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IN Focus: Indiana's Week in Politics

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IN Focus: Indiana's Week in Politics

FOX59/CBS4. How will this week's headlines impact you and your family? Every week, we explore the latest news from Washington D.C. and from the Statehouse, with in-depth analysis of Indiana politics from our bi-partisan team of political experts and analy

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​How will this week's headlines impact you and your family? Every week, we explore the latest news from Washington D.C. and from the Statehouse, with in-depth analysis of Indiana politics from our bi-partisan team of political experts and analysts. Get 'IN Focus' on the go and stay tuned for exclusive bonus content toward the end of the podcast.
 
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The Colts have a long list of players with expiring contracts. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news of the week, including some interesting messages from owner Jim Irsay and the firing of a Colts position coach. The gang then discusses 25 Colts who are set to become free agents (35:38) and debates whether Indianapo…
 
Record breaking covid numbers in the hoosier state! First, we'll sit down with state health experts and discuss those numbers as well as the recently passed house bill 1001 (HB 1001). Next, we'll hear from Indiana's U.S. senators and some representatives about current issues. Issues including H.R. 1001, the Ukraine/Russia crisis, and education free…
 
Before fully shifting into offseason mode, the Blue Zone crew looks back on the wild year that was. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news, including several members of the Colts' staff interviewing for positions elsewhere. The trio then recaps the 2021 season (16:57) and discusses the strong comments general manager…
 
First, the Biden administration is dealt a loss as the Supreme Court shoots down the vaccine mandate for businesses. We'll hear from local representatives about Indiana's anti-vaccine mandate bill and the progress it has at the statehouse. Next, governor Eric Holcomb delivered his state of the state address. Why does the governor believe Indiana is…
 
Gather 'round listeners. What happened Sunday in Jacksonville was traumatic, but to move forward we must address the past. Joe Hopkins and Mike Chappell briefly recap the Colts' season-ending loss to the Jaguars before giving their reaction (10:46) to one of the worst losses in franchise history. Bless you for listening.…
 
First, we'll discuss reasons for the recent surge in coronavirus cases. Then, we'll hear from state congress members about the vaccine mandate bill being pushed by the Indiana GOP. Next, we'll hear from governor Eric Holcomb and his plans for 2022. Why cutting business taxes, education, and better business practices are his priorities. Finally, Ind…
 
To make the playoffs, the Colts need a win in Jacksonville, a place where Indianapolis hasn't won since 2014. Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news, including more COVID updates for the Colts. The fellas then preview Sunday's matchup by discussing injuries (15:16), breaking down this Jaguars team (20:48), detailing keys to the gam…
 
New guidance from the CDC starts by reducing the amount of quarantine isolation after a positive test. First, we'll breakdown the new recommendations and then sit down with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Next, what is Indiana's status as omicron cases rise for the new year? We'll discuss comments about covid made by governor Eric Holcomb and attorney general T…
 
The Colts can secure a playoff spot with a win over the Raiders. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with some major news surrounding the NFL's COVID rules and what it means for the players on Indy's ever-evolving COVID list. Chappell then speaks on Ryan Kelly's return to football (16:43). Finally, the gang previews the Col…
 
With COVID-19 cases piling up, the Colts overcame a shorthanded roster to defeat the Cardinals in Arizona. Mike Chappell and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news, including the latest on the Colts' COVID situation and how it will impact the team moving forward. The duo then recaps the game (9:32), discusses takeaways (25:35) and breaks down the AFC…
 
First, we'll recount the tragic January 6th riots at the U.S. capitol building and the response from Indiana officials after the violent insurrection. Next, there was Indiana representation under the Trump administration, but under the Biden administration as well. We'll look back at our conversations with administration officials with hoosier ties…
 
Can the Colts stay hot in Arizona on Christmas Day? Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news, including a couple Colts receiving some recognition. The trio then previews the game by discussing injuries (13:43), breaking down this Cardinals team (21:09), detailing keys to the game (47:18) and making predictions (53:17).…
 
First, we'll update you on the recent covid numbers. Next, we'll continue our interview with governor Eric Holcomb as big issues are being pushed forward at the state house. The rising crime numbers in our state and the ongoing debate about vaccine mandates are major topics as state congressmen prepare for the 2022 session. Also, we'll talk with de…
 
The Colts come out of their bye to take on the top-seed Patriots on Saturday night. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news, including a concerning rise in COVID-19 cases around the NFL. The gang then breaks down the AFC Playoff picture (13:39), where a lot of movement has taken place. The fellas then preview the game…
 
First, we'll talk with local health officials about Indiana's covid statistics and current status at this point in the pandemic. Next, we'll sit down with governor Eric Holcomb as we discuss his administration's handling of the pandemic and the upcoming new year at the state house. Finally, Indiana senator Mike Braun helped put together a senate bi…
 
Both sides of the statehouse continue their debate over the governor's mandates. First, we'll talk with former state health commissioner Dr. Richard Feldman about the current state of this public health crisis. Then, we'll hear from state senators, from both sides, on their stances on those mandates. Finally, we'll hear from Indiana senator Todd Yo…
 
The Colts are looking to put the Buccaneers loss behind them with a bounce-back win in Houston. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins start the show with news of the week and a reaction to Wednesday's Hard Knocks episode. The crew then provides an injury update (19:13), breaks down this Texans team (29:52), details keys to the game (42:27) …
 
The Colts couldn't hold onto a 10-point second-half lead Sunday as the Buccaneers handed Indy their sixth loss of the season. Mike Chappell and Joe Hopkins begin the show by recapping the wild game. The duo then discusses takeaways (29:54), including what to make of the Colts' second half offense, and breaks down the AFC playoff picture (42:09) as …
 
First, we'll talk to governor Eric Holcomb and attorney general Todd Rokita as the legislature begin negotiations to end those covid emergency declarations. Covid cases in the state are on the rise, so is this move too soon? Next, president Biden's Build Back Better bill will be brought to the senate. We'll hear from congressman Larry Bucshon and t…
 
Can the Colts keep it rolling with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers coming to town? Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news, including two Colts advancing in their journey to make the Hall of Fame. The crew then discusses injuries (26:50), breaks down this Buccaneers team (36:42), details keys to the game (50:45) and make…
 
There are many hot topics up for debate next year at the Statehouse. First, we'll hear from Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston, House Majority Leader Matt Lehman, and Minority Leader Phil GiaQuinta as they discuss what state leaders have in store for the 2022 legislative session. Legal marijuana, pandemic orders, school board elections and tax cuts …
 
What happens in Buffalo will go a long way in determining the Colts' playoff fate. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins start the show with news of the week, including the Colts' Hard Knocks debut. The trio then previews Sunday's matchup by discussing injuries (17:17), breaking down this Bills team (27:41), detailing keys to the game (43:4…
 
First, the infrastructure bill provides funding to many sectors in the U.S., but what exactly is going to happen in the hoosier state? We'll hear from both Indiana party chair leaders, democrat Mike Schmuhl and republican Kyle Hupler. Next, senator Mike Braun is under the microscope after recently revealed 2018 campaign finance blunders. We'll talk…
 
To reach .500 on the year, the Colts must handle business against a Jaguars team coming off an upset win over the Bills. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news of the week. The gang then previews the matchup by discussing injuries (8:50), breaking down this Jacksonville team (23:57), detailing keys to the game (37:00…
 
First, Indiana republicans join a national effort to pushback the Biden administration's vaccine mandates. We'll go 1-on-1 with Indiana congressman Trey Hollingsworth as we discuss those mandates and his potential 2022 plans. Next, politics has found its way into local school boards across the nation. We'll hear from former state superintendent Dr.…
 
The Colts got the bounce-back performance they needed Thursday in a dominant win over the Jets. Mike Chappell and Joe Hopkins begin the show by discussing the level of interest Indianapolis should have in Odell Beckham Jr. The duo then recaps the game (7:33), discusses injuries (21:08), takeaways (22:54) and looks ahead as the Colts hope to make a …
 
With wins over the Titans and the Bengals this season, the Colts can't underestimate the Jets in this week's Thursday-night matchup. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news. The gang then provides an injury update (26:53), breaks down this Jets team (32:43), discusses keys to the game (49:22) and makes predictions (53…
 
A heartbreaking loss to the Titans puts the Colts at 3-5 and four games back in the division. Mike Chappell and Joe Hopkins begin the show with some major injury news. The duo then recaps the game (9:56), discusses takeaways (34:34) and breaks down what needs to happen for Indianapolis to have a shot at the postseason (51:12).…
 
First, Indiana health care facilities are about to start the rollout of covid vaccines for the younger population. We'll listen to former physician Larry Bucshon as he explains his views on the vaccine and vaccinating the children of Indiana. Next, we continue our conversation with congressman Bucshon as we discuss Biden's plan for his infrastructu…
 
Thanks to their slow start, the Colts find themselves in a "must-win" game vs the division rival Titans. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news of the week. The trio then provides an injury update (13:31), breaks down this Titans team (23:20), discusses keys to the game (35:32) and makes predictions (52:30).…
 
First, the FDA will meet to discuss vaccine rollout to younger americans. We talk with Dr. Rochelle Walensky about the CDC's plan to vaccinate younger populations. Next, we hear from state congressman Andre Carson about the bipartisan infrastructure deals being made in congress and the next likely steps. Next, we hear from senator Todd Young about …
 
The Colts have a shot at primetime redemption as they take on the 49ers Sunday night. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with some heavy news that includes major injuries to important players. The guys then check out the injury reports for this week's matchup (28:43), break down this 49ers team (37:49), discuss keys to the…
 
First, the push for FDA approved COVID-19 booster shots and the continued plea for Americans to get vaccinated. Next, we sit down with state senator Todd Young and discuss the economic impact here in Indiana. We also talk with U.S. commerce secretary Gina Raimondo about the Build Back Better program and its solutions to inflation. Finally, hoosiers…
 
First, the race to vaccinate more Americans and the pushback. We'll hear from state representative Jim Banks as he fights the federal mandate in Indiana. Next, the debate about what will be included in the infrastructure bill. State representatives Andre Carson and Greg Pence tell us what they think should and should not be in the bill. Finally, wh…
 
The Colts aim to build on last week's success as they take on Baltimore under the Monday night lights. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with news of the week. The trio then previews the game by discussing injuries (9:38), breaking down the Ravens (24:33), highlighting keys to the game (34:14) and making predictions (51:2…
 
First, Joe Biden signed the funding bill that saves the federal government from a shutdown, but only until December 3rd. Next, we'll hear from Indiana state congressman Larry Bucshon as he discusses the process of federal funding and his reaction to the funding bill that passed. After, state attorney general Todd Rokita talks about trying to preven…
 
The Colts are headed to Miami where they aim to earn their first win of the season. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show by discussing Marlon Mack's trade request. The gang then discusses Indy's puzzling backup QB situation (9:45) and T.Y. Hilton's IR status (16:47) before diving into this week's lengthy injury report (21:44…
 
First, there is a possibility of another government shutdown because of stalemates in the U.S. congress. Why Indiana senator Mike Braun says not to worry. Then, as the battle over redistricting nears its end, we'll hear from party chairs Kyle Hupfer and Mike Schmuhl. The chair's reactions about the proposed districts and the overall process of redi…
 
Whether or not Carson Wentz can suit up, the Colts must find a way to beat Tennessee if they're going to avoid falling to 0-3. Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and Joe Hopkins begin the show with the latest injury updates. The gang then previews the matchup by breaking down the Titans (25:59), detailing keys to the game (41:12) and making predictions …
 
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