Health & Science
5:28 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Episode 147 - Cartography

Health & Science
5:16 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Episode 146 - Globe

News
4:44 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Allen County Gets Low Grade for Air Quality

Allen County has unsafe levels of ozone and particle pollution in the air - that’s according to The American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report released Wednesday.

The association graded 27 Indiana counties, giving Allen County a D, and 13 others F’s for high levels of ozone.

Ozone, or smog, is one of the most widespread and powerful air pollutants.

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Opinion - Politics
3:05 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Remembering the Past To Help the Future

Andrew Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.
Credit Courtesy / Andrew Downs

May is National Historic Preservation Month.  This is the month when federal, state, and local governments, non-profits, and other organizations engage in a special effort to instill pride in our histories, promote heritage tourism, and show the economic and social benefits of historic preservation. 

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Politics & Government
3:42 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

New State Coalition Takes Aim at Corruption

Indiana State Examiner Paul Joyce and Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced the creation of the new Public Integrity Coalition Tuesday.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Tuesday announced the creation of the Public Integrity Coalition, aimed at helping curb public corruption in Indiana.

Attorney General Zoeller describes his role in the coalition as a “force-multiplier,” facilitating efforts between groups such as the State Board of Accounts and the Association of Indiana Counties along with local government leaders to educate and train public officials and employees on best practices for handling taxpayer dollars. 

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Education
2:47 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

FWCS Delays ISTEP+ Citing Ongoing Tech Issues

Fort Wayne Community Schools is delaying the high-stakes ISTEP+ exam after problems surfaced with the online version of the test.

School officials announced the decision Monday after several days of interruptions and technology issues related to test provider CTB-McGraw Hill’s servers.

Students will now take the exam the old-fashioned way: with paper and pencil.

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News
12:06 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

State Board of Education Approves New Standards

The State Board of Education approved new academic standards Monday  to replace the Common Core in Indiana schools. Vocal opposition to the proposed standards  wasn’t enough to deter board members. 

The crowd cheered as State Board member Andrea Neal cast the lone no vote in opposition to proposed math and English language standards.

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News
6:17 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Study: One in Six Hoosiers are Food Insecure

More than a million Hoosiers don’t know where their next meal will come from or when it will come, according to a report from Feeding America.

Nearly 16 percent of Indiana residents are food insecure – that includes nearly 346,000 children.  

More than half likely qualify for federal assistance, such as food stamps.  But 31 percent of those considered food insecure earn income above federal assistance eligibility levels – meaning their only access to help comes from charitable organizations.  

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Arts & Culture
4:50 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Fort Wayne Celebrates a Full Day of Shakespeare, One Line at a Time

Playwright and director Jack Cantey is hosting the Shakespeare-athon, a 24-hour celebration of the Bard's works.
Credit Courtesy / Jack Cantey

People around the world have been celebrating the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, the 'Bard of Avon' himself.

In Fort Wayne, fans of Shakespeare are marking the occasion with a "24-Hour Shakespeare-athon" at Wunderkammer Company beginning Friday night as the clock strikes midnight.

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News
5:18 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

State Fair Coliseum Reopens

The new scoreboard and video ribbon board in the arena at the State Fair Coliseum
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

The State Fairgrounds Coliseum officially reopened Thursday after 17 months of reconstruction. Governor Mike Pence says the 63 million dollar  renovation will help ensure the building remains the jewel at the center of the State Fair for decades.

While the exterior of the Fairgrounds landmark remains largely unchanged, inside is a new LED video scoreboard, a video ribbon board that lines the seating arena, and more than 70 wall-mounted flat screen monitors.

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