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.
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.
Bloomington’s Angelo Pizzo graduated from Indiana University with a degree in political science. But his degree did not lead to a career in politics. He, along with friend and fellow IU grad David Anspaugh, went out west to make movies such as “Rudy” and “Hoosiers”. He spoke with WFIU’s Peter Noble Kuchera.
Michael McRobbie serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Provost at Indiana University Bloomington. He has completely revived IU’s information technology by making research initiatives top priority.
Deniese Smith has been dedicated to promoting arts in education since 1968. She has guided many students and fellow art teachers since her career in education began. In 2006, she was presented the Arts in Education Award from the Bloomington Area Acts Council.
For the past 20 years, travel writer Sally McKinney has been traveling the world and writing professionally about it. McKinney has been to 33 countries and stepped foot on five continents. Her excursions have taken her as far as New Zealand and Singapore.
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.
Adam Schwartz interviews music educator and composer Sarah Stevens
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.
Debra Kent, who has held a variety of positions in Bloomington community groups in addition to her work at Indiana University, sits down for an interview.