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January 19, 2022


The Indiana Statehouse

A look at the 2022 legislative session

Join us this week as we talk with lawmakers and our statehouse reporter about what to expect from the 2022 legislative session.

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Noon Edition airs Friday at 12:06 p.m. on WFIU 1.

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December 9, 2021


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December 3, 2021



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November 24, 2021


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

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November 19, 2021


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

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November 4, 2021


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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

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September 9, 2021


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Remembering The 9/11 Attacks 20 Years Later

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September 2, 2021


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

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Afghanistan Evacuation

Afghanistan Evacuations Continue As Deadline Approaches

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August 19, 2021


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

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August 6, 2021



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July 22, 2021



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July 16, 2021


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

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July 8, 2021


Mysterious Illness Killing Birds Across Midwest And Spreading

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July 1, 2021


testing site sign

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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.

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