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Indiana Public Media To Air Elinor Ostrom Special

Celebration of a Nobel Life to air on WFIU and WTIU and to be archived online.

WTIU and WFIU remember the life and work of IU professor and Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom.

Distinguished Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for economics, died this week at age 78. Ostrom is remembered for a groundbreaking career that spanned more than 50 years.

Indiana Public Media (WFIU-FM and WTIU-TV) will air a half-hour special entitled Elinor Ostrom: Celebration of a Nobel Life.

The radio special will air on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. and can be heard at 103.7 FM in the Bloomington listening area or streamed online at

A companion television special will air on Thursday, June 14, at 8:30 p.m. with repeat airings on Friday, June 15, at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 17, at 10:30 p.m. WTIU can be seen over-the-air on channel 30, and on Comcast cable 5 in Bloomington.

In Elinor Ostrom: Celebration of a Nobel Life we look at Ostrom’s legacy, her worldwide impact and how she’s being remembered.

WFIU-WTIU News will be adding streaming video of the documentary to its online archive of news stories about Ostrom.

Also available online is an interview with Ostrom on WFIU’s Profiles, originally aired in July 2010.

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