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  • Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue: Episode 8 – Purdue Military Family Research Institute

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Approaching twenty years in existence, the Purdue Military Family Research Institute was originally created to focus on military family research.  Since then, they’ve “expanded to include outreach and programming that serves military and veteran families,” according to their website. In episode 8 of the Full Steam Ahead Podcast, FOX59’s Adam Bartels speaks  with the Director of MFRI, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, about the research, programs, and many exciting events happening, as well their podcast! Follow the Full Steam Ahead podcast […]

  • Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue: Episode 7 – Purdue Discovery Park District

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Purdue Discovery Park District is a $1 billion development that will transform the west side of the Purdue University campus, create jobs, advance economic development, and create an environment for professionals, families, and students to work/live/play on a university campus. In episode 7 of the Full Steam Ahead Podcast, FOX59’s Adam Bartels speaks with David Broecker, Chief Innovation and Collaboration Officer for Purdue Research Foundation at Discovery Park about all of the excitement surrounding the District, including […]

  • Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue: Episode 6 – P.J. Thompson

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Former Purdue basketball player P.J. Thompson was having a successful professional playing career overseas following his four years at Purdue. That’s when Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter reached out to Thompson about becoming a graduate assistant this season at Purdue.  Initially, Thompson declined, but then later accepted the position. In episode 6 of the Full Steam Ahead Podcast, FOX59’s Adam Bartels talks with P.J. about that difficult decision, coaching his brother Isaiah, next year’s team, and much […]

  • Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue: Episode 5 – Carsen Edwards

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Carsen Edwards elevated his game, and his draft stock in what was a memorable run for both him as an individual, as well as Purdue basketball as a team, during the NCAA Tournament this past March. In episode five of the Full Steam Ahead Podcast, FOX59’s Adam Bartels catches up with the Purdue basketball legend, and current draft hopeful on the phone following a workout for a prospective NBA team as he prepares for the NBA Draft. […]

  • Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue Episode 4: Purdue President Mitch Daniels

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Purdue President Mitch Daniels took over at Purdue in January 2013 following his second term as governor of Indiana.  Since then, Purdue has continued to further its reputation in excellence in academics, research, and athletics under President Daniels leadership. In episode four of the Full Steam Ahead Podcast, FOX59’s Adam Bartels talks with Daniels, discussing the highlights from 2018-19 academic year, future projects in the works, Tyler Trent, and excitement surrounding success in athletics. Follow the podcast on […]

  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast: A Podcast About Purdue Episode 3: The Tyler Trent Book

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Tyler Trent’s dream was to write a book, which came to fruition this Spring. In the third and final episode of FOX59’s Adam Bartels continuing conversation with Tony and Kelly Trent, we discuss how the book came together, as well as the many people who helped make Tyler’s dream a reality. Click here you’re interested in purchasing Tyler’s book. Follow the podcast on Twitter, @fullsteampod , and subscribe to the podcast through your favorite app so new episodes go […]

  • Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue Episode 2: Staying connected to Purdue – Life Since Tyler Trent’s passing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Trent family has been busy since Tyler Trent’s passing on Jan. 1, 2019. Life has not slowed down for the Trents. They have been invited to share Tyler’s story all over the Midwest.  One thing is clear – the Purdue community has not forgotten the Trent family.  They have been invited back for several events including a memorial service, the Purdue Spring Game, and the unveiling of the Tyler Trent student gate at Ross-Ade Stadium. In […]

  • Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue Episode 1: How Tyler Trent Became ‘Purdue Superfan’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —  Tyler Trent’s story and his courageous battle with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, became globally known following a piece on ESPN’s College Gameday and Purdue’s historical upset of then second-ranked Ohio State in October of 2018. But before that, members of the media began sharing Tyler’s story as he was in second battle with cancer and was spotted camping out outside Ross-Ade Stadium the night before the Purdue/Michigan  football game in 2017, just hours after […]

  • Massachusetts man raises thousands for Boy Scouts during cross-country bike trip

    SAN FRANCISCO — A Massachusetts man has completed his bicycle ride across the country. Last month FOX59 told you about Gihan Amarasiriwardena, when he stopped in Indianapolis during his journey across the country. Well, after 38 days, 3358 miles through 15 states — and one flat tire, Gihan completed his trip on Monday evening, just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July with family on the west coast. He made this journey to raise money for The Boy Scouts Inventing […]

  • Man arrested in Tippecanoe County after firing shot at deputy’s vehicle

    UPDATE (Aug. 10, 2018)– Loren Gary was sentenced to 35 years with 32 to be executed in the Indiana Department of Correction and three years on suspended probation. As a condition of his probation, he’ll spend one year in Community Corrections. Original story: LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A man is behind bars after Tippecanoe County authorities say he fired a shot at a deputy’s vehicle Saturday night. The incident occurred late Saturday night after the deputy was dispatched to investigate a man […]

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