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Sights & Sounds From The Vigil For Unity

A “Candlelight Vigil for Unity” was held on the Allen County Courthouse Green on Wednesday night, in an effort to show solidarity with victims of hate and racism over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Arts and Culture

Hop River Brewing Joins Downtown Improvement

As Fort Wayne’s downtown riverfront activity continues to grow, Paris McFarthing and Ben Jackson are adding to the excitement, with a new business venture called Hop River Brewing Company.

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State News

Trump Race Remarks, Folded Councils 'Last Straw' For Indiana Labor

President Donald Trump disbanded two of his economic advisory councils, after many members resigned in protest of his response to racist violence. Trump tweeted Wednesday he was ending his Manufacturing Council and Strategic & Policy Forum, all made up of CEOs and other industry and workforce leaders. Among those who resigned from the manufacturing group before that tweet were national AFL-CIO union president Richard Trumka and his chief of staff. I cannot sit on a council for a President...

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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 “Candlelight Vigil for Unity” was held on the Allen County Courthouse Green on Wednesday night, in an effort to show solidarity with victims of hate and racism over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Column: Talking Precisely About Sensitivities

Aug 17, 2017
Courtesy / Abe Schwab

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in a Starbucks doing my work. As I sat there, a young couple got their drinks, but one of the drinks was made incorrectly. The whipped cream was not supposed to be there. 

The young woman noted that she couldn’t have the whipped cream because she had allergy. But then, to my horror, she said that it would be okay if the barista just scooped the whipped cream off. 

President Donald Trump disbanded two of his economic advisory councils, after many members resigned in protest of his response to racist violence.

Trump tweeted Wednesday he was “ending” his Manufacturing Council and Strategic & Policy Forum, all made up of CEOs and other industry and workforce leaders.

Among those who resigned from the manufacturing group before that tweet were national AFL-CIO union president Richard Trumka and his chief of staff.

Indiana’s proposed federal education plan has been published online and it is now in the hands of Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Indiana is required to submit a new federal education plan this year as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind law in 2015.

READ MORE: Indiana Plan Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

The plan includes the state’s academic standards, how students will be tested on those standards and plans to help to failing schools.

After operating for four years without a full-time leader, Indiana’s children’s commission finally has an executive director.

The Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana was established in 2013, but has never had a person whose entire job was dedicated to the commission.

Julie Whitman leaves the Indiana Youth Institute to become the executive director of the commission.

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South Bend and a local non-profit supported Barack Obama’s executive order Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, on its fifth anniversary. The order defers deportation of children brought into the country without legal documentation. People gathered at a rally urging the federal government to make DACA a permanent law.

89.1 WBOI's Ten Buck Tuesday

Aug 16, 2017

Think about what you've spent $10 on in the past month.

 

Maybe you treated yourself to lunch or saw a new movie out in theaters. What about your subscriptions? Do you have a Netflix account, pay for Spotify, get the newspaper or a magazine? Chances are, you've spent money on one of the above things. Maybe you made the decision with some thought towards your budget, but you decided the purchase was worth it.

 

We easily spend $10 every month on objects, experiences, conveniences and even other forms of media. Why not pay for public radio?

 

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“A Candlelight Vigil for Unity” will be taking place on the Allen County Courthouse Green tonight at 7:30 pm.

Four Indiana counties that were in danger of having no insurance options for customers on the Affordable Care Act marketplace will have choices in 2018. Decatur, Jackson, Grant and Wayne Counties were at risk of having no providers next year after Anthem and MD Wise announced in June they would be leaving the market at the end of this year.

Indiana school districts with 2,000 or fewer students lag behind academically as compared to larger corporations, according to a study commissioned by the Indiana Chamber and released Tuesday.

The report, conducted by researchers at Ball State University, found that the enrollment size of a school corporation correlates with student test scores and access to college prep courses.

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