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New research from Indiana University scientists shines a light on what makes certain insects male or female. The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Communications, examined what happened when researchers suppressed the so-called “doublesex” master gene, which assigns traits to different sexes of the same species.

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While West Lafayette and Purdue University are focused on rebuilding State Street, one resident is asking city leaders to look at that project’s impact on another major road – Northwestern Avenue.

Jim Klatch says the new perimeter parkway designed to carry traffic around the heart of campus will increase traffic on Northwestern, particularly on the north end of Purdue’s campus, between Stadium Avenue and Cherry Lane.

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Deaths from drug overdoses have continued to increase in Indiana, mirroring national trends reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week.

According to the CDC report, the national drug-related death rate has increased more than two and a half times since 1999.

In that same time period, state health department numbers show the number of drug overdose deaths in Indiana has gone up 570 percent. In 2015, 1,236 people died from drug-related OD's.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Chelsea Tipton II, Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, about guest conducting the Celebration of Black History Indianapolis Symphony performance, Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 pm at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis.

Learn more about the concert here

Purdue Convocations

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic is the "oldest Philharmonia in Russia" - going back to 1802 when the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Society, the first in Europe, was created. They'll perform Thursday, March 2 at Purdue for Convos with a Brahms and Shostakovich program in Elliott Hall of Music at 7:30pm.

Music Director John Clare had a chance to ask the group a few questions before their performance:

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The Trump administration is laying out its plans for ramping up enforcement of illegal immigration.

Memos released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security say the agency is changing the way it prioritizes people for deportation.

When people who’ve entered the country illegally are detained in the Midwest, some of them fly out of Indiana.

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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has completed a survey concerning the name change that will happen when the campus is reorganized.

During the ten days the online survey was in the field, more than 4,500 responses were submitted. About two-thirds came from current students and alumni, and they seemed to reject one of the two possibilities suggested to them. Chancellor Vicky Carwein told Purdue’s Trustees the name Purdue University Northeast didn’t find favor because the school’s acronym could be read as “puny.”

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Indiana’s Secretary of State says the federal Department of Homeland Security accessed the state’s electoral system without Indiana’s permission before and after November’s presidential election. 

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.

In an article in The Daily Caller – a news website founded by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson – Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says officials with the federal agency scanned the state’s electoral system nearly 15,000 times. 

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WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Saturday, February 25 at 8 pm at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette.

Find out more about the concert here.

Contemporary Cambodia is the product of a rich but tumultuous history that dates back hundreds of years. Through a thriving civilization to a fairly recent genocide, Cambodians are rebuilding to become better understood by the world around them. This week's feature includes two books on the history and destinations of Cambodia and neighboring Laos, both written by author David Chandler. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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