Ben Clemmer

Ben Clemmer is a Fort Wayne native and host & producer for 89.1 WBOI. He is the local host of All Things Considered and hosts and produces 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 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, WBOI Artcentric, WBOI Politics Podcast, and Act of Listening. Ben is regularly on the lookout for podcast creators to partner with WBOI. In 2020, WBOI began partnerships with Women Are: Fort WayneHeart of the Hustle, and & Good Company.

Before taking on his role as a host and producer, 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 bachelor's degree in music technology and a minor in communication.

In the past, Ben has worked as the assistant speech team coach at Bishop Dwenger High School, where he coached radio broadcasting and discussion. Ben is also an instructor of coommunication at the University of Saint Francis.

Ben still volunteers with local speech programs and as a coach for TEDxFortWayne.

Ways to Connect

Ashleigh Hardin

This week, we are going to hear a presentation from the USF Lecture Series at Allen County Public Library. 

Jason Elliott

For this week’s show, we’ll hear a talk recorded as part of the Values, Ideas, and the Arts series at Manchester University. Growing Sustainability at Manchester comes from Jason Elliott, assistant director of sustainability for Duke University.

Matthew Fisher


 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Matthew Fisher, Associate Professor at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Adjunct Instructor at the University of Saint Francis. This conversation was hosted by WBOI Intern Louis Richey. Their conversion focused on the ancient origins of economics, the misunderstandings around the concept of scarcity, and how changes in an economy and a language often come from the bottom up. That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

  

Aaron Kinzel


 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Aaron Kinzel, Lecturer of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan. This conversation was hosted by WBOI Intern Callie Teitelbaum. Their conversion focused on coming to a better understanding of the impacts prisons have on those incarcerated and our society, the importance of education for the incarcerated before and after release, and what systems and practices fuel the prison-industrial complex. That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

  

WIKICOMMONS

This week, we are going to hear a presentation from the USF Lecture Series at Allen County Public Library. 

WIKICOMMONS

This week’s program is the second of three 89.1 WBOI will run during the month of September, marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

WIKICOMMONS

This week, we are going to hear a presentation from the USF Lecture Series at Allen County Public Library. 

AVOW

The full title of this week’s episode of WBOI Presents is “George Floyd, One Year Later: An Uncomfortable Conversation with Sharon Tucker and Friends.”

Ben Clemmer

This week, we are bringing you a show appropriate for the last full week of August, “Mental Health and Wellness of Today’s Students,” a lecture from the Aboite and USF Lecture series, originally made available on February 1, 2021. 

Travis Hinkle

Public art is woven into the fabric of our community, and this will be an area of focus for our speaker on this week’s episode of WBOI Presents. 

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