A week ago, Gov.Eric Holcomb said he was concerned about the repeal of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in the GOP’s health care reform bill. The expansion dollars fund Indiana’s HIP 2.0 program. Now, he says recent changes to the bill are fueling his support for the measure. The bill still eliminates HIP 2.0’s funding in the future. But Holcomb says he wants Congress to know he’s willing to work on the reform effort. A Senate committee advanced a measure this week amending Indiana’s child...
Arts and Culture
Throughout the school year, Fort Wayne resident Sean Ellsworth-Hoffman teaches English as a second language at Fairfield Elementary, on the city's south side.
This legislative session, a record 11 proposals addressed the use of cannabis. Most of them never got a hearing, but two are still moving through the legislature and could become Indiana’s first medical cannabis laws. Indiana is one of six states that have not passed any form of medical cannabis legislation, including CBD. CBD stands for cannabidiol, also known as “hemp oil.” It is a non-psychoactive cannabis, with low tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC – so it can’t get people high. For the past...
Behind The Mic
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.