Indiana Public Broadcasting News

Study: Dust Suppresant Puts Radium Into Air, Water

Jun 4, 2018

Some communities use wastewater from producing oil and gas to reduce dust on country roads. It’s legal to do so in 13 states, including Indiana. A new study by Penn State University shows the practice is likely putting radium, a cancer-causing chemical, into the air and water. 

Indiana Schools Recognized For Counseling Programs

Jun 1, 2018

A national organization says Indiana is a leader for comprehensive school counselor programming and services, and several Hoosier schools earned special recognition from the group.

Jill Cook, assistant director of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), says the Indiana school counseling scene is strong compared to other states.

“Indiana has been a great leader in showing the possibilities of collaboration with the state association and with the state department of education,” she says.

Stroke Center Reports Calls On The Rise

Jun 1, 2018

An Indiana stroke call center reports an increase in the number of cases they are responding to.  The Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine Stroke Call Center has the state’s only 24-hour team of physicians.

They respond to calls from doctors around the state to advise a course of action. Dr. Andrew DeNardo is an interventional neuroradiologist at the center.

"We were maybe getting one to two calls a week and now we’re getting about five to 10 calls a day," DeNardo says.

Ethanol Groups Sue EPA Over Oil Refinery Waivers

May 31, 2018

Pro-ethanol groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for granting Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions to three oil refineries — which means those refineries don’t have to add the required amount of ethanol to their gas. 

New DNA Analysis Tool Predicts Pigment

May 31, 2018
An international team has developed the HIrisPlex-S DNA test system, a tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material, even a small DNA sample. (Photo courtesy of IUPUI)
Jill Sheridan

new web tool builds on work to predict what an unidentified person might look like.