WNIN-FM wins national Edward R. Murrow award

“This is a community award as much as honoring our individual efforts. We are happy to bring back this national recognition that our community supports high quality local news.” Vice President of Radio for WNIN Steve Burger said. The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced Wednesday that WNIN-FM is the winner of a national Edward R. Murrow award in the documentary category. The winning entry was the WNIN episode of The Trend titled, “Freedom of Speech-Autistic Teens Take...
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Toyota deemed "most-American"

Jun 29, 2015

A Japanese automaker has been named the “most American-made” car maker, and one of the top two American-made vehicles is built in Princeton.

The website Cars.com says the Toyota Camry, which is built in Georgetown, Kentucky, and the Toyota Sienna – which is manufactured in Gibson County – took the top two spots on the annual American-made index.  

The index ranks vehicles built and bought in the U.S. Some of the factors include the percentage of parts considered "domestic" under federal regulations, whether the car is assembled in the U.S., and U.S. sales.

Trend- ROMP 2015

Jun 26, 2015
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   2015 is a year of transition for ROMP and the International Bluegrass Music Museum. On The Trend, we talked with museum officials about the festival and the new International Bluegrass Music Center, which is set to begin construction this fall.

We had a long interview with outgoing museum executive director Gabrielle Gray, who may be producing her last ROMP festival in 2015.

Pence: IN will not comply with EPA

Jun 24, 2015

Governor Mike Pence says the state of Indiana will NOT comply with an EPA plan that he calls a “federal overreach.”

The “Clean Power Plan” would require Indiana to reduce carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants 20 percent by 2030.

Pence says the plan will increase electricity costs for Hoosiers and hurt economic growth. 

He also says the state is improving its air and water quality. Pence signed an energy efficiency plan this year that would allow major utility companies to develop their own efficiency programs and charge customers to implement them.

WNIN-FM wins national Edward R. Murrow award

Jun 24, 2015

“This is a community award as much as honoring our individual efforts. We are happy to bring back this national recognition that our community supports high quality local news.” Vice President of Radio for WNIN Steve Burger said.

Updated at 12:45 p.m. ET

The death of Baltimore man Freddie Gray was the result of a "high-energy injury" to his spine and was ruled a homicide due to "acts of omission" by police, according to The Baltimore Sun. The newspaper cites a copy of the unreleased autopsy report from the state medical examiner's office.

Toddlers can throw their fair share of tantrums, especially when you don't yield to their will. But by age 3, it turns out, the little rug rats actually have a burgeoning sense of fairness and are inclined to right a wrong.

When they see someone being mistreated, children as young as 3 years old will intervene on behalf of others nearly as often as for themselves, a study published this month in Current Biology suggests. Just don't ask them to punish the perpetrator.

China's customs agents have seized thousands of tons of frozen chicken wings, beef and pork that were smuggled by gangs. Weighing more than 100,000 tons, the meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million — but it also poses serious health risks, officials said.

The U.S. ambassador to France has been summoned to the French Foreign Ministry to answer new claims that the NSA monitored the communications of three sitting French presidents and their top staff.

Those said to be targeted include President Francois Hollande, who is holding an emergency meeting today with top French lawmakers.

From Paris, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports:

This story was updated at 12:45 p.m. ET

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday he is running for president, becoming the 13th major Republican candidate to enter the race.

Their lives and deaths are now a part of the public record, their names part of a tragic roll call: Rodney King, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Rekia Boyd and Tanisha Anderson. They are just some of the Americans who've been killed or harmed in encounters with police. But does it have to be that way? How do we get beyond violence and deep-seated animosities in a relationship where conflict is a part of the job?

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