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WBAA's weekly conversation with one of our local mayors.

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Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Paving Cash, 2020 Platforms

The week leading up to our monthly conversation with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski has been one of political comings and goings. Gary State Senator Eddie Melton made his run for governor official, as did Lafayette resident Joe Mackey, who’ll seek to represent Indiana's 4 th Congressional District in Congress. This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we find out what Mayor Roswarski would like to see his party’s nominees run on next year, such that Lafayette would benefit. Also this week, West

29 MIN4 days ago
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Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Paving Cash, 2020 Platforms

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Reducing Fire Damage, Carbon Footprints

The West Lafayette City Council is considering a resolution which sounds good on its face – reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 20% at a time, repeated every four years. But this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with John Dennis about whether that’s feasible even once, let alone in ongoing fashion.

29 MIN1 weeks ago
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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Reducing Fire Damage, Carbon Footprints

Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Festival Success, SR 28 Overhaul

There’s been a lot of talk recently about wide, open spaces in Clinton County – and we address some of those issues this week with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor. Prairie Creek Park won’t be open in time for the city’s inaugural Hispanic Heritage Festival, but it will be a site that alcohol sales and consumption will be allowed in the future. Speaking of the festival, we’ll ask Mayor McBarnes how he defines success – and what the city is doing to quell fears in the

29 MIN2 weeks ago
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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Festival Success, SR 28 Overhaul

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Ben-Hur Building, Drug Numbers

Not to mix literary metaphors, but since Crawfordsville won the Stellar Communities competition a few years ago, the Ben-Hur building has been a bit of a white whale for Mayor Todd Barton. It was sold as a cornerstone of the way Crawfordsville would look when the Stellar projects were complete – but it’s been plagued by delays and confusion ever since. Now the state has given another $100,000 for the building’s renovation, so will that kickstart development? We put that question to Mayor Barton

29 MIN3 weeks ago
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Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Ben-Hur Building, Drug Numbers

Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Police Tax, New Five Points Timeline

As a former police officer himself, it would seem to make sense that Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski supports a new income tax to fund public safety. His city saw a crime spike just a few years ago, but it’s been easing off the last couple years. So with crime on the decline under the current budget, why is now the right time to raise taxes to fight it? We put that question to him today on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor. Also on this week’s show, why has Mayor Roswarski decided not to go on an annual trip

29 MINSEP 13
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Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Police Tax, New Five Points Timeline

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On The Latest Downtown Development Plan

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, West Lafayette residents dig into the details on the city’s most recent plan for downtown development. With a month of public comment underway, listeners want to know about everything from infrastructure improvements for bicyclists to affordable housing options. How will the city respond to all the feedback it's gathering? We’ll also discuss the potential debates slated for next month as political candidates—including Mayor Dennis—get ready for November

28 MINSEP 6
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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On The Latest Downtown Development Plan

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On The Summer's Biggest Weekend

This coming weekend is the biggest of the year in terms of visitors to Crawfordsville. With the annual Taste of Montgomery County overlapping with a big, nationally-televised motocross race, many more eyes than usual will be on the city. This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we attempt to suss out what kind of opportunity that presents. Can it help Mayor Todd Barton lure more young professionals to live in the city, or does he have to be happy with just the once-a-year influx of cash into the local

29 MINAUG 23
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Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On The Summer's Biggest Weekend

Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On City Festivals, Alcohol Ordinance

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, with the opening of Prairie Creek Park in Frankfort on the horizon, special events are on the way—including the Hispanic Heritage Festival in October. How is the community responding to this first-ever event? And how else is the city reaching out to its Latino members?

28 MINAUG 16
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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On City Festivals, Alcohol Ordinance

Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Resurfacing Redos

Last month, we asked Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski about an unusual step his city's Board of Public Works took -- rejecting all the bids for a road repair contract on Beck Lane. This month, we talk about not just the re-opening of those bids, but the awarding of a contract for a little less than the original amount the city had planned to spend. But here's the catch -- not as much is going to get done for the same money.

29 MINAUG 9
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Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Resurfacing Redos

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Purdue IDs, Self-Defense

Purdue students planning to vote this year have new ID rules to contend with. And with about three months to go until Election Day, what can the city of West Lafayette do to help ensure these voters make it to the ballot box?

29 MINAUG 2
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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Purdue IDs, Self-Defense

Latest Episodes

Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Paving Cash, 2020 Platforms

The week leading up to our monthly conversation with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski has been one of political comings and goings. Gary State Senator Eddie Melton made his run for governor official, as did Lafayette resident Joe Mackey, who’ll seek to represent Indiana's 4 th Congressional District in Congress. This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we find out what Mayor Roswarski would like to see his party’s nominees run on next year, such that Lafayette would benefit. Also this week, West

29 MIN4 days ago
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Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Paving Cash, 2020 Platforms

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Reducing Fire Damage, Carbon Footprints

The West Lafayette City Council is considering a resolution which sounds good on its face – reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 20% at a time, repeated every four years. But this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with John Dennis about whether that’s feasible even once, let alone in ongoing fashion.

29 MIN1 weeks ago
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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Reducing Fire Damage, Carbon Footprints

Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Festival Success, SR 28 Overhaul

There’s been a lot of talk recently about wide, open spaces in Clinton County – and we address some of those issues this week with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor. Prairie Creek Park won’t be open in time for the city’s inaugural Hispanic Heritage Festival, but it will be a site that alcohol sales and consumption will be allowed in the future. Speaking of the festival, we’ll ask Mayor McBarnes how he defines success – and what the city is doing to quell fears in the

29 MIN2 weeks ago
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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Festival Success, SR 28 Overhaul

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Ben-Hur Building, Drug Numbers

Not to mix literary metaphors, but since Crawfordsville won the Stellar Communities competition a few years ago, the Ben-Hur building has been a bit of a white whale for Mayor Todd Barton. It was sold as a cornerstone of the way Crawfordsville would look when the Stellar projects were complete – but it’s been plagued by delays and confusion ever since. Now the state has given another $100,000 for the building’s renovation, so will that kickstart development? We put that question to Mayor Barton

29 MIN3 weeks ago
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Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Ben-Hur Building, Drug Numbers

Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Police Tax, New Five Points Timeline

As a former police officer himself, it would seem to make sense that Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski supports a new income tax to fund public safety. His city saw a crime spike just a few years ago, but it’s been easing off the last couple years. So with crime on the decline under the current budget, why is now the right time to raise taxes to fight it? We put that question to him today on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor. Also on this week’s show, why has Mayor Roswarski decided not to go on an annual trip

29 MINSEP 13
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Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Police Tax, New Five Points Timeline

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On The Latest Downtown Development Plan

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, West Lafayette residents dig into the details on the city’s most recent plan for downtown development. With a month of public comment underway, listeners want to know about everything from infrastructure improvements for bicyclists to affordable housing options. How will the city respond to all the feedback it's gathering? We’ll also discuss the potential debates slated for next month as political candidates—including Mayor Dennis—get ready for November

28 MINSEP 6
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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On The Latest Downtown Development Plan

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On The Summer's Biggest Weekend

This coming weekend is the biggest of the year in terms of visitors to Crawfordsville. With the annual Taste of Montgomery County overlapping with a big, nationally-televised motocross race, many more eyes than usual will be on the city. This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we attempt to suss out what kind of opportunity that presents. Can it help Mayor Todd Barton lure more young professionals to live in the city, or does he have to be happy with just the once-a-year influx of cash into the local

29 MINAUG 23
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Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On The Summer's Biggest Weekend

Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On City Festivals, Alcohol Ordinance

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, with the opening of Prairie Creek Park in Frankfort on the horizon, special events are on the way—including the Hispanic Heritage Festival in October. How is the community responding to this first-ever event? And how else is the city reaching out to its Latino members?

28 MINAUG 16
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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On City Festivals, Alcohol Ordinance

Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Resurfacing Redos

Last month, we asked Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski about an unusual step his city's Board of Public Works took -- rejecting all the bids for a road repair contract on Beck Lane. This month, we talk about not just the re-opening of those bids, but the awarding of a contract for a little less than the original amount the city had planned to spend. But here's the catch -- not as much is going to get done for the same money.

29 MINAUG 9
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Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Road Resurfacing Redos

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Purdue IDs, Self-Defense

Purdue students planning to vote this year have new ID rules to contend with. And with about three months to go until Election Day, what can the city of West Lafayette do to help ensure these voters make it to the ballot box?

29 MINAUG 2
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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Purdue IDs, Self-Defense