Issues & Ales

Issues & Ales

Did you know there was an event where you can hear intelligent, open conversation within the friendly confines of a neighborhood pub?

There is, and you should come.

WBOI's Zach Bernard takes audience questions during a recent panel discussion on development
Credit Rebecca Green/WBOI

WBOI's Issues & Ales is an award-winning panel discussion event focused on issues important to the community. We take your questions (in-person, through email or via social media), you grab a beer, and our panelists work on the answers. It's free and completely open to the public.

For 2018, there are two remaining panel discussions planned for July 18 and Oct. 24 at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits. Mark your calendars now.

Issues & Ales has been recognized by the Associated Press, and won the Indiana Broadcasters Association's Cardinal Award for Community Service in 2017.

Past panel discussions included:

  • Civic involvement in Indiana
  • Downtown development
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration issues in northeast Indiana
    Fort Wayne City Councilman Dr. John Crawford answers questions at a recent panel.
    Credit Rebecca Green/WBOI

Future discussions planned include:

  • Aging and the dying process
  • Competition between school districts for students
  • Healthcare access in rural communities

Come and join us!