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

Indiana Public Broadcasting

Last week, Chief Justice Loretta Rush gave her State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana Constitution requires the chief justice to provide an annual update on the condition of the courts. Her address this year is called “Connecting, Convening, and Collaborating with our Communities.”

 

Indiana Public Broadcasting

Last week, Governor Eric Holcomb gave his State of the State address to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly. Governor Holcomb focused on everything from teacher pay to adoptions and we aired his address live on January 14.

City of Fort Wayne, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and WIKICOMMONS

Colin Madden

For our show this week, we are listening to a presentation from Shanel Turner. She spoke on the topic of Roots at CreativeMornings’ monthly breakfast on January 10 at Wunderkammer Company.

Fred Schilling, Michelle Johnson, IPB, and the State of Indiana

For our show this week, we are listening back to a civil conversation put on by AVOW, Advancing Voices Of Women. The full title is Let’s Talk About Religious Freedom.

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