Federico Agostini, associate professor of violin at the IU Jacobs School of Music, is an internationally active soloist, chamber musician, and instructor. He is in high demand as a chamber musician and a regular member of the chamber orchestra, I Virtuosi di Roma.
Glenn Gass, a music professor at Indiana University, was one of the first instructors to offer a course on the history of rock n' roll at a music school.
John McCluskey is teaches creative writing and contemporary African-American literature at Indiana University. He has also written two novels and numerous short stories, many of which have appeared in literary journals like Callaloo and Ploughshares.
Bloomington's Douglas Wissing has written for a variety of publications including The New York Times and the Washington Post Wissing's long obsession with Tibet geared him to write "Pioneer in Tibet: The Life and Perils of Dr. Albert Shelton," a book which actually took Wissing all the way to the Himalayas, where he spent his time researching.
Helen Gibbons is a retired IU business education professor. She began teaching at the University in the 1950s, but was only permitted to teach through the School of Education because it was rare for women to teach in the business school. She is now a proud sponsor of WonderLab, Habitat for Humanity, and Girls, Inc.
A native of Fort Wayne, Michael Martone has written many fiction and non-fiction books about life in the Midwest, paricularly Indiana. Martone graduated from Indiana University with a degree in English. He now teaches at the University of Alabama.
Li-Young Lee has been called "one of the finest young poets alive" by the American Poetry Review. In his poems, Lee reflects on the obstacles in which he has faced in his own life. In "The Winged Seed: A Remembrance," Lee retells the story of his parents' escape from Indonesia and the political confinement they faced there.
Adam Schwartz interviews Dean Sluyter, a meditation expert who has developed one of the most successful classroom meditation programs in the U.S.
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.
Author Ruth Engs is a professor of Applied Health Sciences at IU. She specializes in addictive behaviors and focuses on health reform and alcohol use among women. Engs spoke with WFIU's Adam Schwarz.
For more than twenty-five years, Daniel Baron has worked to further the education of young people in both public and private institutions all throughout the east coast and mid-west. In 1997, Baron co-founded the Harmony Elementary School in Bloomington.
In March of 1994, Dr. William Schulz began serving as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. A strong advocate for human rights, the <em>New York Review of Books </em>commented<em> </em>on his contributions, saying "Schulz... has done more than anyone in the American human rights movement...".