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Fresh Spin Breathes New Life Into Dickens' Classic Tale

“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is a universally beloved holiday tale, and this year, First Pres Theater invited Fort Wayne director, Jack Cantey, to put a fresh new spin on this timeless classic.

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Arts and Culture

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Addison Agen Readies For Final Music Battles On The Voice

Since NBC's "The Voice" began its live, weekly eliminations in November, many Fort Wayne residents have been on the edge of their seats as 16 year old singer songwriter, Addison Agen, continues to advance in the competition.

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State News

State Tax Revenues Continue Slump In November

Indiana tax revenues continued their slump last month as the state nears the halfway point of its current fiscal year. Indiana took in $13 million less in taxes than expected in November, which puts the state nearly $150 million below target through five months of the fiscal year. The state has yet to exceed expectations for a single month in that period. That’s despite a second consecutive month of positive performances from both sales and individual income taxes. November’s collections put...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is a universally beloved holiday tale, and this year, First Pres Theater invited  Fort Wayne director, Jack Cantey, to put a fresh new spin on this timeless classic.

City of Fort Wayne

The City of Fort Wayne invested $25 million in road and infrastructure improvements for the fourth consecutive year. In 2017 Fort Wayne resurfaced nearly 42 miles of asphalt and repaired almost 10 miles of sidewalks, while replacing 3,000 faded street lights.

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Fort Wayne City Council voted 6-3 to overturn a veto from Mayor Tom Henry over a campaign finance measure that would limit the contributions of contractors to political campaigns to $2,000 per year or less.

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An Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission hearing was held at the Grand Wayne Center Monday night. The public was invited to comment on a proposed rate increase for NIPSCO customers.

Mark Perry

Historically, Fort Wayne’s economy has been built around farming and manufacturing. But in the near future, the Summit City may be known more for the energy and vitality of its entrepreneurial community. WBOI’s Mark Perry profiled an area non-profit that is working toward that goal.

When you walk up the stairs to the second floor of a building at the corner of Calhoun and Berry Street in downtown Fort Wayne, you are struck by the serenity of the space. There are not the typical sounds of the office, phones, fax machines, a frantic pace. But there is energy.

Mollie Shutt

Plays and musicals are put on throughout the year in northeast Indiana and in November, the University of Saint Francis put on '"Sister Act." The lead role, originally played by Whoopi Goldberg in the 1992 film, was brought to life by Fatima Washington. Fatima is a friend of the station. She’s been on WBOI’s Meet the Music and she joined us in the studio in early December to talk about her experience donning the habit.

The City of Fort Wayne announced plans to build a mixed-use development directly east of the new Promenade Park, which will cost an estimated $61.7 million.

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Democratic third district congressional candidate Courtney Tritch held a news conference Monday to address the federal tax overhaul.

Lilly Migraine Drug One Step Closer To Market

Dec 11, 2017

A new pain medication, part of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly’s non-opioid pain management platform, took another step forward.

The drug is called galcanezumab. It’s one of three being crafted by Eli Lilly to treat chronic and serious pain. The medicine has shown promising results in a series of trials says Dr. Robert Conley, Lilly global development leader for migraine.

“Around 60 percent of our patients lost more than half of their headache days and some patients even got to 100 percent loss of headache,” says Conley

State Tax Revenues Continue Slump In November

Dec 11, 2017

 

Indiana tax revenues continued their slump last month as the state nears the halfway point of its current fiscal year.

Indiana took in $13 million less in taxes than expected in November, which puts the state nearly $150 million below target through five months of the fiscal year.

The state has yet to exceed expectations for a single month in that period.

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