election http://wboi.org en Bennett, Ritz debate at NIPR http://wboi.org/post/bennett-ritz-debate-nipr <p></p><p>On Friday, October 26, the candidates for Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction debated at the studios of Northeast Indiana Public Radio.</p><p>Republican incumbent, Dr. Tony Bennett, and his opponent, Democrat Glenda Ritz, spent an hour answering questions from StateImpact Indiana reporter, Kyle Stokes.</p><p>The full debate can be streamed or downloaded as a podcast by <a href="http://www.niprpodcasts.com/podcasts/INSUPDEB.mp3">clicking here</a>.</p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 01:20:00 +0000 Sean Bueter 5914 at http://wboi.org Bennett, Ritz debate at NIPR Mourdock addresses controversial comments http://wboi.org/post/mourdock-addresses-controversial-comments <p>Embattled GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock says he apologizes if anyone misunderstood his comments during <a href="http://nipr.fm/post/senate-candidates-have-final-debate-election">Tuesday’s debate</a> in which he said pregnancy resulting from rape was something God intended to happen.&nbsp; But he said Wednesday he won’t apologize for his beliefs.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:31:08 +0000 Brandon Smith 5874 at http://wboi.org Mourdock addresses controversial comments Senate candidates have final debate before election http://wboi.org/post/senate-candidates-have-final-debate-election <p></p><p>In Indiana’s final U-S Senate debate the candidates repeated their attacks on each other, while shifting their focus to issues of foreign policy and social security.</p><p>Squaring off in Tuesday’s debate were Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Richard Mourdock, locked in a tight race with the balance of power in the U.S. Senate potentially in play. Libertarian Andrew Horning joined them to discuss foreign policy, Social Security and Medicare, and term limits for Congress.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:09:18 +0000 Brandon Smith 5851 at http://wboi.org Senate candidates prepare for debate http://wboi.org/post/senate-candidates-prepare-debate <p></p><p>GOP Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock says he doesn’t think the upcoming Senate debates will get nearly as many viewers as his debate with Senator Richard Lugar in the Republican primary.&nbsp; But with the race among the closest in the state, it’s possible there could be more interest than he realizes.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:46:01 +0000 Brandon Smith 5447 at http://wboi.org StateImpact Indiana: Stark Contrasts Define State Superintendent's Race http://wboi.org/post/stateimpact-indiana-stark-contrasts-define-state-superintendents-race Indiana is in the middle of an education overhaul, but whether it continues could depend on the outcome of the state superintendent’s race.<p>Republican incumbent <a title="Meet Tony Bennett (Note: Not The Singer)" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/indiana/topic/tony-bennett/">Tony Bennett</a> has pushed for change since taking office four years ago, but not everyone agrees with how he’s transforming Indiana classrooms. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:58:54 +0000 Elle Moxley 5343 at http://wboi.org Parties hold parties to celebrate debate http://wboi.org/post/parties-hold-parties-celebrate-debate <p>The Indiana Republican Party is holding a presidential debate watch party Wednesday as President Obama and Governor Romney take the stage in Denver.&nbsp; The state Democratic Party will likely host an event for the second debate. &nbsp;</p><p>State Republican Party spokesman Pete Seat said the debate parties are a great way to connect with friends and fellow Republicans and experience the debates in a community setting.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:23:50 +0000 Brandon Smith 4892 at http://wboi.org Parties hold parties to celebrate debate Gubernatorial candidates talk policy at forum http://wboi.org/post/gubernatorial-candidates-talk-policy-forum <p></p><p>Indiana’s three gubernatorial hopefuls discussed Indiana’s policy future during a forum at IUPUI Tuesday.&nbsp; Led by former Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard, the forum was not a direct debate between candidates, but a public conversation between Shepard and each hopeful, one at a time.</p><p>Brandon Smith prepared several reports on key issues addressed in those policy discussions.</p><p><strong>Workforce Development</strong></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:04:30 +0000 Brandon Smith 2742 at http://wboi.org Gubernatorial candidates talk policy at forum