Ben Clemmer

Ben joined 89.1 WBOI as a host and production assistant in 2017. After serving as an intern during his last semester at the University of Saint Francis, Ben graduated from USF with a degree in music technology and a minor in communication.

Ben is a Fort Wayne native, with active interests in bass guitar, voice-over, and audio production. In addition to producing WBOI Presents and the Weekend News Roundup, he helps produce promos for WBOI news and lends his voice and editing to other projects at the station. He also reports on a variety of topics and has covered stories on energy, conspiracy theories, student movements, sports, arts, culture, and entertainment. 

Ben is the host of Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings. He has served as interim host of All Things Considered and is the backup host for both Morning Edition and ATC. In the past, Ben has worked as the assistant speech team coach at Bishop Dwenger High School, where he coached radio broadcasting.

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ANDY LAVERGHETTA, KATY ANDERSON, MOLLIE SHUTT

After a short delay for the Fall Fund Drive, this week on WBOI Presents we feature our September News Roundup. We'll expand on some of the stories that aired on 89.1 WBOI during the month of September, and we will hear the very latest from WBOI's Zach Bernard and our friends from Indiana Public Broadcasting and Side Effects Public Media.

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NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month. While he was here, he gave a lecture at Sweetwater Auditorim on the topic of America's commitment to democracy. 

How Deep Is Our Commitment to Democracy?

That is the central question of this week's episode of WBOI Presents. NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month.

This week on WBOI Presents we offer a look back on the news and coverage from the month of August. We'll expand on some stories you heard here, and we'll offer a few stories that will be new to you.

First up, we take a look at the News-Sentinel, which is down to one remaining reporter/columnist in an online-only venture that's a shadow of the Pulitzer Prize winner's former self.

WIKICOMMONS

This week on WBOI Presents, we bring you The Trap Door: Coming Of Age storytelling showcase. In the four stories still to come, we'll hear about puberty, drug addiction, and how going to see "Transformers" led to the end of a relationship.

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