with the quality of information available to the public. Music used in this show: Rise, by Public Image Ltd. Power to the People, by John Lennon  

  • Hometown: Richmond

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    We visit Richmond as part of our “Hometown” series, checking out the chainsaw chaos of the Meltown Winter Ice Festival, the city’s landmark toy store and the energy of the growing Depot District. On Indiana Weekend, Friday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 4 and anytime at http://indianapublicradio.org/indianaweekend/ Music used in this show Winter Weather, by […]

  • The Play’s the Thing

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    The meaning of “Mockingbird” – Muncie Civic Theatre’s presentation of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” has special meaning during Black History Month. Plus: Secrets of the winter mall-walkers. Music used in this show: Ain’t Nobody Gonna Turn Me Around, by The Roots Free At Last, by The Blind Boys of Alabama Walkin’ In The […]

  • Zach Day

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    A young central Indiana blues artist grows his recording and touring career this summer, but he has to take care of one thing first – his Ball State graduation. (Photo: Zach Day) Music used in this show: Cross Road Blues, by Robert Johnson Crossroads, by Cream Everyday (I Have The Blues), by B.B. King Home […]

  • Meth Project

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    Ball State students have produced a new look at the roots of the meth problem, with a documentary on solutions to the epidemic – and the stories of people freeing themselves from the drug’s deadly grip.

  • Al Rent

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    Known by many as “Mr. Muncie,” and a lifelong supporter of Ball State and Indiana, Al Rent passed away this week. Here’s Al in his own words, remembering his college days and one of his many philanthropic passions, WIPB public television.

  • Hardy Hikers

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    What to do on those chilly winter weekends? A central Indiana hiking club with more than 500 members sponsors regular outings to parks across the state and the country. Indianapolis Hiking Club members talk to us about fitness – and the friendships they make, on Indiana Weekend, Fridays at 6:30 p.m., Sundays at 4 and […]

  • New Year’s Resolutions

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    Can we really keep those resolutions? Two Ball State exercise specialists share their tips for staying on track – and on THE track — for the new year. The best news: Even a little bit of exercise goes a long way.

  • Winter Walking – Eikenberry

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    The winter cold hasn’t stopped the hardiest of Hoosier walkers. We talk with folks at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park about what brings them out during cold weather. And we hear from Karl Eikenberry, a retired general and former ambassador to Afghanistan, with his Indiana remembrances and advice for graduating Ball State students.

  • Remembering 2016

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    Looking back at some of the inspiring people we met this year on Indiana Weekend, with visits to the Erskin Green Training Institute, Bradford Woods camp and the author of a book on Indiana’s native Americans. Friday at 6:30 p.m., Christmas Day at 4, and anytime at http://indianapublicradio.org/indianaweekend/ Music used in this show: Skating, by […]

  • Developer Fest

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    Hackers United – DevFest Muncie, a workshop for developers interested in the “internet of things,” gathered recently at the city’s Co:Lab co-working space. The idea is to foster a community of developers to create new ideas, collaboration – and maybe jobs. (Photo: Sheldon McGee ) Music used in this show Daddy, He Got a Tesla, […]

  • Bicentennial – Boomhower

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    Happy bicentennial, Indiana! We talk with Ray Boomhower of the Indiana Historical Society, author of more than a dozen books about the state. He says the 200th birthday can help us think about where Indiana’s been – and where we’re headed. Music used in this show: The Wounded Hoosier, by Martin Fox & Jeff Winger […]