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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It will still be weeks before Indiana lawmakers can gather to redraw congressional and state legislative district boundaries. That’s because of delays in getting necessary information from the U.S. Census Bureau.


The Indiana Department of Insurance is warning Hoosiers that many insurance policies won’t cover fireworks damage unless they’re used legally.

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Indiana legislators created more than 200 new laws this year. And most of them take effect July 1. That includes controversial measures governing environmental regulations, heavy trucks and the events of 2020.

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Indiana’s COVID-19 public health emergency isn’t over yet. Gov. Eric Holcomb extended the emergency declaration another month Wednesday, through the end of July.

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A federal judge Wednesday blocked a major part of Indiana’s latest anti-abortion law from taking effect. The halted provision deals with a controversial "abortion reversal" protocol.

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Indiana will have a new head of its Family and Social Services Administration come August. Current Secretary Dr. Jennifer Sullivan announced Wednesday she is leaving the agency.

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The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention recently made one last extension to the nationwide eviction moratorium.

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The Biden administration is officially ending the work requirements in Indiana’s Medicaid program.

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Indiana abortion providers took another step this week in their effort to strike down many of the state’s abortion regulations.

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The future of Indiana’s revenge porn law is being put to the test. The state Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments about whether the law violates the First Amendment.