Public Affairs & News

IPBS member stations produce political, public affairs, and news programming that is seen and heard throughout Indiana. Stations are committed to building upon their reputation as critical, responsible, and trusted sources for news and information from all over the state, across the country, and around the world.

Public Affairs Programming

Indiana Lawmakers

Host Jon Schwantes and his guests go in-depth on the top issues being debated by the Indiana Legislature.  Indiana Lawmakers is the longest running public affairs program in the state. Check local listings for days and times.

Indiana Week in Review

A lot can happen in an Indiana week!  Expert panelists that span the political spectrum join host Brandon Smith to debate the hottest topics of the week on the state and national scene. There’s no telling how the conversation will turn, but viewers and listeners can count on it being informative, candid, and lively.  Indiana Week in Review airs weekly on many IPBS television and radio stations.  Check local listings for days and times.

Statehouse Addresses

An informed public is a knowledgable one.  IPBS produces and distributes the governor’s annual State of the State address that is delivered to the Indiana General Assembly.  In addition, it produces the chief justice’s State of the Judiciary address and commissioner’s State of Higher Education address.

In-Depth Reporting

IPB News

Indiana Public Broadcasting News is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that provides in-depth, long form coverage of vital issues facing the citizens of Indiana. IPB News covers a range of topics across multiple reporting beats, including government and politics, health, environment and energy, labor and employment, and education. It distributes broadcast and digital reports to nine public media stations in Indiana and throughout the country for National Public Radio. IPB News has been in existence since 2015 and has been underwritten by generous grants from Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and others.

Did you miss an episode of Lawmakers or Week in Review? Find a podcast version of these shows wherever you download podcasts.