Lugar Unopposed

In 2006, Indiana Senator Richard Lugar faced no challenger from the Democratic Party, making the Republican statesman the only U.S. Senator nationwide, and the first in Indiana history, to face no major party opposition. Lugar would go on to win with 87 percent of the vote, a far cry from his next contest, in 2012, in which he would lose his own primary to a Tea Party challenger. This piece, which originally aired on Indiana Public Radio in the fall of 2006, features clips of an interview with the veteran Senator.

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Party Time

Leading up to the 2007 Fort Wayne municipal election, the Allen County branches of three major political parties held events that uniquely captured the essence of each party in that moment: the cash-strapped Libertarians held a garage sale; the Democrats got fired up and ready to go at a rally at party headquarters; and the Republicans, fraught with internal divisions, held a family picnic at which their leadership took turns in a dunk tank. This series, originally aired on Northeast Indiana Public Radio, features interviews with leadership and candidates of the three parties.

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Fort Wayne Blogosphere

This two-part series, which aired in late 2007 on Northeast Indiana Public Radio, profiled the personalities behind the local blogosphere in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which was especially active as the highly contentious 2007 municipal election unfolded.

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