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Yaël Ksander

Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Yael 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. She joined WFIU in 2000, where she hosts music and talk programs, and produces features on artists, writers, musicians and other creative people for Artworks. Yael co-hosts A Moment of Science and writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History. She enjoys getting to know WFIU listeners--from those who submit commentaries for Speak Your Mind to those who provide the comments she reads on Saturday mornings.

Recent posts by Yaël

May 31, 2013


Judy Dater in T-shirt with horse design

Photographer Judy Dater

Yaël Ksander hosts an interview with Judy Dater, a photographer since the 1960s known for her portraits of women.

December 7, 2012


Stephen Ferry up close, wearing a brown knit cap

Photojournalist Stephen Ferry

Yaël Ksander interviews photojournalist Stephen Ferry, whose work concentrates on human rights, social and political conflict, and environmental conservation.

April 28, 2011


Claude Cookman in glasses, smiling

Photographer, Editor, And Author Claude Cookman

Yaël Ksander interviews photography editor, author, and IU photojournalism professor Claude Cookman.

July 20, 2008


Chef Daniel Orr

<br />Daniel Orr is the chef owner of FARMbloomington. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients, extensive training in the art of finding food’s essence and flavor, and worldwide travel. He calls his cuisine “real food.” He spoke with Yael Ksander.

October 28, 2007


Irish Flutist Grey Larsen

<br />One of the world’s most accomplished players of the Irish flute, Grey Larsen also composes, produces, teaches, and is the the author of two books. Larsen spoke with WFIU’s Yaël Ksander.

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