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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3:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Cooking Mistakes Can Lead To Plumbing Problems

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The week of Thanksgiving can be one of the busiest of the year for plumbers.
As families prepare holiday meals this week, some will make mistakes that could be costly not only for them, but also the city they're living in. Every year, President of Mann Plumbing in Bloomington David Mann said he gets some panicked calls the week of Thanksgiving.
3:31 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Hidden Hills Residents To Meet With DNR Over Dam Controversy

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Residents of a neighborhood in Miami County will meet with DNR officials during a pre-hearing conference next month.
Photo: Bill Shaw A group of Northern Indiana residents will meet with the Department of Natural Resources to discuss an ongoing disagreement over the condition of six dams. The DNR sent homeowners living in Miami County's Hidden Hills neighborhood violation letters last month saying repairs on the dams needed to start by the end of October.
3:29 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

IU Emergency Drill Simulates Active Shooter On Campus

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The drill took place on campus and involved both Bloomington and IU police departments, the fire department and volunteers made up to look like victims.
In the wake of recent campus shootings at Florida State University and Purdue University, Indiana University held an exercise for the first time, today to simulate the event of a shooter on campus. Parts of campus were blocked off, a building was shut down and two police departments responded to a drill meant to prepare the campus in case of an armed individual.
2:24 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Fuel Tax Changes Recommended To Help INDOT Funding Needs

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The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says the state faces a $750 million funding gap to maintain its roads. Changes to the state's fuel taxes could help.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is in the middle of a comprehensive two-year study to determine its future infrastructure funding needs. But Chamber of Commerce CEO Kevin Brinegar says there are some changes the legislature can make right away that will help move the state in the right direction.
2:21 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Senators Say Political Game Preventing Medicaid Expansion

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Senate President Pro Tem David Long is warning of far-reaching consequences if the government rejects Indiana's request to expand the Healthy Indiana plan.
Photo: Brandon Smith/IPBS Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long and House Speaker Brian Bosma both accuse the Obama administration of politicizing the debate over Indiana's proposal to use the state's insurance plan as a vehicle for the Medicaid expansion envisioned by the Affordable Care Act.
2:19 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Hundreds Remember Abdul-Rahman Kassig At Memorial Service

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Friends and family paid tribute to Abdul-Rahman Kassig during a memorial service Sunday.
Photo: Barbara Harrington Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall was packed Sunday night, as hundreds of people came together to honor Indianapolis-native Abdul-Rahman Kassig. ISIS released a video last week revealing they'd killed the 26-year-old aid worker. The memorial service was centered around an important aspect of Abdul-Rahman Kassig's life - his faith.
2:13 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Counties To Lose $19 Million Dollars Over BMV Tax Refund

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BMV's excise tax refund will affect all Indiana counties, but only three percent of motorists.
Photo: BMV All 92 counties in Indiana will be affected by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' excise tax refund, starting in June of next year. A miscalculation occurred within BMV causing some motorists to overpay excise taxes on vehicles registered between 2004 and 2014.
2:11 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Indiana’s Private Sector Adds 5,000 Jobs In October

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The state’s latest employment report was released Friday.
Photo: Flickr Indiana's private sector added more than 5,000 jobs last month while the state's unemployment rate remained at its lowest levels in six years. The Hoosier private sector grew by 5,500 jobs in October, boosted by strong gains in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and continued growth in manufacturing jobs.
2:08 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Northern Indiana Counties Submit Bid For Toll Road Lease

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Lake and LaPorte counties joined forces and submitted a bid for the remainder of Indiana's Toll Road lease.
Photo: Barbara Harrington Two Northern Indiana counties have joined together and submitted a bid for the Indiana Toll Road lease. The current operator filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September and is looking for someone else to take over the remainder of the lease.
10:11 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Hoosiers Have Strong, Opposite Reactions To Immigration Plan

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President Obama says he will not deport undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least five years and are parents of U.S. citizens.
Photo: White House President Barack Obama's announcement that the federal government will not deport up to 5 million unauthorized immigrants is receiving strong, but mixed reactions from Hoosiers. Using executive power, Obama said he is ordering immigration services not to deport unauthorized immigrants who have lived in the U.S.

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