On November 14, WBOI hosted our quarterly Issues & Ales panel discussions at Joseph Decuis in downtown Roanoke.

Our first hour focused on recapping the 2018 midterm elections, and what the results mean for politics and government in the Trump era. 


The 2018 midterm elections are less than a week away. With so much time and focus dedicated to our own midterms, it is easy to ignore elections in other countries. What do they get right? How are their systems different from American politics? This week's panel discussion aims to answer those and other questions.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has recently been criticized for his lack of foreign policy experience. Carson visited Fort Wayne Thursday for a rally, and he spent roughly a quarter of his time talking about international politics.

Bennett, Ritz debate at NIPR

Oct 26, 2012
Northeast Indiana Public Radio

On Friday, October 26, the candidates for Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction debated at the studios of Northeast Indiana Public Radio.

Republican incumbent, Dr. Tony Bennett, and his opponent, Democrat Glenda Ritz, spent an hour answering questions from StateImpact Indiana reporter, Kyle Stokes.

The full debate can be streamed or downloaded as a podcast by clicking here.

Mourdock addresses controversial comments

Oct 24, 2012
Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Embattled GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock says he apologizes if anyone misunderstood his comments during Tuesday’s debate in which he said pregnancy resulting from rape was something God intended to happen.  But he said Wednesday he won’t apologize for his beliefs.