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.

Ways to Connect

Zach Bernard / WBOI News

On July 9, WBOI’s Zach Bernard reported on United Way of Allen County announcing a series of new strategic priorities for the community. This week on our show, we are going to hear a panel discussion organized by Andy Downs that focuses on identifying community needs, how data was collected, and where we go from here.

Michael Bechill

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Michael Bechill, Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Saint Francis.Our conversation focused on viruses, pandemics, COVID-19, and vaccines. What are some historical precedents for our current pandemic? How do viruses work? We’ll focus on the science on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

WIKICOMMONS

For this week’s show, we’ll hear a talk recorded as part of the Values, Ideas, and the Arts series at Manchester University. Lessons from The Federalist for Our Times comes from David Lay Williams, professor of political science at DePaul University.

Rebecca Green, Ella Abbott, and Eric Weddle / WBOI/Indiana Public Broadcasting

Law Day was celebrated on May 1st. The Allen County Bar Association hosts a panel discussion annually for the event. This week, we have a virtual panel moderated by Rachel Blakeman, Director of the Community Research Institute at Purdue University Fort Wayne

Armin Djuhic/Unsplash

All IN is a live, statewide talk show about interesting things happening in Indiana, hosted by Mariam Sobh. This week, the show is making its debut on WBOI Presents. You can tune into the live broadcast on All IN on 89.1 WBOI on Friday afternoons at 1pm.

Mary Encabo

Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Teaching English as a New Language Program prepares students for teaching English to speakers of other languages. With how much has happened in Myanmar this past year, we’ll hear from students, professors, and community members who bring a variety of perspectives to language learning, international affairs, and citizen diplomacy 

Jennifer Barton / Today's Catholic

On Saturday, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend celebrated the ordination of seven new priests. This was the largest ordination class the diocese has seen in almost sixty years.

This week’s program comes from Manchester University’s Values, Ideas and the Arts series.

STEVE BURNS / WTIU

We are focusing on election law this month on WBOI Presents. Last week, we heard a virtual civil conversation from AVOW. This week, we have a virtual panel from the Allen County Bar Foundation moderated by Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.

Rebecca Green

This week, we are once again hearing from our friends from Advancing Voices Of Women for a civil conversation about voting.

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