Issues & Ales - April 26

89.1 WBOI's Issues & Ales

Wednesday, April 26th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, & Spirits 1915 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Hour One, 7-8 PM: Greener Urban Growth

Downtown Fort Wayne is fast developing, often with an eye toward improving the surrounding environment. But how does the city pull that off - and why do it in the first place? Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Energy & Environment Reporter Nick Janzen explores the trend in Greener Urban Growth.

Panelists include:

Greg Leatherman

Director of Community Development, City of Fort Wayne

Todd Jordan

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

Dr. Bruce Kingsbury

Professor of Biology and Director of the Environmental Resources Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Do you have questions about economic development, environmental protection, or the balance between the two in Fort Wayne?

Email Nick at or Tweet @nick_janzen

Hour Two, 8-9 PM: Homelessness in Northeast Indiana

We follow up on our reporting series in the fall about homelessness in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. How does the region handle its homeless situation? What are the services available to the homeless? What does the region need to focus on in the future when it comes to its homeless population?

Panelists include:

Rev. Dr. Terry Anderson

Executive Director, Just Neighbors

Sally Becker-Segerson

Founder/President, Street Reach for the Homeless

George Guy

Executive Director, Fort Wayne Housing Authority 

Issues & Ales  Is a laid-back, fun, free, event designed for you to learn about some of the big issues facing our region. Stop by and join the discussion!

Audience members are able to submit questions to the panelists at the event on paper or via social media.

If you can’t make the event in person, don’t worry! We’ll be live streaming it on our Facebook Page, 891WBOI.

Feel free to come hungry and grab dinner and a beverage during the discussion. Thank you Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits for hosting Issues & Ales! 

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