Tony Krabill

Host, All Things Considered

Tony has hosted All Things Considered on WVPE for much of the past two decades. He joined the station as ATC host in August 1997, then switched to Morning Edition in August 2000. One of his Morning Edition newscasts earned WVPE a Best Radio Newscast Award from the Associated Press in 2002. Tony left WVPE in January 2002 to work in communications and marketing at Mennonite Mission Network and worked as a freelance audio producer before returning to WVPE in 2007. An Iowa native, Tony got his start in radio as a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Harrisonburg, Va., and managed the radio station there for three years after graduating. He also worked in commercial and Christian radio prior to his first stint at WVPE. Tony lives with his family in Elkhart.

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10:37 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Senator To Propose Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana

The announcement comes after a new provision in the federal spending bill, which does away with federal raids in states where medical marijuana is legal.
State Senator Karen Tallian, D-Portage, says she plans to introduce a bill that legalizes medical marijuana in Indiana. The announcement comes after a new provision in the federal spending bill, which does away with federal raids in states where medical marijuana is legal.
6:01 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Wife Of Deployed Naval Officer Sworn In As State Senator

Amanda Banks, a former public policy expert, was sworn in Tuesday at the Statehouse.
Photo: Senate Republican Media Staff In a historic first for the Indiana General Assembly, Amanda Banks was sworn in Tuesday as the newest state senator, replacing her husband while he's serving in the Navy. Naval officer Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, found out earlier this year he would be deployed to Afghanistan for about seven months, meaning he will miss the entire 2015 legislative session.
5:58 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

New Complaint Accuses WellPoint Of Inflating Premiums

The class-action lawsuit seeks refunds for the alleged inflated premiums.
Photo: Gretchen Frazee A new complaint filed as part of a class-action lawsuit t accuses the Indianapolis-based insurance company WellPoint, which recently changed its name to Anthem, of inflating customers' premiums as part of a large health insurance monopoly. The lawsuit claims WellPoint holds 61 percent of the health insurance market in Indiana as the result of an 'illegal conspiracy.'
5:43 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Group Leaders Form Independent Redistricting Coalition

Leaders of “good government” groups say Indiana can’t wait any longer to explore changing the way it redraws its legislative maps every 10 years.
Indiana's voter turnout in the last election was the lowest in its history and the worst in the country. Common Cause Indiana's Julia Vaughn says that's in part because voters don't have enough choices, noting that 44 out of the 100 state representatives ran unopposed.
10:04 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Indianapolis Aid Worker

The measure expresses condolences to Kassig's family and pays tribute to Peter’s humanitarian work.
Photo: The Kassig Family The U.S. Senate honored Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig, the Indianapolis native who was beheaded by ISIS militants last month, with a resolution passed yesterday. The resolution was introduced by Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats.
10:03 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Universities Talk Funding Formula At State Budget Committee

The legislature will begin meeting in January to write a new state budget.
Photo: Flickr Leaders from Indiana's public universities made their biennial trip to the State Budget Committee on Wednesday in advance of a new state budget that legislators will debate early next year. A big part of the universities' presentations is proving to the committee how much work they've put into improving their institutions.
9:27 am
Thu December 11, 2014

IUB To Allow Preferred Names On Transgender Students’ IDs

The university says the change is an effort to accommodate and support transgender students who go by a different name than their legal name.
Students at Indiana University's Bloomington campus will be able to apply to use a preferred name, instead of a legal name, on their university-issued identification cards beginning this week, the university announced Monday. The university says the change is an effort to accommodate and support transgender students who go by a name different than their legal name.
9:23 am
Thu December 11, 2014

IU Med Grad Included In Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

Dr. Kent Brantly, a missionary worker for the organization Samaratian's Purse, graduated from the IU School of Medicine in 2009.
Photo: Courtesy of Samaritan's Purse Time Magazine announced the Ebola fighters, including an Indiana University School of Medicine alumnus, as its 2014 Person of the Year Wednesday. Dr. Kent Brantly, a missonary worker for Samaratian's Purse, graduated from the IU School of Medicine in 2009 and is an Indianapolis native.
10:50 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Indiana Once Again 41st Place In Overall Health

Though the Hoosier state saw no change in its ranking, it did witness some decreases in behaviors such as smoking and binge drinking.
Photo: Alex E. Proimos (Flickr) The latest American Health Ranking report from the United Health Foundation ranks Indiana 41st out of the 50 states when it comes to overall health - the same rating the state received last year. The foundation ranks states based on several factors, including health-related behaviors, policy and outcomes.
10:48 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Chinese Students Of Scholar With IU Ties Sentenced

Ilham and his daughter, Jewher, were detained in 2013 on their way to Indiana University.
Photo: Courtesy of Eliott Sperling The Chinese government sentenced seven Chinese students of would-be Indiana University visiting scholar Ilham Tohti to three-to-eight years in prison Monday morning. Ilham and his daughter, Jewher, were detained in 2013 on their way to Indiana University, and Ilham was sentenced to life in prison in September for separatism.

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