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Fort Wayne Cellist Thrives On Score Of Musical Connections

When cellist, Jane Heald, is not in her seat at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, or mentoring her many students, she's out in the community, actively exploring and sharing the multi-faceted language of music.
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Arts and Culture

Andy Laverghetta

To WBOI Jazz Host, Its All About The "Friday Vibe"

Jazz has always been a key ingredient in WBOI's rich mix of diverse musical offerings, and one volunteer host, Bruce Reidenbach, has been spinning those discs right here at the station for 33 years.
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NorthEATS Indiana

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

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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When cellist, Jane Heald, is not in her seat at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, or mentoring her many students, she's out in the community, actively exploring and sharing the multi-faceted language of music.

Filling a Ballot Vacancy

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Andrew Downs / IPFW

On July 26th, the 24 members of the Republican State Committee met in a caucus to fill the ballot vacancy created by Governor Mike Pence accepting the Republican nomination for vice president.  The 22 voting members* decided that Eric Holcomb is the best candidate to replace Pence. 

Sierra Club

Clean energy advocates launched a statewide ad campaign to compel Indiana-Michigan Power to close their coal-fired Rockport plant, the largest in the state. But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Nick Janzen reports, the power company says it is already on track to convert to cleaner energy.

The Sierra Club, Ball State University students, and community leaders unveiled a new ad campaign to compel I&M to shut the plant down. 


Andy Laverghetta

Jazz has always been a key ingredient in WBOI's rich mix of diverse musical offerings, and one volunteer host, Bruce Reidenbach, has been spinning those discs right here at the station for 33 years.

Lisa Ryan

Just about an hour south of Fort Wayne in Berne, Indiana, residents celebrate their heritage with Swiss Days. The festival starts Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. It gives the town a chance to showcase its unique blend of Swiss heritage, Amish culture and Hoosier traditions.

Lisa Ryan/WBOI News

After a week away, the WBOI Weekly podcast returns for your roundup of Northeast Indiana and Hoosier State news.

Jiawei Fang

Opening tonight at the Cinema Center, "The Music of Strangers" is a new documentary by Morgan Neville that explores Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's concept of music as a universal language.

A few weeks ago, members of the Ensemble shared their techniques right here in Indiana, with the 2nd annual Global Musician Workshop, hosted by DePauw University.

Twin Swamps Nature Preserve | Posey County

Voluntary conservation farming practices are measurably decreasing nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin, and this good news: from the Midwest, all the way down the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Nick Janzen reports, the Indiana trend in conservation is reducing the pollution that creates harmful algae blooms and the gulf’s dead zone.

The Indianapolis Zoo, as part of the dolphin exhibit, has a video of dolphins swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. They’re swimming near a boat, pushing air through their blowholes.  


Nan Vance/USDA Forest Service

When you think of orchids, Indiana probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But according to Acres Land Trust executive director Jason Kissel, Indiana is home to over 40 different types of the flower.

Lisa Ryan

U.S. Senate candidate Evan Bayh kicked off a statewide tour Thursday. He started in Fort Wayne for his first campaign stop since joining the Senate race last week. He’s visiting cities across Indiana before he’s officially nominated Friday as the Democratic candidate.

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