Issues & Ales

89.1 WBOI's Issues & Ales

NOVEMBER 8, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This event is designed for you to learn about some of the big issues facing our region. Stop by and join the discussion! It is laid back, fun and free!

In the first hour, we'll take a look at civic involvement in Indiana. What are organizations doing to engage citizens in public concerns, politics, and deliberation? Have we become less engaged over time? 

A panel of experts will weigh in with moderator, Morning Edition host and reporter Zach Bernard. 


Andy Downs

Director, Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics

Rebecca Reeder

National Finals Coordinator,"We the People"

Brandon Smith

Statehouse Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting

In the second hour, All Things Considered host and reporter Araceli Gomez-Aldana will moderate a panel on immigration issues in Northeast Indiana. Who comprises our immigrant population, and what challenges do they face when adjusting to life in Indiana? 


Emily Schwartz Keirns

English Language Learners Manager, Fort Wayne Community Schools

Laura Pontius

Immigration Lawyer, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Herb Hernandez, J.D.

Board Member, Greater Fort Wayne Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Audience members are able to submit questions to the panelists at the event or via Twitter. If you can't make the event in person, don't worry! We plan to live stream it on our Facebook page.

Grab dinner, a beverage and learn more about these local issues! 

Issues & Ales will take place at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, & Spirits located at 1915 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.


Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits