In 1956, tenor saxophonist Al Cobine formed the Al Cobine Big Band, and went on to perform with virtually every major U.S. symphony.
Peter Jacobi interviews Violette Verdy, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and an internationally known ballerina.
Karim Wasfi is the director, soloist, and artistic advisor for the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.
Stuart Green is interim chancellor of IU Kokomo. Green has played a central role in increasing educational opportunities there by helping to establish new degree programs.
Fred Glass is Indiana University's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Gene Tempel is president of the Indiana University Foundation. A nationally recognized expert in the study and practice of philanthropy and nonprofit management, Dr. Tempel has been named by The NonProfit Times to its list of the country’s fifty most influential leaders in the nonprofit sector each year since the list was created.
Pianist Jeannette Koekkoek performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician.
Rob Stone, M.D., is the director of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan and assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He spoke with Shana Ritter.
Gladys F. DeVane, a retired associate clinical professor, taught in the Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Kelley School of Business. A storyteller and actress, she is active in community theater, and has participated in several mainstage productions and numerous storytelling and stage-reading projects. She spoke with Shana Ritter.
Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson has sung roles with Mobile and Minnesota Operas, the New York City Opera, the Royal Opera House, and numerous others and is on the voice faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music. She spoke with Peter Jacobi.