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.

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Indiana native, Tom Castaldi, has a passion for regional history he's been sharing over the airwaves for more than two decades.

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Nearly two years in the making, "Middle Waves," Fort Wayne's first Destination Music Festival, kicks off tonight, from three stages, located on the downtown riverfront in Headwaters Park West and East. WBOI's Julia Meek takes a look at how the festival evolved, and what waves it intends to make this weekend.

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Muralist Jerrod Tobias has a big commitment to Fort Wayne's public art scene, and a growing number of communal paintings to prove it.

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The Fort Wayne Museum of Art's acquisition of Dale Chihuly's "Lily Gold Chandelier" this spring was an "art glass" dream come true.

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Fort Wayne's 8th annual Taste of the Arts Festival kicks off tonight. Celebrating the local arts and culture scene is a well established community tradition. WBOI's Julia Meek looks at the history of the arts festival, how it's evolved, and what visitors can expect to "taste" this weekend.

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"Blessings in a Backpack" is a national organization devoted to providing food on the weekends for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry.

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Saturday is International Left Handers Day, and this year, Fort Wayne's annual Leftfest activities will officially end "out in left field" for some dedicated festival goers, at the Fort Wayne TinCaps evening game.

When cellist, Jane Heald, is not in her seat at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, or mentoring her many students, she's out in the community, actively exploring and sharing the multi-faceted language of music.

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Thanks to the Richmond Art Museum's Legacy Project, Hoosier artist, Rick Wilson is celebrating Indiana's State Park System's 100th anniversary, and the state's Bicentennial, with a traveling exhibit he calls "The Nature of Art: Painted Parks."

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Three Rivers Music Theatre is the newest edition to Fort Wayne's rich theatrical scene, and its founding artistic director, Andy Planck, is looking to put a new face on a fine old tradition.

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