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/David Humphrey

As fans around the world get set to enjoy the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, David Humphrey, a native Hoosier, has just published a book that chronicles Indiana's passion for oval track racing in all forms.

Courtesy/Cathies' Big Adventure

Local bicycling enthusiasts Kathi Weiss, age 73, and Cathie Rowand, 64, hit the trail full speed on May 14th for a sixteen day ride to Washington DC.

Courtesy/Albert Brownlee

Fort Wayne native Albert Brownlee is partnering with the Embassy Theatre to honor the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd with a regional premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's award winning Broadway play, American Son.

Courtesy/Janie Minick

When local ceramicist Michael Minick died of cancer in 2018 he left behind more than one hundred unfinished pieces of major proportions.

Alyvia Luong

When the 98th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners were announced this spring, Carroll High School senior Alyvia Luong was one of sixteen students in the nation to receive this year's top honor. The award goes to eight writers and eight artists.

Stephen J. Bailey

As the world continues to absorb the impact of the Derrick Chauvin trial and verdict, initial reactions are being shared and dialogues gain momentum even as new questions about turning points, change making and next steps to be taken arise.


After more than a year of Covid-related delays, postponements and reschedules Fort Wayne Youtheatre's production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is finally set to open on Saturday, May 1st, on the stage of the Embassy Theatre.

Courtesy/Fort Wayne Sister Cities International

Thanks to Suzi Hanzel and Dorothy Kittaka, foodies everywhere will be able to enjoy a world of good recipes thanks to the brand new Taste of Sister Cities Cookbook.

Courtesy/Junior Kennedy

Junior Kennedy, a senior at Wayne High School, spent the first seven years of his life in a Thai refugee camp before settling with his family in Fort Wayne. 

Courtesy/Minnick Services

The Mark Minnick family's group of local businesses, ranging from death-care supply to precast concrete manufacturing, was deemed essential by the CDC throughout the pandemic.