Topic – Local Culture

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Ground has been broken for a national Desert Storm memorial in Washington. Indiana veterans hope to follow suit in Indianapolis. The Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana has formed a nonprofit to gather ideas for designing two memorials, to veterans of the first Gulf War and the War on Terror. The coalition plans a series […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The VA has dedicated a second national cemetery in Indianapolis. A section of Crown Hill Cemetery has been set aside since the Civil War as a national cemetery for America’s veterans. That section reached its capacity of 2,000 graves in 1959. Now an expansion reserved for cremated remains will begin accepting the ashes […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) –  Indy’s City Market is hosting a Ukrainian culture festival this afternoon.   Rebecca Vanvliet with the International Center says the six-and-a-half-hour event is meant as a reminder of the culture placed at risk by the Russian invasion:   The event features samples of Ukrainian potato dumplings and beet salad, performances by the IU […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Kangaroos and cockatoos have arrived at the Indianapolis Zoo. Kangaroo Crossing, the zoo’s first kangaroo exhibit, opens Saturday. 13 kangaroos acquired from zoos in Nashville and Cleveland will share space with 10 cockatoos — and with you. Like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, the 13-thousand-square-foot enclosure doesn’t have barriers, but is designed for […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana is commemorating a pair of turning points in the history of Indy’s LGBT community. Monument Circle was the scene of two gay rights milestones, six years apart. In 1984, 15 years after New York’s Stonewall Riots ignited the gay rights movement, hundreds of gay men gathered on the Circle to protest police […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Crown Hill Cemetery has paid its annual tribute to African-American soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War. Indiana’s 28th Regiment was among nearly 200 all-black units which fought for the Union. 225 of those African-American soldiers are buried at Crown Hill, though most of them weren’t part of the 28th. A […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Three months after the last Afghan refugees left Camp Atterbury, a mural telling their story is on display at Indianapolis International Airport. The 20-foot mural grew out of an art therapy project at Camp Atterbury to help the more than seven-thousand refugees process their experience. Two Afghan artists and women’s rights activists among […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Pacers’ Gainbridge Fieldhouse will be home to a pair of sculptures that the city hopes will become Indianapolis icons. The sculptures will anchor Bicentennial Unity Plaza, the new event space to be built on the north side of the fieldhouse. A hollow 23-foot-9-inch sphere — same dimensions as the N-B-A three-point line […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The countdown to the month of May has begun, with the unveiling of the newly updated Borg-Warner Trophy. Helio Castroneves is one of 20 drivers whose face appears on the Indy 500 winners’ trophy more than once — he’s now one of just four who’s on it four times. Castroneves joined Governor Holcomb […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – An Indiana man who turns up in the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” has inspired a bill to limit contact with tiger cubs. Rome City Representative David Abbott’s (R) bill would block direct contact with bears or big cats — exhibitors would have to have some kind of physical barrier. The bill comes two […]