Indiana http://www.kunc.org en Indiana State Fair To Feature Giant Popcorn Ball http://www.kunc.org/post/indiana-state-fair-feature-giant-popcorn-ball Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. In China it's the Year of the Snake. In Indiana, it's the year of popcorn. This year's state fair will feature, what else, a giant popcorn ball. A company called Snax in Pax is using a mold that's eight-feet wide. Owner Will Huggins says it will be edible but he doesn't recommend taking a bite. Maybe because it'll be a little stale.<p>To make the 5,000 pound kettle-corn ball, the popping has already started for a fair that doesn't open until next month. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:45:00 +0000 46774 at http://www.kunc.org Stevens Leaves Butler To Coach Boston Celtics http://www.kunc.org/post/stevens-leaves-butler-coach-boston-celtics Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF THEME MUSIC)<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Sad times in Indianapolis. Brad Stevens, the famous coach of the Butler Bulldogs men's college basketball team announced this past week that he is leaving to coach the NBA's Boston Celtics.<p>And that means a new, big-league salary for Stevens. He is reportedly stepping into a six-year, $22 million contract.<p>Here to do the due diligence on that deal is NPR's Mike Pesca. Hey, Mike.<p>MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: How are you doing? Got my green eyeshades on.<p>MARTIN: Oh, good. In celebration of the Celtics and their new head coach. Sun, 07 Jul 2013 10:41:00 +0000 46744 at http://www.kunc.org Year Later, 'Aaron's Last Wish' To Leave A $500 Tip Lives On http://www.kunc.org/post/year-later-aarons-last-wish-leave-500-tip-lives <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8p13jAdNJ0</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46725 at http://www.kunc.org Year Later, 'Aaron's Last Wish' To Leave A $500 Tip Lives On Guess Who's Fighting To Keep Indiana Dry On Sundays? http://www.kunc.org/post/guess-whos-fighting-keep-indiana-dry-sundays When you think summer, you might think of cold beer at a barbecue, maybe a bottle of wine with a Sunday picnic. A lot of people take it for granted that they can just go to the store and pick up alcohol.<p>Not in Indiana.<p>While many states have laws restricting liquor sales, Indiana is the only one where you can't buy packaged beer, wine and liquor on Sundays, and it's the only state that regulates alcohol sales based on temperature. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:37:00 +0000 46602 at http://www.kunc.org Guess Who's Fighting To Keep Indiana Dry On Sundays? Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams http://www.kunc.org/post/home-schooled-students-fight-play-public-school-teams Legislative battles are being fought around the country over whether or not to let home-schooled students play on public high school teams.<p>Roughly half of U.S. states have passed laws making them eligible to play on the teams. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:19:00 +0000 45996 at http://www.kunc.org Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams