The Lone Hoosier At The Winter Olympics

Feb 13, 2018
Ryan Sparrow

 

Olympic athlete Nick Goepper has a taller task than most winter Olympians. He will not only be representing the United States, but he is the sole Hoosier competing at the winter games.  But Goepper doesn’t give himself time to think about that while he waits for his chance to bring home the glory by staying busy as often as he can.

Girls Go CyberStart Competition Kicks Off Next Week

Feb 13, 2018
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A multi-state effort aimed at getting more women in the cybersecurity career pipeline comes to the web this month.

High school girls from 16 states will participate in the six-day program Girls Go CyberStart starting next week. It's an online series of challenges to test a participant's interest and potential in the cybersecurity field, and includes activities around web attacks, programming, and computer forensics.

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State lawmakers say they’ll seek to find a balance between innovation and safety when it comes to self-driving cars.

A Senate committee took testimony Tuesday on legislation to regulate autonomous vehicles.

The bill creates a regulatory system for any companies that want to test and drive the vehicles. That system would include oversight panels compromised of state Departments of Insurance and Transportation leaders, the State Police, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and local officials.

The measure also bars local governments from banning self-driving cars.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Margot Marlott, cellist and Artistic Director of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society, and clarinetist Kate Wright about the next performance, Connections, Sunday, February 18th at 4:00pm at Purdue University's Fowler Hall in West Lafayette.

Legislation approved by a Senate committee Monday would impose new requirements on child care programs. The changes are aimed at, for instance, helping ensure child care providers are being inspected at the local level.

Opioid Treatment Access Expanding In Indiana

Feb 9, 2018

Hoosiers in need of addiction treatment have a couple new resources now. The Family and Social Services Administration or FSSA, announced this week, efforts to increase access to treatment in the state with the help of federal funds.

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Indiana tax revenues surged ahead of the state’s revised, more pessimistic expectations in January. Yet seven months into the current fiscal year, total collections are still below target for the state budget approved last year by lawmakers.

Analysts delivered a new, less promising fiscal outlook in mid-December. Based on those projections, January revenues swelled, boosted by positive collections of sales and individual income taxes.

This week's book review features two scientists whose unlikely friendship became a big part of the rethinking of Quantum Physics. These scientists have very different ways of thinking and working, but against it all, became friends. The book goes over their works and their lives including close deaths, WWII, and friendships. A great read for those who love physics and science. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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In his state of the city address this week, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski mentioned that drug arrests were way up, year over year.

Any time there’s such a large change in a number like this, the question becomes: was there more crime, were police focusing more effort on rooting it out, or both?

Efforts For Lower School Age Fail In 2018 Session

Feb 8, 2018

Legislation to lower the age at which Hoosier children must attend school failed in the General Assembly again this year, but the conversation isn’t likely to end any time soon.

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Harpeth Rising 2/23 Preview

The Delphi Opera House welcomes the return of genre bending "grassical" trio Harpeth Rising . Violinist Jordana Greenberg discusses touring, recording, and playing original music with her trio. WBAA's John Clare has this preview of their performance Friday night, February 23rd.

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Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Seeing Video Of A Movie Shooting

There aren’t that many movies staged and shot in Crawfordsville. And probably only a small subset of those involve replica firearms. So when a Crawfordsville police officer encountered what looked like a robbery earlier this week and fired a bullet at an actor carrying an air gun, people began to formulate questions.

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