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About the Show

Abdul-Hakim Shabazz has been covering and writing about state and local government in Indiana since 2004. Overall, he has more than 20 years of experience in writing and talking about the issues that affect real people.  He goes beyond the headlines and tells you not only what’s happening, but why it’s happening.  
 
In addition to WIBC.com he writes in the Indianapolis Star, NUVO Newsweekly, and TheStatehouseFile.Com.  He’s also a frequent panelist and contributor to RTV 6’s Indianapolis This Week and Inside Indiana Business.  
 
Abdul is also the editor and publisher of IndyPolitics.Org, which has been recognized by the Washington Post two years in a row as one of the best political blogs in the nation.  
 
Abdul earned his degree in broadcasting and journalism at Northern Illinois University.  He has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Illinois and a law degree from St. Louis University. He serves as “Of Counsel” at the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis & Wilkins.  
 
But wait there’s more. Abdul is an educator. He serves on the faculty at both Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Indianapolis.  He teaches speech for Ivy Tech and business law at UIndy’s MBA program.

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