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December 17, 2021

Repeat: experts sound Alarm on climate change as severe weather events surge

Join us this week for a repeat of our July show talking with climate change and weather experts about recent extreme weather and climate change.

December 9, 2021

DJ Ottman processes COVID-19 tests in the lab at Indiana University.

Navigating COVID-19 variants this holiday season

The first confirmed case of Omicron was identified in the United States on Dec. 1, but no cases have been confirmed in Indiana.

December 3, 2021


Cryptocurrency rising in public consciousness, how does it affect you?

Join us this week as we talk with guests about cryptocurrency, and its role in the economy.

November 24, 2021

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Former IU AD Fred Glass talks about his new memoir, childhood, and career

Join us this week for a pre-recorded interview with former IU Athletic Director, Fred Glass.

November 19, 2021

residents watch a controlled burn of a house on South High Street last Friday.

How is the city handling clean up of the controlled burn on South High Street?

Join us Friday as we talk with guests about how the city is handling clean up after lead paint was scattered across a Bloomington neighborhood during a fire department training exercise.

November 4, 2021

Vaccine COVID Pfizer

Experts discuss COVID-19 vaccines for children

As of Thursday, Hoosiers 5 and older can register for the COVID-19 vaccine at

October 28, 2021

Bloomington city hall

Bloomington officials discuss 2022 budget

Rather than a $5,000 base pay increase for police officers, the mayor proposed $5,000 in retention bonuses to be paid across five quarters.

October 21, 2021


Trends in religious affiliation, social and political behavior

Join us this week and we talk with our guests about declining numbers of young people identifying as religious, while the number people who claim strong affiliation remains consistent.

October 14, 2021


US Supreme Court to take on cases on abortion rights, 2nd Amendment

Join us Friday as we speak with legal and US Supreme Court experts at IU about the high court's upcoming decisions.

October 7, 2021

The Indiana House wrapped up the legislature's portion of redistricting by sending the bill to the governor.

A look at the new legislative and congressional districts, and how they'll shape Hoosiers' futures

This week on Noon Edition, we’ll talk with guests about the state redistricting process and the influence it will have on Hoosiers’ economic and political futures. 

September 30, 2021


Economic And Political Implications Of Raising The National Debt Ceiling

Tune in Friday as we talk with IU professors about conversations in Congress this week about the national debt ceiling.

September 16, 2021

Rocket Launch

Experts Weigh-In On Inspiration4, Future Of Commercial Spaceflight

In addition to being the first crew in space without a trained astronaut, Inspiration4 features the first Black female pilot of a spaceflight and the youngest American citizen to fly in space.

September 9, 2021

9/11 Tribute In Light

Remembering The 9/11 Attacks 20 Years Later

The events are the deadliest terrorist attack in history and destroyed more than $10 billion in property and infrastructure. 

September 2, 2021

A map of the proposed annexation of Monroe County areas, April 21, 2021.

City Of Bloomington Less Than Two Weeks From Annexation Decision

The city says benefits include policing, street maintenance, and access to Bloomington Transit. However, some county residents in annexation areas say their property taxes could increase significantly. 

August 26, 2021

Afghanistan Evacuation

Afghanistan Evacuations Continue As Deadline Approaches

In recent weeks, more than 95,000 people have been evacuated, including 4,500 U.S citizens. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said more than 1,500 U.S. citizens remain in the country. 

August 19, 2021

Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are readied for use.

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots, Mask Mandate Returns

The State of Indiana reports breakthrough cases on a weekly basis. As of yesterday, more than 3,000,000 Hoosiers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and just under 10,000 of them experienced a breakthrough case. Less than 0.009 percent of them were hospitalized.

August 12, 2021


Indiana Counties Protected By New CDC Eviction Moratorium

Counties are subject to the moratorium depending on CDC metrics reported daily. Monroe County is labeled a high level of community transmission. 

August 6, 2021


Experts On Law And Education Discuss Critical Race Theory And Its Rise In National Discourse

Join us this week as we talk with guests about critical race theory and why it's been a topic of statewide and national discussion in recent months.

July 29, 2021

Experts Sound Alarm On Climate Change As Severe Weather Events Surge

Join us this week as we talk with climate change and weather experts about recent extreme weather and climate change.

July 22, 2021


Indiana Education Officials Release ILEARN Results – Showing Predicted Drop in Scores

Join us this week as we talk with an educator, local school official, and education reporter about what comes next for Indiana schools after test results were released this month.

July 16, 2021

Study Says Indiana's 2011 Districting Among Most Biased Plans Ever

Join us this week as we talk about political experts and researchers about Indiana's 2011 redistricting, and what to expect from lines drawn by own lawmakers this fall.

July 8, 2021

Mysterious Illness Killing Birds Across Midwest And Spreading

Join us this week as we talk with wildlife experts about the mysterious illness infecting birds across Indiana and several other states.

July 1, 2021

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Indiana Sees Low Statewide COVID Cases, But Reports Increase In Delta Variant

Join us this week as we talk with public health experts and local health officials about COVID spread in the community and what threat variants could pose to keeping case rates low.

June 24, 2021


Sports Culture's Past And Future

Join us this week as we talk with Sports Illustrated Executive Editor Jon Wertheim and IU Media School's Galen Clavio about the shifting culture in sports business and media.

June 17, 2021

What Will Summer In Bloomington Look Like? Economic And Hospitality Experts Weigh-In

Join us this week as we talk with people working in hospitality and local economic experts about what summer in Bloomington will look like.

June 10, 2021


SCOTUS's June Decisions To Include Significant Rulings On Civil Rights

Join us this week as we talk with experts on civil rights and the law about the Supreme Court of the United State's upcoming June decisions.

June 3, 2021


Experts and Politicians On The Future Of American Democracy

Join us this week as we talk with Indiana politician Jill Long Thompson and political experts about ethics and the future of democracy.

May 27, 2021


UDO Multiplex Amendment And What It Means Moving Forward

Join us this week at we talk with city officials about the multiplex amendment and discuss how it will affect residents.

May 21, 2021

Restaurants Are Struggling To Find Workers, But Is There Really A Shortage?

Restaurants that survived the pandemic now face another, unexpected challenge: finding enough workers to fully reopen.  

May 12, 2021

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High School Seniors Talk About Plans After Graduation

Join us this week as we talk with graduating high school seniors about their goals, plans for the future, and what it's like to finish school during a pandemic.

May 4, 2021

A Brood X cicada in 2004.

Brood X Cicadas To Emerge This Spring

Join us as we talk with experts about the emergence of Brood X cicadas, which have been underground since 2004.

April 29, 2021

2021 Legislative Review

Join us this week as we talk with lawmakers about the 2021 legislative session.

April 22, 2021

Joe Biden.

A Look At Biden's First 100 Days In Office

Join us this week as we talk with political and public affairs experts about the Biden administration's first 100 days in office.

April 15, 2021


Combating Vaccine Hesitancy As J&J Administration Put On Hold

Join us this week as we talk with public health experts and healthcare workers about the effects of pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.

April 8, 2021


What Action Is The City Taking To Improve Housing Options For People Experiencing Homelessness?

Join us this week as we talk with the Bloomington mayor, a local shelter leader, and policy expert about what needs to be done to improve housing availability for vulnerable people in the community.

April 1, 2021

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Plans For Transit In Bloomington: Protected Bike Lanes And Bus Route Changes

Join us this week as we talk about the 7-Line, a protected bike lane set for construction in May. We'll also talk about potential changes to bus routes.

March 17, 2021


Addressing Learning Loss During The Pandemic

Join us this week as we talk about student learning loss during the pandemic and how it's being addressed.

March 10, 2021


Update: Vaccination Plans And Local Progress Fighting COVID Spread

Join us this week as we discuss what declining COVID case rates indicate and where we are in vaccine distribution.

March 3, 2021


Perseverance Rover Lands On Mars

Join us this week as we talk with scientists about the Perseverance rover and what we will discover about life on Mars from its exploration.

February 24, 2021


Drug Overdoses Increase Nation And Statewide During Pandemic

Join us this week as we talk about increases in drug overdoses during the pandemic and what action the state is taking.

February 17, 2021

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Education Legislation To Follow During The 2021 Session

Join us this week as we talk with school finance and education experts about bills addressing education this legislative session.

February 3, 2021


Combating Public Distrust And The Spread Of Misinformation

Join us this week as we talk about the prevalence of misinformation and how it affects us.

January 28, 2021

IU hospital redevelopment

What Will Redevelopment Of The IU Health Hospital Site Mean For Downtown Bloomington?

Join us this week as we talk about plans to redevelop the IU Bloomington Hospital site on Second and Rogers.

January 21, 2021

leg session

2021 Legislative Session Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

Join us this week as we talk with representatives about what we can expect from the 2021 legislative session.

January 15, 2021

Trump Impeached A Second Time

This week, on Noon Edition, we’ll talk about the significance of this event and what it means for American politics.

January 7, 2021

Pro-Trump Mob Breaches Capitol Hill, Biden Confirmed Thursday

Join us this week as we talk about the pro-Trump mob that stormed Capitol Hill as Congress met to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

January 1, 2021

2020 review

A Look Back At 2020

This week, we took a look back at our 2020 coverage.

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