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7:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Student-run Radio Station Making a Point in Fort Wayne

WCYT station manager Andy Dunn instructs Homestead High School students in the art of radio broadcasting.
Credit Matt Hamilton

Wednesday is National High School Radio Day, and one of Fort Wayne's best kept radio secrets just might be WCYT, the student-run station at Homestead High School.

The Point 91FM, as they're known around town, has been operating since 1995, and they're determined to broadcast that message loud and clear.

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Primary Elections
3:53 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

With Kennedy Out, Three Candidates Vying for City Clerk

Pictured Right to Left: Angie Davis (D), Derek Pillie (R), Lana Keesling (R), all hope to replace Sandy Kennedy as City Clerk in Fort Wayne.

For the first time in more than thirty years, the race for Fort Wayne City Clerk will not feature the Democrat who’s held the seat for decades.

Democrat Sandy Kennedy has served as Fort Wayne City Clerk since 1983. This  year she’s opting not to run for re-election. 

The clerk maintains official records, prepares agendas for and schedules City  Council meetings, and works with the public handling traffic violations. The open seat has drawn one Democratic candidate. Current Chief Deputy Clerk  Angela Davis will be unopposed on the May 5th ballot. 

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Station News
1:10 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

WBOI News Earns Website, Public Affairs Awards from AP

Virginia Alvino and Sean Bueter accepted two awards on behalf of WBOI at the Indiana APBA banquet Saturday.
Credit Courtesy / AJ Mast

WBOI News won two awards in the 2015 Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Awards competition recognizing excellence in journalism. The winners were announced at a ceremony Saturday in Indianapolis.

The awards:

First Place

"Best Website (Metro Radio)" - Sean Bueter, Virginia Alvino, Katy Anderson

Second Place

"Best Public Affairs Program (Metro Radio)" - Sean Bueter, Virginia Alvino, Katy Anderson

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Health & Science
3:04 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Prism

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the science and history of prisms.  What are these amazing pieces of glass or plastic that can make a rainbow pattern? 

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Politics & Government
5:44 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Advocates Push for Spending for State Retiree Benefits

Indiana Retired Teachers Association executive director Nancy Tolson says many retired state employees need the additional benefit lawmakers cut from the new budget.
Credit Courtesy / Indiana Retired Teachers Association

Members of the public Friday got their last chance to weigh in on the budget bill this session.  Retiree advocates made a plea for more spending even as a gloomy new revenue forecast has lawmakers looking to cut money out of their budget proposals.

The so-called “13th check” is an additional yearly benefit for retired public employees and teachers.  The amount can range from $150-$450. 

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

New Fort Wayne Arts & Culture Magazine: A "Sneak Pique"

Mariah Knight and staff of "Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture" proudly display their premiere issue.
Credit Bambi Guthrie

Last year, University of Saint Francis student Mariah Knight created a mock arts magazine for her senior graphic design project.

But once graduated and employed in the print industry, she found that she couldn't resist doing one "for real" -- now Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture will be hitting the streets on April 25th.

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News
3:03 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

WBOI Presents: Reveal

In this week's episode of WBOI Presents, we'll be featuring an episode from the series Reveal. Reveal is produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.  This month's episode looks at law and disorder.

Opinion - Health
5:45 am
Thu April 16, 2015

The Importance, and Limits, of Advanced Care Planning

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abraham Schwab

As many of you may know, Diane Rehm recently agreed to limit her participation with Compassion and Choices. Her involvement with the group became more publicly known in February, but her dissatisfaction with our current end-of-life choices was catalyzed by her husband’s passing on June 23, 2014.

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Politics & Government
4:49 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Senate Votes to Repeal Common Construction Wage

Indiana Sen. Carlin Yoder authored the bill repealing the common construction wage, which passed in the Senate Wednesday.
Credit Courtesy / Indiana House Republicans

The Senate Wednesday narrowly approved a bill eliminating the state’s common construction wage.  Legislators spent more than three hours over the past two days debating the issue of repealing Indiana’s minimum wage for construction workers on public projects.

Opponents of the bill like Portage Democrat Karen Tallian note that the common wage helps support job training programs and ensures public projects are properly built by well-trained, highly paid workers.

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2015 Session
1:00 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

High-Fenced Hunting Preserve Bill Dies in Senate

Avon Republican Senator Pete Miller opposed the hunting bill.
Credit Indiana Senate Republicans

For the second year in a row, the Senate shot down a bill regulating Indiana’s high-fenced deer hunting preserves. 

The legality of the state’s high-fenced hunting facilities has been the subject of legislative debate and  court proceedings for a decade. This year’s legislation would have limited the industry to the four  existing preserves and imposed significant regulation. 

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