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IN Focus: Indiana's Week in Politics presents
IN Focus: Indiana's Week in Politics
How will this week's headlines impact you and your family? Every week, we explore the latest news from Washington D.C. and from the Statehouse, with in-depth analysis of Indiana politics from our bi-partisan team of political experts and analysts. Get 'IN Focus' on the go and stay tuned for exclusive bonus content toward the end of the podcast.
April 25, 2021
EP 182. Exclusive Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci
First, our exclusive interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Plus, we hear from State Senators Greg Taylor and Erin Houchin about the deadly shooting at FedEx and on this year's Senate session. Also, a one-on-one with DNC Chair Jamie Harrison and Senator Todd Young about President Biden's upcoming address to Congress.
April 18, 2021
EP 181. Tragedy in Indianapolis
We hear from Congressman Andre Carson after the tragic mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. We also hear from Senator Todd Young and Marion County Health Director Virigina Caine. As the Senate session winds down, we hear from Senators Eddie Melton and Ron Alting as we discuss school funding in Indiana and the battle over the governor's emergency powers.
April 11, 2021
EP 180. First Maskless Week in Indiana
We hear Governor Eric Holcomb defend his decision to lift the state mandate and make it an advisory. We also hear from two former candidates about their political futures. And Republican Senator Mike Braun gives his take on what Hoosiers are facing at home and in Washington D.C.
April 4, 2021
EP 179. The Final Four in Indiana
-Governor Holcomb responds to Indiana State Democrats who don't want to lift the mask mandate -We talk with State Senator J.D Ford -We also hear from US Representative Victoria Spartz and her recent trip to the US border
March 28, 2021
EP 178. Mask Mandate Becomes Advisory
Governor Holcomb expanded vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 years old and up, and we hear from local officials and medical experts. We hear from newly elected Democratic Party chair Mike Schmuhl and re-elect Kyle Hupfer.
March 21, 2021
EP 177. March Madness Arrives in Indiana
-March Madness is here in Indy, we speak with Mayor Joe Hogsette about the impact the big dance will have on the city -State and local health officials try ramp up vaccinations across the state -We also hear from Fisher's Mayor Scott Fadness -We also talk about Indiana's newest Secretary of State Holli Sullivan
March 14, 2021
EP 176. The American Rescue Plan
-President Biden signs the nearly 2 Trillion American Rescue Plan -We talk exclusively with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg -Plus we hear Indiana Senator Todd Young -And a recap of our Path out of the Pandemic Town Hall
March 7, 2021
EP 175. More vaccines in Indianapolis
Vaccine requirements open up in Indiana, and Governor Holcomb weighs in. We also hear from Senator Mike Braun, Congressman Jim Baird and Indiana advocacy groups about the president's stimulus bill. Plus, we have reactions from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indiana Council Minority Leader Bryan Mowery about the report on last year's riots.
February 28, 2021
EP 174. The President's Coronavirus Relief Plan passes in the House
-Congress passes President Biden's relief plan -We hear from Indiana Senator Mike Braun and Congressmen Larry Buschon and Andre Carson -Indiana expands vaccine eligibility -And we meet one-on-one with the State's new Chief Equity Officer Karrah Herring
February 21, 2021
EP 173. High Tensions at Statehouse
We hear from lawmakers on both sides about the controversy in the Statehouse. We discuss the Indiana impact of President Biden's stimulus plan with White House Economic Advisor Heather Bouchsey. We also speak with Senator Mike Braun in his first interview since the impeachment trial. Plus, Indiana's new Attorney General Todd Rokita is facing controversy, and we have the reporter that broke the story.
February 14, 2021
EP 172. Second Impeachment Trials
-Republican reactions to the Impeachment trial evidence, we hear from Senator Mike Braun -We speak with State Rep Renee Pact who is urging the state to get teachers vaccinated
February 7, 2021
EP 171. Super Bowl Sunday
Indiana is still working to ramp up coronavirus vaccines. We hear from Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun, Congressman Andre Carson and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz. President Joe Biden's sit down for a one-on-one interview. We reflect on Indianapolis' Super Bowl history with former Mayor Joe Ballard.
January 31, 2021
EP 170. Congress Keeping Busy
Between relief negotiations, confirmation hearings and an impeachment trial, Congress is extremely busy. We hear from Indiana Senators Mike Braun and Todd Young. We also meet with Congressman Andre Carson and former Governor Greg Ballard.
January 24, 2021
EP 169. New Era in Washington D.C.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have taken office. We hear from Congressman Greg Pence about his brother, former VP Mike Pence, returning to Indiana. We hear from State Lawmakers Rod Bray, Greg Taylor and Terry Austin about the security precautions at the capitol here in Indiana. We also break down the governor's State of the State address.
January 17, 2021
EP 168. The final days before the 2021 Inauguration
With tensions high in the Capitol just days after President Trump's second Impeachment and days before the Inauguration, we hear from Indiana Congressmen Andre Carson and Jim Banks. Also, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb enters his second term, and the new AG Todd Rokita is in the headlines his first week in office.
January 10, 2021
EP 167. Uprising at the Capitol
We hear from Indiana lawmakers such as Congressmen Larry Bucshon and Andre Carson, former Senator Joe Donnelly and Governor Eric Holcomb about the violent uprising at the Capitol building in D.C. Plus, what could be next for Mike Pence after this history-making week?
January 3, 2021
EP 166. A new year, a new Congress
-The new year brings in a new Congress and a new President - We hear from Congressman Andre Carson -Plus law makers at the State House dealing with the impact of the pandemic in the new session
December 27, 2020
EP 165. Looking back at 2020
-Our special edition looking back at the year, and looking forward to the hope on the horizon -We talk with former State Health Commissioners Dr. Judy Monroe and Dr. Woody Myers -Plus a close look at the lessons learned from the year that was
December 20, 2020
EP 164. Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Approved
-Frontline health care workers all over the country are receiving the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine -We hear from Vice President Mike Pence, HHS Secretary Alex Azar, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams -Latest updates from Congress and the Electoral College -And President Elect Joe Biden adds Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg to his cabinet
December 13, 2020
EP 163. Coronavirus vaccine approved; time to distribute
We hear from state and federal officials on how to distribute the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine. We also hear from Congressmen Larry Bucshon, Jim Banks and Andre Carson, and have a final farewell from Representative Susan Brooks. And the Electoral College will meet Monday to make things official in the 2020 election.