Lead Stories

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Fort Wayne Native Chronicles Journey Along The Mighty Maumee

"In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River" is a brand new book by Fort Wayne native, Ryan Schnurr.

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Arts and Culture

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South Side Neighborhood Restaurant Getting Back In The Carhop Business

When Don Hall's Original Drive In on Bluffton Road opened its doors in 1946, drive in restaurants were the rage, car hops delivered food to eager curbside customers, and "Buzzing Hall's" became the thing to do.

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State News

HUD Approves $4M Grant For West Calumet Housing Complex Demolition

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the East Chicago Housing Authority $4 million Thursday to tear down a lead contaminated public housing complex. The West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana is the most contaminated section of a federal toxic waste cleanup site. Last spring, the city forced about a thousand residents to move out of the complex, a process that took nearly a year. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development now approved local...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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When "Brewed IN the Fort," Northeast Indiana's premier craft beer festival, served its 1st taste back in 1998, it featured a handful of local and regional brewers.

This fall, 89.1 WBOI is making some exciting changes to its weekend lineup! Here's what you need to know: 

89.1 WBOI's Warp Drive is Back!

Sep 8, 2017

89.1 WBOI is kicking off its 2017 fall warp drive. Not familiar with a warp drive? The idea is to raise as much money as fast as possible through online and mailed in pledges before the drive goes live on Thursday, September 28th. If we reach our fall fundraising goal of $225,000 before the 28th, there will be no on-air fund drive! All donations made now count towards the goal. 

During last spring's warp drive, over 1,400 listeners stepped up to support public radio and finished the on-air drive in 6 days! 

Farmers in Indiana and across the nation are using more of a powerful, but controversial, weed killer this year — dicamba.

Dicamba has been used since at least the 1960s, mostly on corn. Last year, though, the Environmental Protection Agency approved a new type of dicamba to use on cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist the weed killer.

Don Lamb, who operates an 8,800 acre farm in Lebanon, says the new dicamba has created a problem.

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A new housing complex is coming to the southeast side of Fort Wayne.

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A proposed ordinance to limit the business hours of Fort Wayne’s strip clubs was tabled on a 5-4 vote by City Council Tuesday Night.

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald announced Tuesday they will be taking on direct bridge repair and maintenance for their respective cities.

The $130-billion merger of chemical and material manufacturing giants Dow and DuPont is now official, nearly two years after it was first announced.

In the next 18 months, the newly created DowDuPont will split into three businesses – for material sciences, specialty products and agricultural chemicals.

The agriculture division stands to affect Indiana the most. Dow AgroSciences has 1,500 workers in Indianapolis, and more at seed and chemical dealerships statewide.

Indiana’s battle to collect online sales tax from businesses that don’t have a physical presence in the state will more likely play out in Congress than in the courts, says one economist.

Indiana does collect sales tax from companies such as Amazon, which has seven distribution centers across five counties.

But the state also wants to tax online retailers including Wayfair and Overstock, which don’t – but still earn more than $100,000 a year from Hoosiers.

The Veterans Affairs Secretary earlier this year said the VA needed to hire more than 45,000 positions to reduce wait times and improve care for veterans across the country.

A group of employees who rallied in Indianapolis claim less than 2,000 have been filled.

And organizer Sheila Simon says a recent Veterans of Foreign Wars survey indicates a majority of veterans would still prefer to receive care at the VA.

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