The Difference
6:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Interview: Fort Wayne City Councilman Geoff Paddock on Black Male Achievement

Fort Wayne City Councilman Geoff Paddock
Credit Geoff Paddock

From education to income, there’s a significant gap between black men and their peers in Fort Wayne- last year, the City was awarded a technical grant from the National League of Cities to address the disparity.

As a part of the initiative, the NLC held a conference in Oakland last month for the participating cities to learn about strategies for improving black male achievement.

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Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Locally-Focused Races Could Mean Lower Turnout at the Polls

There are no statewide races on the ballot in tomorrow’s primary. That hasn’t happened in Indiana in more than a decade, and could generate low voter turnout.

This is the first time since 2002 that there have been no statewide races on the primary ballot.  Only three statewide races will take place this fall – Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor – and candidates for those positions are decided at party conventions this summer. 

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says it’s difficult to get a sense of what turnout this election will be like.

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Education
12:41 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Heritage Trail - Old Tower Bank

Lincoln Tower was Fort Wayne’s first skyscraper and turns 99 years old this month.    The Heritage Trail’s Tom Castaldi tells us about the founding and history of one of Fort Wayne’s most recognizable buildings. 

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Health & Science
10:09 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Episode 148 - Crayon

News
4:45 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Study Set to Focus on Sexual Assault in Indiana

The state is allocating $65,000 to fund a study aimed at understanding why Indiana has the second highest rate of sexual assault among teenage girls in the country.

Researchers at IUPUI’s Global Health Communication Center will conduct the study this summer.

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Education
8:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

This Week on WBOI Presents: "Growing Up in the Arab World"

This week on WBOI Presents, we bring you a fascinating conversation on what it's like to grow up in the Arab World.  

The panel discussion features IPFW professors Mohammed Alhassan of the Engineering Department and Assem Nasr of the Communications Department, who both grew up in Arab countries.  

Ipfw Arabic instructor Farah Combs moderated the discussion.  

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Education
5:50 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

American Stories - Mark Kostabi

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Executive Director Charles Shepard talked with us recently to talk about an artist named Mark Kostabi, who takes a very controversial hands-off approach to creating his art.  

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Health & Science
5:28 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Episode 147 - Cartography

Health & Science
5:16 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Episode 146 - Globe

News
4:44 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Allen County Gets Low Grade for Air Quality

Allen County has unsafe levels of ozone and particle pollution in the air - that’s according to The American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report released Wednesday.

The association graded 27 Indiana counties, giving Allen County a D, and 13 others F’s for high levels of ozone.

Ozone, or smog, is one of the most widespread and powerful air pollutants.

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