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Funding Request For "Landing" Streetscapes Tabled

A funding request for The Landing development on in downtown Fort Wayne was tabled for later discussion in City Council Tuesday night.

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Arts and Culture

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Bluegrass Family Band Ready To Rattle The Barn

The St. John Family Band is devoted to bluegrass music , as is their 2nd annual Rattle the Barn Concert which takes place this Saurday evening, in Roanoke. Also on the playbill are Fort Wayne's Rosalind & the Way , and The Legendary Trainhoppers , as well as Lateral Blue , coming up to join the show from Nashville. To learn how and why this genre has captivated the family, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Josh St. John, and his daughters, Sophie, age 14, and Halle, age 12, to discuss their...

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State News

A committee assigned to study a potential hate crimes law did not deliver a recommendation to the full General Assembly. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Study Committee On Hate Crimes Fails To Issue Any Recommendation

A decades-long debate over whether Indiana should have an explicit hate crimes law is no closer to a resolution.

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WBOI Presents

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WBOI Presents: A Q&A With Ron Elving

NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month. While he was here, he gave a lecture at Sweetwater Auditorim on the topic of America's commitment to democracy.

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More organizations have adopted Adverse Childhood Experience or ACE scores to assess the health impact of childhood trauma.  Some of these experiences are more common for children in Indiana than other states.  These include having a parent in prison and witnessing neighborhood violence.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan sat down with Indiana Youth Institute President Tami Silverman, to talk about how ACE scores inform care.

Indiana U.S. Senate Candidates Set For First Debate

Oct 8, 2018

The candidates in Indiana’s hotly-contested U.S. Senate race will meet tonight in the first of two debates. Here's a little on what to expect from the meeting between incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Republican Mike Braun, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton.

Wraparound services aim to provide care beyond the initial medical condition and include social work, nutrition and mental health.  A new report from Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Eskenazi found wraparound services effectively improve health care outcomes.  

Alzheimer's Study Moves Ahead With Large NIH Grant

Oct 5, 2018

One year after it was announced, the first large-scale study of early Alzheimer’s disease receives a big boost from the National Institutes of Health. The $44.7 million grant is the single largest for the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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A southern Indiana city is looking into what it would take to create a train 'quiet zone' throughout its downtown corridor.

Train traffic follows many federal regulations to ensure safety. But Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop says a horn wail at 3 in the morning comes at a cost to residents and visitors.

"I mean the Hotel Indigo here is right next to the tracks and even today we have anecdotal information that indicates that if you book a room there, you want to be on the east side of the hotel," Lienhoop says.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he and the Department of Child Services are "wide open" to input from everyone in the child welfare system. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Department of Child Services announced a campaign to encourage more Hoosiers to become foster and adoptive parents. But the new partnership with a national organization comes as many of the state’s foster parents say the system has significant problems.

The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't recommend pouring leftover pesticide down a sink, toilet, on the ground, or in a storm drain. Pesticides — by their very nature — are designed to kill. As part of WFIU’s project Inquire Indiana, Bloomington resident Eric Rensberger wanted to know how to properly dispose of his weed killer. 

A study co-authored by a Ball State University researcher has created an index to analyze how likely it is corporations that make political donations receive federal contracts. It’s called the “sweetheart index.”

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jim Harper says Republican incumbent Connie Lawson shouldn’t accept campaign donations from auto dealers. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jim Harper says Republican incumbent Connie Lawson shouldn’t accept campaign donations from auto dealers. 


More than 1,500 law professors across the country have signed a letter opposing the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, including 38 professors representing all four law schools in Indiana.

The letter, delievered to the U.S. Senate Thursday afternoon, says Kavanaugh does not have the "impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of the land." 


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