North Central Indiana is hoping new state funds and collaborations will help attract workers and diversify local economies. That's especially challenging in Elkhart, known as the recreational vehicle capital of the world -- and the city with the nation's highest unemployment rate during the recession. Now, the RV industry is booming -- but that's created problems of its own.
The circularity of many arguments against paying collegiate athletes is enough to make you dizzy. Round and round universities and the NCAA go with their “they shouldn’t be paid because they shouldn’t be paid” arguments.
WBAA Public Affairs
We’ve talked a lot with Frankfort’s Chris McBarnes about road repaving here on Ask The Mayor. Usually, it’s a question about why SR28 is in such bad shape. But this week, a more positive tone – when the city’s bids come in lower than expected, more paving can be done, But how much more? Also on this week’s program, some talk about public safety. The city has had a hard time gaining accreditation from a group of police chiefs, in part because of poor evidence handling. We’ll ask what’s held...
Arts & Culture
Michael Gilbertson is a composer in Iowa, and Tracy Jacobson is a bassoonist in Texas. They are both in West Lafayette to be featured this weekend with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. Michael and Tracy spoke to WBAA's Music Director John Clare about a variety of topics - from new work The Cosmos by Gilbertson for Jacobson's theatrical WindSync, to the importance of public radio. Michael and Tracy have known each other for years, and Jacobson even played a work by Gilbertson in high school!...