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Issues & Ales

Issue & Ales

WBOI's Issues & Ales is an award-winning panel discussion event focused on issues important to the community.

We take your questions (in-person, through email or via social media), and our panelists work on the answers while you relax with a bite to eat or a drink.

It's free and completely open to the public.
Our next event is coming up at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Botanical Conservatory as part of Botanical Brews.

Our featured discussion will include will look at what to expect in the upcoming midterm elections, with local political experts.

We hope to see you there!

Meet our team:

Rebecca Green, News Director

Zach BernardContent & Programming Director

Julia Meek, Program Host/Producer

Ella Abbott, Multimedia Reporter

Tony Sandleben, Reporter/Host

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Issues & Ales has been recognized by the Associated Press, and won the Indiana Broadcasters Association's Cardinal Award for Community Service.

Past discussion topics included: 

  • Higher Education and the Jobs Outlook in Northeast Indiana
  • Greener Urban Growth
  • The Craft Beer Revolution
  • The working poor; “Working Hard, Falling Short”
  • Homelessness in Northeast Indiana
  • Immigration Issues in Northeast Indiana
  • Northeast Indiana’s Civic Health
  • Riverfront Development
  • Single County Executive Proposal
  • The Arts Community and Influence in Northeast Indiana
  • Civic Involvement in Indiana
  • Combatting Opioid Abuse in Fort Wayne
  • Single County Executive Proposal
  • The Arts Community and Influence in Northeast Indiana
  • Downtown Development and Downtown Living
  • Fort Wayne's Sports Identity
  • Future of Fort Wayne Transportation
  • Election Analysis
  • Healthcare Access in Rural Communities
  • Indiana labor unions
  • Religion in Fort Wayne