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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News
5:56 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson Set to Deliver Lecture at IPFW

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took questions from the press at IPFW before his Omnibus Lecture on Tuesday.
Credit Sean Bueter / WBOI News

Astrophysicist, author, and TV host Neil deGrasse Tyson visits Fort Wayne Tuesday night as part of IPFW’s Omnibus Lecture Series.

The lecture, which caused a stir when tickets sold out less than an hour after going on sale, will focus on the latest scientific discoveries and how they might shape our understanding of the universe.

At a press event Tuesday, Tyson said the American public needs to do a better job of embracing the role and influence of scientific discovery in everyday life.

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Omnibus Lectures
12:25 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

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

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson guided the Ship of the Imagination as host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Tyson visits Fort Wayne Oct. 21.
Credit Courtesy / Fox

For much of his career, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has made it his mission to, as he puts it, "bring the universe down to earth."

As director of New York's Hayden Planetarium and one of the premiere science communicators of his time, Tyson has guided millions of people through the wonders of the universe, most recently as host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a reboot of Carl Sagan's 1980 PBS series.

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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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