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What To Watch For As Trump's Legal Team Resumes Its Impeachment Defense

Updated at 11:28 a.m. President Trump's defense team is expected to maintain Monday, the second day of its arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, that the president was legally justified in freezing military assistance to Ukraine and that the case against Trump presented by Democrats does not clear the bar of an impeachable offense. The arguments come a day after a report by The New York Times that Trump directly told his former national security adviser John Bolton in August that he...

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Local Podcast Showcases Women's World

Women Are Fort Wayne, the brainchild of Stephanie Gottesman and Traci Henning-Kolberg is an in-depth podcast series, about to launch its second season.

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Women Rally At Indiana Statehouse for Workplace, Wage Equality

Women gathered at the Indiana statehouse today to pressure lawmakers to support gender equality legislation. The rally highlighted wage discrimination and hostile work environments for pregnant women.

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WBOI Presents: 2020 State of the Judiciary

Last week, Chief Justice Loretta Rush gave her State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana Constitution requires the chief justice to provide an annual update on the condition of the courts. Her address this year is called “Connecting, Convening, and Collaborating with our Communities.”

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Labor Data Shows Indiana Union Membership Declining

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The number of union members continues to shrink in Indiana, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s despite the number of union-represented jobs rising. 

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The Indiana Attorney General’s Office says it’s received at least 900 reports of data breaches annually for the past three years. That number is only a fraction of the breaches happening around the state.

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Indiana finished 2019 with an unemployment rate at 3.2 percent – the fourth month in a row it’s been at that level.

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President Trump's defense team is expected to maintain Monday, the second day of its arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, that the president was legally justified in freezing military assistance to Ukraine and that the case against Trump presented by Democrats does not clear the bar of an impeachable offense.

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Two leaders of the local Iron Workers union in Portage pleaded guilty to extortion conspiracy charges in federal court today for assaulting non-union workers at a church.

Local Podcast Showcases Women's World

Jan 24, 2020
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Women Are Fort Wayne, the brainchild of Stephanie Gottesman and Traci Henning-Kolberg is an in-depth podcast series, about to launch its second season.

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Mayor Tom Henry was joined Friday morning by representatives from the Lutheran Foundation and Fort Wayne Police Department to announce implementation of another portion of the city’s quality-of-life plan.

The plan, passed by Fort Wayne City Council in October, committed more than $3 million to city organizations and agencies with the commitment of making quality-of-life improvements around Fort Wayne. Half a million dollars of that was dedicated to combating the opioid crisis -- $200,000 went to Lutheran, while $300,000 went to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Stephanie Gottesman & Jodi Leamon

This week in our season finale, Jodi Leamon joins us for a conversation about the work she does helping Fort Wayne learn to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost their waste. 

Stephanie Gottesman & Stephanie Henry

This week, Stephanie Henry shared her journey from a food insecure childhood to helping write and shape policy to help diversify our local food systems. Stephanie is a food systems activist, the Director of Cultivation Lab, the chairwoman of Slow Food Wayne, a member of Hoosier Young Farmers, the Indiana Farmers Union, and the Food Council of Northeast Indiana. She’s on the programming committee for the Local Food Forum, a grant reviewer for USDA SARE, and was named one of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s Forty Under 40 for 2019.

Stephanie Gottesman & Anne Marie Labenberg

This week, Anne Marie Labenberg joined us for an important conversation about social equity and implicit bias. She is the co-founder of RAISE consulting, a lifespan health advocacy consulting firm focused on underserved and underrepresented populations. Their primary areas of focus are women’s health, maternal mortality, infant mortality, and the effects of the opioid crisis on all populations. She is also an ambassador for The United State of Women, a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it. 

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