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Araceli Gomez-Aldana

WBOI Presents: Issues & Ales 04/18/18

This week on WBOI Presents, we feature a conversation recorded at WBOI’s most recent Issues & Ales event held at CS3. The conversation was called “Where are the Women?” Our own Araceli Gomez-Aldana moderated the discussion. Panelists included: Patricia Hays, AWS CEO and Co-founder of Advancing Voices of Women (AVOW) Paula Hughes-Schuh, CEO YWCA of Northeast Indiana Dawn Rosemond, partner at Barnes & Thornburg, and Founder of The REIGN Leadership Platform

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Arts and Culture

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Promoting Fort Wayne's Arts & Music Scene, Pyle Style

Alicia Pyle has made a name for herself in Fort Wayne's entertainment market over the last fifteen years, with her unique style of piano music, and encourages her students, as well as fellow musicians, to do the same.

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State News

(Barbara Brosher, WFIU/WTIU News)

EPA Hears Proposed Revisions To Coal Ash Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering revisions to 2015 legislation that regulates the disposal of coal ash. But opponents in Indiana say cutting back on them could have serious negative side effects. The legislation established national standards for the location and design of coal ash landfills at coal-fired power plants. The landfills house the material that remains after coal is burned, which can include toxic heavy metals. The proposed revisions would allow individual...

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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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Araceli Gomez-Aldana

The YWCA of Northeast Indiana hosts monthly Diversity Dialogues. In April the center focused on the Burmese culture and how to help refugees assimilate to U.S. culture. 

Nicole King has lived in Fort Wayne for 20 years. She attended the discussion because she wants to be a better friend. 

“This is my friend Ms. Paw and she and I are friends in spirit and we are looking to be friends verbally,” said king.

(Steve Burns, WFIU/WTIU News)

  The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that raises questions about what avenues juveniles have for seeking relief if they think their cases weren’t handled properly.

The case illustrates larger challenges with Indiana’s juvenile justice system, because kids don’t have the same avenues for relief as adults in the criminal justice system.

EPA Hears Proposed Revisions To Coal Ash Regulation

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(Barbara Brosher, WFIU/WTIU News)

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering revisions to 2015 legislation that regulates the disposal of coal ash. But opponents in Indiana say cutting back on them could have serious negative side effects.

 

The legislation established national standards for the location and design of coal ash landfills at coal-fired power plants. The landfills house the material that remains after coal is burned, which can include toxic heavy metals.

 

I-69 Ohio River Crossing Bridge To Be Tolled

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People attend one of the open houses earlier this year in Evansville to learn about the three corridors being considered. (FILE PHOTO: Samantha Horton/WNIN)
Samantha Horton

Officials are expected to pick from one of three Interstate 69 bridge routes across the Ohio River by the end of this year – but to pay for it, drivers will be charged.

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

This week on WBOI Presents, we feature a conversation recorded at WBOI’s most recent Issues & Ales event held at CS3. The conversation was called “Where are the Women?”

Our own Araceli Gomez-Aldana moderated the discussion.

Panelists included:

Patricia Hays, AWS CEO and Co-founder of Advancing Voices of Women (AVOW)

Paula Hughes-Schuh, CEO YWCA of Northeast Indiana

Courtesy/PyleStyle Events

Alicia Pyle has made a name for herself in Fort Wayne's entertainment market over the last fifteen years, with her unique style of piano music, and encourages her students, as well as fellow musicians, to do the same.

(WFIU/WTIU News)

 

  An independent commission says sweeping changes are necessary for college basketball to survive.

 

The NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball released nearly 60 pages of recommended reforms Wednesday.

 

The NCAA established the commission after an FBI investigation into college basketball, which resulted in several people being charged in a bribery and kickback scheme.

 

The first wave of 2018 school funding referenda are up for consideration in about two weeks. That means voters in several counties will have the power to approve or deny tax measures to make millions of dollars available for their local schools.

Purdue University economics professor Larry DeBoer says school funding referenda are usually more likely to pass in May, and the overall number of those winning voter approval has grown in recent years.

Steve Burns, WFIU/WTIU News

On April 24, 2015, Indiana University student Hannah Wilson was found dead in an abandoned lot in Brown County. Exactly three years later, some of Wilson’s family sat in a Monroe County courtroom to watch the man convicted of her murder plead guilty to unrelated charges from an attack on another young woman.

Erika Fierro immigrated to the U.S. when she was 5-years-old and has two U.S.-born children. Last month, despite no criminal history, she was arrested by immigration officials outside her home.

Religious leaders in Indiana accompanied Fierro to her mandatory immigration check-in Tuesday and held a vigil to protest her situation.

Her pastor and the Catholic Archbishop of Indianapolis Charles Thompson attended her immigration check-in for both support and out of concern that Fierro would be immediately detained.

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