Folktales

Saturdays and Wednesdays at 8:00pm on 89.1 WBOI

Julia Meek hosts this entertaining & topical tour of the musical folkworld twice weekly, so climb aboard and enjoy the ride! To visit the Folktales facebook page, click here. View playlists here.

Northeast Indiana Public Radio WBOI is located in Fort Wayne, and you can find Julia Meek's Folktales every Saturday and Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) on 89.1fm, or listen online at the WBOI website from anywhere in the world.

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We are also proud to share our weekly Folktales with these fellow Hoosier public stations: 

Over in northwest Indiana and the Chicago area, on Merrillville's Lakeshore Public Radio, all of you late night radio heads will be happy to hear that the episodes listed below can be heard early Thursday mornings, at 1:00 a.m. (CDT) on 89.1fm on that area's dial, or listen online at the WLRP website from anywhere in the world. 

WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana also carries the episodes listed below, and can also be heard Saturday nights. They air at 10:00p.m (EDT) on 103.7fm, and in Columbus at 100.7fm, French Lick/West Baden at 101.7, Greensburg at 98.9, Kokomo at 106.1 and Terre Haute at 95.1. You can also listen online at the WFIU website (on WFIU1) from anywhere in the world.  

The dates in the listing below are for WBOI's broadcasts, which you can hear right here from our website, just click the 'Listen Live' Button on the home page, and then choose 'WBOI.' 

WBOI's Folktale of Peace Signs
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June 30th & July 4th: Folktale of Peace Signs

In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." What sign do we have that it works? Find out this week on Folktales, in most musical fashion! We'll be listening for peace signs as they have made their way around the folk worlds of the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Mideast.

Featured artists include elle/The Remnant, Claudia Schmidt, Harry Belafonte, Inkuyo, Cornell Kinderknecht & Martin McCall, Emam, Kaouding Cissoko and more. It's the Folktale of Peace Signs--powerful? You bet!

WBOI's Folktale of Sunshine and Blue Skies
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July 7th & 11th: Folktale of Sunshine and Blue Skies

According to Maori proverb, "Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.” That's just what we're doing this edition, with a meteorological mindset of music fit for...well, a Sun King! Armed with  wise words and a world of solar-powered music, we'll be traveling through the Americas, Europe, Africa and the East, with several sunny island hops along our way.

Featured musicians include Northern Lights, Harry Belafonte, Fortaleza, Barry Phillips, Trio Medieval, Guadalupe Urbina, Everen Ozan and more. Forecasting 100% abundant sunshine...and blue skies…this week on Folktales.

WBOI's Folktale of Loyalty
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July 14th and 18: Folktale of Loyalty

Confucius advised that we "Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles," and this week's Folktale does just that, with a musical look at single minded sentiments of familial, civic, cultural, and national allegiance.

We'll be sampling wise words and music traditions through the Americas, Europe, Africa and beyond, showcasing particularly steadfast sounds from Emmylou Harris, Philip Boulding, Phil Cooper & Susan Urban, The Chieftans, Groupe Faham, Inkuyo, Burning Sky, Ozomatli and more. Hope you can join us, and the cause!