News http://wboi.org en Movie Music Spotlight Premiers Thursday http://wboi.org/post/movie-music-spotlight-premiers-thursday <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">WBOI's resident Christmas music expert, Rob Martinez, is going for an even bigger share of the 'pop culture market' beginning Thursday night, with a new weekly program called </span><em style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">Movie Music Spotlight.</em></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:04:53 +0000 Julia Meek 35333 at http://wboi.org Movie Music Spotlight Premiers Thursday Weekly Experiment - Coriolis Effect http://wboi.org/post/weekly-experiment-coriolis-effect <p>On this week's episode of the Weekly Experiment, we learn about the Coriolis effect. &nbsp;Martin Fisher from Science Central explains what it is and what we use it for.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:25:00 +0000 Martin Fisher 35209 at http://wboi.org WBOI Presents: A Conversation With NPR's Kelly McEvers http://wboi.org/post/wboi-presents-conversation-nprs-kelly-mcevers <p>In late August, 89.1 WBOI was honored to play host to NPR correspondent <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/131876588/kelly-mcevers">Kelly McEvers</a>, who gave a lecture at the Manchester University College of Pharmacy.</p><p>McEvers&nbsp;was a foreign correspondent for many years, reporting from the likes of Cambodia, Indonesia, and most recently, the Middle East. After being stationed in Iraq, she was sent to cover the Arab Spring, as citizens across the region attempted to topple dictators who had long held power in their respective countries.</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:22:09 +0000 Sean Bueter 35232 at http://wboi.org WBOI Presents: A Conversation With NPR's Kelly McEvers Richard Mourdock Resigns as State Treasurer http://wboi.org/post/richard-mourdock-resigns-state-treasurer <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock Friday announced his resignation, four months before his&nbsp;&nbsp;term expires.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Mourdock was set to leave office at the end of the year, term-limited from running again. Instead,&nbsp;&nbsp;he resigns effective Friday to, in his words, “pursue other professional interests.” </span></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:27:42 +0000 Brandon Smith 35220 at http://wboi.org Richard Mourdock Resigns as State Treasurer Eric Turner Removed From House GOP Leadership http://wboi.org/post/eric-turner-removed-house-gop-leadership <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Speaker Brian Bosma says Republican state Representative Eric Turner should have recused himself&nbsp;&nbsp;completely from discussions last session on legislation that significantly impacted his family’s nursing&nbsp;&nbsp;home business.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Bosma announced Friday that&nbsp;&nbsp;Turner will no longer be part of the House GOP leadership team.</span></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:25:35 +0000 Brandon Smith 35219 at http://wboi.org Eric Turner Removed From House GOP Leadership Unions Anticipate Labor Day Despite Recent Setbacks http://wboi.org/post/unions-anticipate-labor-day-despite-recent-setbacks <p>Labor Day is Monday. And while many folks take the long weekend to relax, the symbolic end of the summer means something different to union organizers.</p><p>For them it’s a day to celebrate the solidarity of their workers.</p><p>This year, policy in Indiana and across the country &nbsp;has continued to limit the influence and power unions have – and union membership is following that downward trend.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:41:24 +0000 Virginia Alvino 35212 at http://wboi.org Unions Anticipate Labor Day Despite Recent Setbacks Indiana's No Child Left Behind Waiver Extended http://wboi.org/post/indianas-no-child-left-behind-waiver-extended <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday Indiana’s No Child Left&nbsp;Behind waiver will extend through the 2014-2015 school year.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:14:55 +0000 Claire McInerny 35177 at http://wboi.org Mayor Henry Names Appointees to Legacy Review Committee http://wboi.org/post/mayor-henry-names-appointees-legacy-review-committee <p>Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry named his appointees to the Legacy review committee Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>The Legacy review committee is the result of some disagreement between City Council and Henry about what projects Legacy funds should be used for.</p><p>The committee to evaluate requests for Legacy funds was approved at Tuesday’s council.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:57:54 +0000 Virginia Alvino 35176 at http://wboi.org Resch Sees Bright Future for IPFW's Music Department http://wboi.org/post/resch-sees-bright-future-ipfws-music-department <p>Just over a year ago, Barbara Resch gave over her duties as director of music education at IPFW to become the department's chair.</p><p>She admits that she's seen the department from a lot of different perspectives over the years, but is quick to add that "seeing it from the perspective of the chair's office is a very different view."</p><p>With the fall semester in full swing, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Resch&nbsp;to find out what this school year has in store, and how the job is treating her so far.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:38:56 +0000 Julia Meek 35136 at http://wboi.org Resch Sees Bright Future for IPFW's Music Department State Explores Work Share Programs to Prevent Layoffs http://wboi.org/post/state-explores-work-share-programs-prevent-layoffs <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">State lawmakers are exploring the creation of a work share program to give companies the option&nbsp;of reducing employee hours rather than using layoffs during economic downturn.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Work share programs allow companies to reduce employee hours in lieu of layoffs, while the workers&nbsp;&nbsp;collect partial unemployment benefits.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:57:59 +0000 Brandon Smith 35133 at http://wboi.org