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.

Mollie Shutt

Plays and musicals are put on throughout the year in northeast Indiana and in November, the University of Saint Francis put on '"Sister Act." The lead role, originally played by Whoopi Goldberg in the 1992 film, was brought to life by Fatima Washington. Fatima is a friend of the station. She’s been on WBOI’s Meet the Music and she joined us in the studio in early December to talk about her experience donning the habit.

Mollie Shutt

Every month, the news team at 89.1 WBOI covers events in northeast Indiana and around the state. November was a busy month and there was much to discuss. Enjoy!

Show Intro

Part One

An update on city projects (00:25), Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith joins us for a conversation about elections and what the General Assembly has on the calendar in 2018 (05:29).

Part Two

Immigration Issues in Northeast Indiana

In the second hour, All Things Considered host and reporter Araceli Gomez-Aldana moderates a panel on immigration issues in Northeast Indiana. Who comprises our immigrant population, and what challenges do they face when adjusting to life in Indiana? 

Panelists:

Emily Schwartz Keirns

English Language Learners Manager, Fort Wayne Community Schools

Laura Pontius

Immigration Lawyer, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Araceli Gomez-Aldana & Katy Anderson

Civic Engagement

 

In the first hour, we take a look at civic involvement in Indiana. What are organizations doing to engage citizens in public concerns, politics, and deliberation? Have we become less engaged over time? 

A panel of experts weigh in with moderator, Morning Edition host and reporter Zach Bernard. 

Panelists:

Andy Downs

Director, Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics

Rebecca Reeder

WBOI Presents brings you The Politics of Time.

Here is the conversation between Andrew Downs and James Toole, associate professors of political science at IPFW.

This event was sponsored by the IPFW Department of Political Science, the American Democracy Project, and the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. Audio was provided by College TV.

Music in tonight's episode was provided by Mark Waldick.

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.

Audio provided by CollegeTV

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

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