Economist Amartya Kumar Sen won a Nobel Prize for his work on hunger, heman development, and the causes of poverty. He is currently Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University.
James MacMillan is currently a composer/conductor with the BBC Philharmonic. A native of Scotland, MacMillan uses his cultural heritage to give his music a folksy, yet stirring rythmic tune. He spoke with WFIU's Cary Boyce.
Sculptor Dessa Kirk is known for creating large-scale lilies and portrayals of women from Greek mythology. Much of her work ranges from raw to elegant, but also big and jagged. She spoke with Shana Ritter.
Steve Ferguson was appointed to the Indiana University Board of Trustees in 1998 and was appointed president in 2005. He has served on numerous boards and committees to help better the lives of Indiana citizens. He spoke with Perry Metz.
Keith Sawyer is a professor of education and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. Sawyer is considered one of the countries leading researchers on originality, innovation, education. He spoke with Adam Schwartz.
Portia K. Maultsby is a professor of ethnomusicology in the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. She also heads the Archives of African-American Music and Culture in Bloomington. She spoke with WFIU's David Brent Johnson.
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.
Violinist Mimi Zweig is a professor at the IU Jacobs School of music and is director of the Summer String Academy. For more than three decades she has developed children's string programs across the United States, and she leads master classes and pedagogy workshops throughout the world.
Susan Gubar is a professor of English and Women's Studies at Indiana University. She has co-authored many books involving the race and gender issues of the twentieth-century.
Alexander Kerr has appeared as a soloist with orchestras all Europe and the U.S. He shares his stories with Peter Jacobi in this interview.
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.
Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Harbison is one of America's leading composers, with commissions from many top orchestras and festivals. His work has been performed and recorded by the world's leading musicians. He spoke with Peter Jacobi.
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.
Matt Haimovitz is a classically skilled cellist who intertwines classical and contemporary music while performing on stage. He entertains in a wide variety of venues, including bars, coffeehouses, and punk rock clubs.
Mary Goetze, an active composer, clinician, and conductor, is now chair of the IU Music in General Studies department and conductor of the International Vocal Ensemble. Her knowledge and talent make her one of the most sought after clinicians in the country.