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Archive for August, 2008

Experts Meeting to Address Housing Concerns

Professionals working in economic development and housing issues are in Indianapolis this week looking for new ways to provide their communities with affordable housing during tough economic times.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

AG Candidate Among Those Attending DNC

Among the people from Indiana who are attending this week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver is the Democratic candidate for attorney general.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland spoke with Linda Pence about the speeches of Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton as well as how the Indiana delegation is reacting to the choice of Joe Biden, instead of Evan Bayh, as Barak Obama’s running mate.

Hoosier Speaks at Democratic Convention in Denver

Among the list of speakers at this week’s Democratic National Convention is a Hoosier machinist and Democrat from the central Indiana community of Beech Grove.  Mike Fisher says he will deliver a speech tonight talking about his personal impressions of Barak and Michelle Obama; impressions he first gained when they came to his home before Indiana’s May 6th primary.  He gave Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland a first hand account of what it’s like in Denver on this first eve of the convention.

Breastfeeding Advocates Push Stronger Workplace Support

As one of the states with the lowest rate of breastfeeding in the nation, Indiana has been selected for a program that tries to make Hoosier businesses more accommodating to working moms who want to nurse their babies.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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850 Green Jobs Coming to Central Indiana

An Indiana company that makes the batteries that run electric cars says it plans to add 855 new jobs over the next five years.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

FSSA Chief Says Not Saving Money On Privatization Contract

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Mitch Roob today told the Select Joint Commission on Medicaid Oversight that he plans to slow down the rollout plans on a more than 1 billion dollar contract with IBM Corporation to handle Medicaid and food stamps eligibility.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

Long Thompson Calls for Small Business Health Care Pools

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jill Long Thompson says if elected, she will create a government run health care pool for small businesses to offer affordable health insurance to their employees.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.