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.

Courtesy/Pyle Style Events

As tightening COVID-19 restrictions continue to diminish the prospects of work for freelance musicians in the coming months, Alicia Pyle has reactivated her Fort Wayne Freelance Musician Fundraiser project.

Stephen J. Bailey

Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District has found a creative way to keep the community safe while preserving its yearly holiday shopping tradition.

Mike Durbin

Fort Wayne resident Mike Durbin may spend his nights as webmaster and assistant systems manager for the Journal Gazette, but his off hours are devoted to photographing the world he lives in.

Courtesy/St. Mary's Soup Kitchen

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the Saint Mary's Soup Kitchen will be able to safely host its 42nd Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday by turning it into a carryout only affair.

Courtesy/PBS FW

PBS Fort Wayne has a new board-driven series showcasing agencies and organizations that have responded to the COVID-19 Pandmemic in creative or reimagined ways.

The series is called "Moving Forward."

Courtesy/Dee McKinley & Angelo Mante, WIKICOMMONS

Voting is the cornerstone of a democracy, and with this year's election being what some call "the most unprecedented election ever," the importance of casting that vote is on many minds, nation-wide.

To gain a local perspective on that topic as well as a look at some of the most pressing issues at hand, WBOI's Julia Meek invited two community leaders into the studio, expressly chosen for their community connections and dedication to this cause.

Emily Guerrero

Creative Women of the World is celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead with a special installation of ofrendas, or altars, an authentic and key tradition of the holiday.

Courtesy/Art This Way

In spite of the damper COVID-19 restrictions have placed on much of our local communal activity, Fort Wayne's Public Art Scene has enjoyed unparalleled activity this year.

Courtesy/Joshua Schipper

Thanks to local freelance reporter Joshua Schipper, the city's rich heritage can be enjoyed block by block, in his new book called Crossroads of History: Paving through Fort Wayne's Streets.

Courtesy/212 Creative

Thanks to Matt McClure and Laura Hilker, cofounders of 212 Creative Network, emerging artists can connect, collaborate and create, regardless of their geographic location,  through a revolutionary new streaming platform called "Aha!"