Annie Ropeik

Annie Ropeik

Public radio reporter

I cover business, agriculture and economics for Indiana NPR stations. My work has aired on NPR News programs, the BBC World service and more, and I've reported at member stations from coast to coast.

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National Public Radio

Immigration Executive Order Causes Anxiety In VP Mike Pence's Hometown

Manufacturers and residents in Columbus, Ind., depend on open borders to move both products and people.

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National Public Radio

Carrier Got Cut A Deal, But Can Other Companies Expect The Same?

The deal hinged on $7 million in state tax credits — some of which came from a rarely used fund for job retention. And now it has manufacturers wondering what the deal might mean for them.

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East Chicago Residents Want More Time, Help To Move From Lead-Tainted Homes

Hundreds of families have to leave a highly lead-contaminated part of East Chicago, Ind. by November. But many say they need more help to move that fast.

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Indiana Public Media

In Tiny, Rural Hope, Large Hog Farms Spark Economic Fears

Indiana is adding more large-scale hog farms every year. They're good business for farmers, but some neighbors say they can be bad for property values.

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In Rural Indiana, Farm Veterinarians In Short Supply And High Demand

Rural Indiana has a shortage of farm veterinarians -- and that strain could get worse in January when new rules for food animal antibiotics use take effect.

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EPA, East Chicago Mayor Clash Over Future Of Contaminated Complex

A lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago, Indiana could soon become a lead-contaminated vacant lot – and if local and federal officials can’t resolve a key dispute, it might stay that way for a long time.

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Aleutians East Scrambles for Cheaper Link to Akutan Airport

Part two of a series on the struggle to connect Akutan and its airport, and winner of a 2014 Alaska Press Club award for business reporting.

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Indiana Senate Seat Stays With GOP

Indiana's contested Senate seat will stay with the Republicans, as Congressman Todd Young took an easy victory over long-time Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh.

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East Chicago Relocation Tests Limited Affordable Housing Market

Why has it been so hard for East Chicago residents in a lead-contaminated public housing complex to find new homes?

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Neighbors of 'mega' chicken farms call on state for relief from environmental effects

Delaware's traditional small family poultry farms are growing into sprawling, factory-style complexes -- and often, they're right in people's backyards. Won a 2015 Delaware Press Association award for radio reporting.

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Lawyers Request EPA Intervention For Lead In East Chicago Water

The Natural Resources Defense Council worked with residents to file the petition for emergency action with the EPA. A similar NRDC request led to EPA intervention in Flint, Michigan last year.

National Public Radio

Trump Strikes Deal With Carrier To Keep Jobs In U.S.

Now, there is great interest in how Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence persuaded the company to reverse its decision.

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Indiana Cities Court Millennials With Downtown Revivals

Indiana towns have a new priority when it comes to driving population growth and improving their economies: their downtowns.

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To Empower Unions, Indiana Labor Targets State Elections

With a distracting presidential campaign backdrop and an uphill battle to reform state labor policies, Indiana union organizers face a lot of obstacles to regain power in the November election.

National Public Radio

Trump Blasts Union Leader Who Criticized Carrier Deal

Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.