WFYI to rebroadcast Policy Choices for Indiana's Future Gubernatorial Forum
August 23, 2012
- Rich Schneider
- Jen Thomas
IU Public Policy Institute
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Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future Gubernatorial Forum, which featured all three candidates for Indiana governor addressing issues critical to Indiana’s future, will be rebroadcast by WFYI Public Broadcasting and air in communities across Indiana in the coming weeks.
The replays begin in Fort Wayne this evening. Following is a list of broadcasts:
• Fort Wayne Public Radio – 7 p.m. tonight
• WFYI-3 (20.3) and most other Indiana public television stations – 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23
• WNIN, Evansville – 8 p.m. Aug. 23
• WIPB, Muncie – Tentatively scheduled for Aug. 26 and/or 27, time to be determined
• WFYI-1 (20.1), Indianapolis – 10 p.m. Sept. 3
• WYIN, Merrillville – 9:30 p.m. Sept. 18
The event, hosted by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, a part of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, attracted a capacity crowd and was broadcast live via streaming Web video.
For the forum, Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham appeared separately in conversations with Randall Shepard, retired chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court and current IU Public Policy Institute Executive in Residence.
Discussions focused on the policy options developed by the Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future commissions on Education and Workforce Development, Energy and the Environment, and State and Local Tax Policy.
“By allowing the candidates to engage in thoughtful dialogue, free from the sparring inherent to debates, we offered voters a more substantive sense of how these men would address the issues that loom ahead for Indiana,” said IU Public Policy Institute Director John L. Krauss. “We’re delighted that WFYI will allow even more Hoosiers to be a part of this one-of-a-kind event.”
The IU Public Policy Institute is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research institute within the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The institute serves as an umbrella organization for research centers affiliated with SPEA, including the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment and the Center for Criminal Justice Research. The institute also supports the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future is an IU Public Policy Institute initiative focused on critical questions Indiana must address to secure the state’s success now and in the future. Chaired by former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard and Central Indiana Corporate Partnership CEO Mark Miles, the Policy Choices initiative seeks to inform policy makers and candidates for state office about three major issues that will affect Indiana’s economy over the long haul. In February 2012, PPI released the results of an 18-month study with reports and recommendations in three subject areas: education and workforce; energy and the environment; and tax policy. The objective, nonpartisan recommendations were researched, analyzed and prepared by a team of 50 volunteer leaders from throughout the state.