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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.

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September 18, 2014


Indiana University President Michael McRobbie gives a university update.

A Conversation With IU President Michael McRobbie

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie discusses various university issues.

September 10, 2014


Craft breweries have been steadily popping up throughout the state.

Struggles and Opportunities for Indiana Craft Breweries

The number of craft breweries throughout Indiana has been steadily increasing over the past decade.

August 27, 2014


The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has made its way through various forms of social media.

Social Media’s Influence on Charitable Donations

In light of the ALS Association's successful Ice Bucket Challenge campaign, we discuss how charitable organizations attract new donors.

August 22, 2014



Police And Race Relations In Communities Across The Country

In light of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., communities across the country are talking about police brutality and race relations.

August 13, 2014


The Chamber of Commerce's study warns Southern Indianaâs water sources are too spread out, leaving many parts of the region limited.

Chamber of Commerce’s Study Warns of Future Water Shortages

A recent Chamber of Commerce report claims Indiana will face serious water resource challenges if state officials don't correct issues now.

August 6, 2014


The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) passed with bipartisan support in 2003.

Indiana Refuses to Meet Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards

Governor Mike Pence has announced that Indiana will not adhere to the federal guidelines outlined in the decade-old Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

July 31, 2014


Ninety-percent of all heroin addicts who get clean relapse within the first two years, and most of them in the first six months following treatment.

Heroin Use Increases Nationally

Professionals from rehabilitation and emergency care discuss the risks associated with the drug and how addicts are getting help.

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.

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