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Live Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head Monday night in the first presidential debate.NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.You can also follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.Note: The...
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Limited Funding, High Teen Suicide Rate Lead To Creative Mental Health Programs In Indiana Schools

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and the rate of Indiana teens considering suicide is slightly higher this year compared to last year, according to the Indiana Youth Institute.
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Street Artist Celebrates Fort Wayne Art Scene With City's Longest Mural

Muralist Jerrod Tobias has a big commitment to Fort Wayne's public art scene, and a growing number of communal paintings to prove it.
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WBOI Weekly has you covered for the news you may have missed in the last week!

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central describes a group of invertebrates called the cephalopods.  What are these animals, what are some of their characteristics, and where are they found? 

Andy Laverghetta

Indiana native, Tom Castaldi, has a passion for regional history he's been sharing over the airwaves for more than two decades.

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Mayor Tom Henry and the City of Fort Wayne announced priorities for the 2017 budget Thursday afternoon. The proposal has a departmental budget of over $195 million, which is a 0.78 percent increase from 2016.


89.1 WBOI is trying a new kind of fund drive this fall. It's called a Warp Drive, and we're trying to reach our goal of $200,000 online and by mail, WITHOUT interrupting your favorite programs! 

The deadline to meet our goal is Wednesday, Oct. 12th. If we make our deadline, there will be no on-air fund drive! If we haven't made it to $200,000 by the 13th, we'll begin our traditional on-air pledge drive. 

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What makes a good teacher? Indiana schools have over 200 different answers.

Indiana school districts, in fact, use 242 separate methods to evaluate their teachers, according to a StateImpact Indiana analysis of state data. It’s a messy process that’s led to concerns about erratic practices, inconsistent implementations and incomparable results.

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This month, WBOI is reporting on teen mental health issues. Last week, we looked at addiction and opioid abuse, and now we follow the story to the Allen County Juvenile Center.

WBOI’s Lisa Ryan reports that the center is trying to address teens’ mental health problems, sometimes through alternatives that keep them out of juvenile detention.

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I’ve never really gotten into gossip publications or TV shows. I can kind of understand the appeal—the desire to live vicariously through the rumored celebrations and, perhaps more so, the rumored failures of celebrities. Similarly, I don’t really care to see the medical records of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Maybe if I could understand the reasoning behind seeing them, I’d have a different view.

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores molluscs. What is this diverse group of animals, what are their characteristics, and how long have they lived on Earth?

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Even with our one-day sustaining membership drive and all of the excitement in Northeast Indiana this week, WBOI still has a news roundup for you on this edition of WBOI Weekly.


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