NewsLocal News / July 2, 2014

Is There A Story In Your Neighborhood Waiting To Be Told?

We’re living in a time in Indianapolis where many of our neighborhoods are in a state of change.

In the news, we hear from neighborhood leaders when there’s a festival or event, from the city when a new policing initiative is announced, and from people on the street after a major crime has taken place. And while these items are important, we know they don’t tell the whole story. 

That’s why this summer WFYI news is partnering with local freelance journalist Andrea Muraskin and American Public Media’s Public Insight Network (PIN) to produce a radio series on our city’s changing neighborhoods. And we’re trying something new: the ideas for this series will come from you.

Here’s how it works:
Follow this link to Andrea’s query page on the PIN. There, you’ll enter some basic information  about yourself, and answer a series of questions about your neighborhood, how it’s changing, and your opinions on the changes you see (or are a part of).

We’re looking for trends, concerns and points of pride. You may be contacted for more information and perhaps an interview.  We can take comments until August 31, 2014.

Contact WFYI News Manager, Michelle Johnson at or (317) 614-0501.

Please share this page with your friends, family, and neighbors. The more participation we have, the more we can learn about our city, and the richer our reporting will be.

Thanks for helping us put the public front and center in public media!

The Neighborhood Project Stories

Part 1: Better, Block By Block

On a recent Saturday, the intersection of 46th and Evanston streets came alive. Local merchants moved in for a day, alongside nonprofits like Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Temporary AstroTurf medians were laid down on 46th Street, and drivers slowed down; some even honked and waved.  A DJ played hip hop and R&B.