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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Arts & Culture
1:39 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Interview: Indiana's New Poet Laureate On Expression and Connection Through Verse

IPFW professor and Indiana Poet Laureate George Kalamaras.
Credit Courtesy / George Kalamaras

The Indiana State Poet Laureate has existed unofficially since 1929, when Emory Aaron Richardson became the first by motion of the Indiana General Assembly.

The position was finally made official in 2005, with poet laureates serving two-year terms as ambassadors for poetry education and outreach across the state.

On Monday, the Indiana Arts Commission announced IPFW English professor, George Kalamaras, would take over the position in 2014.

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Arts & Culture
12:35 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

The Best Music of 2013: Popular, Underground, and Local

Morrison Agen of Neat Neat Neat Records (left) and Bob Roets of Wooden Nickel Records (right) talked to WBOI's Julia Meek about their favorite music of 2013.
Credit Courtesy / Morrison Agen / Bob Roets

For Bob Roetz of Wooden Nickel Records and Morrison Agen of Neat Neat Neat Records, both in Fort Wayne, music is a passion and a profession.

As we say goodbye to 2013, we wanted to take a quick look back at some of the year's music and get their opinions on some of the best.

WBOI’s Julia Meek recently invited Roetz and Agen to the Madge Rothschild Studios to talk about the best music of the year: some popular, some obscure, and a few local picks, as well. 

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Arts & Culture
1:04 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Cinema Center's Jonah Crismore on Holiday Films

Jonah Crismore at Cinema Center in Fort Wayne.

Santa's not the only one making a list & checking it twice this holiday season! Cinema Center's executive director, Jonah Crismore was invited into the studio to share his insights on both well known and obscure Christmas movies by our own Julia Meek.

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Arts & Culture
11:47 am
Wed November 27, 2013

JG's Dan Stockman On Cicadas, Love Stories, and "Brood X"

The cover for Dan Stockman's new book, "Brood X."
Credit Courtesy / Dan Stockman

Journalist Dan Stockman has been plying his trade for more than a decade here at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. And you’ve heard his voice regularly on WBOI, as well.

Now, he is entered the world of fiction, with his debut novel, "Brood X." He recently sat down with WBOI’s Julia Meek to talk about his writing. 

Dan Stockman will be signing copies and reading from 'Brood X', at its release party this Saturday, November 30th, 5-to-7 p.m., at Hyde Brothers, Booksellers on Wells Street in Fort Wayne.

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Arts & Culture
4:33 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Extended Interview: "The Peacemakers"

The International Day of Peace is Saturday, September 20th, and Fort Wayne musicians are commemorating the occasion with a special, Midwest premier of Karl Jenkins' The Peacemakers.

The show includes the Heartland Chamber Chorale, Heartland Festival Chorus and Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Children's Choir singing the words of some of history's great peace advocates.

WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with the Chorale's Maestro, Robert Nance, and soloist, Lori Sandstrom, to find out more about The Peacemakers.

 

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Midday Matters
1:12 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Artcentric - Friday, June 21, 2013

It's a two-way tour down memory lane today on Midday Matters Artcentric: Talking 21 great years of Covington Art Fair w/ Larry Wardlaw & Kevin Piekarski--then a look at passenger rail revival w/ councilman Geoff

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Midday Matters
4:43 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Artcentric - Friday, June 14, 2013

On today's Midday Matters Artcentric--delicious summer food fare w/ tips from Angie Quinn of Pembroke Bakery & Cafe AND a tasty ride through Food Truck land w/ 

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Arts & Culture
2:26 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Artcentric - Friday, June 7, 2013

A '1st Friday Fest Quest' led by Britton Marketing & Design Group's Steve Penhollow, tracking IPFW's Riverfest w/ Sarah Payne, and the 16th Annual BBQ Ribfest w/ Mark Chappuis. Hope you can join us at noon!

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Midday Matters
1:10 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Artcentric- Friday May 10, 2013

We're kick starting Mother's Day celebration on today's Midday Matters Artcentric with author & mom blogger Nicole Leigh Shaw, and Bonnie Blackburn Penhollow, Assoc. Editor & online MOMS ed. for Fort Wayne Monthly.

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Midday Matters
1:44 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Artcentric-Friday May 3, 2013

On today's Midday Matters, time for a field trip w/ Britton Marketing & Design Group's Steve Penhollow! Touring Fort Wayne Museum of Art's "Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair" w/ Michael July & Aevin Dugas--then to Foellinger Theatre, and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation's Al Moll.

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