Barb Anguiano


Barb Anguiano  is an award-winning audio journalist. She’s proud of her Hammond roots and joined the WBOI News Team in the fall of 2018. Barb graduated in 2015 from Indiana University’s Journalism School, where she was first introduced to audio-storytelling and audio journalism.


After graduating from IU, Barb traveled to the prairies of North Dakota and dabbled in print copy-editing. But she missed radio, and applied for and attended the Transom Story Workshop in the Spring of 2016. Thanks to Transom, Barb developed confidence in her voice as a journalist and later started her radio journey at WVPE in Elkhart, Indiana.


When Barb isn’t digging to the heart of and covering local stories, she enjoys the Rolling Stones, Doctor Who, dogs, dogs dressed as Doctor Who. A wannabe petrolhead Barb’s biggest radio fantasy is to either produce a podcast about Formula 1 Racing, or dogs.


Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI



Allen County Superior Court will launch a new project this week to provide resources for families struggling with substance abuse.

Manchester University

Manchester University announced Monday the development of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Spokeswoman for Manchester University Anne Gregory says the addition of the nursing program to Manchester aims to help address a shortage of nurses, not only in Indiana.

Barb Anguiano / WVPE


Late last month, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced the launch of an exploratory committee to run for President.

Arts United


Last week AWS Foundation announced a $2 million gift to Arts United’s A Soaring Vision campaign, which aims to create a more inclusive experience for patrons with disabilities on the United Arts Campus, as well as easier accessibility.

AWS Foundation CEO Patti Hays explained with help of an audio presentation, that performances at the Arts United Center, are one-of-a-kind in the community because of the type of shows they present. But for some patrons, experiences could be enhanced.

Hays’s presentation gave listeners the feeling of sensory overload.

Rebecca Green

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and East Allen County Schools today reached an agreement to a lawsuit filed in November on behalf of the Leo Pride Alliance club at Leo Junior, Senior High School.


The lawsuit alleged school administrators prohibited the club from describing itself as a GSA, or Gay Straight Alliance and imposed other restrictions on club members.