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Folktales
Saturdays and Wednesdays at 8:00pm (ET) on 89.1 WBOI or listen online at wboi.org

Julia Meek hosts this entertaining & topical tour of the musical folkworld twice weekly, so climb aboard and enjoy the ride! To visit the Folktales Facebook page, click here. View playlists here.

Northeast Indiana Public Radio WBOI is located in Fort Wayne, and you can find Julia Meek's Folktales every Saturday and Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) on 89.1fm, or listen online at the WBOI website from anywhere in the world.

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We are also proud to share our weekly Folktales with these fellow Hoosier public stations: 

WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana carries the episodes listed below, and they can be heard on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 (EDT) on 103.7fm, and in Columbus at 100.7fm, French Lick/West Baden at 101.7, Greensburg at 98.9, Kokomo at 106.1 and Terre Haute at 95.1. You can also listen online at the WFIU website (on WFIU1) from anywhere in the wor

The dates in the listing below are for WBOI's broadcasts, which you can hear right here; just click the 'Listen Live' Button on the home page, and choose 'WBOI.' You can also listen from your WBOI App.

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WBOI's Folktale of Unity

Sept 18th & 22nd: Folktale of Unity

“The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens” That's the vision of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Baha'i faith, and the gateway to our travels this week on Folktales. We’re spanning the musical globe as we gather a mountain of communal spirit, solidarity and harmonious accord across the Americas, through Europe, and on into Australia, Africa, and the Near East, with short stops in the Pacific, and Caribbean islands.

Our musical features come from Bob Dylan, The Chieftains & Ry Cooder, Brave Old World, Inkuyo, Ok! Ryos, Beethova Obas, Steven Cragg and more. It's a powerful Folktale you'll want to be a part of. As they say world 'round, there's no strength without unity.

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WBOI's Folktale of Home Sweet Home

September 25th & 29th: Folktale of Home Sweet Home

"Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest." That's how Robert Montgomery Peace describes the homestead...and it's our 'welcome-in' for this week's homey folk tour. 

We'll be traveling the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, with musical customs, and wise words on the topic of where you hang your hat and heart. Featured musicians include Teresa Doyle, Fred Rothert & Arvel Bird, Slavek Hanzlik, Te Vaka, Klezmorim, the Sowa Family Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and more. We hope you'll 'pull up a chair and set a spell', for this comfort collection of music.

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WBOI's Folktale of Happiness

September 4th & 6th: Folktale of Happiness

This week's edition of Folktales, we're putting on a happy face to match our happy feet, as we go around the musical globe in search of music for that very joyful outfit! Armed with wise words, and upbeat music, we're skipping through the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa - jumping for joy with every sound we sample.

Our musical features come from Sunny Taylor, Jil Mozena & Fred Rothert, Pantelis Thalassinos, Hector Ivan Garcia, Corina Bartra, Machanic Manyeruke, and more, so don't forget to join us, and remember, as Gabriel García Márquez reminded us: “No medicine cures what happiness cannot.”