Katy Anderson

Programming & Operations Director, Here & Now Host

Katy manages programming operations and helps direct and produce on-air talent for 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI.   She has lived in Fort Wayne for most of her life and is a graduate of IPFW where she studied political science and journalism.  Though her interests and background in non-profits and public policy were what initially brought her to NIPR, she quickly found herself drawn to public radio programming and audience research.  Anderson is a strong believer in centering programming on listeners, and oversaw the station’s major programming changes over the past four years. She's also helped produce award-winning, community-oriented news programming on WBOI.

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In this week's episode of WBOI Presents, we’ll feature a panel discussion recorded at IPFW on Wednesday, September 16th that looks at the European refugee crisis.  

Associate Professor of History Ann Livschiz, and associate professor of political science James Toole, will talk about the background of this crisis, global responses and implications, and what we can learn from history.  


In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores buoyancy.  What is this force, who was an early researcher, and what are some examples in the world around us? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about the science of cryogenics.  

Dan Coats

Part One of our conversation with Sen. Dan Coats  covered topics like foreign policy, including the Iran nuclear deal and the fight against the Islamic State.

Part Two is about domestic issues. WBOI’s Katy Anderson talked to Sen. Coats about the budget, the presidential primaries, and more.  

Dan Coats

Earlier this week, Republican Sen. Dan Coats stopped by the WBOI Studios to talk about some of the big issues Congress needs to address once members return from their August recess. 

In the first half of a two-part interview, WBOI’s Katy Anderson asked Sen. Coats about his thoughts on the Iran nuclear deal and the fight against the Islamic State. 

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Throughout this week, WBOI has been featuring stories from area teachers that look at how they spent their time away from the classrooms in a series called My Summer Vacation.

Linda Lolkus is an associate professor of foods and nutrition at the Health and Human Services Department at IPFW. While many educators use the summer to take a break from teaching, Linda spent part of her summer instructing a study abroad course in Italy.

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Many schools are back in session, and some students may be asked how they spent their summer vacations.

This week on WBOI, we’re flipping things around and asking area teachers how they spent their time away from the classrooms in our Summer Vacation Series.

Larry Linson is a third grade teacher at Cedarville Elementary school. Larry had the opportunity this summer to explore the national parks out west after receiving funding from a Lilly Foundation Teacher Creativity Grant.

Jim Dettmer

This week on WBOI, we’re asking area teachers how they spent their summer vacations. It’s part of our Summer Vacation series.

Jim Dettmer works at Fort Wayne Community Schools, but that’s not his only job. He also trains, shows, and breeds horses with his family year-round. They show horses at a high level, and last year one of their foals placed in the top ten at the largest horse show in the world.

Programming on 94.1 WBNI will be temporarily disrupted this afternoon while the tower undergoes routine maintenance to replace a lightbulb.  We anticipate to be back on the air by 2:30pm.  Thank you for your patience, and in the meantime you can stream 94.1 WBNI online.  

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It’s the essay question every kid has been assigned at some point in their academic career: “What did you do on your summer vacation?”

But teachers have summer vacations too. So, as students head back to school, we’re flipping the script and asking area teachers about the unique experiences they had while away from the classroom.