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Interview: A Better Fort's Alex Smith on Channeling Fort Wayne's Energy

A Better Fort

"A Better Fort" is a local non-profit group geared to the area's millenial population.

The organization's co-founder, Alex Smith, describes its evolving role as both advocacy and entertainment, citing the recent attention the group has received for its upcoming downtown block party, which is laughingly and lovingly named after former Fort Wayne Mayor Harry Baals.

Earlier this week, Smith joined WBOI's Julia Meek in the Madge Rothschild studios to discuss A Better Fort’s community involvement.

Event Information:

A Better Fort Presents: House 4 A House
July 11th, 6:00 p.m - Midnight
800 Block of Calhoun St. 
Downtown Fort Wayne
Admission $5.00, Kids 12 & under free

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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