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Fort Wayne's Yummi Bunni A Sweet Success

The Yummi Bunni is the newest ice cream emporium to hit Fort Wayne, with a signature ice cream sandwich, or bun, that owner, Makenna Click, promises will be as creamy and delicious as it is beautiful. It must also be photo-worthy for social media, she adds.

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Arts and Culture

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Cheers to Fort Wayne's Oldest Craft Beer Festival

When "Brewed IN the Fort," Northeast Indiana's premier craft beer festival, served its 1st taste back in 1998, it featured a handful of local and regional brewers.

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State News

Indiana Girls Lag Behind In Wellness

A new report shows Indiana girls lag behind their peers in other states when it comes to health and well-being. The State of Girls report analyzes data for more than 568,000 Hoosier girls. Girls between the ages of 5-17 who live in Indiana are more likely to live in poverty, have emotional issues or be obese than others around the nation. Indiana ranks 34th for girls in the latest report prepared by The Girl Scout Research Institute. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana CEO Deborah Hearn Smith says...

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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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The Society of Wetland Scientists recently named Beanblossom Bottoms one of only two “Wetlands of Distinction” in Indiana.

Indiana has lost about 85 percent of it’s wetlands over the past 200 years, most of which were drained for agriculture. Sycamore Land Trust has managed and restored the 600-acre Beanblossom Bottoms since 1995. Communications director Abby Henkel says many Hoosiers are surprised to learn Indiana has wetlands at all.

Fort Wayne's Yummi Bunni A Sweet Success

Sep 15, 2017
Courtesy/The Yummi Bunni

The Yummi Bunni is the newest ice cream emporium to hit Fort Wayne, with a signature ice cream sandwich, or bun, that owner, Makenna Click, promises will be as creamy and delicious as it is beautiful. It must also be photo-worthy for social media, she adds.

University Of Saint Francis Launches Student-Run Record Label

Sep 13, 2017
Araceli Gomez-Aldana / WBOI News

The University of Saint Francis announced the launch of its new student-run music label. The new music venture aims to give students a real life look at the music industry. 

Mayors and public officials from 18 Indiana communities, as well as environmental advocates, business leaders, and young people met in Indianapolis Wednesday to talk about ways Indiana can adapt to impacts from climate change at the second annual Climate Leadership Summit.

Jim Poyser, the executive director of Earth Charter Indiana and the event’s organizer, says he sees bipartisan support on the local level for action on climate change.

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A new health care facility celebrated its grand opening on the west side of Fort Wayne with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

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When "Brewed IN the Fort," Northeast Indiana's premier craft beer festival, served its 1st taste back in 1998, it featured a handful of local and regional brewers.

This fall, 89.1 WBOI is making some exciting changes to its weekend lineup! Here's what you need to know: 

89.1 WBOI's Warp Drive is Back!

Sep 8, 2017

89.1 WBOI is kicking off its 2017 fall warp drive. Not familiar with a warp drive? The idea is to raise as much money as fast as possible through online and mailed in pledges before the drive goes live on Thursday, September 28th. If we reach our fall fundraising goal of $225,000 before the 28th, there will be no on-air fund drive! All donations made now count towards the goal. 

During last spring's warp drive, over 1,400 listeners stepped up to support public radio and cut the drive short by three days! 

Farmers in Indiana and across the nation are using more of a powerful, but controversial, weed killer this year — dicamba.

Dicamba has been used since at least the 1960s, mostly on corn. Last year, though, the Environmental Protection Agency approved a new type of dicamba to use on cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist the weed killer.

Don Lamb, who operates an 8,800 acre farm in Lebanon, says the new dicamba has created a problem.

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A new housing complex is coming to the southeast side of Fort Wayne.

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