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1:14 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Off The Field With Morgan Burke: February 20

On this week's program, an update on the Purdue golf course and whether making games more affordable is enough to generate a renewed fan culture.
Credit Purdue Athletics

Coaches, athletes and even athletic directors talk a lot about focus in relation to sports. But when a team is on the verge of qualifying for the NCAA tournament, there's a lot to focus on.

For instance: how does the athletic department prepare for the flurry of activity necessary to get a team to and from a postseason game, into its hotel, etc?

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Arts & Culture
11:16 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Wabash Valley Youth Symphony 2/20 concert preview

WBAA's Greg Kostraba recently talked to the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony's Artistic Director José Valencia, and two soloists from the orchestra, about Sunday's WVYS Concerto Competition Winners concert, which takes place Sunday at 7 at the Long Center for the Performing arts in downtown Lafayette.

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Health
11:02 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Pence Touts HIP 2.0 As A Model For Other States

Credit State of Indiana / http://www.in.gov/fssa/hip/

Indiana’s governor says the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan will extend medical coverage to an additional 350,000 Hoosiers, end traditional Medicaid for low-income people, and provide a model for other states.

That’s the message Mike Pence is taking on a tour of medical facilities across Indiana to rally support for HIP 2.0.

Under the plan, recipients must make monthly payments into health savings accounts based on their income. Other Medicaid plans don’t charge fees to beneficiaries.

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General News
9:46 am
Fri February 20, 2015

‘Chemical Cremation’ Bill Moves To House Floor

Some of the machines used for alkaline hydrolysis are manufactured in Indiana.
Credit Joe Wilson / http://www.bioresponsesolutions.com/

Alkaline hydrolysis, a process that uses chemicals to dissolve human remains in place of traditional burial and cremation methods, is one step closer to becoming legal in Indiana.

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General News
9:36 am
Fri February 20, 2015

House Rejects Attempt To Remove Core Of Sunday Alcohol Bill

An amendment on the House floor Thursday would have allowed grocery stores to keep hard liquor out on the floor, while requiring that liquor to have safety caps and 24-hour video surveillance.
Credit Robert Terell / https://www.flickr.com/photos/ratterrell/

In committee Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, added to his bill stringent new regulations for non-liquor stores that sell alcohol.

Those include requirements to section off alcohol to one area in the store and mandating that hard liquor be put behind a counter.

An amendment on the House floor Thursday would have allowed grocery stores to keep hard liquor out on the floor, while requiring that liquor to have safety caps and 24-hour video surveillance.

Rep. Terri Austin, D-Anderson, says the amendment helps average Hoosier shoppers.

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