WBOI Presents

Wednesdays at 7:00pm on WBOI 89.1

A one-hour talk or presentation on a varied subject, usually recorded in northeast Indiana.

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.

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Hope For Refugees

Oct 5, 2017
Jasmine Bejar

At the end of September, the Trump administration announced a proposal to lower the cap on the number of refugees allowed to come into the US. Fort Wayne is home to several communities of refugees as well as organizations that help to resettle them. I spoke with Sarah Colagrossi, a University of Saint Francis graduate from Elkhart, Indiana. She completed her senior project last fall, and it was a silent art auction called Hope For Syria. Proceeds from the auction went to organizations helping resettle refugees in the US.

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. As part of the Fall Fund Drive, we put together a news roundup for the month of September. Enjoy!

Show Intro

Part One

The Local Impact of DACA (00:42), Hope for Refugees (05:12), City Government & Development (11:17)

Part Two

Middle Waves Success (00:32), What's New in Fort Wayne? (10:50)

Part Three

Environmental Update (00:26), USF Jesters Workshop with Second City (06:45), Sports! (13:10)

The Reality of Fake News: Russian Strategic Doctrine and the Western Democracy

WBOI Presents brings you a panel discussion recorded Wednesday, September 6th, at IPFW. Andy Downs moderated the conversation that looked at how fake news spreads, how it impacts public trust, and why it might benefit Vladimir Putin.

Panelists:

Lawrence Kuznar: Professor of Anthropology, IPFW

Anne Livschiz: Associate Professor of History, IPFW

James Toole: Associate Professor of Political Science, IPFW

Ryan White

On Sept. 11th 2017, IPFW hsoted a panel discussion called Funding Healthcare. Panelists discussed what works and what doesn't work about the way the US healthcare system is financed. 

The event was sponsored by The Civil Society, American Democracy Project, and the IPFW Department of Political Science.  

Andrew Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics moderated the discussion. 

Panelists include: 

Dr. Peter Hanley

Zafar Nazarov, IPFW Department of Economics

Dr. Jon Walker

WBOI Presents: What is Fake News?

May 31, 2017
Tony Macklin

What is fake news?

WBOI Presents brings you a panel discussion that looks to answer that and many other questions. WBOI's Lisa Ryan took part in the panel that looks at the role of journalists, the way information is shared on social media, and what people can do to look beyond the headlines.

Andy Downs moderated this panel at the Helmke Library at IPFW on May 22nd.

Panelists:

Lisa Ryan

Reporter and Morning Edition host, 89.1 WBOI

Michael Wolf

Professor of Political Science, IPFW

Assem Nasr

WBOI Presents brings you the second half of the Issues and Ales Panel recorded Wednesday, April 26th at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. WBOI’s Zach Bernard leads a discussion that looks at the issue of homelessness in northeast Indiana.

Panelists:

Rev. Dr. Terry Anderson

Executive Director, Just Neighbors

Sally Becker-Segerson

Founder/President, Street Reach for the Homeless

George Guy

Executive Director, Fort Wayne Housing Authority 

WBOI Presents brings you the first half of the Issues and Ales Panel recorded Wednesday, April 26th at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Nick Janzen leads a discussion that looks at the environmental impact of development downtown.

Panelists:

Greg Leatherman: Director of Community Development, City of Fort Wayne

Todd Jordan: Vice President, Gouloff-Jordan Surveying and Design, Inc.

Creative Commons By Gage - 2012 Electoral College map, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35172210

On Feb. 17th, the College of Arts and Sciences, History, and Honors Program at IPFW organized a panel discussion titled "Is This Any Way To Elect A President? A Discussion Of The Electoral College." 
 

The discussion looks at the history, function, and controversy of the electoral college. The panel was moderated by Andrew Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.  

Panelists include:

Michael Wolf, IPFW Department of Political Science

James Toole, IPFW Department of Political Science

Jeff Malanson, IPFW Department of History

Stephen Voss / 2007 NPR

In September NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik visited WBOI staff and listeners in Fort Wayne. Based in New York City, Folkenflik reports on how the media influence politics and culture, the figures who shape journalism. His stories and analyses are broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All things Considered, and are also featured on NPR’s website and digital platforms.

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