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.


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The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is asking the public for their opinions regarding public art.

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Parents had a final opportunity Monday evening to express their thoughts on the best way Lakeland School Corporation should address funding issues across the district due to low student enrollment numbers. Many who spoke Monday evening were parents who opposed Superintendent Dr. Eva Merkel’s proposal to close two elementary schools: Lima-Brighton and Wolcott Mills.

But Lakeland school board members still voted 4-2 to move forward with the superintendent’s plan.


Purdue University Fort Wayne



Purdue University Fort Wayne announced today the campus will drop plastic straws in favor of more eco-friendly paper ones in its campus dining facilities.


According to a press release from the university, Aramark, a major soft drink provider on campus, will finalize negotiations for paper drinking straws soon. The new straws will be available at all campus dining locations next week.


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President Donald Trump’s motorcade drew crowds of residents as he made his way to Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, where Trump spoke to workers who make tanks for the U.S. Army.


News related to the deadly mosque shootings in New Zealand is still developing and leaders all over the world are denouncing hatred and islamophobia. In Fort Wayne, the message stresses resilience and community support.

Local Muslim activist Ahmed Abdelmageed said he first heard of of the attack which left 49 people dead so far, first thing in the morning. He said his first thought was the safety of Mosques in the Fort Wayne area. He called Fort Wayne Police and requested they be more visible around mosques throughout the day.