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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10:44 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Supreme Court Will Hear Case Between State, IBM Thursday

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The state originally hired IBM in 2006 to modernize its welfare system.
Photo: Indiana Supreme Court The ongoing legal battle between the state and computer giant IBM will have its day in front of the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday. The state hired IBM in 2006 to modernize its welfare system, signing a ten year contract worth $1.3 billion.
10:40 am
Wed October 29, 2014

High Tech Panels Make Airport Solar Farm The World’s Largest

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The Indianapolis International Airport will soon be home to the largest airport-based solar farm in the world, with the addition of panels that track the sun.
Photo: Alex Dierckman/WTIU The completed solar farm at Indianapolis International Airport will cover more than 150 acres with more than 76,000 solar panels, generating more than 31 million kilowatt hours. Johnson Melloh Solutions is the company in charge of building the new section of the solar farm - they also built the original 44,000 panels.
9:25 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Victims Of Downed Flight 4184 Remembered 20 Years Later

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This Halloween will mark the 20th anniversary of the crash of a commuter plane en route to Chicago from Indianapolis. All 68 people on board were killed.
Photo: Leigh DeNoon On a sunny, warm morning along County Road 400 East next to a Roselawn, Ind. bean field, mason Larry Albanese puts the finishing touches on a large stone monument. Just a few hundred yards from the road, Flight 4184 crashed to earth on a cold, rainy night.
9:19 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Report: Local Leadership Needed To Boost Mid-Sized Cities

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The Indiana Economic Development Corporation study indicates strong, local leadership is key to improving the economics of "regional cities."
Leaders at the local level need a "bold vision" to help boost economic growth in their regions, according an Indiana Economic Development Corporation study on the state's "regional cities." The IEDC study, prompted by legislation, looked at several cities across the country, including Austin, Texas; Denver; Boise, Idaho; and Manhattan, Kan., to get a sense of what those thriving communities did to spur their growth.
9:17 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Amtrak Ridership Drops 8 Percent On Indiana Line

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Just under 34,000 people road the Hoosier State line between Indianapolis and Chicago last year.
Photo: Gretchen Frazee Ridership on the Hoosier State Rail Line dropped nearly 8 percent over the last year, while ticket revenues declined more than 10 percent, according to an Amtrak report released today. The trend in Indiana goes against national data. Ridership on Amtrak lines across the country rose in the last fiscal year, which ended in September.
10:14 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Two Dozen Indiana Red Cross Workers Losing Jobs

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The American Red Cross is eliminating positions in Indiana as part of nationwide budget cuts.
Nationwide cuts will mean the loss of 24 jobs at American Red Cross chapters throughout Indiana. The organization is eliminating 1,200 positions across the organization. The Indiana reductions will go into effect the first week of November. Among the jobs being eliminated are nine positions in Indianapolis and three in Bloomington.
1:23 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Ball State To Open Indiana’s Largest Planetarium

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Ball State to open Indiana's largest planetarium, taking the University of Notre Dame's spot.
Photo: Courtesy of Ball State After nearly one year of construction, Ball State is opening the state's largest planetarium. Complete with a 52-foot diameter dome and state-of-the-art hybrid star projector, the $ 5.2 million project serves to expand the original planetarium, which existed for 46 years and saw almost 400,000 visitors.
1:20 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

What’s Likely To Replace Indiana’s Energy Efficiency Program

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Indiana's energy efficiency program is being eliminated, so lawmakers need to decide on an alternative next year.
Photo: Gretchen Frazee After Indiana's energy efficiency program Energizing Indiana is eliminated at the end of the year, lawmakers plan to consider whether to implement an alternative program or continue without a state mandate. The legislature won't debate the issue until the next legislative session in January, but the public debate is already unfolding.
1:12 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Work Requirement For SNAP Benefits To Be Reinstated

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Starting in March, able-bodied Hoosiers without dependents will need to be employed or attend a job training program to continue receiving SNAP benefits.
Indiana food banks say they fear stricter requirements for people on food stamps will create a spike in demand. Beginning in March, able-bodied Hoosiers without dependents will only be allowed supplemental nutritional assistance, or SNAP benefits, for three months unless they're employed a minimum of 20 hours a week or participate in a job training program paid for by the government.
1:08 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Purdue’s New Nutrition Center Will Work To Reduce Obesity

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A new research center at Purdue University hopes to decrease obesity rates in impoverished areas.
Photo: Purdue Purdue University will open a new center on nutrition education and obesity education. The regional center is one of four being funded by a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The research center is expected to serve 12 states, reaching from the Dakotas down to Missouri and east to Ohio.

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