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Members of the Indiana 2020 Two-Way asked us questions about the community impacts of contamination and pollution. To join, text “elections” to 73224. 

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The number of industrial facilities reporting water pollution violations in the Midwest has spiked since 2017. A new report shows it could be due to a decline in enforcement at the Environmental Protection Agency. 

WBOI Presents: November News Roundup

Dec 8, 2017
Mollie Shutt

Every month, the news team at 89.1 WBOI covers events in northeast Indiana and around the state. November was a busy month and there was much to discuss. Enjoy!

Show Intro

Part One

An update on city projects (00:25), Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith joins us for a conversation about elections and what the General Assembly has on the calendar in 2018 (05:29).

Part Two

WBOI Presents: October News Roundup

Nov 1, 2017
LAVERGHETTA PHOTOGRAPHY & PORTRAITS, MOLLIE SHUTT & KATY ANDERSON

Every month, the news team at 89.1 WBOI covers events in northeast Indiana and around the state. After the positive response we got last month, we put together another news roundup for the month of October. Enjoy!

Show Intro

 

Part One

An Environmental Update (00:40), Katy Anderson interviews Shankar Vedantam (06:24), Ben Clemmer and Katy Anderson discuss updated weekend programming (11:28).

Part Two

WBOI Presents: September News Roundup

Oct 5, 2017
LAVERGHETTA PHOTOGRAPHY & PORTRAITS, MOLLIE SHUTT & KATY ANDERSON

Every month, the news team at 89.1 WBOI covers events in northeast Indiana and around the state. As part of the Fall Fund Drive, we put together a news roundup for the month of September. Enjoy!

Show Intro

Part One

The Local Impact of DACA (00:42), Hope for Refugees (05:12), City Government & Development (11:17)

Part Two

Middle Waves Success (00:32), What's New in Fort Wayne? (10:50)

Part Three

Environmental Update (00:26), USF Jesters Workshop with Second City (06:45), Sports! (13:10)

Indiana University announced a $55 million research partnership Wednesday.

The Prepared for Environmental Change initiative aims to find actionable solutions to environmental threats facing Indiana businesses and communities.

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie says Hoosiers must prepare for these already ongoing threats.

“The failure to understand, predict, and adapt to environmental change could threaten the vitality of Hoosier business, agriculture, jobs, and physical well-being,” McRobbie says.

WBOI Presents brings you the first half of the Issues and Ales Panel recorded Wednesday, April 26th at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Nick Janzen leads a discussion that looks at the environmental impact of development downtown.

Panelists:

Greg Leatherman: Director of Community Development, City of Fort Wayne

Todd Jordan: Vice President, Gouloff-Jordan Surveying and Design, Inc.

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Energy and environment issues are not playing a big role in this year’s gubernatorial campaign.

At first glance, Democratic candidate John Gregg and Republican candidate Eric Holcomb have similar views on those issues. Both would pursue an “all of the above” energy strategy—the state should use natural gas, renewable energy, and coal.


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Environmental stewardship. It’s a phrase that many people wouldn’t be able to define, but an IPFW professor wants to bring it to Fort Wayne.

Area groups are trying to build an environmental stewardship facility in Fort Wayne. But what exactly is “environmental stewardship?”

New EPA Rules Mean Changes for Indiana Power Plants

Aug 6, 2015
Daniel X. O'Neil (Flickr)

Indiana must reduce the carbon dioxide its power plants emit by about a third in the next fifteen years.

The mandate comes as part of new Environmental Protection Agency rules President Obama announced this week. The rules require each state to put together a plan on how it will reach the new EPA goals.

The sound of dump trucks and 80-foot cranes moving steel beams fills a small, windy county road outside of Martinsville. The construction means there will soon be not one but two large power plants standing side by side.

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