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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Indiana schools will have access to a grant program aimed at improving remote learning. The $61.6 million for the state-run program comes from the federal CARES Act.

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Indiana’s Commission on Improving the Status of Children will adopt an equity guide in the coming weeks that will help steer its decision-making.

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Former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel is the Indiana Democrats’ nominee for attorney general.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch delivered their state Republican Party convention speeches in a very different way this year – televised, in the party’s first virtual convention due to COVID-19.

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The four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for attorney general made pitches to state party delegates Thursday in a virtual convention broadcast. The in-person convention was canceled this year due to COVID-19.

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The spread of COVID-19 seems to be slowing down in Indiana – that’s according to the latest results in a statewide study of the virus, led by the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.

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Indiana fiscal officials expect the state to fall between $3 to 4 billion short of its current two-year state budget.

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Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) announced Monday he is immediately resigning his seat in the Indiana House.

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Indiana hopes to at least double its COVID-19 testing capacity in the next month through a new partnership between the state, Eli Lilly and the Indiana Hospital Association.

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Indiana recently closed the book on maybe the most unusual election in its history – a primary, delayed by a month, that featured expanded vote-by-mail.

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