Julia Meek

Host, Folktales & Meet the Music

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.

Courtesy/Brewed IN the Fort

When "Brewed IN the Fort," Northeast Indiana's premier craft beer festival, served its 1st taste back in 1998, it featured a handful of local and regional brewers.

Courtesy/Hop River Brewing Company

As Fort Wayne’s downtown riverfront activity continues to grow, Paris McFarthing and Ben Jackson are adding to the excitement, with a new business venture called Hop River Brewing Company. 

Courtesy/Zesto

Zesto on Broadway has been a Fort Wayne icon for over 50 years, the last 47 of them, spent under the careful stewardship of the Sebastian Diettrich family.

Courtesy/Holly Niner

Holly Niner is a New York state native, now living in Fort Wayne, who loves reading a good book almost as much as she enjoys writing one. Children's picture books are her specialty, and she has four titles under her belt now, two of them completed just this year.

Courtesy/Deborah Kennedy

Deborah Kennedy, a Fort Wayne native, now residing in the Portland, Oregon area, is an author whose unique Hoosier perspective is captured in her brand new debut novel, "Tornado Weather."

Courtesy/City of Fort Wayne

Three Rivers Festival begins in downtown Fort Wayne this weekend, and Sunday afternoon, the city is encouraging residents to walk, bike or skate their way right into the heart of the festivities with its first-ever "Open Streets" event.

Andy Laverghetta

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe, unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

Courtesy/George Morrison

Fort Wayne sculptor, George Morrison is a retired architect with a with a passion for creating a public artwork that reflects his firm roots in geometry, physics and architectural form.

Jennifer Ford/Bridget O'Reilly

Fort Wayne arts advocates, Jennifer Ford and Bridget O'Reilly are getting ready to travel the world, quite literally, "In Search of Beauty."

Courtesy/John Kaufeld

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, and one Fort Wayne dad, John Kaufeld, shares advice on the fine art of fatherhood through speaking engagements, seminars, and his twice-monthly column in the News Sentinel, called "The Dad Game."

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