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Transportation
6:49 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

DOJ Finds Hoosier Amtrak Stations Not ADA Compliant

The DOJ found none of Indiana's 11 Amtrak stations are ADA compliant
Credit Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons

A Department of Justice investigation found that many of Amtrak’s facilities across the country don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including all 11 Indiana stations.

Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services, the state’s disability advocacy agency, is one of several organizations around the country that filed complaints against Amtrak with the Department of Justice. 

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News
6:09 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Pollution From Flood Waters Could Threaten Great Lakes

Many Fort Wayne's parks, including Swinney Park, remain largely flooded.
Credit Jeremey Young

While recent flooding across the region has posed public safety concerns and inconveniences, it can also have a significant environmental impact.  Flooding poses more of a threat to  waterways downstream of Fort Wayne. 

Record-setting rainfall this month has caused sewage, sediments, and harmful  nutrients to enter Fort Wayne’s waterways. Dan Wire of the Tri-State Watershed Alliance says although the rivers are  particularly bloated and brown right now, we don’t have much to worry about  here. 

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Opinion - Health
4:35 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Obamacare and SCOTUS, Part III: A Primer and Opinions on King v. Burwell

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abe Schwab

It turns out that 7 out of 10 surveyed individuals in the U.S. are unaware of the Supreme Court case (and eminent ruling on) King v. Burwell.

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Health & Science
3:39 pm
Sat June 20, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Opal

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about opal.  What is this mineral, what causes the colors, and why is it popular as a gemstone? 

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Wrestling with Passion: An Interview with Mick Foley

Wrestling legend Mick Foley engages audiences around the world with his one man show, sharing stories from his colorful past.
Credit Courtesy / Mick Foley

You may not be familiar with the name Mick Foley. But maybe you should be.

Foley is perhaps best known as one of the superstars who launched World Wrestling Entertainment into its most recent surge in popularity. Among fans, his marquee matches are considered among the most exciting in the history of the business, due to his incredible toughness in the ring.

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Housing
4:35 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

Fort Wayne Rent Too High For Some Households

Roughly nine percent of properties in Fort Wayne are government subsidized.
Credit Lisa Ryan / WBOI News

Fort Wayne rent prices are below the national average, according to a recent study from Apartment List, but that doesn’t mean everyone in the city can afford them. For some low-income households, rent prices are still too high.

In Fort Wayne, rent for two-bedroom apartments is actually down three percent from 2013, while the national average jumped three percent in the same period, according to the study.

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Station News
11:19 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Equipment Malfunction Disrupting 89.1 WBOI Signal

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties that are disrupting our signal for 89.1 WBOI.  We hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible.  In the meantime, you can still stream us online.  Sorry for the inconvenience! 

Arts & Culture
5:41 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Celebrating the Solstice: An Interview with Troy Ganser

Troy Ganser and his pirate crew will be no match for the Fairy Queen and her royal court at T.A.G. Art's upcoming Solstice Celebration.
Credit Courtesy/Troy Ganser

Summer will officially be here this Sunday, and to one Allen County resident in particular, that means it's time for a solstice celebration.

Troy Ganser has a life-long affinity for holidays, folklore and entertaining, and believes his new T.A.G. Art facility in New Haven provides a perfect (and natural) setting in which to host an interactive "Summer Solstice Fairy Party."

WBOI's Julia Meek met with Ganser earlier this week to discuss the pleasure of storytelling in this magical manner.

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News
4:41 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

City Announces Grant For Sports Development

Goalball is designed for athletes who are blind. It is one of four tournaments receiving funding from a sports development grant.
Credit Helene Stjernlöf, Creative Commons

Fort Wayne is giving a $20,000 sports development grant to the city’s tourism agency. The grant will go toward four sports tournaments, which the city estimates will bring in nearly $800,000.

One of those tournaments is the Blind Athletes National Goalball Championship. It’s the first time a Paralympic championship will be held in Fort Wayne.

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News
3:32 pm
Wed June 17, 2015

Rain Continues, City Works to Prevent Flood Damage

A crew comprised of City workers and volunteers fills sandbags to prevent flood damage in the Belle Vista neighborhood of Fort Wayne.
Lisa Ryan WBOI News

Continuing rainfall in Northeast Indiana isn’t expected to let up any time soon, causing pockets of flooding. 

Crews and volunteers worked through the night Tuesday filling sandbags and  constructing temporary levees to help protect property. A number of parks around  the community are flooded and closed as well. 

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