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City Council Seeking Answers On Electric Works Termination

Despite the decision of the Fort Wayne redevelopment commission to terminate its economic development agreement (EDA) with RTM Ventures on the Electric Works project, the conversation may not be dead just yet.

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Arts and Culture

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Community-led Journalism On The Ground In Southeast Fort Wayne

The weekly online magazine Input Fort Wayne is literally hitting the street this week with a new two-month series called "On the Ground Southeast."

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State News

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Indiana Lawmaker Says Schools Could Face Cuts If Offering Only Online Instruction

A top lawmaker in Indiana is warning schools they could lose out on 15 percent of state funding if they start the new school year only online.

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WBOI Presents

WBOI Presents: In Session Episode 016 Poetry

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Felisa Cockrell, an English teacher and speech coach at Wayne High School, and Aliyah Armstrong, a 2020 graduate from Wayne. Our conversation focused on poetry. How can poetry change hearts and minds in conversations about racial justice? How does the genre speak to young people? What has the pandemic been like for teachers and 2020 graduates? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

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Colette Feehan


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Colette Feehan, a PhD candidate at Indiana University. Our conversation focused on voice acting. What separates professional voice actors from amateurs? What technology is necessary to see the differences? How can we detect some of these changes in our own voices? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

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Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is moving to Phase 3 testing of a treatment to prevent COVID-19 after initial success. The next step will be to test the drug at nursing homes where the pandemic has hit hard.

You Asked: How Contact Tracing Works

Aug 5, 2020

Experts say contact tracing is key to understanding and managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and many community members have questions about the process. Side Effects received dozens of those questions through our partnership with Indiana Public Broadcasting. 

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The most recent measure of the U.S. economy showed a historic drop due to the coronavirus. This comes even after the federal government gave aid to businesses and individuals.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

More than 400,000 Hoosiers would lose, on average, about 46 percent of their unemployment benefits under the proposed federal HEALS Act – that’s according to a recent analysis by The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank.

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Indiana’s bar exam – required for new lawyers to earn their licenses – is going to be very different this year. The state had to adjust its biannual exam due to COVID-19, moving to an online test.

New satellite photos show the aftermath of Tuesday's massive, deadly explosion at the port of Beirut.

Leadership at the Indiana chapter of the nation’s second largest teachers union said Tuesday, if schools can not guarantee a safe and healthy environment throughout the pandemic -- virtual learning should be the only option.

And if school boards won’t approve a switch to remote learning at buildings where educators feel unsafe, teachers could be left with no choice but to walk out.

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The Indy 500 will run without people in the stands this year. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the decision Tuesday, reversing previous plans to maintain some attendance during the coronavirus pandemic.

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana says it has spent – or committed to spending – less than $1 billion in federal CARES Act money out of the $2.4 billion it’s received.


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