Katy Anderson

Programming & Operations Director, Acting News Director

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 six years years. She's also helped produce award-winning, community-oriented news programming on WBOI.

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One Week is a new series produced by WBOI's Katy Anderson, and it's a pretty simple concept... we give someone a recorder, and ask them to record their thoughts and observations for - you guessed it - one week.    

To kick off the series, we'll hear from sisters Mary and Amina Matata. They're 15 and 17 years old, and their family immigrated to the US from Congo about ten years ago.  We gave Mary and Amina a recorder for one week to get insight on what it's like being African in Fort Wayne,  how media affect perception of Africa, and pop culture.  

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Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and the events and people who made its statehood possible.  

Earlier this month, WBOI's Katy Anderson spoke with Jim Corridan, Director and State Archivist for the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. They talked about a founding father who recently was discovered to be buried in Fort Wayne, and why the state wants to find and commemorate the resting places of Indiana's founding fathers. 

We apologize for the continued signal disruption on 89.1 WBOI.

Yesterday we shut off power at the station to repair a bad breaker in the transmitter which we suspected to be causing static.  Ultimately we found that the equipment needs to undergo more significant  repairs. 

Our contracted engineer is ordering new parts to fix the problem. In the meantime, 89.1 WBOI is operating at reduced power to prevent further damage. 

89.1 WBOI and Classical 94.1 WBNI will temporarily be off the air this afternoon to undergo electrical maintenance to repair our transmitter. We don't anticipate the disruption to last for more than thirty minutes and will keep you updated on progress.  Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!  

Rob Martinez

  July is a patriotic month - Independence Day, fireworks, and parades.  One holiday that used to fly under the radar was "Christmas In July".  Rob Martinez, WBOI's resident holiday music expert, will broadcast a new all-request version of his usually-in-December show "The Nights Before Christmas" on Wednesday July 6th from 9 to 11 PM to mark the occasion.   

Ken Rudin / Political Junkie

Indiana’s primary comes late in an election season and typically doesn't play a consequential role in nominating presidents.

However, Hoosier voters were pivotal this year. Republican Ted Cruz dropped his presidential bid after losing Indiana.  And Democrat Bernie Sanders bought his campaign more time with his defeat of frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

 

Earlier this week Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie Podcast and former NPR political editor, spoke with WBOI’s Katy Anderson about other strange moments in Indiana primary history.

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Indiana’s primary typically doesn’t play much of a role in the outcome of presidential primaries. But this year is different.

Some pundits are saying the Hoosier primary is make-or-break for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

WBOI’s Katy Anderson spoke with Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie podcast and former political editor at NPR, to get his take.

Rudin says Indiana is in a rare position to make some important presidential choices.

Interview Highlights:

On  why Indiana is in the spotlight this season:

On Thursday, April 14 IPFW hosted a panel discussion titled "The Rise, and Fall, and Rise of Fascism."

Andrew Downs moderated the discussion as history professor Ann Livschiz and political science professor James Toole discussed fascist political movements and their contemporary relevance.  

Moderator:

Andrew Downs, Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, Associate Professor of Political Science at IPFW

Panelists: 

Ann Livschitz, IPFW Department of History

James Toole, IPFW Department of Political Science

On Wednesday, March 30th WBOI hosted Issues & Ales at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. Issues and Ales is a laid-back event, where members of the WBOI News team moderate important conversations about our region.  

This hour, WBOI's Zach Bernard moderates a discussion on the opioid epidemic in Northeast Indiana, how it started, and how it can be combated. 

 

Moderator: Zach Bernard

Panelists:  

Dr. Deborah McMahon, Allen County Health Commissioner

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

 On Wednesday IPFW announced Alexander Allison was awarded the highly competitve Fulbright Scholarship for the upcoming academic year.   Allison graduated in 2015 with a degree in history, and is currently teaching English in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Allison plans on using the scholarship to teach English in Colombia.

 

This is the third time in eight years an IPFW student has received the award.

 

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