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, 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 Wayne and Heart of the Hustle.

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.

Ways to Connect

Peter Dominowski

During this week’s episode, we’re going to hear analysis from Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue Fort Wayne. The WBOI Politics Podcast exists because of his thoughtful expertise. We’ll hear him speaking with WBOI News Director Rebecca Green.

David Schuster

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by David Schuster, Associate Professor of History at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Our conversation focused on social anxiety and where we see historical parallels with issues we face in 2020. How was anxiety diagnosed one hundred years ago? What were some of the contributing factors? We’ll look past the who, when, and what, to focus on how people were feeling on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Elton Skendaj

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Elton Skendaj, Muir Associate Professor of Peace Studies at Manchester University. Our conversation focused on peace studies and what brought Skendaj to the field. How can we see the importance of peace building reflected in countries around the world? How can peace studies transcend politics? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Nicki Meier

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Nicki Meier, a former advocate and facilitator at Fort Wayne Center for Nonviolence. Our conversation focused on nonviolence. What resources are available in our community for individuals and populations targeted by violence? How does the structure of the Fort Wayne Center for Nonviolence lend itself to making sure all who are impacted have a voice? In what ways does our community address nonviolence effectively? Where is there room for improvement? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Christopher J. Murphey

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 bring us tales of woe, or perhaps more accurately, tales of Poe. Our friends from Fort Wayne Youtheatre perform at the University of Saint Francis Music Technology Center for WYTR’s Hallloween Tales.

WIKICOMMONS

The subject of this show is not intended for all listeners. In September, a nurse who worked at an immigration detention center filed a whistleblower complaint alleging, among other things, that immigrant women received questionable hysterectomies. The focus of our episode this week is forced sterilizations, the history of the eugenics movement, and human rights abuses.

BARBARA BELLI DE OLIVEIRA

This week, we are bringing you a talk from CreativeMornings’ monthly breakfast series. We’ll hear from Kyle Steury on the topic of Spectrum.

AVOW

This week, we are once again hearing from our friends from Advancing Voices Of Women or AVOW, for a civil conversation about eviction. According to Eviction Lab, Fort Wayne ranked thirteenth in the nation for evictions and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. With the economic fallout that has come with the coronavirus, the United States faces an eviction and homelessness crisis. We’ll learn about the laws that govern landlord and tenant actions. AVOW assembled a panel for a conversation outside at Barr Street Market.

& Good Company

Sep 30, 2020
Sara Fiedelholtz

WBOI is partnering with Thinkbox Strategies to bring you & Good Company.

BARBARA BELLI DE OLIVEIRA

This week, we are bringing you a talk from CreativeMornings’ monthly breakfast series. We’ll hear from Theoplis Smith and his talk was called “A Pandemic, in a Pandemic, in a Load of Laundry.” He also worked on a painting while giving his talk.

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