"Wade in the Water" is a collection of poems by Tracy K. Smith. Smith is currently serving as the 52nd Poet Laureate of the United States. West Lafayette public library director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

 

City of Frankfort

The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network has released a survey to gather information, including how residents of Frankfort really feel about Frankfort. On WBAA’s Ask the Mayor, we put Chris McBarnes to the same test.

We also ask about the state of renewable energy in Frankfort, just after a proposal from the state’s power agency to land a solar park in the city. We find out not just the solar power in question, but the project’s power with potential investors as well.

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Tippecanoe County Sheriff candidate Bob Goldsmith pushed Thursday for a mental health program for first responders in his first appearance since his candidacy was confirmed.

Goldsmith has worked in the sheriff’s department for 19 years and says many officers struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, but are taught to compartmentalize those feelings.

Diabetes Impact Project Focuses On Place

Jul 19, 2018

 

A city’s layout – neighborhood-by-neighborhood access to health care, outdoor recreation and healthy food – can have a significant health impact. In Indiana, some neighborhood diabetes rates reflect these factors. 

A new $7 million diabetes impact pilot in Indianapolis could serve as a model for communities across the state.

Alma Trawick, 69, knows a lot about diabetes.

Noblesville Schools will ask voters this Fall to nearly double a current property tax rate to expand safety measures in the wake of the school shooting there in May.

Tuesday the school board voted to seek $6.25 million a year in additional general operations funding for the next eight years, for a total of $50 million.

The current operating referendum tax rate is 18.9 cents per $100 of assessed value. Voters approved that rate in 2016. The proposed referendum would replace the 18.9 cents rate with a new rate of 37 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Curtis Hill Attorneys Threaten Defamation Suit

Jul 18, 2018
Attorneys Kevin Betz, right, and Sandra Blevins, left, sought to discredit parts of a leaked report that contains sexual misconduct allegations against Attorney General Curtis Hill. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Lawyers for Attorney General Curtis Hill sought to discredit parts of a leaked report that contains sexual misconduct allegations against Hill.

State Moves To Ban Invasive Plants Trade

Jul 17, 2018

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission adopted a preliminary measure on Tuesday that would make the sale, transport, introduction, or distribution of more than 40 invasive plants illegal. 

The Indiana Election Commission denied a challenge to Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s eligibility in the upcoming election. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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The Indiana Election Commission denied Tuesday a challenge to Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s eligibility in the upcoming election. 

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The Purdue Summer Band performs at Riehle Plaza this Thursday evening at 6:30pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke to directors Matt Conaway and Jon Sweet about the concert.


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A team of Lafayette developers says its ideas for a revamped Chauncey Hill Mall have been largely confirmed by a week of public input.

Trinitas Ventures plans to start razing the current site by the end of 2019 and then begin a two-year facelift once the site is clear.

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Joshua Bell is a classical superstar. With more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 albums winning Grammy, Mercury, and Gramophone awards! Josh is currently the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields , only the 2nd person to hold this post since 1958, and he is a Senior Lecturer for violin and chamber music at Indiana University . Music Director John Clare spoke to Bell about his most recent release on...

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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Parks, Apartments And Hot Dogs

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes about downtown revitalization. Frankfort is struggling to fill agribusiness and manufacturing jobs, so the city is trying to improve life outside of work, and focusing on parks and apartments to build a larger employee pool.

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"We recognized something wasn't right and pretty much attributed it to being overworked and tired," Elaine says.

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