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Election 2014
2:10 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

GOP Sweeps Statewide Offices with All-Female Ticket

Secretary of State Connie Lawson was reelected Tuesday night in what became a GOP sweep of Indiana's statewide offices.
Credit Courtesy / State of Indiana

State Republican Party Chair Tim Berry called Tuesday’s election “Ladies Night” as all three female GOP statewide candidates earned emphatic victories.

A little after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Governor Mike Pence took to the stage at state Republican Party headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.  Speaking to a crowd already buzzing with positivity on a day that was shaping up to be big for the GOP, Pence told them it was a historic night.

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Election 2014
8:28 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Local Republicans Win Key Statehouse, Congressional Races

Former Fort Wayne City Councilwoman Liz Brown won a hard-fought Indiana Senate race against Democrat Jack Morris Tuesday night.
Credit Courtesy / Liz Brown for Senate

Allen County Republicans took big wins in several marquee races Tuesday night, handily defeating Democratic challengers for seats in the Indiana General Assembly and Congress.

In a hard-fought race that went negative in the weeks leading up to Election Day, Republican Liz Brown easily defeated Democrat Jack Morris to win Indiana Senate District 15. The open seat formerly belonged to longtime Republican legislator, Tom Wyss, who opted not to seek another term.

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Arts & Culture
6:04 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Pokagon State Park's Fred Wooley Shares the Scoop on Poop

Fred Wooley, Park Interpeter for Pokagon State Park, believes in making the secrets of nature known in a fun, entertaining way.
Credit Courtesy/Fred Wooley

Sometimes it's good to leave serious news behind and step outside for a moment, but hopefully not step in the things that animals leave behind. 

This conversation is about animal scat, and the man who recently led a fascinating and entertaining tour on the subject for the conservation group, ACRES.

For more than three decades, Fred Wooley has served as park interpreter for Pokagon State Park, and he has more than a few accolades and fans among park visitors.

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Election 2014
3:43 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Low Turnout Expected at Hoosier Precincts Today

Less than a third of the number of Hoosiers who voted early in 2012 have turned out ahead of Election Day this year, but experts say the potential impact of expected low voter turnout is unclear.

Only about four percent of Hoosiers cast an early ballot by Friday – that’s compared to 22 percent in 2012, and 14 percent in 2010.  Voting in the May primary was at an historic low. 

But political analyst Ed Feigenbaum says low turnout doesn’t necessarily help either Republicans or Democrats.

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Station News
11:24 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Meet the Music LIVE This Thursday at C2G Music Hall!

89.1 WBOI presents a LIVE, two hour broadcast of Meet the Music featuring Teresa Chalaye Long, Secret Mezzanine and The Wickersham Brothers!

It's FREE, FUN, and it's a perfect chance to meet show host Julia Meek and live broadcast co-host Rob Martinez, as well as the evening's featured musicians. All ages are welcome!

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Election 2014
12:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

WBOI's Election Coverage Starts Tonight at 8 p.m.

Tonight starting at 8 p.m., you can get updates and analysis of this year’s election results on 89.1 WBOI.

Control of congress is up for grabs in this midterm election, and NPR's political team will have comprehensive coverage from districts around the country. 

We’ll also bring you reporting on statewide and local races from Indiana Public Broadcasting and WBOI News, including analysis from Andrew Downs from the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.

Don't miss our special coverage of the 2014 midterm elections, starting Nov. 4th at 8 p.m. on 89.1 WBOI.

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Election 2014
4:56 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Party Leaders Differ on What Will Drive Hoosiers to the Polls

With the fall election coming Tuesday, Indiana’s Democratic and Republican Parties are working hard on direct voter contact in an effort to get people to the polls.  But party leaders have different ideas about what issues they think should be at the forefront of voters’ minds.

Indiana’s 2014 general election lacks a big ticket race – such as president or governor – and arguably lacks a marquee issue, after the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage failed to make its way onto the ballot. 

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NPR News
4:22 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Richard Howard

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 2:33 pm

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.”

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Health & Science
11:58 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Weekly Experiment - What is a Super Ball?

This week on the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about super balls.  What are they, and what do they teach us about elasticity? 

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Arts & Culture
5:57 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Tracing Halloween from the Pop Culture Present to Its Ancient Gaelic Roots

Sage Blackhart honors the end of the harvest season, and the coming of winter with the ancient Gaelic customs of Samhain.
Credit Courtesy/Sage Blackhart

If you've been busy carving pumpkins and crafting costumes this week, you're in good company. Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world, and one of America's favorites.

Curious to learn why we do what we do at this time of year, WBOI's Julia Meek was happy to learn that one local group, Sophia's Portico, celebrated the ancient roots of the holiday, originally known as Samhain.

This led Meek to invite Portico member, Sage Blackhart, into the Madge Rothschild Studios to discuss the history, lore and longevity of All Hallow's Eve

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