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Ryan DeBattista

Ryan DeBattista is the producer of WFIU’s Noon Edition and also contributes reporting and graphic design content. Ryan studies Journalism Informatics and Germanic Studies at Indiana University and will receive his degrees in May 2017. Ryan loves to travel, attend concerts, and cook & eat every variety of food under the sun.

Recent posts by Ryan

March 24, 2017



The Evolution Of Women’s Role In Society

Because of rights, laws, and social norms, what it means to identify as a woman in America has changed immensely throughout the last century

March 17, 2017


The flowers at May's Greenhouse are already in bloom.

Noon Edition: The Semi-Annual Gardening Show

Our semi-annual gardening show is back again, with our expert panelists Helen May and Don Adamson

March 10, 2017



Chasers And Meteorologists Gear Up For Tornado Season

With tornado season right around the corner, we'll speak with chasers and meteorologists who work to cover the midwest's deadliest storms.

March 3, 2017



Sci-fi’s Impact On Fact: Blurring The Line Of Fantasy And Reality

Sci-fi literature and film often serve as the catalyst for engaging youth in science education. But how far off from fact is science fiction?

February 20, 2017


City of Bloomington

Bloomington’s Annexation Proposals Provoke Concern From Residents

Many of the areas in question have been slated for annexation for over a decade, the last an annexation such as this occurred.

February 17, 2017



Lead Poisoning Prevention In Spotlight After Flint, East Chicago

On this week’s Noon Edition, our panel of experts will discuss the lead contamination in communities like East Chicago and Bloomington.

February 10, 2017


Broadband internet is now a necessity for development, but many residents in Indiana lack access to these speeds.

Increasing Internet Access In Rural Indiana

This week on Noon Edition we'll talk about the lack of high-speed and broadband internet access in rural areas.

February 3, 2017


Put out a Cig

Proposed Bills Could Drastically Affect Indiana’s Tobacco Users

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss a proposed bill that would raise the smoking age and increase taxes on cigarettes.

January 27, 2017


hospital hallway

Medicaid Poised To Change With Proposed Obamacare Repeal

Republican lawmakers are intending to repeal provisions from the Affordable Care Act.

January 13, 2017



The History And Legacy Of Indiana Tattooing Culture

How has the culture changed through time and what does it mean for tattooing going forward?

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