WBOI Artcentric

You can hear Julia Meek's Artcentric interviews during Morning Edition, All Thinigs Considered and Weekend Edition on 89.1 WBOI.

WBOI's Julia Meek has contributed to 89.1 WBOI on- and off-air for over thirty years. Now, her arts and culture reporting can be heard for the first time as a podcast available wherever podcast are found. Look for WBOI Artcentric.


The Utopian Community Grocery on Oxford Street and its on-premise eatery is bringing nutritious and affordable food to the neighborhood and beyond, thanks to its founder, Ty Simmons, and his dedicated team.

Courtesy/Alive Community Outreach

A group of rising South Side High School students will be part of the new Peacemaker Academy here in Fort Wayne that focuses on nonviolence training and conflict resolution.

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With Juneteenth on the horizon, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, Fort Wayne is gearing up for its 18th annual local celebration with a community-wide collaborative effort that will showcase a week long series of special events.


Longtime friends John Jehl, Ethan Sternke and Alex Shinn have channeled their extreme passion for games into creating one--a Spy Thriller card game called INTEL.

Courtesy/TK Kelly

Across America, Food Truck Parks are becoming permanent year round attractions, and thanks to a Fort Wayne Soup Grant, local entrepreneur TK Kelly is hoping to be able to add our city to that list.

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.

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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.