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.

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WBOI Presents: 2019 News Roundup

Jan 17, 2020
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.

WIKICOMMONS

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 Mass Shootings: Could One Happen Here?

Adam DeVille

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Adam DeVille, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of Humanities at the University of Saint Francis. Our conversation focused on the clerical sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. What are some ways to prevent ongoing abuse from being covered up? What can people at the local and diocesan level do about this problem? How does the crisis impact the influence of the Catholic Church as a whole? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Rebecca Green, Seattle Municipal Archives, John Sommers/Getty Images

For our show this week, we are listening to conversations about the 2019 Civic Health Index. 

WBOI Presents: November News Roundup 2019

Dec 5, 2019
NPR/WAMU/WNYC, Rebecca Green, Lauren Chapman

WIKICOMMONS, Samantha Horton, Indiana Public Broadcasting

This week on WBOI Presents, we have more from our most recent Issue & Ales discussion on unions at Welch’s Ale House. 

Andy Senter

The Trap Door returned to Welch’s Ale House on November 21 with another lineup of four storytellers. We are listening back to that showcase on WBOI Presents.

WIKICOMMONS, APC, REBECCA GREEN, SHAHLA FARZAN / ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

This week on WBOI Presents, Issue & Ales returns to Fort Wayne with a conversation on interfaith dialogue at Welch’s Ale House. 

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