IPB News is a reporting collaboration between Indiana's public media stations. Collected here are some of our digital projects.

Blood, Lead & Soil: A year in East Chicago

After covering the lead and arsenic crisis in East Chicago, Indiana, our reporting team put together a one-hour radio special in July 2017, along with this deep-dive web build. It includes extended video interviews, interactive graphics, and a narrative to catch the audience up to what had happened in this year.

Using data provided by the Indiana Office of the Governor, we developed a database of what schools had requested metal detectors for school districts following a school shooting in Noblesville, Indiana.

County government explainer

Unless you've recently been in an Indiana-centric government class, it's not likely you know what each position in a county government does. Now you do.

Increasingly, Indiana school districts have turned to ballot referenda to fund their school district. This calculator helps contextualize the impact of those proposed referenda for homeowners, no matter where they live.

East Chicago blood lead data

The lead and arsenic contamination came to light after regular blood lead testing of children in East Chicago found elevated blood lead levels in 11 children. Using data gathered by ATSDR, the health branch of the EPA, we put together this clickable graphic on historical blood lead levels in the city.