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Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research announced their results for its Employment and Earnings Index and Poverty and Opportunity Index this week. States are graded on six areas and Indiana scored a “D+” in the reproductive rights category. 

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Two months after the Parkland High School shooting, local students aren’t letting the conversation around guns slow down.

Photo provided by ACRES Land Trust

With its recent acquisition of 193 acres along the Allen and DeKalb county line, ACRES Land Trust now permanently protects a large chunk of the area’s most prominent natural feature.

Earlier this week, ACRES announced they secured four separate properties along the Cedar Creek corridor. The area is under heavy development, and with this latest acquisition, the non-profit organization brings 1,000 acres of it under its protection.

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  National, state and local politicians gathered this morning (Tuesday), to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a speech Robert F. Kennedy gave hours after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds attended to hear speakers including Congressman and prominent civil rights activist John Lewis – who spoke at the March on Washington and worked closely with King.

“He taught us how to live. He taught us how to stand up. To be brave, courageous and bold, and to never give up.”

Ben Clemmer

Welcome to the WBOI News Roundup. We are taking a listen back to some of the biggest events from March and starting this week you can hear the program on Wednesday nights at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 7am.

Zach Bernard reflects on the March for Our Lives, Rebecca Green speaks with former Ambassador/Representative Tim Roemer, and Mark Hagar and DeVonta Beckham join us to discuss the Resurgence of TEDxFortWayne.

Part One:

March for Our Lives w/Zach Bernard (00:00) Other student protests (05:00) Communities battling the opioid crisis (08:58)

Part Two:

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