Sam Klemet en Pilot Shortage Forces Republic Airways To Cut Service Indianapolis-based Republic Airways has a problem: It can't find enough pilots to fly its planes. And so it plans to take more than two dozen of its jets out of service. Six months ago, the FAA boosted the number of hours it takes to qualify as a commercial pilot, and that has made it difficult for small, regional carriers to get the pilots they need. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:09:00 +0000 Sam Klemet 34223 at For Would-Be NFL Players, 40 Yards Stand In Their Way Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The pro football season is over, so attention now turns to the draft. Though new talent will not be chosen until May, they show off their skills now. Among other things, they attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Sounds like farm equipment, but it's really an even where more than 300 top prospects attend. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Sam Klemet 34147 at Indianapolis Speedway Needs Boost, But With Taxpayer Funds? Sunday is the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, which draws hundreds of thousands of fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While it's an economic boon for the area, the 104-year-old track needs renovations — and just how it's getting the money is rubbing some Hoosiers the wrong way.<p>When you take in a race at the Speedway, you are seeing it at the world's largest spectator sporting facility. The place is huge, big enough to fit Yankee Stadium and the Roman Colosseum inside. Sun, 26 May 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Sam Klemet 14923 at Indianapolis Speedway Needs Boost, But With Taxpayer Funds?