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Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Purdue's First And Only School Of Music Could Be In Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne could soon have Purdue University’s first and only school of music. That was a proposal made Friday by faculty and administrators at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is in the process of being split into two universities.

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Earth Day Tree Planting Takes Root In New Haven

Saturday is Earth Day , and beginning this Friday, Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is making it a free, 3-day public celebration in New Haven, Indiana , with a goal of planting eleven hundred trees in the city's Moser and Heatherwood Parks.

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Indiana Legislature

Alcohol Law Proposal Upsets Convenience Store Owner Ricker

Convenience store owner Jay Ricker says he’s been targeted by the General Assembly in proposed legislation on alcohol carryout permits. The proposed legislative language would bar Ricker from renewing his permits next year. At issue are restaurant permits Ricker’s was able to secure at two convenience stores. Those permits allow them to sell cold beer and hard liquor for carryout – previously, the sole right of liquor stores and restaurants. Proposed legislative language would create a new...

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Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Host Explores Astronomy To Zoology Over The Airwaves

Martin Fisher, Executive Director of Fort Wayne's Science Central , has been the host of 89.1 WBOI's "The Weekly Experiment" segment for nearly six years.

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Egg producers are scrambling to keep up with rising corporate demand for cage-free eggs.

For Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms, the nation’s second-biggest egg producer, that means building three huge, new, high-efficiency cage-free houses in Pulaski County – capable of churning out a million eggs a day.

Going cage-free is not as simple as setting chickens loose, or taking cages out of a conventional chicken house. It can cost up to $50 a bird, and construction can take months.

Appointed Superintendent Bill Heads To Governor

Apr 18, 2017

 

The House advanced a bill to the governor Tuesday to make the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed, rather than elected position.

The bill as it originally left the House made the state schools superintendent an appointed position beginning in 2021.

Hopes Dim To Raise Indiana’s Cigarette Tax This Year

Apr 18, 2017
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In the last few hours of the legislative session, as lawmakers work out the final details of the budget, the proposed cigarette tax increase faces its last chance to pass.

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Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly has been dealt another blow by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which failed to approve a newly-developed treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.

In what is referred to as a “complete response letter,” The FDA stated it wants Lilly to supply more data to clarify safes dosage levels and put certain safety concerns to rest.

Few Issues Remain Undecided In Vaping Regulations Bill

Apr 17, 2017

 

House and Senate authors of new vaping regulations say they’re in 99 percent agreement on the bill as the session’s end draws near.

There’s general agreement in the e-liquid bill about rules that include reporting ingredients to state regulators and certain labeling and bar code requirements.

One of the biggest education bills this session seeks to expand the current pre-K pilot program, but the current version of the bill includes funding a new, home school preschool option.

One part of the bill allocates $1 million per year for digital preschool services for families to use at home.

WBOI News Earns Multiple AP Awards

Apr 17, 2017
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Winners of the 2016 Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association Contest were announced Saturday, Apr. 15 in Indianapolis.  

The WBOI news team had entries in the large market division, and competed against broadcast organizations in Indianapolis, Chicago, Louisville, East Chicago, Fort Wayne and South Bend metro areas.  

WBOI earned the following awards: 

First Place: Best News Series, "Teen Mental Health," Lisa Ryan 

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Fort Wayne-based Ambassador Enterprises announced they will invest $500,000 in the South Dock Amphitheatre at Riverfront Park, earning them naming rights.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses fingerprinting. What's the history of using them for identification, how do your fingers make them, and what are the different patterns? 

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The City of Fort Wayne awarded facade grants Thursday to nine local organizations looking to enhance the exteriors of their properties.

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