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Taste Of The Arts Festival Adds Friday Night Kick-off

Fort Wayne's 8th annual Taste of the Arts Festival kicks off tonight. Celebrating the local arts and culture scene is a well established community tradition. WBOI's Julia Meek looks at the history of the arts festival, how it's evolved, and what visitors can expect to "taste" this weekend.
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Opinion: Economic Development that Is Worth It

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Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Blues Host Cooks Up His Own "Blue Plate Special"

If you're hungry for a helping of the blues, WBOI's volunteer host, Jack Ankenbruck serves up a tasty, one-hour portion of it every Monday night on his "Blue Plate Special" show.
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Three Rivers Distilling Company Starts Selling Spirits Locally

Fort Wayne’s first distilling company opened its doors in April. Starting this month, customers can buy its alcohol at area stores and bars. But the business still can’t sell its liquor out of its actual distillery.
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There was a lot of news to go around this week from all parts of the Hoosier State, and WBOI has put it all together for you in this week's WBOI Weekly podcast.

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Fort Wayne's 8th annual Taste of the Arts Festival kicks off tonight. Celebrating the local arts and culture scene is a well established community tradition. WBOI's Julia Meek looks at the history of the arts festival, how it's evolved, and what visitors can expect to "taste" this weekend.

Opinion: Economic Development that Is Worth It

Aug 25, 2016
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Businesses in Indiana pay a property tax on non-real estate items owned by the business.  These include things like manufacturing equipment and tools.  In many cases the businesses apply for, and are given, tax abatement on new equipment.  This abatement is a tool used by communities to encourage economic development.

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Congress could be asked to vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership as soon as September -- even while both presidential candidates oppose the trade deal, and manufacturing workers rally against it.

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  A high pressure system over southern Indiana and a cold front over the north caused the two large tornadoes that struck central Indiana on Aug. 24.

But storms of that size are fairly uncommon for Indiana, especially this time of year.

Storms covered the central third of the state, where two weather systems collaborated to produce funnel clouds high in the atmosphere.

National Weather Service Science and Weather Officer John Kwiatkowski says those systems then produced thunderstorms, which made the problem worse.

Andy Laverghetta

If you're hungry for a helping of the blues, WBOI's volunteer host, Jack Ankenbruck serves up a tasty, one-hour portion of it every Monday night on his "Blue Plate Special" show.

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This year’s Indiana Youth Survey shows that the number of Indiana middle school and high school students using electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, dropped in the last year.

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Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and the events and people who made its statehood possible.  

Earlier this month, WBOI's Katy Anderson spoke with Jim Corridan, Director and State Archivist for the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. They talked about a founding father who recently was discovered to be buried in Fort Wayne, and why the state wants to find and commemorate the resting places of Indiana's founding fathers. 

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses a group of primitive fish called coelacanths.  What are the characteristics of these fish, where are they found, and how do they relate to animal evolution? 

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The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is currently located on a gravel road about 5 miles east of downtown New Haven. It’s difficult to find, but each year, thousands of railroad fans from all over the country visit to see a working steam locomotive. On Friday, the historical society unveiled its plan for moving to downtown Fort Wayne.

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