Issues & Ales

2020 Dates:  August 20, Novemeber 19

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.

Meet our team:

Peter DominowskiPresident and General Manager

Katy AndersonProgram Director/Operations Manager

Rebecca Green, News Director

Zach BernardReporter/Host

Ben Clemmer, Producer/Host

Julia Meek, Program Host/Producer


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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 in 2017.

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