Julia Meek

Host, Folktales & Meet the Music

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 over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.

John McGauley

As court executive for Allen Superior Court, John McGauley is able to satisfy his love of sharing details as well as is passion for photography,

Courtesy/Snider High School

Snider High School's 30th annual Nicholas Invitational Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, though due to Covid-19 restrictions, things will look a little different this year.

Courtesy/Baker Street Centre

The C2G Music Hall behind Parview Field in downtown Fort Wayne has been a big part of the local music scene for nearly 20 years.

Now its mission and purpose are taking on new dimensions with a major expansion and renovation, as well as the new name of Baker Sreet Centre.

Courtesy/Corey McMaken

Local journalist Corey McMaken delivers his fashion statements one step at a time, you might say, with an impressive sock collection that seemingly just won’t quit.


Though the legendary Australian-born animator, Ron Campbell, died on January 20th of this year, his legacy will live on in the hearts of millions for the dozens of legendary cartoons he introduced to the world during his fifty year career.


Fort Wayne's always vibrant skyline is enjoying a bright new facet, thanks to MKM Architecture & Design's completion of the Columbia Street Landing project.

Courtesy/Arts United

The Fort Wayne arts scene saw a lot of activity in 2020, despite COVID restrictions.

The year's events have been wildly unprecedented, but the city is determined to live up to this year's Arts United theme, Arts Unite Us, and is understandably proud of its motto, "Arts United We Stand."

Courtesy/Erxleben & Garbacz

Jeopardy fans around the world are watching the final episode hosted by Alex Trebek this week.

Trebek, whose run lasted for thirty-seven seasons since the program's revival in 1984, died in November after a nearly two year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Courtesy/Lizzy Albright

Rock vocalist and former Fort Wayne resident Kat Bowser has just written a fantasy novel for all ages with Ricky Tims,  called Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window.

Courtesy/FW Children's Choir

Since the Fort Wayne Children's Choir has been unable to perform this season due to COVID-19 restrictions, it turned its focus to recording a brand new holiday album called Sing! Choirs of Angels.