News http://wboi.org en Mile by Mile, Fort Wayne Trails Continue Expanding http://wboi.org/post/mile-mile-fort-wayne-trails-continue-expanding <p>Last week, the City of Fort Wayne <a href="http://wboi.org/post/pufferbelly-trail-begins-extension">cut the ribbon</a> on construction of a new segment of the Pufferbelly Trail on the city’s north side.</p><p>The expansion is the latest in what’s becoming an <a href="http://fwtrails.org/maps/">increasingly connected trail system</a> across four counties in Northeast Indiana.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:25:14 +0000 Sean Bueter 33549 at http://wboi.org Mile by Mile, Fort Wayne Trails Continue Expanding Indiana Government Aims to Improve Transparency http://wboi.org/post/indiana-government-aims-improve-transparency <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The governor’s office has unveiled a new website aiming to improve transparency and accountability in state government. The site was built to be a&nbsp;&nbsp;one-stop shop for Hoosiers keeping tabs on state agencies’ performance.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:14:04 +0000 Brandon Smith 33520 at http://wboi.org July's Leading Index Suggests Growing Economic Momentum http://wboi.org/post/julys-leading-index-suggests-growing-economic-momentum <p>New analysis from Indiana University suggests the Hoosier economy is heading in the right direction.</p><p><a href="http://www.stats.indiana.edu/lii/">The Leading Index for Indiana</a> – which uses national-level economic data to make predictions about the state’s economy – rose slightly in July. That’s the second monthly increase in a row.</p><p></p><p>According to Timothy Slaper at the IU Kelley School of Business, the increase comes in part because of a jump in homebuilder sentiment, what he calls the “exhuberant stock market,” and a strong outlook in transportation and logistics.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:32:53 +0000 Sean Bueter 33499 at http://wboi.org July's Leading Index Suggests Growing Economic Momentum Episode 158 - Dandelions http://wboi.org/post/episode-158-dandelions <p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Martin Fisher 33417 at http://wboi.org Henry Vetoes Right-to-Work Ordinance http://wboi.org/post/henry-vetoes-right-work-ordinance <p>Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry Friday vetoed a second labor-related ordinance in as many months– this one stating that city police could not require union membership.</p><p>The council previously overturned Henry’s veto on ending collective bargaining for the city’s non-public safety workers.</p><p>The right-to-work ordinance that would affect police passed along party lines by council last week. The measure was introduced by Republican Councilman Mitch Harper, who said it would help base employment on quality of work.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:49:24 +0000 Virginia Alvino 33405 at http://wboi.org Henry Vetoes Right-to-Work Ordinance 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 Indiana's Unemployment Rate on the Rise http://wboi.org/post/indianas-unemployment-rate-rise <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Indiana’s private sector sent a June record for job creation. Yet the state’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in a year. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:35:51 +0000 Brandon Smith 33402 at http://wboi.org From the Vault: Julia Meek's Never-Before-Released Interview with Johnny Winter http://wboi.org/post/vault-julia-meeks-never-released-interview-johnny-winter <p>Blues legend Johnny Winter <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/17/332226923/blues-guitarist-johnny-winter-dies-at-70">died this week at the age of 70</a>. The Grammy-winning artist was known for his high-energy picking style and a fiery presence on stage, both of which helped make him one of the greatest guitarists of all time, according to&nbsp;Rolling Stone.</p><p>In 2013, Winter performed in Fort Wayne, and WBOI's Julia Meek was given the opportunity to interview him.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:37:05 +0000 Sean Bueter 33399 at http://wboi.org From the Vault: Julia Meek's Never-Before-Released Interview with Johnny Winter Artlink's Executive Director Stepping Down http://wboi.org/post/artlinks-executive-director-stepping-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Artlink’s Executive Director is stepping down. Deb </span>Washler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced her resignation&nbsp;Wednesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Fort Wayne non-profit gallery has experienced significant growth since Washler took on the position of director in 2005.</p><p>Artlink moved to the Auer Center for Arts and Culture on Main Street in 2011 – a move that increased its gallery size by 50 percent, and helped increase attendance by 65 percent.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:13:25 +0000 Virginia Alvino 33310 at http://wboi.org Prescription Drug Disposal Program Coming to Indiana http://wboi.org/post/prescription-drug-disposal-program-coming-indiana <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Yellow Jug Old Drugs program creates opportunities for people to dispose of unused prescription&nbsp;drugs year-round at participating pharmacies. The program is coming to Indiana.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:44:25 +0000 Brandon Smith 33307 at http://wboi.org Prescription Drug Disposal Program Coming to Indiana