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/Friends of the River

An 1840's style canal boat was launched Tuesday evening on the city's downtown waters. Fort Wayne's Friends of the Rivers, the Community Foundation and AWS Foundation, worked together to bring the boat, "Sweet Breeze," to Fort Wayne.

Courtesy/We Carry Kevan

Fort Wayne resident, Kevan Chandler made national headlines last year when he and his friends devised a way to tour the European countryside, despite Kevan's lifelong battle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Andy Laverghetta

Classical music is alive and well here at Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and volunteer host, Stan Whippo has been sharing it in the form of a live, four hour "Matinee," every weekday afternoon on our classical station, 94.1 WBNI for over 20 years.

Courtesy/Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

Salomon Farm's Fiber Arts Celebration is a unique way to participate in the process and art of making natural fiber products like wool, alpaca, silk and cotton. It's a free, two-day, family friendly event, sponsored by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and the Flax and Fleecers Spinning Guild of Fort Wayne.

Courtesy/Jack Cantey

One of Fort Wayne's newest art collectives is devoted to providing space, resources and collaborative opportunities to artist of all media. It's called "Italian Friend ArtRuckus," and it just finished its first year in operation.

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI's Burnt Toast Show is an eclectic mix of great, non-mainstream musical styles and genres, modeled after freeform radio shows of the '60s and '70s.

It's on the menu every Sunday night from 8:00 to 11:00, served up live by volunteer show host, Todd Harrold.

Courtesy/Abigail King

Saturday is Earth Day, and beginning this Friday, Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is making it a free, 3-day public celebration in New Haven, Indiana, with a goal of planting eleven hundred trees in the city's Moser and Heatherwood Parks.

Courtesy/Fort Wayne Museum of Art

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, AWS Foundation has partnered with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to present a trio of exhibitions, addressing the effects of physical and mental disability on the creation of art.

Andy Laverghetta

Martin Fisher, Executive Director of Fort Wayne's Science Central, has been the host of 89.1 WBOI's "The Weekly Experiment" segment for nearly six years.

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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