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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 12, 2006

 

Sculptor Dessa Kirk

<br />Sculptor Dessa Kirk is known for creating large-scale lilies and portrayals of women from Greek mythology.  Much of her work ranges from raw to elegant, but also big and jagged. She spoke with Shana Ritter.

August 6, 2006

 

Women’s Studies Professor Susan Gubar

<br />Susan Gubar is a professor of English and Women’s Studies at Indiana University. She has co-authored many books involving the race and gender issues of the twentieth-century.

July 2, 2006

 

Bloomington Playwrights Project Artistic Director Richard Perez

<br />Richard Perez is now the artistic director of the Bloomington Playwright’s Project. Before coming to Bloomington, Mr. Perez developed the Ensemble of Artists, a combination of writers, actors, and directors who work side by side to create new productions.

September 18, 2005

 

Guitarist Jason Wilber

<br />A native of Bloomington, lead guitarist Jason Wilber has gone on tour with artists such as Carrie Newcomer, Todd Snider, Hal Ketchum, Kim Fox, Greg Trooper, Tim Grimm, and Iris DeMent. For more than ten years, Wilber has played lead guitar for John Prine and toured all throughout Europe and the United States.

May 8, 2005

 

Author and Educator Sol Gordon

<br />Sol Gordon is a Professor of Child and Family Studies at Syracuse University. He is also founder of the Institute for Family Research and Education.  Mr. Gordon has written many books on family and child rearing.

March 20, 2005

 

Arts Advocate Patricia Pizzo

<br />In 2005, Patricia Pizzo was awarded the Arts Advocate Award by the Bloomingotn Area Arts Council. Since the 1950s, Pizzo has supported and volunteered for numerous artistic clubs at Indiana University.

August 22, 2004

 

Award Winning Poet Li-Young Lee

<br />Li-Young Lee has been called “one of the finest young poets alive” by the American Poetry Review. In his poems, Lee reflects on the obstacles in which he has faced in his own life. In “The Winged Seed: A Remembrance,” Lee retells the story of his parents’ escape from Indonesia and the political confinement they faced there.

June 27, 2004

 

Journalist and BBC Producer Sallyann Murphey

<br />At age 23, Sallyann Murphy was the youngest TV producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation.  Murphy has gone on to work as an investigative journalist for a variety of publications, including the Daily Mail. She now teaches history and media studies at Harmony High School in Bloomington, Indiana.

May 23, 2004

 

Native American Educator Daniel Baron

<br />For more than twenty-five years, Daniel Baron has worked to further the education of young people in both public and private institutions all throughout the east coast and mid-west.  In 1997, Baron co-founded the Harmony Elementary School in Bloomington.

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