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.

Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

The Indiana Election Commission recently approved the first paper backups for electronic voting machines.

File photo: Lauren Chapmen

The Indiana Senate is losing one of its leaders.

Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) announced Monday he will step down in August.

(Indiana Department of Child Services)

A new report says the number of Indiana children who died because of abuse or neglect went up, year-over-year.

David Wolfe Bender / WFYI News

Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates laid out, briefly, their plans to help end systemic racism in speeches at the National Urban League conference Thursday.

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Nearly a dozen presidential candidates will be in Indianapolis this week for the National Urban League’s annual conference.

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