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4:50 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

Join 89.1 WBOI for An Evening With NPR’s David Greene!

Credit 2015 NPR by David Gilkey

  Join 89.1 WBOI on Thursday, September 17 at 7pm for An Evening With NPR’s David Greene.

He’ll give a behind-the-scenes look at NPR and Morning Edition, and talk about his experiences in Russia which resulted in his recent book, Midnight in Siberia. Greene will be available after the lecture for a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $25/each if purchased before September 1st at wboi.org or 260-452-1189. Seating is limited!

Click here to buy tickets now!

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Politics & Government
3:30 pm
Fri July 31, 2015

State Clears Planned Parenthood in Investigation

Governor Mike Pence says the state’s investigation of Planned Parenthood was important in the wake of what he calls appalling remarks by senior officials of the national health care provider.

Pence ordered the State Health Department to investigate the abortion provider two weeks ago in the wake of videos allegedly showing national Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue, which is against the law in Indiana. 

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State Government
2:57 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Pence Answers Few Questions At Community Conversation

Gov. Mike Pence takes questions at a community conversation at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne.
Credit Lisa Ryan / WBOI News

Governor Mike Pence hosted a community conversation at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne on Tuesday. But many attendees didn’t think their questions were answered.

Questions at the forum included topics like education, criminal justice and gay marriage.

Brian Weck of Fort Wayne asked about North Side High School’s mascot. He’s had six kids graduate from North Side, and says the Redskins mascot is about honoring Native Americans, not offending them.

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One in Five
1:59 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Interview: Lee Arnold on the ADA and Accesibility in Fort Wayne

Lee Arnold works at Goodwill, which has a service to help find jobs for people with disabilities or other employment barriers.
Credit Courtesy / Goodwill

Not even the doctor knew how Lee Arnold was still alive.

In 1993, he was in a work accident that almost killed him. But Arnold survived, and he visited the WBOI studios to talk about life in a wheelchair.

In this extended interview, WBOI’s Lisa Ryan speaks with Arnold about the changes he’s had to make in his life since he was paralyzed. She starts the conversation by asking about the accident that caused it to happen. 

This story is part of WBOI's series, "One in Five," examining what's changed - and what hasn't - 25 years after the ADA became law.

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Opinion - Politics
5:56 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

When Choosing a Presidential Hopeful, Look Beyond the Headlines

Andrew Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.
Credit Courtesy / Andrew Downs

The first presidential debate is scheduled for Aug. 6th on Fox News.  This might seem ridiculous given that the presidential election is 16 months away (for those planning ahead: it's Nov. 8, 2016). But keep two things in mind.

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Politics & Government
5:08 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Pence Names a New Head of IEDC

Gov. Mike Pence (left) introduced CSO Artchitects CEO Jim Schellinger (center) as the new head of the IEDC Wednesday.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Governor Mike Pence is reaching across party lines to fill an open seat in his administration.  Pence announced on Wednesday Democrat Jim Schellinger will head the state’s economic development agency.

Schellinger, who’s served on the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors since Pence took office, will take a leave of absence from his role as CEO of the Indianapolis company CSO Architects.  The Hoosier Democrat ran for governor in 2008, losing in the primary.

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Arts & Culture
4:55 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Celebrating Arts on the Cutting Edge at the Fort Wayne Fringe Festival

Pyroscope Entertainment's Amy Corey and company will be spinning the fire again at this year's Fringe Fest.
Credit Courtesy: Pyroscope Entertainment

If you're seeking the very center of cutting edge arts performance this summer, your best bet is to head to the Fringe.

That's the 2015 Fort Wayne Fringe Festival to be exact, a week-long celebration of innovative talent that crosses all types of boundaries, hosted by Wunderkammer Company.

Festival coordinator Maddie Miller says this year's eclectic, multi-genre line-up offers something for everyone, and attendees need only be ready to expect the unexpected.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Plate Tectonics

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains plate tectonics. What is the geological process, when was the idea developed, and what parts of the earth are effected?

  

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Arts & Culture
4:54 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Extended Interview: Foster Park, Fort Wayne's "People's Park"

A peek through the gazebo and into Foster Park's popular Bridal Glen.
Credit Courtesy/Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

Colonel David Foster's strong belief in the importance of a city park network here in Fort Wayne earned him the title "Father of the Park System" back in the early 20th century.

And the space bearing his name, Foster Park, continues to be among the brightest stars among the 86 public municipal parks residents enjoy today.

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One in Five
2:40 pm
Fri July 24, 2015

Allen County Gets a "C" in ADA Survey

People gather at the Adair Federal Building to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition revealed the results of their survey during the event.
Credit Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Saturday is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Northeast Indiana cities are still working to make the area accessible for everyone. But a disability advocacy group says things have improved since the law passed more than two decades ago.

The Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition released a survey showing how residents feel about Allen County’s compliance with the ADA.

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