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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Lafayette Children's Choir's Director Leeann Starkey about the next LCC concert, Peace on Earth...and Lots of Little Crickets, Saturday afternoon at 4 at the Immanuel United Church of Christ.

 

If you’ve ever tried to make a call at a busy sporting event, you know how jammed up the cell phone network can get. Now, imagine having that problem if you’re a first responder, trying to get in contact during an emergency.

A nationwide cellular network aims to solve that problem.

One tragic event in particular led responders to realize they needed better communication tools.

Responders lacked communication during 9/11 events

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The rain didn’t stop people from coming out to the first Pride Festival in Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown of Columbus Saturday.

The city closed off several blocks of 4th Street for the event, which featured information booths, Pride merchandise and live entertainment.

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President Trump directed trade officials Thursday to look into rejoining negotiations for a major trade deal with eleven Pacific Rim countries. And, experts say it could be good news for Indiana.

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Whenever a gun control debate comes up, gun sales go up too. But Indiana firearms dealers say the sales jump after the recent March for Our Lives wasn’t as significant as what happened under the last presidential administration.

A lovely read for the inner chef, author Pen Vogler discuss the food featured in many of Dicken's literature. It is a common wish to try and make the food mentioned in books, but now you actually can. A wonderful book that features a short paragraph telling readers about the background and characters associated with the dish. It also puts into perspective the different kinds of foods that were eaten during Dicken's era. This truly is a great book to add to the bookshelf. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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If there’s one thing we here at WBAA want you to know about Ask The Mayor, it’s this: when you have a question, ask it!

On this week’s conversation with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, one of our youngest question-askers ever – just 12 years old – engages the mayor on a public policy question that the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette have decided differently.

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A tuition freeze started by Purdue University president Mitch Daniels when he entered his current office could now extend until he steps down.

Purdue officials Thursday announced plans to hold tuition at 2012 levels through the end of the 2019-2020 school year – the same time Daniels’ contract as president runs out.

Daniels has long said he doesn’t think the school can continue the freeze indefinitely, and there had been speculation whether he would be the person to end it before his expected retirement from the school.

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This Sunday the Lafayette Master Chorale continues their 53rd season. A Peaceable Kingdom starts at 4pm at St. Boniface Church in Lafayette. WBAA's John Clare spoke with artistic director Michael Bennett about the concert A Peaceable Kingdom.

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Gia Bradford has some words of hard-earned advice she’d give her freshman year self, if she could.

“I would take the SATs earlier,” says Bradford.

Bradford is a senior at West Lafayette High School. She and her fellow seniors are in the last months of their high school careers, so they’re starting to relax a little. But the past four years haven’t been worry-free.

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