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Natalie Baxter's Clearly Confused runs October 3rd to November 4th at the Fountain Gallery in downtown Lafayette. Baxter is a soft sculptor creating “an accessible entry point to unpack political issues that have become points of division in today’s political and social landscape.” WBAA's John Clare spoke to Liz Erlewine about the new exhibit.

Indiana State Police

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby says his office is investigating an Indiana man arrested in Colorado for allegedly threatening people along a trail, but he says there’s not yet reason to believe it’ll be a break in the case of two Delphi girls murdered earlier this year.

“So this guy is not necessarily any more of a person of interest than, you know, John Doe that we investigated three weeks ago," Leazenby says. "As far as my overall feeling, two words I’ve been using the last 24 hours is ‘cautiously optimistic.’”

John Cleary

The Purdue Black and Gold Bands take the stage at the Long Center this Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke to director Douglas Fletcher about the concert.

They say that age is just a number, but Baddie Winkle lives by this notion. After becoming famous on Instagram with her brightly colored, hip fashion sense, this 89-year-old woman has captured what it means to live life to the fullest in this week's feature. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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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.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

The Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras take the stage at the Long Center this Saturday evening at 8pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke to director Adam Bodony about the concert.

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At least twice since Purdue President Mitch Daniels sent a letter to the academic community about the bigotry in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this year, his campus has seen posters from white supremacist groups put up in public spaces.

The president has been criticized more than once for not responding strongly enough to such actions, and on this month’s episode of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with him, we ask whether the notoriety he’s sought for Purdue has made it a bigger target.

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The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, will share the many information preservation challenges and opportunities faced by the nation in the Inaugural Hiler Theater Lecture. Ferriero, the 10th archivist of the United States, delivers “Preserving the Past to Inform the Future: The View from the National Archives.” WBAA’s John Clare spoke with Ferriero about the talk.

city of West Lafayette

West Lafayette’s mayor wants to give people more places to have an adult beverage – as long as those new establishments follow some stricter rules than most West Lafayette bars currently do.

It’s allowed under a law in which mayors whose cities have so-called “riverfront districts” – as Lafayette and West Lafayette do – can authorize liquor licenses.

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About a dozen protesters gathered at the Tippecanoe County courthouse Friday to speak out against the latest Affordable Care Act repeal bill, currently awaiting a vote in the U.S. Senate.

The Greater Lafayette chapter of the group Indivisible is trying to urge as many people as possible to call senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN), and push them not to support the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill.

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