Arts & Culture
9:47 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Pinestock Music Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

Pinestock founders Nate Norris and Nicholas Weaver
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The Pinestock Music Festival kicks off tomorrow on a 20-acre pine tree farm in Churubusco. 

According to Pinestock co-founder Nicholas Weaver, people have described it as "Woodstock meets Burning Man, with a flannel aesthetic."  Intrigued by that concept, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Weaver to learn more.

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5:54 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

7th Circuit Court Strikes Down Indiana's Same Sex Marriage Ban

Couples who are part of the lawsuits at a press conference at the ACLU-Indiana headquarters.
Credit Brandon Smith

Hoosier same sex couples say they’re celebrating a victory for love after the 7th Circuit Thursday ruled, in strong language, that Indiana’s same sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Attorneys representing those couples say the effects of the ruling are still on hold as the case is expected to continue.

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2:31 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Fort Wayne Philharmonic CEO Resigns

J.L. Nave III
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The CEO and President of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is resigning, effective at the end of the year. The announcement was made Wednesday.

J.L. Nave III has been with the Philharmonic for more than 8 years. When he arrived, the orchestra was in a deficit. Although large gifts have temporarily put it in the black, overall the organization has continued to operate at a significant deficit.  

Still, throughout Nave’s tenure, the orchestra has seen increased sponsorship and a 30 percent increase in the number of subscribers for their Masterworks series .

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2:14 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Fort Wayne Announces New Health and Wellness Initiative

OPF4.com
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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry hopes the city will lose a collective 500,000 pounds by the end of 2016. A new health and wellness initiative was announced Wednesday.

 

Fight for a Fitter Fort, or Operation F4, was developed in response to negative recognition Fort Wayne has received – the town made several lists of most obese cities in America.

F4 encourages individuals to make lifestyle changes, including fitness and activities and nutrition. Mayor Henry says he wants the City to take on this challenge to tackle the prevalent issues of diabetes and childhood obesity.

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2:07 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Indiana Supreme Court Hears Right to Work Case

Indiana’s Supreme Court justices suggested in oral arguments Thursday that unions’ problem with the state’s Right to Work law isn’t with the state – it’s with the federal government.

Indiana’s Right to Work law bars union contracts that require non-members pay fees for representation.  Unions argue the statute violates a section of the state constitution that says a person can’t be forced  to provide services without just compensation.

Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher says the unions’  exclusive collective bargaining rights are that fair compensation.

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5:56 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Advocates Rally for Anti-Citizens United Amendment

Supporters of an anti-Citizen's United amendment rally.
Credit Brandon Smith

Citizen and consumer advocacy groups are calling on U-S Senator Joe Donnelly to co-sponsor a  constitutional amendment they say would overturn the negative impact of controversial Supreme Court  decisions on campaign finance. 

The proposed amendment would empower Congress and the states to regulate and limit election  spending. It’s in response to two Supreme Court decisions – Citizens United versus the F-E-C and McCutcheon versus the F-E-C – that significantly loosened campaign donation limits.

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5:16 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Indiana Ranks Among Least Prepared for Emergencies

A national report card for emergency preparedness ranks Indiana among the least prepared states when it comes to emergency plans for schools and child care  facilities. The state does not meet half  of the minimum standards for addressing natural and manmade emergencies. 

The report card the international Charity Save the Children released Tuesday cites four  emergency preparedness standards states must meet: a family-child reunification plan,  and a K-12 multiple disaster plan, an evacuation/relocation plan, and a plan for children  with special needs. 

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11:56 am
Wed September 3, 2014

NPR's Ask Me Another Coming to WBOI!

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Starting  this weekend, you can hear NPR's Ask Me Another every Saturday at noon and Sundays at 7pm!  Ask Me Another is a game show that features word games, puzzles, and trivia played before a live audience.  

It's hosted by comedian Ophira Eisenberg and is a fun addition to the weekend schedule.  To learn more about the show and its host, click here.  

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3:18 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Court Upholds Indiana's Right to Work Law

The federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday upheld Indiana’s Right to Work law as constitutional.  The ruling comes days before the law is challenged at the Indiana Supreme Court.

Indiana’s Right to Work law bans union contracts that require nonmembers pay fees for representation.  The International Operating Engineers union filed two lawsuits in the wake of the bill’s passage in 2012  – one in federal court, another in state court.

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Arts & Culture
10:04 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Movie Music Spotlight Premiers Thursday

Rob Martinez is the host of Movie Music Spotlight, which premiers this Thursday at 10PM.
Credit Rob Martinez

WBOI's resident Christmas music expert, Rob Martinez, is going for an even bigger share of the 'pop culture market' beginning Thursday night, with a new weekly program called Movie Music Spotlight.

Eager to learn more about it, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Rob into the studio to discuss his passion for cinema, and his plans for the show. 

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