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Andy Laverghetta

Keeping It Classical: Behind The Mic With WBNI Host Stan Whippo

Classical music is alive and well here at Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and volunteer host, Stan Whippo has been sharing it in the form of a live, four hour "Matinee," every weekday afternoon on our classical station, 94.1 WBNI for over 20 years.

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Arts and Culture

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Veteran Fort Wayne Sculptor Reflects On Public Art Scene

Fort Wayne sculptor, Hector Garcia, has established a reputation for his craft over the past 40 years, on regional, national and international levels.

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State News

Indy 500 Organ Donor Campaign Helps Grieving Families

Organ donation has become a mission for racing family’s during this year’s Indianapolis 500 with a goal of increasing the number of registered donors and through the process comes healing and hope. A Little Sister Taylor McLean was close to her brother Bryan Clauson. He was an organ donor. “Bryan was the best big brother, the most amazing person and to be able to honor him still even though he’s not here it’s been a dream come true, honestly,” says McLean. “It’s helped me grieve in ways I...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

Keeping It Classical: Behind The Mic With WBNI Host Stan Whippo

Classical music is alive and well here at Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and volunteer host, Stan Whippo has been sharing it in the form of a live, four hour "Matinee," every weekday afternoon on our classical station, 94.1 WBNI for over 20 years.

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More than 700 Indiana students received a certificate of multilingual proficiency from the state, meaning the students are proficient in two languages.

The Department of Education awarded this certificate, and this is the first cohort of students receiving the recognition.

A panel discussion about fake news takes place tonight on the IPFW campus. Join WBOI reporter Lisa Ryan and professors Michael Wolf and Assem Nasr as they discuss about how to identify fake news.

What is Fake News?

Where: First floor of Helmke Library at IPFW
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

When: Monday, May 22
5:30-6:30 Meet and greet with refreshments
6:30-7:30 Panel discussion

Panelists: Assem Nasr, Associate Professor of Communication
Michael Wolf, Professor of Political Science
Lisa Ryan, WBOI Reporter and Morning Edition Host
 

President Trump's first day in Saudi Arabia began with a lavish reception and ended with an ostentatious ceremony, but not before Trump and the Saudi king signed several agreements spanning diplomatic, governmental and commercial ventures, including an arms deal worth $110 billion.

Ex-Indiana Schools Chief Opens School Board Consulting Business

May 19, 2017

Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s former Superintendent of Public Instruction, will soon work on education matters in a new role. She now leads Advancing Public Schools as president and CEO.

The company’s mission is “dedicated to advancing the nation’s public school system through partnerships with local school boards in the areas of advocacy and literacy,” according to their website.

HIV/STD Conference Keeps Shapes Prevention Strategies

May 19, 2017

Health providers, public health leaders and other treatment professionals from around Indiana gathered in Indianapolis for the 2017 HIV/STD Update. The annual conference allows people working in and around the field of infectious disease to come together, hear from national and state leaders and shape strategy.

Medical director at the Bell Flower STD Clinic, Dr. Janet Arno, says the event can help keep the conversation updated.

Courtesy/Smithsonian Institute

Fort Wayne sculptor, Hector Garcia, has established a reputation for his craft over the past 40 years, on regional, national and international levels.

Courtesy/Lutheran Health Network

Lutheran Health Network is currently owned by Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, but a group of Northeast Indiana doctors wants to buy it from the multi-state health organization.

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill Thursday providing aid for a lead contaminated neighborhood in East Chicago, Indiana.

House Bill 1344 expands lead testing in the soil and water of the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago. At the bill signing in East Chicago, Holcomb says nothing could be more important than getting the city back on track.

“From the street to your Statehouse to the White House, we are going to make sure East Chicago stays on track,” says Holcomb.

McCormick: ‘Concern’ 2 SBOE Seats Still Vacant

May 18, 2017

As two seats sit vacant on Indiana’s education policy-creating body, the state’s highest-ranking education official is concerned.

As Gary Community Schools prepares for a state-hired emergency manager to take control, the seat on the state education board that represents the district remains vacant.

The same goes for East Chicago Schools as it faces a lead contamination crisis in the community.

Planned Parenthood wants a court to halt portions of a new Indiana abortion law. It’s the fifth lawsuit over abortion legislation in seven years.

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