Sean Bueter

News Director & Morning Edition Host

Since joining NIPR in March 2011, Sean has worked to raise the news profile of WBOI by increasing its presence at public meetings, speeches and events, enhancing community relationships, and bringing WBOI to the national stage by placing local stories on NPR flagship shows and APM's Marketplace Morning Report. Sean is the local host of Morning Edition and former co-host of Midday Matters.

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Omnibus Lectures
4:00 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Interview: "Cosmos" Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, Part One

Neil deGrasse Tyson visits Fort Wayne as part of the IPFW Omnibus Lecture series Oct. 21st.
Credit Courtesy / IPFW

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has become a modern science icon: a bridge between the general public and the wonders of the universe.

Tyson runs New York's Hayden Planetarium, has written several books, and appears regularly in the media to discuss the science news of the day.

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Downtown Fort Wayne
3:31 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Hanning & Bean Pulls Out of Ash Brokerage Project

An artist's rendering of the Ash Brokerage project in Downtown Fort Wayne. City officials announced developer Hanning & Bean pulled out of the project Thursday.
Credit Courtesy / City of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has announced that a key partner in the nearly $100 million Ash Brokerage development downtown has pulled out of the project, leaving the building’s residential component without a developer.

The news came Thursday that Hanning & Bean Enterprises removed itself from the Ash project. The developer was in charge of the Skyline Terrace, a 17-story residential component comprising apartments, townhomes and condos.

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News
4:56 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

United Way Names Fort Wayne Native as CEO

The United Way of Allen County announced David Nicole will become the organization's president and CEO in November.
Credit Courtesy / United Way of Allen County

The United Way of Allen County will soon have new leadership.

The organization announced Monday that David Nicole, 38, has been chosen to become UWAC’s new president and CEO. He’s expected to start in November.

The full UWAC board of directors voted to appoint Nicole at its Sep. 11 meeting.

Board Chairman Steve Smith said in a statement the organization is eagerly anticipating working with Nicole.

"The arrival of a new CEO for any organization brings a robust opportunity for creative new beginnings," Smith said.

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WBOI Presents
11:22 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

WBOI Presents: A Conversation With NPR's Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers speaks to WBOI listeners during her visit to Fort Wayne.
Credit Peter Dominowski / for WBOI News

In late August, 89.1 WBOI was honored to play host to NPR correspondent Kelly McEvers, who gave a lecture at the Manchester University College of Pharmacy.

McEvers was a foreign correspondent for many years, reporting from the likes of Cambodia, Indonesia, and most recently, the Middle East. After being stationed in Iraq, she was sent to cover the Arab Spring, as citizens across the region attempted to topple dictators who had long held power in their respective countries.

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Economy
4:44 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Report: More Than 20 Percent of Regional Workers Near Retirement Age

One-fifth of Northeast Indiana’s workforce is at or near retirement age. That’s according to a new report out Thursday.

The report from Northeast Indiana Works and the Community Research Institute at IPFW shows more than 20 percent of all working adults in the region are age 55 or older.

The percentages are even higher in public and private education, truck transportation and the manufacturing sector.

But people retire all the time, so why is this important?

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Higher Education
4:19 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Study Says Indiana University, Not Purdue, Should Run IPFW

A new report from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership suggests transferring governance of IPFW to Indiana University.
Credit Courtesy / Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

A new study from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is recommending significant changes for IPFW, including switching the university's governing body.

The IPFW Roles and Governance Study used focus groups, interviews with business leaders, and historical data to come up with five recommendations for change.

They include streamlining degree programs; strengthening ties to the business community; and transferring all governance of IPFW to Indiana University.

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Money
5:38 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

One-Third of Hoosiers Delinquent on Debt

More than 35 percent of Hoosiers have debt in collections, according to a new study released Tuesday.
Credit Courtesy / Urban Institute

A report released Tuesday by the Urban Institute shows more than a third of American adults have debt currently in collections.

And Hoosiers aren’t faring any better.

Thirty-five percent of all Indiana adults are currently so far delinquent on at least one bill that they’ve been reported to a collections agency. That’s right in line with the national average.

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Fort Wayne
4:26 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

GOP Leader Proposes City Worker Protections

Allen County Republican Party Chairman Steve Shine.
Credit Courtesy / Allen County GOP

Allen County’s Republican Party leader has a new proposal to protect workers he says will “smooth the edges” of Fort Wayne’s recent ban on collective bargaining for most city employees.

Chairman Steve Shine sent a letter to Republican members of the Fort Wayne City Council Friday urging them to create an appeals process for city workers that would ensure fairness in firing and disciplinary decisions.

Shine says he was initially approached on the matter by Jeremy Bush with the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighers union, who asked him to intercede with a proposal.

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Education
3:04 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Allen County Selected for Pre-K Pilot Program

Allen County is among the five counties picked to participate in Indiana's pre-K pilot program.

The program provides up to ten million dollars – along with local matching funds – to help low-income four-year-olds attend pre-kindergarten classes. Vouchers would go to families with incomes below 127 percent of the poverty line.

United Way of Allen County was selected to lead the campaign to bring the pilot here, and UWAC Director of Community Impact Jeanne Zehr says the program could serve more than 1,400 children when it’s up and running.

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Outdoors
1:25 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Mile by Mile, Fort Wayne Trails Continue Expanding

City officials and trail advocates broke ground on the next section of the Pufferbelly Trail this month.
Credit Courtesy / Fort Wayne Trails

Last week, the City of Fort Wayne cut the ribbon on construction of a new segment of the Pufferbelly Trail on the city’s north side.

The expansion is the latest in what’s becoming an increasingly connected trail system across four counties in Northeast Indiana.

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