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Ben Clemmer

Sensing Beauty Exhibit Opens in Fort Wayne

The League for the Blind and Disabled partnered with the University of Saint Francis for an art exhibit that opened last week. The show called “Sensing Beauty: A Multi-Sensory Art Experience” lives up to its name. Kristin Miller, assistant professor of public relations, helped build the partnership between the university and the League for the Blind and Disabled. “They needed a friend-raiser, an opportunity for their donors and their consumers to interact in some way.” The need for a friend...

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Arts and Culture

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Straw-less Is More: Local Reduce Your Use Campaign Kicks Off For Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day , the Allen County Department of Environmental Management is launching an ambitious campaign at Eagle Marsh this Sunday, called "Reduce Your Use: Plastic Straws."

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State News

Pre-K Report: Indiana Needs Better State-Funded Programming

A recent report says Indiana needs to drastically improve state funded preschool, but state officials say it ignores significant improvements to the program. On this year’s State of Preschool report from The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), Indiana ranked second to last for state funded pre-K access for four year olds. It says in 2017, the state only served 2 percent of those children. The report also ranks Indiana 15th in state spending per child. The Indiana Family...

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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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Lannie Jones and Fred Teague share an image of Fred.
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Lannie Jones hasn’t returned to Fort Wayne in about eight years.

“And then last week, I was able to find that strength,” said Jones.

Rush Addresses Opioid Epidemic On Legal Panel

Apr 10, 2018
Chief Justice Loretta Rush on a 2016 panel. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush participated in a panel discussion about the legal issues involved in the opioid epidemic in Washington D.C. this week.  

Indiana Eighth Graders Show Improved Reading Scores

Apr 10, 2018

The so-called “nation’s report card” came out Tuesday to highlight math and reading scores for fourth and eighth graders throughout the country. Indiana’s 2017 averages remained similar to those from 2015, but it was one of the 10 states to show significant improvements in average eighth grade reading scores.

Partnership Offers Rides To Alzheimer's Trials

Apr 10, 2018

Alzheimer's scientists say they can't find a cure if they can't do the research, and they can't do the research if they don't have volunteers.

One of the biggest challenges for clinical trial participants is transportation. A new partnership aims to provide rides for volunteers in a new Eli Lilly study in Indianapolis and other locations across the country.  

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers speaks at an annual event in the statehouse. (Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News)
Jeanie Lindsay

 

The public’s confidence in higher education needs to improve. That was the message from Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers during this year’s annual address.

Lubbers says despite more students finishing degrees on time, some groups – including people in rural communities – still question its value. She pushed back on that idea.

 

 

A second baby was discovered Sunday evening in a Safe Haven Baby Box in Coolspring Township, just outside of Michigan City.

 

This is the second baby found in the same box within five months. The first one in November of last year.
 

The baby box was installed at the Coolspring fire station in April 2016. There are two boxes in the state, the other at Woodburn Fire Station, outside of Fort Wayne.
 

No babies have yet been left at the Woodburn box.
 

The Environmental Protection Agency visited East Chicago, Indiana, Saturday, to update residents on contamination cleanup.

EPA Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp and U.S. EPA senior advisor Albert Kelly attended the briefing and listened to public comment.

Residents heard updates from the on-site remediation coordinators and participated in, sometimes heated, Q&A sessions. Those comments were heard loud and clear, says Kelly.

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St. Joseph County officials have released more details regarding yesterday’s officer-involved shooting on South Bend’s West Side, which they are calling a “justified homicide.”
 

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Cote Godoy, a native Chilean, has devoted his life to music, and feels that it is the universal language of possibility, freedom and creativity.

A U.S. Department of Commerce document lists Purdue University research as a source for recommending a 24 percent tariff on imported steel.

When Purdue agricultural economics professor Thomas Hertel first saw the Trump Administration’s math, he had to check for himself.

“We quickly re-ran that experiment here and we get the same outcome,” says Hertel.

He created the Global Trade Analysis Project Model, referred to as GTAP, 25 years ago. The free database runs analyses on the impacts of tariffs and today has more than 17,000 users in 170 countries.

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