Arts & Culture

Why Is Sugar Cream Pie So Popular In Indiana?

Nov 21, 2017
Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News

 

If you’ve lived in Indiana long, you’ve likely had a slice of sugar cream pie. It’s often referred to as the unofficial state pie because of its popularity among Hoosiers. There was a push in 2009 to make it official, but the bill renaming sugar cream pie as “Hoosier pie” never made its way to the governor’s desk. So what makes this sweet treat so popular?

 

While a Winchester, Ind. business helped introduce the dessert to the masses, its popularity dates back more than a century. 

Mass Production Of Sugar Cream Pie Boosts Popularity

Samantha Horton / WNIN

Buses are rumbling into Evansville for this weekend's Vintage Bus rally. With over 100 classic, collectible and historical buses expected, it has the chance to be the largest rally of its kind ever assembled. 

I hopped on a bus in Grayville, Illinios, a little under an hour outside Evansville, Indiana, and didn’t know exactly what to expect. Looking around the time capsule on wheels, from the passenger seats to the steering wheel, it was throw back to an earlier time in the history of transportation.

Nearly 10,000 people in Indiana are approved for benefits through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – also called DACA – which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, and thousands more could be eligible, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it will end DACA in six months, but Hoosier enrollees and advocates hope Congress will intervene before then.

Indianapolis Considers Moving Confederate Monument

Aug 18, 2017

Democrats on the Indianapolis City-County Council are calling for the relocation of a Confederate monument in a city park in wake of the racial violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The 35-foot granite marker sits in Garfield Park on the city’s Southside. It was built in 1912 to honor 1,616 Confederate soldiers and some slaves who died from disease and starvation at a prisoner of war camp in the city.

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The Henderson Area Arts Alliance has a new executive director.  Mareea Thomas talked with him about the organization and what’s in store for this year and the future.

MT: I’m Mareea Thomas, and I’m joined by Alex Caudill, the executive director of the Henderson Area Arts Alliance.  Thank you for joining us today, Alex.

AC: Happy to be here, Mareea.  Thank you for having me.

MT: You’re welcome.  So, what is the Henderson Area Arts Alliance?

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