Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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Lawmakers unveiled Tuesday a final version of legislation to help schools improve their safety.


Legislation on gun regulations appears to be close to its final form as lawmakers heard more than three hours of testimony on the issue Monday.


Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) says his proposed two-year commission is not meant to interfere with an ongoing, independent review of the Department of Child Services.Credit Brandon Smith/IPB NewsEdit | Remove

  A Senate committee unanimously recommended creation of a special legislative study commission to investigate the Department of Child Services Monday.


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The House Education Committee approved a controversial sex education bill Tuesday, and some members say a few key changes could make them more receptive to the legislation.


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Legislation unanimously approved in a Senate committee Tuesday aims to strengthen Indiana’s human trafficking laws.