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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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)

Bill Scott

This past Saturday, the University of Saint Francis football team won the NAIA National Championship for the second straight year. The undefeated USF Cougars came into the game at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach riding a 22 game winning streak. 

After winning a national championship in December of 2016, the University of Saint Francis extended Head Coach Kevin Donley’s contract through 2021. Donley’s Cougars haven’t lost a game since.

“Winning one is quite an accomplishment. To do it back to back really kind of puts the university in an elite category.”

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

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

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