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Summer Rainfall Causes Pumpkins To Drown

This is the first part of a weekly series that will look at food news in Northeast Indiana. It’s called NorthEATS Indiana. And from the farms of Whitley County, to the kitchens of Fort Wayne, to Huntington County’s restaurants, we’ll be looking at news you can sink your teeth into.
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Fort Wayne Youtheatre Brings Modern Classic to the Stage

Fort Wayne Youtheatre is launching its fall season this Friday evening with a step away from the usual lighthearted musical fare. They'll be performing an adaptation of William Golding's 1954 classic novel, "Lord of the Flies." What makes this dramatic presentation even more compelling is the use of actual 12 year olds to play the roles of the story's 12-year-old characters--parts, according to director, John O'Connell, that are usually given to actors of college age, or older. Earlier this...
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Interview With David Greene

Peter Dominowski

Interview: David Greene On Journalism, Public Radio

David Greene is the host of Morning Edition, author of Midnight in Siberia and a journalist who has reported internationally and across the United States. He visited the WBOI studios in September and WBOI’s Lisa Ryan had a chance to speak with him about the state of journalism, current events and his recent book.
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Environmental stewardship. It’s a phrase that many people wouldn’t be able to define, but an IPFW professor wants to bring it to Fort Wayne.

Area groups are trying to build an environmental stewardship facility in Fort Wayne. But what exactly is “environmental stewardship?”

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Throughout this week, WBOI has been featuring stories from area teachers that look at how they spent their time away from the classrooms in a series called My Summer Vacation.

Linda Lolkus is an associate professor of foods and nutrition at the Health and Human Services Department at IPFW. While many educators use the summer to take a break from teaching, Linda spent part of her summer instructing a study abroad course in Italy.

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If patients needed to have work done on their arteries at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, they would need to go to the emergency room. But a $2.1 million renovation will give those patients and nurses a room of their own.

It’s called a catheterization lab, where patients can go if their arteries are blocked.

That lab can be used for preventative procedures, like troubled breathing, or on emergency procedures like heart attacks.

Cath lab manager Nicole Buonomo says the renovation will provide patients and nurses with more space in a calmer environment.

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Many schools are back in session, and some students may be asked how they spent their summer vacations.

This week on WBOI, we’re flipping things around and asking area teachers how they spent their time away from the classrooms in our Summer Vacation Series.

Larry Linson is a third grade teacher at Cedarville Elementary school. Larry had the opportunity this summer to explore the national parks out west after receiving funding from a Lilly Foundation Teacher Creativity Grant.

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Nationally renowned Hoosier painter Homer Davisson is remembered as the "dean of Indiana artists" because of his impact on the state's arts scene in the first half of the 20th century.

His impressionistic landscapes are found mostly in limited personal collections and art galleries throughout the Midwest.

Jim Dettmer

This week on WBOI, we’re asking area teachers how they spent their summer vacations. It’s part of our Summer Vacation series.

Jim Dettmer works at Fort Wayne Community Schools, but that’s not his only job. He also trains, shows, and breeds horses with his family year-round. They show horses at a high level, and last year one of their foals placed in the top ten at the largest horse show in the world.

Programming on 94.1 WBNI will be temporarily disrupted this afternoon while the tower undergoes routine maintenance to replace a lightbulb.  We anticipate to be back on the air by 2:30pm.  Thank you for your patience, and in the meantime you can stream 94.1 WBNI online.  

The Failure of BMI as a Medical Metric

Aug 19, 2015

standard Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator puts LeBron James (6’8”, 250lbs) as close to being “obese" as he is to being “normal” weight. The use of BMI has also kept individuals known to have bulimia or anorexia nervosa from getting treatment because their BMI isn’t low enough.

These two examples demonstrate that BMI has limited value for determining a “healthy” weight. And I’m not the first to point this outNotEvenClose. But that’s not the end of the story. What, sense should we make of studies showing an increased risk of death for BMI-overweight individuals?  Obviously, we have to take seriously any robustly demonstrated correlation. So we should take these studies at face value and, when feasible, decrease our risk by aiming to lower our BMI. 

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Fort Wayne is partnering with the TinCaps as part of a national initiative called Play Ball. The program is designed to get people to participate in baseball and related activities.

The city and baseball team have partnered to provide programs and events during the 2016 baseball season as part of the Play Ball initiative.

The city hopes it will complement the community wellness program, Operation Fight for a Fitter Fort.

Mayor Tom Henry’s spokesman, John Perlich, says Play Ball will give people the opportunity to be healthy and have fun.

Indiana Senate Democrats

Indiana State Sen. Karen Tallian announced Monday she is withdrawing from the race for governor. The Democrat is the second candidate to leave the gubernatorial race. Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz withdrew her candidacy earlier this month. 

Tallian said in a statement she supports the only remaining Democrat, former House Speaker John Gregg. 


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