Issues & Ales

Ben Clemmer

Welcome to the WBOI News Roundup. We are taking a listen back to some of the biggest events from March and starting this week you can hear the program on Wednesday nights at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 7am.

Zach Bernard reflects on the March for Our Lives, Rebecca Green speaks with former Ambassador/Representative Tim Roemer, and Mark Hagar and DeVonta Beckham join us to discuss the Resurgence of TEDxFortWayne.

Part One:

March for Our Lives w/Zach Bernard (00:00) Other student protests (05:00) Communities battling the opioid crisis (08:58)

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 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.

On Wednesday, March 30th WBOI hosted Issues & Ales at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. Issues and Ales is a laid-back event, where members of the WBOI News team moderate important conversations about our region.  

This hour, WBOI's Zach Bernard moderates a discussion on the opioid epidemic in Northeast Indiana, how it started, and how it can be combated. 

 

Moderator: Zach Bernard

Panelists:  

Dr. Deborah McMahon, Allen County Health Commissioner

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