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Barbara Anguiano / WBOI

Protesters Write Letters As Part Of The "Stop The Bans" Movement

As “Stop the Bans” rallies take place nationwide, in a cool, rainy Fort Wayne, protesters took too a local coffee shop to write letters to political leaders, and media outlets, on why they’re against the restrictive abortion measures that have made recent headlines. In the middle of a crowded coffee shop, five women huddled around laptops. One of them was Jessica Bunch, the Fort Wayne community organizer with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky. She sat at the head of the...

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Arts and Culture

Bambi Guthrie

Art Installation Draws on Counter Culture Creativity

Artists Jerrod and Kara Tobias, along with eighteen or so other Fort Wayne creatives, are getting ready to bring the spirit of psychedelic art into the 21st century perspective with a show at Wunderkammer Company called Set & Setting: An Immersive Psych Installation.

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State News

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announces a lawsuit against the Sackler family. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Indiana Files Suit Against Family Accused In Opioid Crisis

Indiana’s Attorney General filed a new lawsuit aimed at the family behind Purdue Pharma. The state becomes the latest to accuse members of the Sackler family of exacerbating the opioid crisis.

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WBOI Presents

Mollie Shutt

Act Of Listening: Laura Janssen and Sage Sauder

Act Of Listening is a collaboration between students of the University of Saint Francis and the staff 89.1 WBOI funded through an AARP grant. Part of the project’s goal was to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older, low-income adults. Over the 2018-19 school-year, students went out in teams of two and met a variety of older adults in Fort Wayne. One visit was recorded to bring these conversations to a wider audience. First, we’ll hear from Anita. Anita shares her experiences with...

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Barbara Anguiano / WBOI

 

As “Stop the Bans” rallies take place nationwide, in a cool, rainy Fort Wayne, protesters took too a local coffee shop to write letters to political leaders, and media outlets, on why they’re against the restrictive abortion measures that have made recent headlines.

In the middle of a crowded coffee shop, five women huddled around laptops. One of them was Jessica Bunch, the Fort Wayne community organizer with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky. She sat at the head of the table, answering questions about abortions in Indiana.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announces a lawsuit against the Sackler family. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Indiana’s Attorney General filed a new lawsuit aimed at the family behind Purdue Pharma. The state becomes the latest to accuse members of the Sackler family of exacerbating the opioid crisis.

A committee plans to study how the state manages its forests this summer. The idea came from a failed House motion by Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) that would have set up a task force to look at practices like logging and make recommendations to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Lawmakers Approve Study Topics For Summer Committees

10 hours ago
The Indiana Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Prescription drug prices and rising health care costs, ticket scalping, and adoption subsidies are just some of the issues lawmakers will tackle in study committees this year.

Hundreds Rally For Abortion Rights At Statehouse

11 hours ago
RaeVen Ridgell speaks to a crowd outside the Statehouse at an abortion rights rally. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Hundreds rallied at the Statehouse Tuesday as part of a coordinated effort to protest anti-abortion laws nationwide.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Fort Wayne’s tall grass and weeds program has kicked off throughout the city.

Barb Anguiano / WBOI

When the private, Evangelical, Taylor University announced Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence would give the commencement speech this past weekend, the backlash was almost immediate.

WBOI’s Barb Anguiano spent commencement day on campus gathering varying opinions about the Vice President’s visit.

Residency Program Embeds Students At Speedway

May 20, 2019
Resident Drew Lowry and IU Health Dr. Geoffrey Billows at the emergency medical center at IMS. (Jill Sheridan IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

During the month of May, medical students from across the country are in Indianapolis for a residency program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The program offers a chance to train two sides of emergency medicine. 

The Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Center in the infield of the Speedway treats drivers and spectators.

Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A majority of Indiana employers - 76 percent - say substance misuse is a problem in the community. But only a few - 13 percent - think it’s an issue in their own companies. 

That's from results of an Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Wellness Council survey released Monday of 500 Hoosier employers.

Vice President Mike Pence is set to deliver the commencement address at Taylor University in Upland Saturday.

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