Arts & Culture
5:53 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Dance Theatre of Harlem's History Comes Alive in FWMoA Exhibit

FWMoA's "Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of 1sts" Exhibit shares the troupe's rich history through photos, videos, costumes, set pieces, posters and show ephemera.
Credit Courtesy/Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is offering the public a unique experience with their latest exhibit, "Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts."

Digging deep into the troupe's archives, this multi-media tour engages art, dance, theater and history lovers alike.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with FWMoA Deputy Director Amanda Martin and Karen Gibbons-Brown from the Fort Wayne Ballet to discuss the impact of this many-faceted exhibit.

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Station News
12:49 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

94.1 WBNI Operating at Reduced Power on Saturday

94.1 WBNI will be operating at reduced power for periods throughout the day and may be off the air at times Saturday, January 31 as crews perform a routine inspection of the tower.  Federal law mandates that power be reduced or transmission cease when individuals work in proximity of the antenna.  We appreciate your patience!

Health & Science
11:13 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is a Rubberband?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about rubber bands.  When were they invented, why are they springy, and what are the chemicals in them?

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Health & Science
11:10 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is Rubber?

In this episode, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about rubber.  

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Politics & Government
4:53 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Pence Scraps State-Run News Service

Gov. Mike Pence sent a memo to state agency heads Thursday announcing his cancellation of plans for the "Just IN" news service.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Governor Mike Pence says he’s canceling plans for a controversial state-run news service.

The announcement came in a memo Pence sent to state agency heads Thursday that he was killing the program, called “Just IN.”

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News
5:47 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Pence Administration Responds to JustIN Criticism

Credit State of Indiana

Pence administration officials say they’ll work with press organizations to carefully evaluate the  proposed state news service before it’s unveiled to the public. 

Pence communications director Christy Denault says the original intent of the Just IN news service was  to serve as a clearinghouse, a “one-stop shop,” for press releases from all state agencies. She says the  current system, a state news calendar, didn’t display releases from nearly half of the state’s 90 agencies.  

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Arts & Culture
2:27 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Fort Wayne Business Keeps Hobbyists Going Strong

Phil's Hobby Shop owners Steve Gieseking and Paris McFarthing work hard to stay on top of the ever-changing hobby industry.
Credit Courtesy/Phil's Hobby Shop

January is National Hobby Month, and here in Fort Wayne, Phil's Hobby Shop has been inspiring and supplying crafters for 40 years.

Now in its 2nd generation, Phil's son Steve Gieseking and his business partner, Paris McFarthing, carry on the tradition from their Park West location.

Julia Meek met with both of the hobby masters to learn what keeps their passion fueled, and their connection with their patrons going strong.

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Politics & Government
10:34 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Interview: Andy Downs on Pence Administration's Proposed News Service

Andrew Downs is executive director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.
Credit Courtesy / Andrew Downs

The Associated Press broke the news this week that Governor Mike Pence’s administration was planning to launch a state-run news service that would pitch stories to the press and the public.

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News
6:25 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

New Resource to Help Homeless in Fort Wayne Coming Soon

Tiffany Bailey of United Way joins Mayor Henry to announce a new pilot program in Fort Wayne.
Credit Virginia Alvino / WBOI News

The City of Fort Wayne is one of four pilot communities chosen to try out a new tool that may help connect homeless individuals with the services they need.

The announcement was made Tuesday. 

The initiative will support “coordinated assessments,” which is the idea of examining all aspects of someone’s history and needs. The tool will also help identify the most vulnerable individuals and families and prioritize them for care.   

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News
5:26 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Pence's HIP 2.0 Approved

Governor Mike Pence announces the approval of HIP 2.0 Tuesday.
Credit Gretchen Frazee / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Governor Mike Pence Tuesday announced that federal officials have approved his healthcare expansion  plan known as HIP 2.0. Pence says it’s an effort  that will reform and improve Medicaid in what he calls “the Indiana way.” 

Federal officials approved essentially everything Governor Pence asked for. The program includes HIP  Basic, a default plan for poorer Hoosiers that doesn’t require them to pay into a health savings account  but comes with fewer benefits and includes co-pays. 

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