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WBOI Presents: 2021 News Roundup

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Before we get much further into 2022, our news team is taking a listen back through some of our biggest stories and favorite conversations from 2021. You can listen to the podcast version of this show wherever you get your podcasts. You can find the original stories available individually at

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“Fort Wayne organizations help Afghan refugees settle in” from Ella Abbott

“Mayor Tom Henry reflects on COVID response, Red River while looking to 2022” from Zach Bernard

“Fort Wayne Zookeepers Take Lead in Species Survival” from Ella Abbott

“Lane Middle School rebuilds student Mariachi band following a pandemic” from Ella Abbott

“Harrison Hill hosts annual Gobble-Off ahead of Thanksgiving” from Ella Abbott

“WBOI staff, volunteers, and friends remember Stan Whippo” from Ben Clemmer and Julia Meek

“Cardinal Peter Turkson visits Fort Wayne” from Ben Clemmer

“2021: A year of artcentricity in review” from Julia Meek

Special thanks to the entire WBOI news team, our staff, interns, assistants, and volunteers for making this show possible. You can support our efforts online at, where you can also find more episodes of this program. Our music is by Mark Waldick, Noah Campodonico, Kurt Roembke, and Hope Arthur. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our production assistants are Monica Blankenship, Meihkai Bowers, Steve Mullaney, Kyle Norbeck, Diahmynd Thomas, Mikaela Veltum, and Sydney Wagner.