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The Jug Huffers Breathe New Life into Old Musical Style

Jug bands were a turn-of-the-20th-century American invention, popular for their mix of traditional and homemade instruments, and of course, their jug players. While the genre is far less likely to be in the spotlight today, one Fort Wayne band is determined to keep the custom alive and well.
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Fort Wayne Riverfront Development Could Include Environmental Center

Environmental stewardship. It’s a phrase that many people wouldn’t be able to define, but an IPFW professor wants to bring it to Fort Wayne. Area groups are trying to build an environmental stewardship facility in Fort Wayne. But what exactly is “environmental stewardship?”
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Summer Vacation Series

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Study Abroad Trip Focuses On Italian Culinary Traditions

Throughout this week, WBOI has been featuring stories from area teachers that look at how they spent their time away from the classrooms in a series called My Summer Vacation. Linda Lolkus is an associate professor of foods and nutrition at the Health and Human Services Department at IPFW. While many educators use the summer to take a break from teaching, Linda spent part of her summer instructing a study abroad course in Italy.
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Fort Wayne Community Schools

All of the buildings in the Fort Wayne Community Schools district were built between 1902 and 1976, which means some of them don’t have air conditioning. Temperatures are in the 80s this week, and the heat can make it hard for students to concentrate.

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Jug bands were a turn-of-the-20th-century American invention, popular for their mix of traditional and homemade instruments, and of course, their jug players.

While the genre is far less likely to be in the spotlight today, one Fort Wayne band is determined to keep the custom alive and well.

Don't Forget The 2015 Elections

Sep 1, 2015
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It is 2015, yet most of the discussion about elections focuses on 2016. In some ways this is not surprising given that 2015 is an “off-year” for elections. Even though it is an off-year, there still are elections happening this year and the presidential campaigns are drowning out these elections by starting earlier and earlier each cycle.

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Advocates of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is set to expire in a month, admit it’s a federal program most people have never even heard of. But its expiration could have significant effects on conservation in Indiana.

Dan Coats

Part One of our conversation with Sen. Dan Coats  covered topics like foreign policy, including the Iran nuclear deal and the fight against the Islamic State.

Part Two is about domestic issues. WBOI’s Katy Anderson talked to Sen. Coats about the budget, the presidential primaries, and more.  

Dan Coats

Earlier this week, Republican Sen. Dan Coats stopped by the WBOI Studios to talk about some of the big issues Congress needs to address once members return from their August recess. 

In the first half of a two-part interview, WBOI’s Katy Anderson asked Sen. Coats about his thoughts on the Iran nuclear deal and the fight against the Islamic State. 

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"From Fencerows to Foodsheds" is a brand new documentary about the value of sustainable food systems here in Indiana, directed by Janet Katz.

Its Fort Wayne premiere is set for this Saturday at the Cinema Center, as part of the city's 7th annual Taste of the Arts Festival.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Fort Wayne just completed a project that will decrease the amount of sewage overflowing into the St. Joseph River. The project took less time and money to complete than expected.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Metronomes help musicians keep time. But they can also help save lives. Fort Wayne firefighters will now use metronomes when giving CPR.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Nalaxone, also known as Narcan, is a prescription drug that can save a person’s life if they are overdosing on opiates like heroin. A bill passed this year by the Indiana General Assembly allows first responders in Indiana to use the drug.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department and EMS have used Narcan on more than 100 overdose patients.

  Rick Machinski is a firefighter at Station 7 in Fort Wayne. He administered Narcan a week ago and thinks it helped save the person’s life.

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