Fort Wayne is a diverse community. With nearly 25% non-white residents, it’s one of the most diverse cities in Indiana.
But in 2013, data compiled by the Fort Wayne Commission on African-American Males pointed to a wide achievement gap between black males in Fort Wayne and other men in the community. From education to income to incarceration, they’re generally worse off than their peers. The city received a technical grant from the National League of Cities to keep investigating the issue.
Northeast Indiana Public Radio’s jazz coordinator and longtime volunteer, Doug Gruber, notified station management this week he will no longer host his popular music program, “All That Jazz,” and will step away from his other station duties, as well.
He says health concerns drove his decision to take time away from the station.
Each year NPR asks prominent artists, who are also avid NPR listeners, to answer that question in their favorite medium. This year’s calendar features 14 incredible images, each representing NPR in its own way, crafted by talented artists who are also loyal NPR listeners. An NPR product truly created by the listeners for the listeners.
For the third consecutive year, WBOI will present unique holiday music specials produced by Rob Martinez, a station volunteer and owner of one of the largest private collections of Christmas music in the United States.
Three specials will be broadcast this December with a different theme for every half-hour segment. Some of the themes will include Christmas disco, Modes of Christmas Transporation, an NFL Christmas, Christmas Obesity, and Christmas Blues.