Rebecca Green

News Director

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.

A South Bend native, she is a graduate of Taylor University and resident of northeast Indiana since the late 1990's. Rebecca has covered everything from homicides to hurricanes, and the small stories in between that make up the fabric of a community. She is passionate about the importance of local news in guarding a strong democracy, and tries to instill that belief in her students as an adjunct instructor of journalism at Huntington University. 

In her spare time, Rebecca trains and handles a human remains detection dog, Helo, as a volunteer with Indiana Search and Response Team, a search and rescue organization. 

Photo provided by ACRES Land Trust

With its recent acquisition of 193 acres along the Allen and DeKalb county line, ACRES Land Trust now permanently protects a large chunk of the area’s most prominent natural feature.

Earlier this week, ACRES announced they secured four separate properties along the Cedar Creek corridor. The area is under heavy development, and with this latest acquisition, the non-profit organization brings 1,000 acres of it under its protection.

Ben Clemmer

Welcome to the WBOI News Roundup. We are taking a listen back to some of the biggest events from March and starting this week you can hear the program on Wednesday nights at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 7am.

Zach Bernard reflects on the March for Our Lives, Rebecca Green speaks with former Ambassador/Representative Tim Roemer, and Mark Hagar and DeVonta Beckham join us to discuss the Resurgence of TEDxFortWayne.

Part One:

March for Our Lives w/Zach Bernard (00:00) Other student protests (05:00) Communities battling the opioid crisis (08:58)

Part Two:

Photo provided by New Haven Adams Township Parks

Earlier this week, the New Haven-Adams Township Park Board unveiled a multi-million dollar, multi-year action plan for their nine properties.

Among the items listed on the New Haven-Adams Township Parks wishlist are climbing walls, a dog park and an accessible playground.

Park Superintendent Mike Clendenen estimates the Action Plan’s price tag would cost somewhere around $8 million.

The document, unveiled at their monthly meeting Monday evening, presents a starting point, a place from which to build.

U.S. State Department

As Americans become increasingly dissatisfied with their political system, activism appears on the rise.

One of the organizations with a growing profile is Washington, D.C.-based Issue One. Former Indiana congressional representative and Ambassador to India Tim Roemer co-chairs Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus to help with the work of correcting that system, as part of the group’s Fix Politics Now campaign.

 

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Through the collaborative efforts of area advocates, property owners and businesses, city alleyways will become canvasses over this spring and summer.

 

The Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District announced the “Art This Way, Alley Activation Project.” The first round will put large-scale outdoor murals on walls along Fort Wayne’s alleys.

The three artists selected will be painting buildings at 128 W. Wayne St., 112 W. Wayne St., and 927 Harrison St.

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