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Archive for Profiles

December 16, 2007

IU Executive Vice President Karen Hanson

Karen Hanson, provost and executive vice president of Indiana University, has been teaching at IU in the Department of Philosophy since 1976. She has also published numerous essays and is the author of The Self Imagined: Philosophical Reflections on the Social Character of Psyche.

November 25, 2007

Strobe Talbott, President of the Brookings Institution

After 21 years of reporting for Time magazine, Strobe Talbott is now the president of the Brookings Institution. He has also served as special advisor to the Secretary of State and later as deputy secretary of state.

November 18, 2007

Mark McMath, Bloomington Hospital Chief Information Officer

Mark McMath is chief information officer for Bloomington Hospital. He began his career at IBM in 1981 and has since held leadership roles with both for-profit and not-for-profit health care providers. He spoke with Moya Andrews.

November 11, 2007

Journalist and Correspondent Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling is host of National Geographic Channel's Explorer and a former co-host of ABC's The View. By age 18, she had become one of the youngest reporters for Channel One News, the network seen in middle and high schools across the country. She spoke with Owen Johnson.

November 4, 2007

Soprano and IU Faculty Member Sylvia McNair

Two time Grammy award winner Sylvia McNair has sung with many major U.S. and European orchestras and opera companies. An Indiana University Alum, she is now on the voice faculty at the IU Jacobs School of Music.

October 28, 2007

Irish Flutist Grey Larsen

One of the world's most accomplished players of the Irish flute, Grey Larsen also composes, produces, teaches, and is the the author of two books. Larsen spoke with WFIU's Yaël Ksander.

October 21, 2007

Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Council Lewis Ricci

Lewis Ricci is executive director of the Indiana Arts Council. Previously he was the director of the University of Idaho's International Jazz Collections at the Lionel Hampton Center, and served on the adjunct faculty of that university.

October 7, 2007

Native American Flutist James Pellerite

James J. Pellerite is a former Professor at Indiana University and and an impassioned flutist. His goal is to promote the status of the Northern Plains flute. Peter Jacobi conducted the interview.

September 30, 2007

Publisher of Bloom Magazine Malcolm Abrams

Bloomington's Malcolm Abrams has worked for a variety of publications, including Ladies' Home Journal, Playboy, and the New York Times.<em> </em>He is most-recently founder of Bloomington's lifestyle magazine,<em> </em>Bloom. He spoke with Moya Andrews.

September 16, 2007

Mezzo-Soprano Mary Ann Hart

Professor at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, a few of mezzo-soprano Mary Ann Hart's honors have come from the Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition, the Concert Artists Guild, and the NATS Artist Awards.  She spoke with Peter Jacobi.

September 2, 2007

Lutenist and IU Professor Nigel North

Lutenist Nigel North is currently a professor at the IU Jacobs School of Music. He has also taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and the Berlin Musik Hochschule in Germany.  He spoke with WFIU's Scott Witzke.

August 26, 2007

Sculptor Harold "Tuck" Langland

Harold "Tuck" Langland is a sculpture, writer, and professor at IU South Bend where he taught in the fine arts department for over thirty years. He is currently the first vice president of the National Sculpture Society.  He spoke with WFIU's Adam Schwartz.

August 12, 2007

Polish Ambassador Janusz Reiter

Polish ambassador to the U.S., Janusz Reiter, has played a key role in analyzing the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. The ambassador founded the Warsaw-based Center for International Relations and remained its president until 2005. He spoke with Owen Johnson.

July 29, 2007

Ethnomusicologist George List

Dr. George List is one of the foremost ethnomusicologist in his field. At age 96, though the professor is now blind, he is still producing journal articles and reviews. He spoke with WFIU's George Walker.

July 17, 2007

Mark Moore, CEO of Bloomington Hospital and Healthcare System

Mark Moore is the current CEO and president of Bloomington Hospital and Healthcare System. Moore has quite the sufficient background in healthcare management. Before coming to Bloomington, he was the COO for the Community Health Network in Indianapolis.

July 15, 2007

Serbian Royals Prince Alexander II and Princess Katherine

Serbian Prince Alexander II and Princess Katherine are diligently trying to defend the human rights of the Serbian people. After a long era of communism in Serbia, the Prince and Princess are heartily working to keep democracy present in Serbia. The royal couple spoke with Patrick O'Meara.

July 8, 2007

Newspaper Editor John Carroll

Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper editor John Carroll has worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Lexington Herald-Leader, and the Los Angeles Times.  Owen Johnson conducted the interview.

June 24, 2007

Filmmakers David and Scott Hillenbrand

David and Scott Hillenbrand, both brothers and filmmakers, are the owners of Hill &amp; Brand Productions. Their production company focuses on creating a wide range of media content, including film, music and theater. They spoke with Peter Noble-Kuchera.

June 17, 2007

IU Professor of Horn Jeff Nelsen

Jeff Nelson is currently Associate Professor of Horn at the IU Jacobs School of Music. He was previously a member of the Canadian Brass. WFIU's Mona Seghatoleslami hosts.

June 10, 2007

Orion String Quartet

Since its inception the Orion String Quartet has been praised for the fresh perspective and individuality it brings to performances, offering programs that juxtapose classic works of the standard quartet literature with masterworks by living composers. The quartet spoke with WFIU's Adam Ragusea.

May 20, 2007

Poet Eugene Gloria

Award winning poet Eugene Gloria was raised in San Francisco and currently teaches Creative Writing at DePauw University. His work can be seen in a variety of different publications, including the <em>North American Review.</em>

May 6, 2007

Dean of the IU School of Journalism, Bradley J. Hamm

Bradley Hamm is currently the dean of the School of Journalism at Indiana University. He has a doctorate in communications research from the University of North Carolina and has taught in courses in mass communication all over the world. Owen Johnson conducted the interview.

February 25, 2007

Journalist and Author Alexandra Robbins

Journalist Alexandra Robbins has written several books addressing the pressures and obstacles that young women face on the road to success. She has written for a wide range of magazines, including the <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Cosmopolitan</em>, and the <em>New Yorker</em>.

February 11, 2007

Poet Richard Newman

Raised in southern Indiana, poet Richard Newman now teaches at Washington University and St. Louis Community College. Many of his poems have been highlighted on <em>The Writer's Almanac. </em>

January 21, 2007

Violinist Jaime Laredo and Cellist Sharon Robinson

Violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have dedicated their lives to performing and teaching around the world. They are now on the faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music. Peter Jacobi is your host.

January 7, 2007

NPR Host Michelle Norris

NPR's Michelle Norris has been in broadcast journalism for nearly 20 years. Prior to co-hosting NPR's <em>All Things Considered</em>, Norris worked as a correspondent for ABC's <em>World New Tonight</em>. She talks with WFIU News Director Will Murphy.

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