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
2:40 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

INDOT: Warnings Abound, Roads Still Dangerous

The latest travel advisory map from INDOT, issued Monday around 2:00 p.m.
Credit Courtesy / INDOT

Subzero temperatures and blowing, drifting snow were putting up a fight against snow plows  as of Monday afternoon.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says road conditions (as of 2:00 p.m.) in every county in Northeast Indiana remain hazardous, with INDOT recommending residents stay off the roads except in cases of emergency.

Among other problems, INDOT says strong winds have been able to undo the work of plow crews, drifting snow back onto roads after plows clear them. They also warn ice is expected to form this evening, adding to the danger.

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Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Extended Interview: Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry.
Credit Courtesy / City of Fort Wayne

2013 is already in the history books, but before we leave it behind, we wanted to survey the year gone by with the man at the center of some of Fort Wayne’s biggest stories.

WBOI’s Sean Bueter recently talked to Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry about some of the city’s victories and challenges in 2013, and asked him to look ahead to the new year.

This is the extended interview with Mayor Henry, including portions of the conversation not included on-air.

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Arts & Culture
8:18 am
Mon December 23, 2013

The President, The Comic, and The Man in the Santa Claus Hat

Comedian Vaughn Meader, in a publicity photo for his Kennedy-themed album, "The First Family."
Credit Wikimedia Commons

In the early 1960s, comedian Vaughn Meader recorded a satirical album in which he poked some gentle fun at President John F. Kennedy. He wasn't the first person to imitate a sitting president, but Meader was the first to add such a satirical bent to his work. It was ground-breaking at the time, and his first JFK recording, The First Family, became the fastest-selling album in U.S. history up to that point.

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News
5:47 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Listen Now: "WBOI Talks"

Audio from our inaugural episode of WBOI Talks is now available! Click below to listen to each hour of the show.

In hour one, Bob Caylor from the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel joins WBOI's Sean Bueter for a conversation with outgoing Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York. York is retiring from his position to become the new public safety director for the City of Fort Wayne.

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News
3:46 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Listen Now: "Issues & Ales: Downtown Development"

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, who visited WBOI's "Issues & Ales" on Nov. 20th to talk about downtown development.

On November 20th, 89.1 WBOI held its first ever “Issues & Ales,” a live gathering at JK O’Donnell’s in Fort Wayne designed to get people talking about issues important to the community.

The event was an outstanding success as listeners and newsmakers packed the room for panel discussions, camaraderie, and great beer.

For those who weren’t able to attend the event, we’ll be posting audio from each segment in concert with WBOI Presents.

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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Interview: AARP President Rob Romasco on Changes to Social Security

AARP President Rob Romasco.
Credit Courtesy / AARP

Members of congress began their latest budget talks Wednesday as they look for ways to cut spending and the national deficit.

One of the proposals Americans are likely to see is a change in the way the government measures inflation, moving from the long-standard consumer price index to something called chained CPI (the Washington Post explained the concept here).

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Arts & Culture
5:34 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Author Michael Martone Finds the Humor In Hoosier Life

The cover of Martone's 2005 memoir.

Though author and Fort Wayne native Michael Martone has been a professor at the University of Alabama's Creative Writing department since 1996, his Hoosier roots run deep.

He has more than a dozen books to his credit and is this year's recipient of the prestigious National Author's Award from the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Foundation.

While in town this month for some of the festivities, he joined WBOI's Julia Meek to talk about his Indiana ties, his process and how the Hoosier State informs his writing.

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News
3:27 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

WBOI News Review for Friday, Oct. 25

Each week, WBOI's Sean Bueter sits down with Bob Caylor from the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel and Dan Stockman from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette to look back at the biggest metro and statewide stories of the week.

This week: Superintendent Glenda Ritz sues the State Board of Education; the City of Fort Wayne has a new budget; new Legacy projects are up for consideration soon; and the region loses one of its most successful entrepreneurs.

Dan Stockman and Bob Caylor join WBOI's Sean Bueter each week from the Fort Wayne Newspapers building.

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Arts & Culture
3:28 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Covered Bridges Disappearing, But Still Community Centerpieces

In the 1800's, an estimated 400 to 500 wooden covered bridges dotted the Hoosier landscape.

As you might expect, time and progress have taken a toll, and now just 90 such structures remain.

To take a look at the history and significance of the covered bridge, WBOI Arts Producer Julia Meek sat down with Ron Branson, founder of the Indiana County History Preservation Society, and author of "Covered Bridges of Indiana.”

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Arts & Culture
10:54 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Interview: Julia Meek with Arts United's Dan Ross

Credit Courtesy / Arts United

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne is one of the oldest united arts funds in the United States. It functions  as an umbrella organization for more than 70 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the area, typically staying busy behind the scenes, while its partners take the spotlight.

In this interview, WBOI’s Julia Meek turns the tables on Arts United Development Director Dan Ross to find out more about the state of the organization.

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