Ben Clemmer

Ben joined 89.1 WBOI as a host and production assistant in 2017. After serving as an intern during his last semester at the University of Saint Francis, Ben graduated from USF with a degree in music technology and a minor in communication.

Ben is a Fort Wayne native, with an active interest in bass guitar and audio production. In addition to producing the weekly WBOI Presents, he helps produce promos for WBOI news and lends his voice and editing to other projects at the station.

Ben is the host of Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings. He has served as interim host of All Things Considered and is also the assistant speech team coach at Bishop Dwenger High School, where he coaches radio broadcasting.

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Eva Vandeputte

The Major League Baseball season opens today. Frank Vandeputte, a Purdue University student and Fort Wayne native, spent 2017 working as an intern for the Cincinnati Reds. Last summer he took the trip of a lifetime for a baseball fan.

Frank Vandeputte described his trip and stuck around to make some way too early predictions for the 2018 season.

WIKICOMMONS

This past week, the Local Food Forum opened with a keynote address from Holly Parker, Senior Director of Programs at Fair Food Network. WBOI Presents brings you her speech along with a Q&A that followed.

Special thanks to Mark Waldick for the music in our program.

WBOI Weekend News Roundup 03/17/18

Mar 16, 2018
Joe Hren

This Weekend News Roundup focuses on highlights of the Indiana General Assembly Session, which came to a chaotic close this week. We cover what bills passed, what didn't and  several last minute bills that passed before the session's midnight deadline.  

Then we move into a special feature covering #NationalWalkoutDay and how Indiana students participated. Thanks to the WBOI News Team and the network of Indiana Public Broadcasting reporters, people from eight schools in a 215 mi radius were able to share their motivation for and mode of protest. 

WIKICOMMONS

Last month, we aired the first discussion in a series called Factory Families, produced by the University Community Conversation (UC2) Initiative at IPFW. Part two takes a look back at some of the major manufacturers to impact our region. The conversation was moderated by  Steve Buttes, Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies at IPFW.

Panelists:

Retired International Harvester employee: Bob Glick

Retired Zollner employee: Al Meredith

Retired GM employee: Randy Schmidt

Retired GE employees: Denver Sarver and Carl Reinking

WIKICOMMONS

Conspiracy theories have always been a part of our discourse. Just this past month, the students who survived the shooting in Parkland Florida have been under attack from conspiracy theorists. According to Dr. Joseph Uscinski, who recently gave a presentation at Manchester University, Conspiracy Theories are for Losers.

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