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Shana Ritter

Guest host of WFIU's "Profiles", Researcher for the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at the Indiana University School of Education

Recent posts by Shana

November 23, 2012


Chad Rabinovitz sitting on the steps in the bleachers section of a small theater, wearing a dark blue shirt, with a mildly serious expression

BPP Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz

Shana Ritter speaks with Chad Rabinovitz, producing artistic director at the Bloomington Playwrights Project.

February 10, 2012


Twesigye J. Kaguri in suit and tie, semi-smiling toward the camera

Human Rights Advocate Twesigye J. Kaguri

Shana Ritter interviews Twesigye J. Kaguri, founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, which provides free education to children who have lost parents to AIDS.

November 18, 2011


Georg'ann Cattelona in a pale blue V-neck T-shirt smiling

Childbirth Educator Georg’ann Cattelona

Shana Ritter interviews Georg’ann Cattelona, executive director of Bloomington Area Birth Services.

October 14, 2011


Maurice Manning in T-shirt and jeans, sitting with his back against an old memorial, lit by late afternoon sunlight

Poet and IU Professor Maurice Manning

Shana Ritter interviews poet and Indiana University professor Maurice Manning

July 1, 2011


Samrat Upadhyay portrait. He is smiling and wearing glasses and a leather jacket over a blue striped shirt

Samrat Upadhyay, Director Of IU’s Creative Writing Program

Shana Ritter interviews Samrat Upadhyay, novelist and director of Indiana University's MFA Creative Writing Program

May 4, 2011


Stanley Nelson in yellow shirt with movie editing monitors behind him

Documentary Filmmaker Stanley Nelson

Shana Ritter interviews documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson.

January 21, 2011


Wendell Berry outdoors, gesturing with his hands

Poet, Essayist, Farmer, And Novelist Wendell Berry

Shana Ritter hosts this interview with an American man of letters, academic, cultural and economic critic, and farmer Wendell Berry.

September 27, 2010


Eileen Myles

Poet, Author, And Essayist Eileen Myles

Shana Ritter hosts this interview with poet Eileen Myles. The program includes Myles reading several of her poems.

September 7, 2010


Canyon Sam

Writer and Tibetan Activist Canyon Sam

Shana Ritter hosts this interview with San Francisco-based writer and performance artist Canyon Sam.

May 12, 2009


Singer-Songwriter Krista Detor

Krista Detor has shared stages with Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega, and Loudon Wainwright. Her album Mudshow reached the #1 spot on the Euro-Americana Chart.

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