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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

Recent posts by David Brent

July 6, 2014

 

Larry Lockridge in dark green open-necked shirt

Author and Professor Larry Lockridge

David Brent Johnson interviews Larry Lockridge, author of an award-winning biography of his father Ross Lockridge, Jr., author of Raintree County.

April 5, 2013

 

Sara (left) and Rachel Caswell, touching heads, looking at the camera

Rachel and Sara Caswell

David Brent Johnson interviews The Caswell Sisters, vocalist Rachel and violinist Sara, who have shared a musical partnership since childhood.

December 15, 2011

 

Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury Creator Garry Trudeau

David Brent Johnson interviews cartoonist Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury.

September 19, 2010

 

Pharez Whitted wearing eyeglasses

Jazzman Pharez Whitted

David Brent Johnson interviews jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Pharez Whitted.

September 3, 2006

 

Ethnomusicologist Portia Maultsby

<br />Portia K. Maultsby is a professor of ethnomusicology in the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.  She also heads the Archives of African-American Music and Culture in Bloomington. She spoke with WFIU’s David Brent Johnson.

August 27, 2006

 

Chris Swanson, Founder of Secretly Canadian Records

<br />Chris Swanson is a founder of the Bloomington-based independent recording companies.  Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar are known for their artist friendly labels and ambitious business drive. He spoke with WFIU’s David Brent Johnson.

October 31, 2004

 

Rock Historian and Professor Glenn Gass

Glenn Gass, a music professor at Indiana University, was one of the first instructors to offer a course on the history of rock n' roll at a music school.

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