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Yaël Ksander

WFIU's Arts Desk Editor, Yaël seeks out and shepherds the stories of artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people. In addition, Yaël co-hosts A Moment of Science, writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History, produces Speak Your Mind (WFIU's guest editorial segment), hosts music and news hours throughout the week, and lends her voice to everything from accounting courses to nature documentaries. Yaël holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature.

Recent posts by Yaël

January 20, 2017


Inauguration 2017: Cast On, Carry On, And Keep An Open Mind

The Pussyhat Project is one creative form of political engagement. Stewart Huff’s comedy is another.

January 13, 2017


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Portraits In Resilience: Titan Of The West & Versailles ’73

A show of Western and Native American art and a documentary about a fashion revolution tell stories of American resilience not widely told.

January 6, 2017


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Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper, Comedian Dana Gould

Visits from the comedian behind Stan Against Evil, and a filmmaker who excavates history for the stories of the black lives that have shaped it. And a bonfire!

December 31, 2016


A Path To That Old Place, And A Way Back Out

"I have found that going to that old place is healing." Conversations about art and pain with poet Patricia Jabbeh Wesley and actress Krisha Fairchild.

December 23, 2016


The Warm Glow And The Dark Night

The Canopy of Lights helped revive community spirit for the heart of the city; others in town revel in the dark side of the season with a Burroughs classic.

December 17, 2016


Tumbling (And Hooping) Toward Ecstasy And Poetry Beyond Forgetting

Flying forward rolls as therapy? Bloomington's circus scene offers opportunities for growth. And the Alzheimer's Poetry Project: breaking through with verse.

December 10, 2016


Big Top Bloomington And A Holiday Drive-In

Bloomingtonians run away with the circus, then bring the big top back home. And veering off the beaten track to celebrate the season at a Shelbyville drive-in.

December 5, 2016


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Better Living Through Poetry, And A Band Of Bloomington Brothers

Having taught poetry in rough-and-tumble places to great effect, Adam Henze is using it to help students learn to read the modern world. Plus, Busman's Holiday.

November 25, 2016


The Way We Gather, The Lives We Touch, The Legacy We Leave

A gathering of friends in Brown County might have to change to continue; friends of a beloved Bloomington artist gather to remember.

November 19, 2016


Different Drummers, And The March Toward The National Book Award

Bloomington has been the cradle of rock stars and obscure bands alike. We follow two different drummers' trajectories and salute one man's "March."

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