2016 Election

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Conspiracy theories have always been a part of our discourse. Just this past month, the students who survived the shooting in Parkland Florida have been under attack from conspiracy theorists. According to Dr. Joseph Uscinski, who recently gave a presentation at Manchester University, Conspiracy Theories are for Losers.

This feature first aired during the February News Roundup on March 7.

Stephen Voss / 2007 NPR

In September NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik visited WBOI staff and listeners in Fort Wayne. Based in New York City, Folkenflik reports on how the media influence politics and culture, the figures who shape journalism. His stories and analyses are broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All things Considered, and are also featured on NPR’s website and digital platforms.

President Obama returned to Elkhart Wednesday seeking to bring a major part of his presidency full circle, trumpeting what he sees as the city's and the nation’s economic resurgence. 

But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the president’s speech actually was more about looking forward than looking back

 

Now That the Primaries Are Over...

May 24, 2016
Courtesy / Andrew Downs

When it became apparent that the presidential primary in Indiana was going to matter, it dawned on me that many voters might think this is the norm.  For those who have looked at the past or who have lived through it, they know that 2008 and 2016 are not the norm.  The presidential primary in Indiana usually includes very little excitement.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

With all precincts reported from Indiana’s primary on Tuesday, several races for the November General Election ballot are now firmly in place.

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