Last month, we welcomed Samantha Horton to our station. She is Indiana Public Broadcasting reporter, mainly reporting on business and economic issues in the States of Indiana for WBAA. After graduated from Evansville University with a triple majors degree (International studies, Political science and Communication), Samantha worked for a Public Radio at Evansville for three years, and then she joined WBAA because she wanted to take a bigger role on reporting. So far she enjoyed working in WBAA as business and economy reporter.
In her leisure time, Samantha enjoys running, trying different craft beers and playing board games with her family members. A little fun fact about her is that she signed up Marathon last year and she will give anther try this year on November.
9 teams comprised of schools from around the world compete in the first high-speed autonomous race car event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Over the years, only nine women have driven in the marquee event. But this year, one of 35 teams competing to qualify — including the driver, owner and crew — is made up mostly of women.
The Indianapolis 500 usually draws up to 300,000 spectators, making it one of the largest single-day sporting events. But this year the race will happen without screaming fans in the stands.