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 active interests in bass guitar, voice-over, and audio production. In addition to producing WBOI Presents and the Weekend News Roundup, he helps produce promos for WBOI news and lends his voice and editing to other projects at the station. He also reports on a variety of topics and has covered stories on energy, conspiracy theories, student movements, sports, arts, culture, and entertainment. 

Ben is the host of Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings. He has served as interim host of All Things Considered and is the backup host for both Morning Edition and ATC. In the past, Ben has worked as the assistant speech team coach at Bishop Dwenger High School, where he coached radio broadcasting.

Ways to Connect

Immigration Issues in Northeast Indiana

In the second hour, All Things Considered host and reporter Araceli Gomez-Aldana moderates 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? 

Panelists:

Emily Schwartz Keirns

English Language Learners Manager, Fort Wayne Community Schools

Laura Pontius

Immigration Lawyer, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Araceli Gomez-Aldana & Katy Anderson

Civic Engagement

 

In the first hour, we 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 weigh in with moderator, Morning Edition host and reporter Zach Bernard. 

Panelists:

Andy Downs

Director, Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics

Rebecca Reeder

WBOI Presents brings you The Politics of Time.

Here is the conversation between Andrew Downs and James Toole, associate professors of political science at IPFW.

This event was sponsored by the IPFW Department of Political Science, the American Democracy Project, and the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. Audio was provided by College TV.

Music in tonight's episode was provided by Mark Waldick.

LAVERGHETTA PHOTOGRAPHY & PORTRAITS, MOLLIE SHUTT & KATY ANDERSON

Every month, the news team at 89.1 WBOI covers events in northeast Indiana and around the state. After the positive response we got last month, we put together another news roundup for the month of October. Enjoy!

Show Intro

 

Part One

An Environmental Update (00:40), Katy Anderson interviews Shankar Vedantam (06:24), Ben Clemmer and Katy Anderson discuss updated weekend programming (11:28).

Part Two

WBOI Presents brings you a presentation called The Constitution: The Politics of Interpretation by Georgia Wralstad Ulmschneider (Associate Professor and Campus Pre-Law Advisor). There have been many cases argued over the years in America’s highest court and we’ll hear how many of the justices have left their mark on the bench in how they interpreted the law of the United States.

Audio provided by CollegeTV

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