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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

November 20, 2016

 

Jim Manion in black T-shirt and jacket, with graying hair and goatee, and hair reaching to nape of his neck; and Peter LoPilato in black horn-rimmed glasses with sunglasses on top of head.

Music Director Jim Manion and Publisher Peter LoPilato

Yaël Ksander interviews Jim Manion, music director for WFHB community radio, and Peter LoPilato, publisher of The Ryder and curator of The Ryder film series.

August 28, 2016

 

He is wearing round, blue-framed glasses and is dressed in a short-sleeved shirt with faint, vertical stripes, looking at the camera with a neutral expression, mouth slightly open.

Fine Art Photographer Osamu James Nakagawa

Yaël Ksander speaks with Osamu James Nakagawa, professor of photography in IU’s Department of Studio Art.

January 24, 2016

 

Dan Wakefield outdoors, in blue sport shirt open at the neck, white hair, serious expression

Novelist, Journalist, and Screenwriter Dan Wakefield

Yaël Ksander speaks with Indianapolis native Dan Wakefield, whose novels Going All the Way and Starting Over were made into feature films.

December 27, 2015

 

Greta Wohlrabe as The Pilot in Cardinal Stage Company's Grounded

Best of the Arts Desk 2015

Arts Desk reporters retrace their footsteps across Indiana to bring you highlights of the year’s arts coverage.

August 3, 2015

 

Ian Woollen sitting at a desk, in wireframe glasses and black turtleneck sweater, right hand on chin, smiling.

Indiana Novelist Ian Woollen

Yaël Ksander interviews Bloomington author and psychotherapist Ian Woollen.

June 28, 2015

 

Marian Pettengill, using braces, leads a low-vision tour in a gallery with white walls and ceiling at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Art objects hang from the ceiling. Tour participants Rhett Salisbury and Mary Stores stand in the background.

Arts and Disabilities Special

The WFIU Arts Desk presents stories that were broadcast over the last year about people in Indiana living with disabilities.

December 29, 2014

 

Mark Chilla reporting

Arts Desk Special

Yaël Ksander hosts this special edition of Profiles that looks back at an eventful year in the arts.

November 23, 2014

 

Judith Barter in colorful artistic print jacket

Curator Judith Barter

Yaël Ksander interviews Judith Barter, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

June 1, 2014

 

Jerry Uelsmann

Photomontagist Jerry Uelsmann

Yaël Ksander interviews photographer Jerry Uelsmann, a pioneer of 20th-century photomontage.

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.

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