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The American Legion Honor Guard opened Lafayette’s Veterans’ Day ceremony Friday morning with a rifle salute in Riehle Plaza downtown.

President of the Tippecanoe County Veterans’ Council Tim Hilton led the ceremony. Hilton says he hopes the Trump administration will expand the military back up to what he calls a healthy level.

Globalization in the food industry allows Americans to enjoy cuisine from all around the world. But, as easy as it is to buy exotic foods, it is more difficult to find out exactly where it comes from and who is impacted by its production. Indiana native Kelsey Timmerman travels around the glove in search of the sources of his food choices in this week's feature. This is Timmerman's second book exploring the international connections that produce everyday items. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

Lafayette Children's Choir

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


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Two congressmen are calling on the federal Justice Department to investigate drug companies—including Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly—for possible price fixing of insulin products.

In a letter, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and Maryland representative Elijah Cummings criticize three insulin manufacturers for skyrocketing insulin prices. The letter alleges the prices have been raised in tandem with each other, indicating potential collusion.

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It’s been a week Democrats in Tippecanoe County and around the state would like to forget.

But pundits say there’s not much of a left-leaning pipeline of young candidates being groomed to run in future elections.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we ask one prominent Democrat – Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski – whether he sees a coming generation of politicos in his party or whether more disappointment is in store.

Wabash Valley Youth Symphony

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Guest Director Wilber Lin, and Sharon Kim, a violinist of the orchestra performing in the next WVYS concert, Sunday evening at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.


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Republicans in both the Indiana House and Senate retained their supermajorities in Tuesday night’s GOP wave.

House Republicans poured hundreds of thousands of dollars in the final weeks of the campaign into races in northwest Indiana.

They were concerned about losing at least two or three seats there, possibly even more.

When the dust settled, they’d lost only one – Democrat Mara Candelaria Reardon took back a seat from Republican Bill Fine she’d lost in 2014.

The House GOP will return in January with a 70-30 majority, down from 71-29.

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From the Tony award winning Mary Zimmerman, The Secret In The Wings has a new take of little-known fairy tales weaving a rather dark and beautiful new story. Beasts, beauties and other familiar/not so unfamiliar characters tell tales "from close corners of childhood to distant basements of imagination."

John Clare spoke with Amy Lynn Budd about the Purdue Theater production opening Friday, November 11th.


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Republican Sally Siegrist eked out a narrow win over Democrat Vicky Woeste in the race to represent West Lafayette in the state legislature.

Siegrist, a Tippecanoe County Councilor, will fill the seat vacated by departing four-term Republican Randy Truitt.

On Tuesday night, Siegrist’s jubilation was somewhat tempered when her County Council resignation was proffered for her to sign after her victory was announced.

“It is a little melancholy, to be leaving the council,” said Siegrist.

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PRESIDENT

Trump/Pence (R):  48.59%

Clinton/Kaine (D): 43.05%

Johnson/Weld (L): 6.33%

U.S. SENATE

Todd Young (R): 47.72%

Evan Bayh (D): 45.86%

Lucy Brenton (L): 6.36%

GOVERNOR

Eric Holcomb (R): 48.09%

John Gregg (D): 48.21%

Rex Bell (L): 3.66%

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Curtis T. Hill, Jr. (R): 58.06%

Lorenzo Arredondo (D): 41.94%

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

Glenda Ritz (D): 51.84%

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