WBOI Presents WBOI's Ben Clemmer hosts a weekly show that features news digests, discussions, lectures, and storytellers from around Northeast Indiana. You listen live to the program every Wednesday at 7pm EST and every Saturday at 7am on 89.1 and online at wboi.org.
WBOI Presents

WBOI Presents

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WBOI's Ben Clemmer hosts a weekly show that features news digests, discussions, lectures, and storytellers from around Northeast Indiana. You listen live to the program every Wednesday at 7pm EST and every Saturday at 7am on 89.1 and online at wboi.org.

Most Recent Episodes

Roots With Shanel Turner At CreativeMornings

For this show, we are listening to a presentation from Shanel Turner. She spoke on the topic of Roots at CreativeMornings on January 10 at Wunderkammer Company. CreativeMornings is a national breakfast lecture series with local chapters that host free, monthly meetups with revolving themes, speakers and venues. Special thanks to Olivia Lehman and Kara Hackett for making this broadcast possible. Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campodonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our production assistants are Monica Blankenship and Mikaela Veltum.

2019 News Roundup

It's officially 2020 as our news teams starts the year off with a deep dive into stories we covered throughout 2019. A busy time for the newsroom was highlighted by municipal election coverage, downtown development, and an ever growing arts scene bookending our year in review.That's all still to come on the 2019 News Roundup on WBOI Presents. Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campodonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our production assistants are Monica Blankenship and Mikaela Veltum.

Religious Freedom

For our show this week, we are listening back to a civil conversation put on by AVOW, Advancing Voices Of Women. The full title is Let's Talk About Religious Freedom. During this program we'll hear from Judge Wendy Davis, Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider, and Quinton Dixie, looking at this issue from the perspectives of the judiciary, political science, history and religious studies. Special thanks to AVOW founders Patti Hays, Rachel Tobin-Smith, Marilyn Moran-Townsend and Faith Van Gilder for organizing this event, and thank you to Luke Holliger and his team at Arts United for providing audio for this program. Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campodonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our WBOI Intern is Monica Blankenship.

Mass Shootings

For our show this week, we are listening back to a civil conversation put on by AVOW, Advancing Voices Of Women. The full title is Mass Shootings: Could One Happen Here? During this program we'll hear from Chief Deputy Prosecutor Mike McAlexander, Dottie Davis, and Dr. Stephen Ross, looking at this issue from the perspectives of law enforcement, the justice system, and forensic psychology. Special thanks to AVOW founders Patti Hays, Rachel Tobin-Smith, Marilyn Moran-Townsend and Faith Van Gilder for organizing this event, and thank you to Luke Holliger and his team at Arts United for providing audio for this program. Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campodonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our WBOI Intern is Monica Blankenship.

In Session: Unmasked with Adam Deville

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Adam DeVille, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of Humanities at the University of Saint Francis. Our conversation focused on the clerical sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. What are some ways to prevent ongoing abuse from being covered up? What can people at the local and diocesan level do about this problem? How does the crisis impact the influence of the Catholic Church as a whole? That's all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session. Our theme music is by Noah Campodonico. Sound effects are by John Dawkins. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our WBOI Intern is Monica Blankenship.

Civic Health In 2019

For our show this week, we are listening to conversations about the 2019 Civic Health Index. Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Fort Wayne moderates two discussions about what the Civic Health Index tells us, as well as how Hoosiers can respond and become more civically engaged. The panelists are Indiana Supreme Court Justice Randall Shepard and former Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. We'll also hear from Rebecca Reeder, national finals coordinator for We the People and Bill Moreau, co-founder of the Indiana Citizen Education Foundation.Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campodonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our WBOI interns are Monica Blankenship and Brittany Smith.

November News Roundup 2019

Our November news coverage focused on more voices being added to conversation surrounding Anthony Wayne and Native Americans, Indiana Public Broadcasting's of the education rally held on November 19, and we'll have analysis from Andy Downs as one of the GOP leaders in the General Assembly announced his retirement.That's all still to come on the November News Roundup on WBOI Presents. Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campodonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our WBOI Intern is Brittany Smith.

Issues & Ales Discussion On Unions

This week on WBOI Presents, we have more from our most recent Issue & Ales discussion on unions at Welch's Ale House. How have unions in Indiana faired in the last decade? What issues do unionized workers face in addition to what we heard about during the UAW strike? Why did teachers rally at the statehouse earlier this month? We'll have the answers to those questions and more on WBOI Presents. This panel was moderated by Indiana Public Broadcasting's Samantha Horton. Our panelists were Sandra Vohs from the Indiana State Teachers Association, Doris Jones from the Service Employees International Union, Kyle Grisham from the Regional Council of Carpenters, and Patrick Hill from the IU Department of Labor Studies Thank you to Lucas Norton for running sound at Welch's Ale House. Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campdonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our WBOI intern is Brittany Smith.

Issues & Ales: Discussion On Interfaith Dialogue

This week on WBOI Presents, Issue & Ales returns to Fort Wayne with a conversation on interfaith dialogue at Welch's Ale House. How have faith communities shaped Fort Wayne? How can people of different faiths create dialogue? What resources are available for immigrant and refugee populations in the city today? We'll have the answers to those questions and more on WBOI Presents. This panel was moderated by WBOI News Director Rebecca Green. Our panelists were Irene Paxia, Executive Director of Amani Family Services, Rabbi Paula Jayne Winnig of the Congregation Achduth Vesholom, and Joseph Salem, a former Catholic high school theology teacher and a member of the steering committee of LIFT (Living Inter-Faith Together), a group planning a series of inter-religious dialogues in 2020. Thank you to Lucas Norton for running sound at Welch's Ale House. Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campdonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our WBOI intern is Brittany Smith.

Lost With Andy Downs At CreativeMornings

For our show this week, we are listening to a presentation from Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Fort Wayne. He spoke on the topic of Lost at CreativeMornings' on November 8 at Wunderkammer Company. CreativeMornings is a national breakfast lecture series with local chapters that host free, monthly meetups with revolving themes, speakers and venues. Special thanks to Olivia Lehman and Kara Hackett for making this broadcast possible. Our music is by Mark Waldick and Noah Campodonico. Our web producer is Loyal Vandenburg. Our WBOI intern is Brittany Smith.

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