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  • 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 […]

  • Drone Pilots

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    Drones are a big seller this holiday season – more than a million of them will likely be sold, something like double the number last year. But there are some things that new pilots need to know – even if they think what they’re buying is a toy. We talk with Chad Budreau of the […]

  • Recovering Runner

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    In this season of thanksgiving, one of the most thankful people we know is a pharmacist from Carmel, a long-distance runner who suddenly found herself paralyzed from the waist down with a rare medical condition. This is the story of Melanie Brown – and the power of medicine, hope and determination. (Photo: Melanie Brown, left, […]

  • James Madison

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    Historian James H. Madison has a new book, “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana” in time for this bicentennial year. Madison is a terrific storyteller and shares some of the state’s most fascinating tales with us. (Photo: Indiana University) Music used in this show:    Seminole Wind, by John Anderson Rocky Island, by Clifton Hicks […]

  • Election Reaction

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    How did this presidential race surprise the pollsters? What the experts failed to see and what could lie ahead, from Professor Joseph Losco, chair of the Department of Political Science at Ball State University, and Professor Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IU-Purdue Fort Wayne. (Photo: Instagram, realdonaldtrump) Music used […]

  • Muncie-Middletown

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    “Middletown” is getting another look, in a widely read U.K. newspaper series assaying the mood of the country from Muncie. We talk with history Professor James Connolly, director of the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University and co-author of “What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City.” (Photo: Employees outside Warner […]

  • Speech Makers

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    Indiana Weekend Fear of public speaking is terrifying for some people but can be conquered with the right preparation, Professor Mary Moore says. We talk with the faculty adviser to Ball State’s Speech Team about the power of public speaking and what to do when you’re asked to stand and deliver. Play this episode online […]

  • State Forests

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    Indiana Weekend A major increase in logging on public lands triggers a fight over Indiana’s state forests and raises the question: What’s best for the environment? We talk with the state forester and the Indiana Forest Alliance about science – and perception. Play this episode online Indiana Forest Alliance Songs used in this show: Redwood […]

  • “Novel Class” – 10/14/16

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    “Novel Class” – 10/14/16 Indiana Weekend Would-be authors are getting some help – online. Ball State Professor Cathy Day has developed a distance-learning course with the Midwest Writers Workshop called, “It’s Time To Start Your Novel.” In this episode of “Indiana Weekend” she previews the course and offers tips for first-time writers. (Website: http://ongoing.midwestwriters.org/) Play […]