Issues & Ales

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

On Wednesday, March 30th WBOI Presents hosted an Issues & Ales Event 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 Lisa Ryan moderates a discussion on  poverty issues in northeast Indiana, and why some residents are working hard, but falling short.  

 

 

 

Panelists

Steve Hoffman, President and CEO of Brightpoint

David Nicole, President and CEO of United Way of Allen County

Courtesy / AJ Mast

WBOI News won two awards in the 2015 Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Awards competition recognizing excellence in journalism. The winners were announced at a ceremony Saturday in Indianapolis.

The awards:

First Place

"Best Website (Metro Radio)" - Sean Bueter, Virginia Alvino, Katy Anderson

Second Place

"Best Public Affairs Program (Metro Radio)" - Sean Bueter, Virginia Alvino, Katy Anderson

Marvin Mikesell / For WBOI News

The confluence of the three rivers around which Fort Wayne was founded have been pivotal to the success of the city since its founding.

But after decades in which the riverfronts were often taken for granted, there's new life -- and new momentum -- toward developing those spaces, particularly in Downtown Fort Wayne.

On March 26th, WBOI held the latest in its popular "Issues & Ales" series at The Phoenix. The events are meant to bring community leaders and listeners together for a relaxed discussion over dinner and drinks.

WBOI Presents "Issues & Ales: Downtown Living"

Apr 1, 2015
Marvin Mikesell / WBOI

On March 26th, WBOI held the latest edition of its popular "Issues & Ales" series at The Phoenix in Downtown Fort Wayne.

The series, held a few times per year, aims to bring community leaders and residents together for a discussion of important issues in a relaxed environment over dinner and drinks. The audience is invited to submit questions, making the event interactive, entertaining, and informative.

Join WBOI for Issues & Ales on March 26th!

Mar 10, 2015

Join WBOI's Sean Bueter and Virginia Alvino for Issues & Ales on Thursday, March 26th!  It's a fun, laid-back event that features panels of experts and community leaders discussing important issues in our region.

The first hour will focus on Downtown Development and Downtown Living. We'll look at the critical mass of residential and commercial development projects, discuss the challenges, benefits and future of living downtown, and look at how these projects originated.

WBOI Presents "Issues & Ales: Impact of the Arts"

Nov 12, 2014
Peter Dominowski / for WBOI News

On Oct. 29th, WBOI held its third installment of our popular "Issues & Ales" series at The Phoenix in Downtown Fort Wayne.

While the first hour focused on Allen County's single county executive amendment, the second took a look at the economic and cultural impact of the region's arts community.

It was a lively conversation that took a shot at a lot of big questions facing the arts scene, and looked both inward at the community's own motivations and outward at where Fort Wayne fits in the national and global arts scene.

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