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Purdue Trustees Told Of IPFW's Likely New Name

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has completed a survey concerning the name change that will happen when the campus is reorganized. During the ten days the online survey was in the field, more than 4,500 responses were submitted. About two-thirds came from current students and alumni, and they seemed to reject one of the two possibilities suggested to them. Chancellor Vicky Carwein told Purdue’s Trustees the name Purdue University Northeast didn’t find favor because the school’s acronym could be read as “puny.”

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Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Host Puts "Tossed Jazz Salad" On The Weekly Menu

WBOI's "Tossed Jazz Salad" is a tasty mixture of that genre's styles and forms, served up every Tuesday evening by volunteer host, Bob Mayer.

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Indiana Legislature

Statehouse Update: Two Holcomb Initiatives Curbed, Abortion Bill

In a move that caught Republican leaders by surprise, the Senate this week rejected a bill to make the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed, rather than an elected, position. Seventeen Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the legislation , which has been one of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s priorities . Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says the measure will have to be changed to have any chance of returning to the floor. The Senate Appropriations Committee this...

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Zach Bernard

WBOI Host Shines Light On Obscure Music In All-Vinyl Format

WBOI's weekly "Black Light Radio" focuses on the greatest and most obscure Psychedelic , Progressive , and Avant Garde Jazz titles of 1968 to 1974.

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Indiana Overdose Deaths Parallel National Trend

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Deaths from drug overdoses have continued to increase in Indiana, mirroring national trends reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week.

According to the CDC report, the national drug-related death rate has increased more than two and a half times since 1999.

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the types of chalk. How does it form, what is it made from, and what are its uses? 

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NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro has reported around the world for both the Associated Press and NPR. Her work includes reporting from Iraq before and during the US intervention in 2003 and covering the Arab Spring uprising in Libya in 2011.

Lulu recently became the new host of Weekend Edition Sunday, which can be heard from 8 to 10am on 89.1 WBOI.

Purdue Trustees Told Of IPFW's Likely New Name

Feb 24, 2017
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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has completed a survey concerning the name change that will happen when the campus is reorganized.

During the ten days the online survey was in the field, more than 4,500 responses were submitted. About two-thirds came from current students and alumni, and they seemed to reject one of the two possibilities suggested to them. Chancellor Vicky Carwein told Purdue’s Trustees the name Purdue University Northeast didn’t find favor because the school’s acronym could be read as “puny.”

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI's "Tossed Jazz Salad" is a tasty mixture of that genre's styles and forms, served up every Tuesday evening by volunteer host, Bob Mayer.

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board approved a resolution Thursday pledging to protect undocumented and immigrant students from facing deportation and discrimination. 

It informs principals to not assist immigration enforcement officers unless legally required or authorized by the district.

 

House lawmakers rejected an attempt to get rid of the state’s moratorium on new nursing home construction.

The legislature put a moratorium on the construction of new nursing homes in 2015. It’s set to expire next summer and this session’s budget bill would extend the moratorium through 2023.

 

Senate lawmakers approved legislation to allow legislative staffers to carry guns in the Statehouse.

A gun regulations bill was amended in the Senate to include language that would allow legislative employees to carry guns into the building. Currently, only police, judges and lawmakers are allowed to do that.

Two lawmakers failed to assign the so-called “net-metering” bill for further study Thursday. It is now cleared for consideration by the full Senate.

Under current rules, Hoosiers who generate energy, like those with rooftop solar panels, can sell any excess energy back to utilities at a retail rate.

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