opinion http://wboi.org en The Business of Ebola http://wboi.org/post/business-ebola <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we all know, two individuals infected with Ebola now reside in Atlanta, Georgia. After they were identified as infected, they were flown to Atlanta in a special containment plane and then taken to a containment unit at Emory University. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once at Emory they received an experimental serum, </span>ZMapp<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which, in animals, has been effective in eradicating the disease in individuals. </span></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:17:56 +0000 Abraham Schwab 34541 at http://wboi.org The Business of Ebola Handcrafted Cocktails Lift Spirits in Northeast Indiana http://wboi.org/post/handcrafted-cocktails-lift-spirits-northeast-indiana <div><p>What defines a good night out for you? For me, it’s great friends, fantastic food, and more recently, a preciously crafted cocktail.</p><p>Historically, the last in this list has been difficult to find in our region. Fort Wayne was a city of banal concoctions—Jack ‘n Coke, Vodka n’ anything, and premixed martinis and margaritas dominate the bar scene. Enter the age of the craft cocktail.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:50:54 +0000 Amber Recker 34229 at http://wboi.org Handcrafted Cocktails Lift Spirits in Northeast Indiana How Regulation Can Build Community http://wboi.org/post/how-regulation-can-build-community <p>Bloomington, Ind., recently adopted an ordinance that requires all chain businesses to meet a visual standard.&nbsp; The visual standard means that chain businesses such as restaurants and retail outlets most likely will not be able to build their usual buildings or modify buildings to look like their usual buildings.&nbsp; Instead, the businesses will have to complement the architecture, façade, scale, and signage of their neighbors.&nbsp; The ordinance applies only to downtown and an area west of the Indiana University campus.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:30:07 +0000 Andrew Downs 33932 at http://wboi.org How Regulation Can Build Community Facebook, Baby's Blood, and the Debate Over Informed Consent http://wboi.org/post/facebook-babys-blood-and-debate-over-informed-consent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every once in a while I wonder if I’ve just been part of a research study that didn’t require consent. Now I know this is a trick of the mind—I know about so many such studies that I’m ready to think I might be involved in one.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:48:05 +0000 Abraham Schwab 33403 at http://wboi.org Facebook, Baby's Blood, and the Debate Over Informed Consent Summer Sizzle: The Fort's Best Burgers http://wboi.org/post/summer-sizzle-forts-best-burgers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nothing says summer like a big, juicy burger. So in honor of this warm-weather staple, I set out to find the Fort’s best. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a heated debate on various social media networks and tallying over one hundred votes, the top six restaurants emerged. </span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:32:26 +0000 Amber Recker 32965 at http://wboi.org Summer Sizzle: The Fort's Best Burgers They Gathered in Indy to Talk About What? http://wboi.org/post/they-gathered-indy-talk-about-what <p><a href="http://nipr.fm/post/wboi-presents-mount-vernon-assembly-and-constitutional-amendments" target="_blank">A recent episode of <em>WBOI Presents</em></a> featured IPFW historian Jeffrey Malanson and political scientist Mike Wolf discussing the two ways the <a href="http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html" target="_blank">United States Constitution</a> can be amended according to <a href="http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/constitution/article-v.html" target="_blank">Article V</a>.&nbsp; One of the methods has been used 27 times.&nbsp; The other has never been Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:16:35 +0000 Andrew Downs 32401 at http://wboi.org They Gathered in Indy to Talk About What? "Respecting Choices" in Northeast Indiana http://wboi.org/post/respecting-choices-northeast-indiana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s an absurd question when you mull it over. It’s mildly rude, it’s unusual, and it’s disturbing to contemplate. It can be a threat or it can signal sympathy. So let me ask you: how would you like to die?</span></p><p>Even the sardonic Tyrion Lannister, from the epic and brutal Game of Thrones on HBO, wants familiar comfort (click the image to see what he has to say).</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:47:09 +0000 Abraham Schwab 32041 at http://wboi.org "Respecting Choices" in Northeast Indiana Ranked: The Fort’s Tastiest Wings http://wboi.org/post/ranked-fort-s-tastiest-wings <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, I’ve listened to people debate about which Fort Wayne restaurant serves the best wings, so I did some </span>crowdsourcing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to identify the top spots and set out to try them myself. Based on hundreds of responses on Twitter and Facebook, I narrowed the list to the most popular five.</span></p><p></p><p>So which place do I think has the best wings? Here are my reviews.<br /><br /> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:02:16 +0000 Amber Recker 31349 at http://wboi.org Ranked: The Fort’s Tastiest Wings Summer Committees Offer Legislative Insight http://wboi.org/post/summer-committees-offer-legislative-insight <p>The <a href="http://iga.in.gov/">Indiana General Assembly</a> meets in session until the end of April in odd-numbered years.&nbsp; This is known as the long-session and is when the two-year budget is drafted and approved.&nbsp;</p><p>In even-numbered years, the General Assembly meets in session until the middle of March.&nbsp; This is known as the short-session.&nbsp; You can see the archive of legislative activity and deadline information <a href="http://www.in.gov/legislative/2414.htm">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:09:23 +0000 Andrew Downs 31053 at http://wboi.org Summer Committees Offer Legislative Insight HIP, Hoosiers and Incentivizing Health http://wboi.org/post/hip-hoosiers-and-incentivizing-health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday, May 15, Governor Pence announced ‘<a href="http://www.in.gov/fssa/hip/files/HIP_2_0_Waiver_Final_Draft_5_14_14.pdf">HIP 2.0</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,' the proposed Indiana alternative to the Medicaid expansion. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:43:48 +0000 Abraham Schwab 30726 at http://wboi.org HIP, Hoosiers and Incentivizing Health