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Jerry Brown recently signed legislation legalizing physician-assisted suicide for patients at the end of life. When I recently talked with the FRIENDS of IPFW about my work on Advance Care Planning in Indiana, this issue came up.

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Golf season is coming to a close for several local parks, but much of the summer was plagued by rain and flooding, resulting in a significant decrease in participation around golf courses.

Shoaff and McMillen Parks will be the first of several closing their golf courses within the next week in preparation for the winter months.

While closing the courses is standard practice for this time of the year, many of them saw significant decreases in activity in the summer due to massive rain and flooding levels.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central looks at baking soda.  What is it, why is it used in baking, and what's it made of? 

Friends of the Parks of Allen County

The Friends of the Parks of Allen County and local volunteers will be planting trees around Fort Wayne this weekend.

Fort Wayne parks will undergo a bit of a makeover this weekend as Friends of the Parks teams up with Parks and Recreation in Fort Wayne and Allen County for the Great Tree Canopy Comeback Saturday morning.

Volunteers for the Great Tree Canopy Comeback are expected to help plant more than 250 trees around parks like Memorial, Lakeside, and Fox Island, while at the same time learning the appropriate methods for planting a tree.

Fort Wayne City Utilities

On Wednesday, city officials gathered for the 150th anniversary of the city's first brick sewer. For many, the milestone is more than just a celebration of sewers.

Classical 94.1 WBNI is pleased to broadcast the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's 2015-2016 Masterworks series! 

You can hear the following performances at 7pm on 94.1 WBNI:

Thursday, Oct. 15th - Rachmaninoff and Dvorak

Thursday, Nov. 5th - Beethoven's Eighth Symphony 

Thursday, Dec. 3rd - Dvorak's New World Symphony 

Thursday, Jan. 21st - Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Thursday, Feb. 4th - Midwinter Mozart

Thursday, Mar. 3rd - An Evening with George Gershwin

Thursday Mar. 24th - Legends and Fairy Tales

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Ethel Waters was one of the most popular African-American singers and actresses of the 1920's. And she continued blazing trails and collecting awards in multiple entertainment fields until her death in 1977.

Beginning this week, First Presbyterian Theater honors the actress and her legacy with a one-woman biographic play titled "His Eye Is on the Sparrow", named after Waters' favorite Gospel hymn.

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Fort Wayne was once home to several small breweries, but they dwindled away until only one was left. Now, as craft beer becomes increasingly popular nationwide, more microbreweries are popping up in the area.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains a desiccant.  What is this material, what does it do, and what are some of the common types of desiccants? 

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Fort Wayne is home to many talented musicians--and while they make a lot of music, few of them make the instruments on which they play it.

Bernie Stone, member of The Bulldogs and owner of Stone Custom Drum, is the exception to that rule, and has delved into both sides of the industry for nearly 40 years.

Earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Stone into the studio to learn where this percussion-rich path has led him.

To find out more about Stone's musical pursuits, visit his website.