WBOI Presents

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On tonight’s program, we’ll hear from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb for the State of the State address and Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush for the State of the Judiciary. Both addresses were recorded earlier this month and will cover a variety of topics such as the creation of regional drug and veteran courts, workforce development to fill thousands of vacancies in the state, and infrastructure improvements on track to be completed in coming years.

Part One: State of the State

Part Two: State of the Judiciary

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Every month, the news team at 89.1 WBOI covers events in northeast Indiana and around the state. This week on WBOI Presents, we are taking a look back 2017.

Part One. Zach Bernard has more on the status of Fort Wayne’s fight against opioids (00:38), Zach Bernard joins us in the studio (09:21), Araceli Gomez-Aldana looks back at the regional healthcare shakeup with Sherry Slater from the Journal Gazette (14:35)

LAVERGHETTA PHOTOGRAPHY & PORTRAITS

WBOI listeners have probably heard from Martin Fisher. In addition to being the Executive Director of Science Central, Fisher also hosts The Weekly Experiment on Saturday afternoons right here on WBOI. Araceli Gomez-Aldana sat down with him this week to talk about some of the biggest science moments of 2017, as well as the importance of science literacy.

Top science stories of 2017 (01:12), the importance of science literacy (09:28), and predictions for what scientific innovations and discoveries we could see in 2018 (14:25)

This panel discussion was held on December 4th and was moderated by Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.

Panelists:

Ken Fries

Retired Allen County Sheriff

Desiree Koger-Gustafson

Fort Wayne Director of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

James Toole

Associate Professor of Political Science

Another conversation about immigration issues in our region can be found here: http://wboi.org/post/wboi-presents-issues-ales-part-2

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.

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. After the positive response we got last month, we put together another news roundup for the month of October. Enjoy!

Show Intro

 

Part One

An Environmental Update (00:40), Katy Anderson interviews Shankar Vedantam (06:24), Ben Clemmer and Katy Anderson discuss updated weekend programming (11:28).

Part Two

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)

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