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Book Review: The Ultimate Tool Book

10/11/2019
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Are you the type to install your own cabinets, build furniture, and considered the "handyman?" If so, this book may be a necessary addition to the bookshelf you made. The Ultimate Tool Book: Every Tool You Need to Own , written by the Popular Mechanics magazine, is an in-depth analysis of tools you may have never thought to use. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Duration:00:10:17

Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Paving Cash, 2020 Platforms

10/10/2019
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The week leading up to our monthly conversation with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski has been one of political comings and goings. Gary State Senator Eddie Melton made his run for governor official, as did Lafayette resident Joe Mackey, who’ll seek to represent Indiana's 4 th Congressional District in Congress. This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we find out what Mayor Roswarski would like to see his party’s nominees run on next year, such that Lafayette would benefit. Also this week, West...

Duration:00:28:59

Ministry Of Truth Opening 10/14 Preview

10/8/2019
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Monday, October 14th marks the start of Ministry of Truth at Purdue Galleries in Stewart Center's Ringel Gallery. It's a collaboration with Purdue Galleries, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, and private collections. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Interim Director & Head Curator, Visitor Services & Program Coordinator of Purdue Galleries, Erika Kvam about the exhibit.

Duration:00:05:33

Hispanic Heritage Festival Highlights Evolution Of Frankfort's Cultural Conversation

10/7/2019
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Communities across the country celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month each year. This year in Frankfort, where more than a quarter of the city’s population is Latino, the city sponsored a first-of-its-kind festival to mark the occasion. The Latino community embraced the opportunity—but it’s only part of the conversation about their future in Frankfort.

Duration:00:05:15

Pete Buttigieg Opens South Bend Campaign Office

10/4/2019
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened his new presidential campaign office Thursday night in South Bend. A large crowd gathered outside of the new ‘Pete For America’ campaign office to show their support. Buttigieg said there are several reasons he opened the office - like preparation for the Indiana primary in May. “It is very likely the nomination contest will still be pretty intense and undecided when the primary happens here in Indiana so it’s never too soon to be organizing right here.”

Duration:00:00:56

LISTEN: Interview With 4th District Democratic Challenger Joe Mackey

10/4/2019
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The first Democrat to announce a challenge to Rep. Jim Baird (R-4th) kicks off his campaign in earnest Friday. Joe Mackey lives in Lafayette, where he worked in manufacturing for many years. He lost a Democratic primary in 2018 to eventual nominee Tobi Beck . He says his campaign will talk a lot about education, as well as an issue that helped Democrats pick up many House seats in 2018: health care.

Duration:00:16:45

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Reducing Fire Damage, Carbon Footprints

10/4/2019
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The West Lafayette City Council is considering a resolution which sounds good on its face – reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 20% at a time, repeated every four years. But this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with John Dennis about whether that’s feasible even once, let alone in ongoing fashion.

Duration:00:29:02

Book Review: Tapestry

10/4/2019
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A huntsmen stumbles upon a mute girl lost in the woods and unfamiliar with her past. After taking her in, they slowly put together the fragments of the former life she has forgotten. The first of an epic fantasy series, this is the story of Tapestry: Strands of Yellow and Blue by Cady Elizabeth Arnold. West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Duration:00:10:53

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Lafayette Master Chorale 2019

10/1/2019
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The 55th season of the Lafayette Master Chorale opens Saturday, October 12th. Artistic Director Michael Bennett speaks to WBAA's John Clare about the season that includes Cathedral Classics , Handel's Messiah , and music close to the group's history, Bach.

Duration:00:07:29

LISTEN: State Supt. Jennifer McCormick On Choices -- In Education And Her Career

9/29/2019
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When she leaves office at the end of next year, Indiana education superintendent Jennifer McCormick will become the last person to be elected Indiana’s top educator. The position will be appointed by the governor starting in 2021 – a choice no longer afforded to the voters. McCormick visited West Lafayette recently and WBAA’s Stan Jastrzebski sat down with her to talk about choices – including how parents choose schools and how she crafts the next step in her career.

Duration:00:16:06

Book Review: Humans, A Brief History of How We F***ed It All Up

9/27/2019
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It all started with a mistake. The earliest known human, Lucy, fell from a tree and died. It doesn't get much better from there in Humans: A Brief History of How We F***ed It All Up by Tom Phillips. This comedically thought provoking book looks at the messy mistakes caused by our human nature. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Duration:00:11:11

Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Festival Success, SR 28 Overhaul

9/26/2019
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There’s been a lot of talk recently about wide, open spaces in Clinton County – and we address some of those issues this week with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor. Prairie Creek Park won’t be open in time for the city’s inaugural Hispanic Heritage Festival, but it will be a site that alcohol sales and consumption will be allowed in the future. Speaking of the festival, we’ll ask Mayor McBarnes how he defines success – and what the city is doing to quell fears in the...

Duration:00:29:00

Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: IDs, Chick-Fil-A And Betting On Purdue

9/25/2019
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Two topics come up time and again on this edition of WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels: food and money. Faculty have opposed the opening of a Chick-Fil-A location on campus, in part because the company’s founders oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds. So is making the proprietor sign boilerplate language about inclusivity and non-discrimination enough to quiet those concerns? And what’s the difference between this and giving money back to the founder of Papa John’s Pizza...

Duration:00:28:59

Anna Ridler 9/26 Preview

9/24/2019
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On Thursday, September 26th, Anna Ridler visits Purdue Galleries to speak about her art. The artist and researcher has exhibited at Ars Electronica, Impakt and the Barbican Centre, Ridler has earned degrees from the Royal College of Art, Oxford University and University of Arts London. She answered some questions for WBAA's John Clare recently about Dreaming, Automated at Ringel Gallery.

Duration:00:06:41

Theatre Preview: These Shining Lives

9/20/2019
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Melanie Marnich’s play These Shining Lives depicts the true story of the battle fought by four female factory workers against an employer whose work is making them sick. In the 1920s, the Radium Dial Company hired thousands of female workers at three plants around the country. Their job was to paint a radium-laced, glow-in-the-dark substance onto the dials of clocks and watches. The women were never warned about the harmful effects of the radioactive element, and many later died from radium...

Duration:00:04:28

Book Review: Agrippina

9/20/2019
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In the limited amount of ancient history we have, many women have been swept under the rug. It's difficult for historians to really know much about ancient women, as little could be written about them. In the book Agrippina: The Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World , author Emma Southon looks at one of the few Ancient Roman women that was written about. A mother of an emperor and eventual empress, Southen argues that historians may have it wrong about Agrippina. West Lafayette Public...

Duration:00:12:06

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Ben-Hur Building, Drug Numbers

9/19/2019
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Not to mix literary metaphors, but since Crawfordsville won the Stellar Communities competition a few years ago, the Ben-Hur building has been a bit of a white whale for Mayor Todd Barton. It was sold as a cornerstone of the way Crawfordsville would look when the Stellar projects were complete – but it’s been plagued by delays and confusion ever since. Now the state has given another $100,000 for the building’s renovation, so will that kickstart development? We put that question to Mayor...

Duration:00:28:59

What's New: John Lunn Downton Abbey Preview

9/19/2019
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Friday marks the opening of Downton Abbey the movie. WBAA's John Clare had a chance to speak with composer John Lunn about the new score.

Duration:00:12:56

Daniels: Purdue Will Waive ID Fees So Out-of-state Students Can Vote

9/18/2019
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Out-of-state Purdue University students who want to vote in local elections will soon have a free way to get a valid Indiana ID without giving up other forms of identification. Speaking Tuesday on WBAA’s Monthly Conversation with Mitch Daniels, Purdue’s president says the school will waive the fee normally charged to students to get a new ID – which now have expiration dates and comply fully with Indiana’s vote ID law. But he notes the plan only applies to non-Hoosiers. “An out-of-state...

Duration:00:01:02

TCMS Orlovsky Duo 9/22 Preview

9/18/2019
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The opening of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society takes place this Sunday at St. John's Episcopal Church. Returning is cellist Arkady Orlvosky and pianist Tamara Orlovsky in a romantic program of Beethoven, Debussy, Grieg, and Haydn. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Executive Director and cellist Margot Marlatt about the concert.

Duration:00:06:08