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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Legislation to spend nearly $300 million in excess budget surplus dollars on higher education building projects is headed to the governor’s desk.


Hoosier casinos can now offer bets on the Academy Awards after getting approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

That was made possible in last year’s sports wagering law.

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Indiana House Republicans rejected an attempt to exempt breastfeeding equipment from the state sales tax.

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The Indiana House easily approved legislation Tuesday raising the legal age to smoke and vape to 21.

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A bill to ban drivers from holding cell phones while driving unanimously passed a House committee Wednesday.