Sean Bueter

News Director

Since joining NIPR in March 2011, Sean has worked to raise the news profile of WBOI by increasing its presence around the community. He's also helped bring WBOI to a national audience by placing local stories on NPR's 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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It's almost for another Midday Matters! Laura Stine will be talking about how garden rooms can spruce up your Outer Spaces, and later in the program we'll be taking your plant and garden questions.

On today's Midday Matters Financial Focus, we're talking about the business of New Haven with Mayor Terry MacDonald and Vince Buchanan from the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. 

On today's Midday Matters, we're talking politics with Andy Downs and Tom Hey. And later in the program, we'll meet Sarah Burd-Sharps from Measure of America.

Sean Bueter / WBOI

Five of Fort Wayne's arts organizations will soon share a single box office and a new online presence.

At a media event Friday morning, Arts United President Jim Sparrow announced the creation of the new ArtsTix Community Box Office.The system will allow patrons to buy tickets for the Fort Wayne Ballet, Philharmonic, Civic Theatre, Youtheare and Dance Collective at a single ticketing location. The initiative will also add online ticketing for those organizations.

It's time once again to explore your Outer Spaces!

It's time for another Tech Tuesday on Midday Matters! Kevin Mullett and Anthony Juliano will be here once again to update us on the latest in the digital world. 

On today's News Review edition of Midday Matters, we're talking about the rise of meth in Indiana, its impact on our communities, and what authorities can do to stem the problem.

On today’s program, Susan and Sean explore the history and value of Fort Wayne’s sister city relationships, and they check in with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to see how business education for young people has changed in the organization’s 60 year existence.

Officials from the Kroger grocery chain announced today the company will not reopen its North Anthony location in Fort Wayne, which was shut down due to major structural issues.

Earlier this year, several public officials lobbied to keep the store open, but the company ultimately deemed the problems beyond repair. The pharmacy adjacent to the North Anthony Scott's will also close.

In a statement, Kroger Central Division President Bob Moeder said employees at the North Anthony store were told Friday morning they could transfer to other locations.

On this edition of Midday Matters, Fort Wayne City Controller Pat Roller and John Stafford from the Community Research Institute at IPFW visit the show to talk about the recent findings of Fort Wayne’s Fiscal Policy Working Group.