Alice Fordham is an NPR International Correspondent based in Beirut, Lebanon.

In this role, she reports on Lebanon, Syria and many of the countries throughout the Middle East.

Before joining NPR in 2014, Fordham covered the Middle East for five years, reporting for The Washington Post, the Economist, The Times and other publications. She has worked in wars and political turmoil but also amid beauty, resilience and fun.

In 2011, Fordham was a Stern Fellow at the Washington Post. That same year she won the Next Century Foundation's Breakaway award, in part for an investigation into Iraqi prisons.

Fordham graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.

Politics & Government
4:38 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Committee Approves HJR-3, Sets Up Indiana House Vote

Indiana House chambers were packed Wednesday as the House Elections Committee heard testimony on HJR-3.
Credit Gretchen Frazee / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Many of the same faces, much of the same testimony, but a different result – a House committee Wednesday approved the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.

The House Judiciary Committee last week took more than three hours of testimony on the proposed amendment known as HJR-3.  But that committee did not take a vote, and after concerns arose that it would not pass the committee, House Speaker Brian Bosma reassigned HJR-3 to the House Elections Committee. 

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For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multiplatform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is currently reporting for “Frontline” on immigration detention.

Opinion - Health
4:31 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

How Do You Define Death?

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy

(Ed. note: This is the first in a series of weekly columns we're featuring online. In the weeks to come, we'll publish columnists from a variety of topic areas including health, politics, food and more.)

On November 2, 2013, Tim Bowers fell from a tree stand, leaving him paralyzed and ventilator dependent for the rest of his life.

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Politics & Government
2:29 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Procedural Move Makes Gay Marriage Vote Likely Soon

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

House Speaker Brian Bosma announced Tuesday he is reassigning the proposed same sex marriage ban amendment to a new committee.  The move is designed to ensure the amendment reaches the House floor.

The proposed same sex marriage ban amendment known as HJR-3 was initially assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.  But after a more than three hour long hearing last Monday, committee chairman Greg Steuerwald didn’t call for a vote.  

Speaker Brian Bosma says Steuerwald told him he doubts the amendment would have passed the committee and advanced to the House floor.

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News
2:09 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

After Shooting, Purdue Vigil Draws Hundreds of Students

After Tuesday’s shooting at Purdue University that left one dead, hundreds of students and community members gathered last night for a candle light vigil to honor the victim, Andrew Boldt. 

The vigil was held in front of the electrical engineering building, where the shooting occurred and suspect Cody Cousins was arrested by police.

Purdue Student Body President Kyle Pendergast encouraged his classmates to help each other through the aftermath of this tragedy.

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News
3:40 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

One Dead, One Suspect In Custody Following Purdue Shooting

Purdue’s police chief says the campus is safe following a shooting Tuesday morning that left one suspect dead on the university's West Lafayette campus.

John Cox says a male suspect was taken into custody within moments of shooting another male in the basement of the Electrical Engineering building.

He says all indications are this was not a random act of violence.

Cox says the suspect surrendered without incident and did not make any statements to arresting officers.

The Electrical Engineering building will remain closed until the investigation is complete.

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Station News
2:35 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

94.1 WBNI to Broadcast Fort Wayne Philharmonic's "A Lincoln Portrait"

94.1 WBNI is proud to broadcast the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Masterworks Series.  This Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm we will be featuring the January 11th concert,  "A Lincoln Portrait."  

You can also hear these Fort Wayne Philharmonic performances on Thursday at 7pm on the following dates: 

Thursday, February 6: Schubert Symphony No. 4

Thursday, February 20: Scottish Fantasy

Thursday, March 13: Audience Choice 2013/14

Thursday, April 10: Bizet's Carmen

News
4:30 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Indiana Statehouse Update

Supporters and opponents of the proposed amendment banning same sex marriage are still waiting on a committee to vote on the measure. And Governor Mike Pence made a definitive statement on the  marriage amendment in his State of the State.

The proposed amendment known as HJR-3 made its first legislative stop in the House Judiciary  Committee Monday. Lawmakers heard more than three hours of testimony, but did not take a  vote.

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Station News
12:28 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Doug Gruber, NIPR Host and Volunteer, Steps Down

WBOI Jazz Coordinator and Host of "All That Jazz," Doug Gruber.
Credit File / Northeast Indiana Public Radio

Northeast Indiana Public Radio’s jazz coordinator and longtime volunteer, Doug Gruber, notified station management this week he will no longer host his popular music program, “All That Jazz,” and will step away from his other station duties, as well.

He says health concerns drove his decision to take time away from the station.

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