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Indiana Bicentennial

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IRT To Present Free Public Screening Of “Finding Home,” Followed by WFYI Broadcast

If you missed the “Sweet Corn Swing” the first time around, you’re in luck.

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Indiana Bicentennial: Hoosier Hall of Fame

On December 11, 2016, our state officially marked its bicentennial. To honor the occasion, IM names the 200 people, places, things, and moments that make us proud.

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New Book Captures Hoosierness in 142 Captivating (and Quirky) Images

The images, which span from 2:44 a.m. to 11:39 p.m. on May 20, depict scenes both sweeping and intimate, iconic and idiosyncratic, in cities, towns, and countryside

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Tracking the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay: Hoosier Musts

Four Indiana Bicentennial honorary events to mark your calendar for.

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Tracking the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

A weekly run-down of where the Bicentennial Torch travels. Check back often!

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Q&A: Hunter Smith on Writing Indiana’s Official Bicentennial Song

“I come from Texas, and there are great people in Texas, but there’s something that I love about the honesty of the Hoosier population. The people here, they will do anything for you.”

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Axl Rose: “I’m a %[email protected]# Hoosier rocker, too!”

“He was angry and hurt that his home state had not embraced him,” says IU rock professor Glenn Gass.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Greatest Indiana Catchphrases

Call him the old-school Donald Trump: Elwood native Wendell Willkie won the GOP presidential nomination in 1940 by emphasizing his business cred as a CEO. Merrie Melodies used Willkie as a punchline a few years later, when Bugs Bunny said, “IT AIN’T VENDELL VILLKIE!”

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Fictional Indiana Characters, Q-Rated

From Leslie Knope to Jimmy Chitwood, a breakdown of the state’s best-known roles.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Home and Abroad with Richard Lugar and Lee Hamilton

“There is a Midwestern calmness, a stability of outlook, very well exemplified by Dick [Lugar] and many, many others, that goes over well in Washington,” says longtime Indiana congressman Lee Hamilton.

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Caught in the Middle: What Is Indiana’s Brand?

Starting now, Hoosiers will mark two centuries of Indiana history with a yearlong party. But what, exactly, are we commemorating?

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Indiana Bicentennial: The Next 200 Years

State climatologist Dev Niyogi anticipates we’ll become adept at customizing our climate, from urban design and cloud seeding to new technologies. So put on your thinking caps, kids.

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Catch Bicentennial Fever: Great Ways to Salute Indiana in 2016

Indiana is going all out to salute the big 2-0-0. Want to get in the Hoosier State spirit? We have a few ideas.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Simon’s Ripple Effects

A young New Yorker’s decision to invest in Indianapolis real estate hits nothing. Follow the ripple effects of Mel Simon’s military move to Fort Benjamin Harrison.

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: Battle of the Hollywood Hunks

These two Hoosier heartthrob actors lived fast, died (relatively) young, and had a lot in common—including a dream car.

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