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Archive for Noon Edition

December 28, 2018

2018 In Review

On this week’s Noon Edition, we talk to newspaper editors from around the state about the year’s biggest national and local stories.

December 21, 2018

Noon Edition Revisited: The Popularity Of At-Home DNA Testing

This week on Noon Edition, we revisit a discussion of the rising popularity of at-home DNA testing.

December 14, 2018

Immigration, Refugees, & Border Control

Join us this week on Noon Edition as we discuss immigration and refugees.

December 7, 2018

The Changing Hoosier Downtown

This week on Noon Edition we talk to a panel of guests who are involved in supporting and revitalizing smaller downtown areas.

November 30, 2018

Film And Theater In Bloomington

This week on Noon Edition we discuss the development of theater and film in Bloomington.

November 16, 2018

How Should Journalists Cover President Trump?

Join us this week on Noon Edition as we talk to a panel of veteran journalists about the challenges facing journalists covering the Trump Administration.

November 9, 2018

Bloomington Efforts To Regulate Electric Scooters

This week on Noon Edition we talk to a panel of city leaders and safety professionals about the rollout of two scooter services in Bloomington.

November 2, 2018

Antisemitism In Today's America

Join us this week on Noon Edition as we talk to a panel of experts about how to deal with antisemitism in today's America.

October 26, 2018

The Impact Of Climate Change On Indiana

This week on Noon Edition we talk to a panel of experts about what the future of climate change holds for Hoosiers.

October 12, 2018

Hoosiers Talk About Issues That Impact Their Votes

This week on Noon Edition we talk to a panel of Hoosier voters about the upcoming election in November.

October 5, 2018

10 Years After The Housing Bubble

This week on Noon Edition we discuss the housing bubble ten years on.

September 28, 2018

Water Access, Infrastructure In Indiana

This week on Noon Edition we discuss Indiana's aging water infrastructure and Hoosiers' access to clean water.

September 21, 2018

Kavanaugh Nomination, Sexual Assault Allegations And 'Me Too'

On this week's Noon Edition, we discuss the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh in the "MeToo" era.

September 14, 2018

The Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

On this week’s Noon Edition, we examine the current state of affairs in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.

September 7, 2018

Rising Maternal Mortality In The US

On this week’s Noon Edition, we discuss the surge in maternal mortality and how it can occur in the richest country in the world.

August 31, 2018

Growing Income Inequality

On this week's Noon Edition, we'll discuss widening income inequality in Indiana and around the country.

August 24, 2018

Private Schools And Anti-Discrimination Policies

We'll discuss the treatment of Shelly Fitzgerald by the Roncalli High School leadership and the implications for school voucher programs in the Hoosier State on this week's Noon Edition.

August 17, 2018

Hepatitis A Outbreak In Indiana

We'll discuss the Hepatitis A outbreak in Indiana on this week's Noon Edition.

August 10, 2018

School Safety

We'll discuss these questions and more as we look at school safety on this week's Noon Edition.

August 3, 2018

National Ernie Pyle Day

On this week's Noon Edition, we discuss Ernie Pyle's life, legacy, and impact on the Hoosier state and across the country.

July 27, 2018

Protecting Our Elections

We'll discuss the protection of our elections and more on this week's Noon Edition.

July 20, 2018

Bloomington City, Community Leaders On Overdose Death Data

This week on Noon Edition we talk about the opioid crisis in Indiana and the City of Bloomington's decision to publish detailed overdose information on a city website.

July 13, 2018

Automation & Employment In The Hoosier State

This week on Noon Edition, we talk about the effect of automation on employment in Indiana and beyond.

July 6, 2018

Preventing Foodborne Illness

This week on Noon Edition we talk about the prevention of foodborne illnesses and what you can do to protect yourself.

June 29, 2018

The Latest On I-69 In Indiana

This week on Noon Edition, we talk about the construction of I-69. Section 5 from Bloomington to Martinsville has been delayed several times, but officials say they're on track to open in August.

June 22, 2018

The Future Of The Indiana Democratic Party

This week on Noon Edition, Democratic leaders weigh in on the state of their party and the results of the state's primary elections held last month.

June 15, 2018

The Future Of The Indiana Republican Party

This week on Noon Edition, Republican leaders weigh in on the state of the party and what their hopes for the November midterm elections.

June 8, 2018

The Challenges Of Getting An Education While Homeless

This week on Noon Edition, our panel talks about the challenges of getting an education while homeless and what resources exist to help students succeed.

June 1, 2018

What Happens When Jail Overcrowding Pushes Counties To The Limit

This week on Noon Edition, we explore how the states's county jails became so overcrowded and what solutions are being discussed to solve the issue.

May 25, 2018

Indiana's Strained Child Welfare System

This week on Noon Edition: There are more than 29,000 kids in Indiana's child welfare system. How is the state helping these vulnerable kids?

May 18, 2018

High School Seniors Look Ahead To Life and Plans Post-Graduation

On this week's show, we're joined by four local high school seniors. They'll be here to discuss their accomplishments and future plans.

May 11, 2018

The Lonely Generation

This week on Noon Edition: A new nationwide survey finds that nearly half of Americans suffer from feelings of loneliness and isolation.

May 4, 2018

Indiana's 2018 Primary Election

This week on Noon Edition: Indiana's primary election is coming next week with many interesting races to follow at the local and state level.

April 27, 2018

The Political Activism Of High School Students

With more teenagers becoming involved in political activism, how will this translate to the upcoming midterm elections and beyond? This week on Noon Edition.

April 20, 2018

Where America Lives: The Fair Housing Act And Racial Segregation

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was an ambitious piece of legislation aimed at ending inequality where Americans live. How much has changed in our neighborhoods since the bill’s passing?

April 12, 2018

Noon Edition's Spring 2018 Fund Drive

This week on Noon Edition, you'll hear highlights from some of our best shows in the past several months for our annual WFIU Spring Fund Drive.

April 6, 2018

Trade Disputes Escalating Between China And The U.S.

This week on Noon Edition: China is striking back against the Trump administration’s tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum by imposing their own tariffs.

March 30, 2018

Why Coral Reefs Are Degrading At Alarming Rates

A new report says pollution and climate change are causing severe damage to the world's coral reefs. This could have far-reaching effects on fisheries, food security, and marine wildlife.

March 23, 2018

Spring Into Gardening 2018

Your favorite gardening experts Helen May and Don Adamson are back for WFIU's annual spring gardening show.

March 16, 2018

2018 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

This week marks the end of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly legislative session. Bills ranged from the controversial to the historic. This week on Noon Edition, state lawmakers discussed the 2018 legislative session.

March 9, 2018

Regulating Emotional Support Animals

Airlines are cracking down on emotional support animals after a passenger attempted to bring a peacock onto a United Airlines flight.

March 2, 2018

Being A Man: A Look At Masculinity And How We Raise Boys

Nearly all mass shootings and Can understanding masculinity help to curb the patterns of violence committed by men?

February 23, 2018

Addressing Gun Violence After The Florida High School Shooting

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Florida, the nation is once again grappling with the debate over gun control.

February 18, 2018

Trump Administration Wants To Reduce And Replace SNAP Benefits

The proposal seeks to take give a majority of SNAP recipients half of their benefits in a home-delivered food package.

February 9, 2018

Are We Really In The Middle Of A Retail Apocalypse?

2017 was one of the most brutal years for the retail industry with record-setting bankruptcies and store closings of roughly 8,000 stores over various chains.

February 2, 2018

Indiana Legislators Vote To Study Medical Marijuana

Indiana House lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution pushing for a state legislative committee to study medical marijuana.

January 26, 2018

Potential Impact Of A Bill That Would Eliminate 300 Ind. Townships

House Bill 1005 would mandate townships of with populations less than 1,200 to merge with other townships over the next five years.

January 19, 2018

The Rising Popularity Of At-Home DNA Testing

At-home DNA tests have grown in popularity, especially over the holiday season. On this episode, we dig into the race, health, and privacy issues of DNA tests.

January 12, 2018

50 Years Later: Looking Back To 1968 And The Civil Rights Era

The year 1968 marked the end of the Civil Rights Movement. 50 years later, we reflect on the events of that significant era.

January 5, 2018

Minimum Wage In Indiana: Could Lawmakers Approve An Increase?

18 states and 20 cities are starting the new year with higher minimum wages. On this Noon Edition, we discuss the patchwork of minimum wages across the country.

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