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/Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

An all-female cast is presenting the musical 1776 to salute the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Courtesy/Northeast Indiana Local Food Network

The Northeast Indiana Local Food Network is celebrating local food culture and entrepreneurship in our region with its first-ever Local Food Week which begins on September 11th.

The Network comprises an eleven county initiative: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Nobel, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. 

Stephen J. Bailey

Following a year and a half long study, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has unveiled its Women's Fund to the public.

Courtesy/Arts United

When COVID restrictions threatened to cancel this year's Taste of the Arts Festival, its host organization, Arts United, got busy and virtually reinvented the entire celebration.

Courtesy/&Good Company

Fort Wayne's professional conversationalist Sara Fiedelholtz has launched a weekly, multi-platform program through Access Fort Wayne featuring one on one, in-depth discussions with a wide variety of Northeast Indiana residents.

Courtesy/Dee McKinley

Representative John Lewis passed away last July at the age of eighty. Lewis was known for his work as a Civil Rights activist in the 1960's, and continued to champion issues of racial justice until the end of his life.

Delois "Dee" McKinley, currently an educator and case worker for Fort Wayne Community Schools in Northeast Indiana, as well as the host of 89.1 WBOI's Gospel Flight, was fifteen years old when she embarked on her own mission, volunteering for the Voters League in her home town of Bessemer, Alabama.

Courtesy/Input Fort Wayne

The weekly online magazine Input Fort Wayne is literally hitting the street this week with a new two-month series called "On the Ground Southeast."

Courtesy/Wellspring Interfaith Social Services

Although COVID-19 forced Wellspring Interfaith Social Services to suspend all non-essential programs, the organization has been working non-stop to lend a hand to those in need and keep its population's food insecurity at bay.


Although most community celebrations had to be cancelled or put on hold this summer due to COVID-19, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is partnering with Arts United to carry off its 20th annual Chalk Walk, normally a signature Three Rivers Festival event--virtually.

Courtesy/Mask Up Fort Wayne!

Earlier today, Governor Eric Holcomb issued a statewide mask order to curb the spread of COVID-19, taking effect on Monday.

Here in Fort Wayne, a new platform championing that cause was launched on Facebook a few weeks ago by Linda Ann Shafer, Michelle Marqueling and Sarah Kleber, aptly named Mask Up Fort Wayne!