opinion http://wboi.org en 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 Vietnamese Cuisine Shines In the Summit City http://wboi.org/post/vietnamese-cuisine-shines-summit-city <p>I’ll never forget the first time I experienced Pho (pronounced “fuh,” like fun without the n), a traditional Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs, spices, and meat. My husband and I had wandered into Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant located on South Calhoun, and asked the waitress for a recommendation. She directed us to the Pho section of the menu, and it changed our lives—I am not exaggerating.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:07:37 +0000 Amber Recker 30134 at http://wboi.org Vietnamese Cuisine Shines In the Summit City Remembering the Past To Help the Future http://wboi.org/post/remembering-past-help-future <p>May is National Historic Preservation Month.&nbsp; This is the month when federal, state, and local governments, non-profits, and other organizations engage in a special effort to instill pride in our histories, promote heritage tourism, and show the economic and social benefits of historic preservation.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:05:34 +0000 Andrew Downs 29799 at http://wboi.org Remembering the Past To Help the Future Culinary School Enriches Fort Wayne's Food Culture http://wboi.org/post/culinary-school-enriches-fort-waynes-food-culture <p>Establishing a strong local food culture has been on my radar for years, and based on the increasing prevalence of locally-owned restaurants and other food-related businesses, our region is gaining momentum.</p><p>Many factors contribute to our growing local food economy, and since the 1980s, Ivy Tech has been a big one. Through its Hospitality Administration Department, it offers the area’s only culinary program, providing students an opportunity to study culinary, baking, and pastry arts, and it has been churning out talent.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:30:26 +0000 Amber Recker 29265 at http://wboi.org Culinary School Enriches Fort Wayne's Food Culture