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Purdue agronomists explain crop production predictions

by Brandon Smith

August 10, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture says corn production is down 13 percent nationwide from 2011 yields.  The Indiana-specific outlook is worse.  And as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, that could soon mean higher food prices at the supermarket. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Kokomo School Project

by Stan Jastrzebski

August 9, 2012

With per pupil funding decreasing in Indiana, educators are searching for ways to generate revenue.  In Kokomo, one district has turned an abandoned building into a residence hall — a concept largely untried among public schools in the state.  They’re hoping to bring in more than a quarter million dollars for the school corporation and... More »

Indiana ranks poorly in national air pollution survey

by Brandon Smith

August 9, 2012

For the second straight year, Indiana is near the top of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Toxic 20 list for states with the worst air pollution.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

National foundation defends Indiana Department of Child Services

by Gretchen Frazee

August 8, 2012

The head of a national child advocacy organization is defending the Indiana Department of Child Services’ record. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Gretchen Frazee reports, this comes on the heels of criticism the department has received in recent months. More »

Governor Daniels appoints Anderson’s Rudy Pyle to state Court of Appeals

by Brandon Smith

August 7, 2012

Governor Mitch Daniels has appointed an east central Indiana judge to the state Court of Appeals.  And as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, he’ll be the first former state trooper to sit on the bench. More »

Anderson softball team heads to Little League World Series

by Jingxia Wei

August 6, 2012

An Anderson 12-and-under softball team is flying to Oregon this week to compete in the Little League Softball World Series.  IPR’s Jingxia Wei attended weekend practice with the Riverfield Little League All-Stars and brings us this report. More information about the Little League Softball World Series, including webcasts of all the games, can be found... More »

I-69 exit numbers will change

by Stephanie Wiechmann

August 3, 2012

Exit signs on I-69 will soon have new numbers, thanks to the road’s extension in southern Indiana.  Beginning on Monday, state Department of Transportation road crews will begin changing mile marker and exit sign numbers – adding 200 miles to each number.  Muncie’s exit 41 will become exit 241.  Anderson exit 26 will become exit... More »

Fasting for Ramadan

by Safarali Saydshoev

August 3, 2012

Muslims across the world began fasting for Ramadan on July 20th and will do so for the next month.  As IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports, the faithful go without food or water during even the hottest of Indiana days. More »

State fair artist-in-residence photographs fair culture

by Marianne Holland

August 2, 2012

The Indiana State Fair offers food, rides, and animal show barn to the thousands of Hoosiers who attend each year.  But the fair also boasts an artist-in-residence – which this year is Indianapolis photographer Harold Lee Miller.  Miller spent three years photographing people and animals at county fairs across the state.  He says the Rockwell-inspired... More »

Indiana Economic Development Corporation sees many companies commit jobs to Indiana

by Brandon Smith

August 2, 2012

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation reports the number of companies pledged to open or expand new business in the state in 2012 is at its highest level in eight years.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

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