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Claire McInerny

Claire McInerny is a reporter/producer for WFIU/WTIU news. She comes to WFIU/WTIU from KCUR in Kansas City. She graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas where she discovered her passion for public media and the stories it tells. You can follow her on Twitter @ClaireMcInerny.

Recent posts by Claire

July 23, 2014


Teacher Janet Craig helps students identify colors at the pre-kindergarten camp at Maple Elementary in Avon, Ind.

Pre-K Pilot Program Will Prepare Low-Income Children for School

Five counties were selected to participate in Indiana's pre-K pilot program aimed at preparing low-income children for success in school.

July 17, 2014


A 2013 study showed high school football players are nearly twice as likely to suffer from a concussion as are college players.

Legislative, Technological Advancements to Prevent Concussions

Recent legislation and advancements in helmet technology are striving to protect high school football players against concussions.

July 9, 2014


Indiana parents said the most common hidden costs came from increased utility/energy bills, needing to buy a car or upgrade to a bigger one and taking time off or quitting a job to raise the child.

Hoosier Parents Below Average In Funding Rainy Day Accounts

A study by the BMO Harris Bank shows Indiana parents have saved a third of the funds as the rest of the country for family financial emergencies.

June 30, 2014


Herald Times food writer Lynn Schwartzberg says ribs are cooked perfectly when the meat doesn't fall off the bone, but you can still take a clean bite.

Growing and Cooking the Best Summer Food

Earth Eats' Annie Corrigan hosts this special Fourth of July summer food segment.

June 25, 2014


Monroe County's second legally married same sex couple, Sarah and Abby, stand outside the city clerk's office.

Indiana’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage.

June 19, 2014


The United States was second only to World Cup host country Brazil when it came to the amount of fans buying tickets.

World Cup’s Influence on Indiana Soccer Fans

While baseball has been dubbed "America's Pastime," more and more Americans have become soccer fans.

June 10, 2014


The amount of deer in Bloomington, Ind. is measured by the trends and the effects of deer overabundance, such as deer health, ecosystem health and deer-human conflicts.

How to Handle the Deer Population at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

The science behind a study done by IU biologists has been used to argue both in favor and against culling the deer population in the Griffy Nature Preserve.

June 3, 2014


More than 80 percent of Indianaâs electric power comes from coal, so the proposed EPA regulations could have harmful effects on the state's economy.

What Obama’s Proposed EPA Regulations Mean for Indiana

President Obama has proposed EPA regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2005 levels.

May 29, 2014


Recent legislation aims to help Indiana veterans.

The Changing Landscape for Hoosier Veterans

Representative from the Monroe County Veterans Affairs Department speak about recent events affecting Hoosier veterans.

May 22, 2014


Brown County is home to many parks with hiking trails.

Summer in Indiana

From parks to tourist attractions, Indiana offers many opportunities in the summertime.

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