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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2:25 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Potential Fight In Corrections Funding

A fight over funding may be looming at the General Assembly between local community corrections programs and the state Department of Correction.
One of the primary goals of the criminal code reform effort that took effect in July was to drive more low-level offenders away from the state prison system and into local community corrections programs. In recognition of that shift, House Republicans this session drafted a bill giving those local programs 50 million dollars a year in grants.
10:31 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Amazon Invests In Indiana Wind Farm

The investment is part of Amazon Web Services' plan to use renewable energy for 100 percent of its services.
Amazon's cloud computing services company is partnering with Pattern Energy Group to construct the fourth phase of a wind farm in Indiana. The project is part of the existing Fowler Ridge wind farm north of Lafayette. Amazon Web Services has a goal of eventually creating enough renewable energy to power all of its operations.
10:24 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Commission Unanimously Approves Otter Trapping Season

The trapping season sets a quota of 600 otters total and two per person.
The Indiana Natural Resources Commission gave unanimous approval Tuesday to establish a river otter trapping season. Twenty years after river otters were successful reintroduced in Indiana, their numbers have grown so much that DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife recommended setting up a trapping season.
10:21 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Senate Committee OKs Expanding Rape Statute Of Limitations

Under current law, the statute of limitations to prosecute for rape is five years.
A Senate committee Tuesday approved legislation expanding the statute of limitations in rape cases. Under current law, the statute of limitations to prosecute for rape is five years. Jenny Ewing, a former Indiana resident, says she was raped in 2005 but, in her words, "made the mistake" of not reporting it.
10:17 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Bill Would Require High School Students To Pass Civics Exam

The House Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would require high school students to pass the 100-question civics exam before graduation.
Requiring high school students to pass the same exam as those seeking U.S. citizenship is a cause du jour for some lawmakers around the country - and Indiana is no exception. The House Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill from Rep.
10:11 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Band Of Potawatomi Indians Could Become Casino Competition

The Pokagon Band says it wants a full-fledged casino, but federal law allows it to open a facility limited to electronic bingo machines with no state input.
The Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians applied to the Department of the Interior three years ago to build a casino near South Bend. Indiana Gaming Commissioner Ernest Yelton says an environmental study is expected to be complete in another year. Once it is, he says, the state is required to negotiate "in good faith" the terms of operation.
7:48 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

House Ethics Committee To Finalize Proposal Next Week

Lawmakers are responding to ethics scandals of the past year by enacting reforms along two tracks.
Photo: Wikimedia Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, says the House Ethics Committee will meet next week to finalize its proposal for changes to the House ethics rules. Lawmakers are responding to ethics scandals of the past year by enacting reforms along two tracks. One track is ethics reform legislation.
7:46 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

175,000 Hoosiers Enrolled Through Affordable Care Act So Far

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 89 percent of uninsured people don’t know they can enroll in healthcare coverage from now through Feb. 15.
Photo: Bill Shaw/Indiana Public Media News Federal health officials say 175,000 Hoosiers have signed up for health insurance with the Affordable Care Act during this year's open enrollment period. But officials say there are many more people to reach before a mid-February deadline. According to the U.S.
7:44 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Minimum Wage Hike In Indiana Could Be A Tough Sell

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia now have a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum, but the chances of Indiana following suit aren't great.
Photo: Jashin Lin/WFIU News The federal minimum wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 an hour since 2009. As a result, more states are getting involved to boost the pay for their lowest earners. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia now have a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum.
3:06 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Week One Of 2015 Legislative Session Opens Budget Talks

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on the week at the Statehouse.
Photo: StateImpact Indiana's 150 senators and representatives gathered in Indianapolis this week to begin the 2015 session, one in which they'll write a new two-year state budget. The Pence administration kicked off the budget writing process this week with the unveiling of the governor's budget proposal.

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