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Ball State alum Fehribach gives job advice to students

by Virginia Stigall

March 16, 2012

Disabilities lawyer and Ball State alum Greg Fehribach returned to Muncie this week to give job-seeking students advice on how to market themselves – especially if they are among the 20 percent of disabled Americans.  IPR’s Virginia Stigall reports. More »

State Senator Connie Lawson is new Secretary of State

by The Associated Press

March 16, 2012

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced today that Republican state Senator Connie Lawson will replace ousted Secretary of State Charlie White as Indiana’s top elections official.  The decision came a day after the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that White’s 2010 candidacy was valid despite his February 4th conviction on voter fraud and other felony charges.   The... More »

Poverty Awareness: Housing Funds

by Cody Butler

March 15, 2012

Housing is a basic need for everyone, and those in poverty know all too well how expensive housing can be.  As part of Poverty Awareness Week in Delaware County, IPR’s Cody Butler reports on the federal money Muncie has available to help. More »

Poverty Awareness: Total Poverty

by Marcus Jackman

March 14, 2012

It’s Poverty Awareness Week in Delaware County.  Today, as part of a series of stories, IPR’s Marcus Jackman reports that poverty affects more than just a person’s finances.   More »

Poverty Awareness: Food Hardship

by Stephanie Wiechmann

March 13, 2012

A national study has ranked Indiana as the 16th state in the nation for food hardship.  As part of Poverty Awareness Week in Delaware County, IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann looks at what food hardship means. More »

January jobs report is good news for Indiana

by Brandon Smith

March 13, 2012

The number of private sector jobs added in Indiana in January is the highest monthly increase in a year.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Governor Daniels praises 2012 legislative session

by Brandon Smith

March 12, 2012

Governor Mitch Daniels says the 2012 legislative session was an important one for the state, highlighting the passage of Right to Work and full day kindergarten funding as two key achievements.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, one Democratic leader says the General Assembly failed to address the state’s biggest issues. More »

Poverty Awareness: Luck of the Draw

by Marcus Jackman

March 12, 2012

They say you can’t know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.  As part of Poverty Awareness Week in Delaware County, local media figures are being asked to do just that by participating in a poverty simulation called “Luck of the Draw.”  IPR General Manager Marcus Jackman took his chances with Molly... More »

Poverty Awareness: Introduction to the Week

by Marcus Jackman

March 12, 2012

This week is Poverty Awareness Week in Delaware County.   It’s filled with eight days of workshops, discussions, and tours designed to highlight the problem and pervasiveness of poverty in the surrounding communities.  The events are coordinated by Teamwork for Quality Living.  Molly Flodder is Teamwork’s Executive Director.  She says many people mistakenly believe that everyone... More »

Does smaller state staff mean bigger problems?

by Stan Jastrzebski

March 9, 2012

According to numbers from the Indiana Personnel Department, since the nationwide recession began in 2008, the State of Indiana has shed more than eleven percent of its workforce.  Some agencies within the state – including a number tasked with public safety — have seen job cuts far in excess of the state average.  Leaders are... More »

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