Top Story: Senate Bill 245

State Senator Kyle Walker (R-Lawrence)

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a sports and tourism bid fund aimed at landing more big-time events and conventions in Indiana. One of the bill’s authors, Kyle Walker, joins us from the Statehouse to explain why it’s needed and what it could mean.

Inside INnovation: Autonomous Challenge @ CES

Paul Mitchell, President & CEO, Energy Systems Network

From the biggest stage in motorsports at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the biggest technology stage in the world in Las Vegas. Indy Autonomous Challenge teams turned heads at the Consumer Electronics Show and Paul Mitchell explains what all the attention could mean for the Indiana economy.

Around INdiana: Endangered Indiana – Oxford Community Mausoleum

Mary-Rachel Redman, Inside INdiana Business

Mansions of the Dead—it was a thing in Indiana in the early 20th century. As we go Around INdiana, Mary-Rachel Redman shows us why the state’s first community mausoleum in Benton County is on Indiana Landmarks 10 Most Endangered list.

Trendiana: Winter Staycations & Boutique Hotels

Brittany Smith, Director of Community Campaigns, Yelp

Indiana’s boutique hotel business… bouncing back in a big way from the pandemic. Yelp’s Brittany Smith with which ones you may want to put on your bucket list in this month’s Trendiana.

Business of Health: IU School of Medicine-Evansville Youth Mental Health Center

Dr. Steven Becker, Associate Dean & Director

A $34 million gift from an Evansville couple is helping young people deal with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Dr. Steven Becker explains how a mental health center will help reverse a major shortage in psychiatric care for children and adolescents in southwestern Indiana.

(i) on Education: Project POTUS

Charlie Hyde, President & CEO, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Project POTUS… a history lesson on the 46 people who have occupied the Oval Office. Charlie Hyde has details on the Indiana connection in this week’s (i) on Education.

Inside INdiana Sports: Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Chris Taylor, General Manager

Hoosier hoops in Fort Wayne. How the G League Mad Ants are playing a major role in sending players to the NBA game.

Inside This Week’s IBJ

Mickey Shuey, Reporter

The pandemic has had a ripple effect on Indiana’s lucrative convention business. Our partners at the IBJ look ahead to what’s at stake and what’s on the horizon.