Get In the Know With Kim’s Wednesday News & Sports Headlines Education tops today’s local headlines… State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, is anticipating a 20 to 30-percent drop in this year’s ISTEP scores. She attributes the projected decline to the test’s harder standards and a new format that students weren’t used to.  It’ll be […]

Another controversy is brewing about the new Will Smith head-trauma film “Concussion” one day after its trailer debuted on the web and three months before it’s scheduled to hit theaters.  According to a story published in “The New York Times” on Tuesday, where the paper cites studio emails leaked in the hack of Sony Pictures, the film ”Concussion” […]

Get caught up on the news, sports and entertainment that’s leading Tuesday’s headlines and discussions. From more shootings and deaths of police officers; to the latest on the Hillary Clinton email scandal; to Pope Francis making a progressive move; to the spirit of protest rising in Baltimore; to the sweethearts of tennis making moves on and […]

The head of Indianapolis’ Ten Point Coalition is now backing off of his proposal to introduce “stop and frisk” as a viable crime-fighting technique in the Circle City. Reverend Charles Harrison called for Indianapolis metro police to implement the controversial plan in response to the recent surge in gun violence across the city. Harrison said he had […]

Police officials in Ferguson, Missouri have captured the 21-year-old man they say shot an innocent nine-year-old girl who was sitting on her bed doing her homework while protests raged outside her doors on the streets of the St. Louis suburb following the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer.  Click the […]

A new training center and office complex for the Indiana Pacers in downtown Indy??? Some of our listeners want to know why, when the team’s home, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, is a modern-era NBA arena. Bill Benner with Pacers Sports and Entertainment told media this week that the new facility would help the team stay competitive with […]

Many of America’s school classrooms will be getting a much-needed assist in this new school year from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and website The Gates Foundation will be matching all donations received today–Friday, August 21–at, up to $1 million.  Charles Best, the chief executive and founder of DonorsChoose, says America’s public schools […]

Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty to several charges of child pornography in federal court Wednesday morning in downtown Indianapolis. Fogle entered the courthouse around 9 a.m., about an hour after his attorney Ron Elberger.  The charges include distributing and receiving child porn and traveling across state lines seeking sex with minors. Some of the […]

An icon of the Civil Rights Movement will be buried at sea. Julian Bond who was chairman emeritus of the NAACP and a founder of both the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is going to be cremated and his family will scatter his ashes at sea this Saturday in a […]