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/Forward Indiana

After Forward Indiana co-founders Sarah Thompson and Carlos Marcano spent their Sundays throughout the spring and summer months serving up free meals in the park to the city's hungry, they have developed a Community Pantry initiative to better address the problem.

Courtesy/Keyboards for Kids

Thanks to Fort Wayne musician and educator, Kyle Haller, young folks wanting the chance to play music are being matched up with otherwise-forgotten insruments in a new project he calls Keyboards for Kids.


Fort Wayne creative DJ E-Clyps has gained national attention for his photo documentation of the local George Floyd protests last summer, which is currently on display at Artlink.

Courtesy/Embassy Theatre

This Saturday evening Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre is celebrating its return to live concerts and the city’s rich musical culture with Down the Line 15: Soul Legends by Locals.

Courtesy/Dee McKinley

Delois "Dee" McKinley, host of WBOI's Sunday Morning Gospel Flight, is a civil rights activist known for her life of community involvement through a number of local platforms, including Fort Wayne's Urban League, Metropolitan Human Relations Commission and Public School System.

Courtesy/Arts United

In May of 2020 Arts United and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne joined forces to create the city's first ever Artist Relief Fund, designed to combat the financial pressures on independent artists & creatives suddenly without income because of shutdowns and closures caused by the corona virus pandemic.

With COVID restrictions still hindering many from returning to work, a second phase has been launched.

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.