Issues & Ales

WBOI's Issues & Ales is a series of events held in a laid-back atmosphere that feature panel discussions and audience Q&A about important topics in our region. This event is designed for you to learn more about some of the big issues facing our community, and to socialize with WBOI listeners and staff! 

Mark your calendars! Upcoming 2018 Issues & Ales events will be held on July 18th and Oct. 24th. This event is for all ages and free to attend.  

Past Discussions: 


Hour 1: Downtown Development 

Hour 2: Black Male Achievement in Northeast Indiana


Hour 1:Transportation Issues 

Hour 2: Hoosier Breweries and the Craft Beer Revolution


Hour 1: Single County Executive Proposal (Whether or not Allen County should change its county governance from three executives to one)

Hour 2: The Impact of the Arts in Northeast Indiana 


Hour 1: Riverfront Development 

Hour 2: Living Downtown


Hour 1: Working Hard, Falling Short (the working poor/poverty in Northeast Indiana) 

Hour 2: Opioid Epidemic

7/20/2016 (can't remember exact date)

Hour 1: Higher Education in Northeast Indiana

Hour 2: Sports Culture in Northeast Indiana


Hour 1: Upset: The 2016 Political Season

Hour 2: Teen Mental Health 


Hour 1: Homelessness in Northeast Indiana

Hour 2: Greener Urban Growth 


Hour 1: Northeast Indiana's Civic Health

Hour 2: Immigration Issues in Northeast Indiana


Hour 1: Fort Wayne’s Cost of Living, and the Cost of Development

Hour 2: Women in Leadership in Northeast Indiana