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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Indiana Michigan Power

Indiana Michigan Power recently announced plans for its third rate hike in 25 years. WBOI’s Ben Clemmer reports it’s part of I&M’s Building the Future proposal, which seeks to raise $263 million.

The proposed rate increase would cost consumers about $25 a month. I&M spokesperson Tracey Warner says the money would go towards infrastructure updates that are overdue.

“The energy grid is aging and I&M for example we have about 350,000 poles and about fifteen percent of those are 60 years or older.”

Ben Clemmer

Jefferson Pointe has hosted many events over the years since opening in August of 2001. Every summer shoppers can hear music from live bands on Friday nights. Now, Tuesday nights bring a different set of attractions. WBOI’s Ben Clemmer reports.

Every Tuesday from now until August 29th will be Busker Night at Jefferson Pointe. But what is a busker?

“Acoustic acts with stilt walkers, fire breathers, mimes, and jugglers, and palm readers, and just a little bit of a different feel. We were hoping to get 13 performers and we wound up with well over fifty performers.”

WBOI Presents: What is Fake News?

May 31, 2017
Tony Macklin

What is fake news?

WBOI Presents brings you a panel discussion that looks to answer that and many other questions. WBOI's Lisa Ryan took part in the panel that looks at the role of journalists, the way information is shared on social media, and what people can do to look beyond the headlines.

Andy Downs moderated this panel at the Helmke Library at IPFW on May 22nd.

Panelists:

Lisa Ryan

Reporter and Morning Edition host, 89.1 WBOI

Michael Wolf

Professor of Political Science, IPFW

Assem Nasr

WBOI Presents brings you the second half of the Issues and Ales Panel recorded Wednesday, April 26th at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. WBOI’s Zach Bernard leads a discussion that looks at the issue of homelessness in northeast Indiana.

Panelists:

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 

WBOI Presents brings you the first half of the Issues and Ales Panel recorded Wednesday, April 26th at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Nick Janzen leads a discussion that looks at the environmental impact of development downtown.

Panelists:

Greg Leatherman: Director of Community Development, City of Fort Wayne

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

The Lone Sensei

Apr 7, 2017

The Lone Sensei is a folktale written by Clay Bruce, a seventh grader at Towles New Tech Middle School.

The Ogre and the Fly

Apr 7, 2017

The Ogre and the Fly is a folktale written by Sam Wolfe, a seventh grader at Towles New Tech Middle School.

Dryad Forest

Apr 7, 2017

Dryad Forest is a folktale written by Sophie Bruhn, a seventh grader at Towles New Tech Middle School.

The Queen of the Willow Wisps

Apr 7, 2017

The Queen of the Willow Wisps is a folktale written by Lilly Hurst, a seventh grader at Towles New Tech Middle School.

What I Can Remember

Feb 9, 2017

Melanie Miller is a senior at Fairfield Jr Senior High School. Her story was entered into the category of Short Story and is titled What I Can Remember. Her story is read by Charlotte Tompkins, Dave Rhodes, and Eileen Claypool.

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