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/Jim Pennell

Since 2003, the number of wineries in Indiana has more than quadrupled, and other Midwestern states boast even higher increases.

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Last week, WBOI's arts reporter, Julia Meek featured an update on the Clyde Theatre's development at the foot of the Broadway Corridor on Fort Wayne's south side.

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With the recent flurry of downtown redevelopment, renovation of the long-vacant Clyde Theatre, located on Fort Wayne's south side is going full speed ahead.

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI's "Tossed Jazz Salad" is a tasty mixture of that genre's styles and forms, served up every Tuesday evening by volunteer host, Bob Mayer.

Shutter Sweet

The African Children's Choir, with its parent organization, Music for Life, aims to help their country's most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa grow in the future.

This Saturday and Wednesday, these 18 talented young singers will be performing in Harlan and Berne, Indiana.

Courtesy/Ben Larson

"The Trap Door," a monthly storytelling showcase here in Fort Wayne, has been going strong since it recently opened in September. So strong, in fact that as of Thursday evening it will find a permanent home in Artlink, to accommodate the ever-growing audiences in attendance.

Ruth Yaro

Fort Wayne natives, Eden Mickelson and Ruth Yaro have a passion for botanical beauty and photography they love to share with like-minded women in the form of hands-on workshops.

Procured by Jim Saxton and Dale Kelly in 1994, the restoration, done in Utah,  took 14 months, and all of the glass was remade under Saxton's guidance.
Courtesy/Jim Saxton

Fort Wayne landscaper, Jim Saxton, has a passion for rescuing historic lighting fixtures, which he traces back to his early teen years. That's when his job at the Paramount Theatre sparked an interest in lighting, as well as the city's rich past. 

Zach Bernard

WBOI's weekly "Black Light Radio" focuses on the greatest and most obscure Psychedelic, Progressive, and Avant Garde Jazz titles of 1968 to 1974.

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Fort Wayne resident, Terri Maucher believes that birthdays are special, and every kid deserves to celebrate their own, with all the trimmings.

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