Ben Clemmer

Ben Clemmer 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 bachelor's degree in music technology and a minor in communication.

Ben is the host of All Things Considered and WBOI Presents on WBOI. He also hosts Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings. Since 2017, Ben has produced WBOI Presents. The show can be heard on Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 7am. In addition to producing local programs like news roundups, panels, lectures, and storytelling showcases, he also lends his voice to underwriting, promos, and other projects at the station. Ben has also reported on a variety of topics and has written stories on energy, conspiracy theories, student movements, protests, elections, sports, arts, and entertainment. In February of 2019, Ben created and produced a new series called WBOI Presents: In Session. The program showcases local educators speaking about topics within their expertise, and can be found on multiple podcast platforms. Additional podcasts Ben produces include WBOI Presents, WBOI's Behind The Mic, and Act of Listening. He also serves as producer for Trap Door Stories and other local podcasts.

Before taking on his role as a host and producer, Ben served as interim host of All Things Considered and 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 and discussion.

Ways to Connect

Adam Garland

For our show this week, we are listening to a presentation from Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Fort Wayne. He spoke on the topic of Lost at CreativeMornings’ monthly breakfast on November 8 at Wunderkammer Company.

 

Sharon Tucker For Council; Michelle Chambers For City Council; Dave Rosenthal, Side Effects Public Media

While the October News Roundup will focus on expanding stories we aired during the month of October, we began our program with a deep dive into the results of the 2019 municipal election. Held on Nov. 5, the day before our roundup aired, we looked at Fort Wayne races and a number of races in the area's largest municipalities.

Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

 

It is municipal election day in northeast Indiana. For candidates who have been trying to get voters to the polls since the primary and the start of early voting, every ballot cast makes a big difference. Historically one in four registered voters turnout for Fort Wayne city elections. 

Christopher J. Murphy / Fort Wayne Youtheatre

 

The Fort Wayne Youtheatre has been educating, engaging and entertaining audiences since 1934. This week on WBOI Presents, Director Christopher J. Murphy and a cast of Youtheatre’s talented young performers transport us back in time to the days before television, when the airwaves were abuzz with the likes of Burns and Allen, Jack Benny and Orson Welles. Our friends from Fort Wayne Youtheatre have transformed the WBOI Studios for WYTR’s Hallloween Tales.

PBS39

Welcome to a WBOI special program presenting the 2019 Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life. Arts United, PBS39, the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne have partnered to produce a town hall style discussion with Democratic Incumbent Mayor Tom Henry and Republican challenger, Tim Smith. Bruce Haines, General Manager of PBS39, will serve as the moderator for the event, and the discussion was recorded on Oct. 18 at the Auer Auditorium in the Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne.

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