Darius Rejali is a professor of political science at Reed College and an expert on government torture and interrogation. Iranian-born, Rejali has spent his scholarly career reflecting on violence, and, specifically, reflecting on the causes, consequences, and meaning of modern torture in our world.
Pianist Jeannette Koekkoek performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed in the Far East, South America and Europe, and with ensembles such as the Fine Arts Quartet and The Florida Philharmonic String Ensemble. Koekkoek spoke with Peter Jacobi.
Dan Mathews is the senior vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and is known for heading PETA’s most controversial and attention-getting campaigns. He spoke with host Shana Ritter.
Mark Crispin Miller is professor of Media Ecology at New York University known for writing on American media and for his activism on behalf of democratic media reform. Owen Johnson hosts.
Alan Pierson is artistic director of the New York City music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, a twenty-member band known for its innovative performances of today's music. Pierson spoke with WFIU's Annie Corrigan.
Judy Norsigian is the executive director and a founder of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves. She speaks and writes frequently on a wide range of women's health concerns and has served on the board of the National Women's Health Network for fourteen years and currently serves as a board member for Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research. Norsigian spoke with host Shana Ritter.
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.
James F. Collins is senior associate and director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was also U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001. Naomi F. Collins is a consultant to cultural and higher education organizations and has served as Executive Director of the Maryland Humanities Council and of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Owen Johnson is the host.
Daniel Orr is the chef owner of FARMbloomington. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients, extensive training in the art of finding food's essence and flavor, and worldwide travel. He calls his cuisine "real food." He spoke with Yael Ksander.
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.
Doug Bauder is the director of the Office of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Support Services at Indiana University. He has also served a wide range of churches and youth services. He spoke with Shana Ritter.
As a professional opera, concert, and recital singer, Roy Samuelson has performed over 100 roles with companies including the New York City Opera, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Norwegian Royal Opera, and others. After 34 years as professor of music and resident artist at IU, Samuelsen retired from active teaching, but continues to perform recital programs throughout the world. He spoke with Peter Jacobi.
Bernice A. Pescosolido is distinguished Professor of Sociology at Indiana University and Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research. Her research encompasses three areas: health care services, stigma associated with people who have mental illnesses, and suicide research. Shana Ritter hosts.
CNN correspondent Andrea Koppel has over 20 years of experience in both national and international coverage. As a journalist, she has reported from numerous locations around the world, including Africa, China, and Japan.
NBC's Bob Dotson has received over 100 awards for his work in broadcast journalism, including four Emmys. His spot, "American Story with Bob Dotson" can be seen on NBC's Today Show. He spoke with Owen Johnson.
Nature enthusiast Greg Speichert is a nationally recognized specialist in water plants and serves as director of Hilltop Garden and Nature Center at Indiana University. Along with his wife, Greg is publisher of Water Garden Magazine. He spoke with Moya Andrews.
Murray McGibbon, associate professor in acting and directing at the IU Department of Theater and Drama, has directed numerous productions and produced over one hundred productions at the Playhouse Company in Durban, South Africa. Moya Andrews hosts.
As senior editor at Newsweek International, Andrew Nagorski has worked in many different countries across the globe. He has written many books, including <em>The Birth of Freedom: Shaping Lives and Societies in the New Eastern Europe.</em>
Joel Pett's cartoons have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines across the nation. The Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist is a regular contributor to USA Today and L.A. Times. He spoke with Owen Johnson
James Naremore has taught courses on film genre for more than thirty years. He co-founded the IU film studies program and has written many books, including The World Without a Self: Virginia Woolf and the Novel, and his latest, On Kubrick. He spoke with Peter Noble-Kuchera.
Figurative painter Wayne Manns is known for his use of bold colors and Brazilian style artwork. He has overseen many exhibits at the Kinsey Institute and worked with at-risk youth to create an award winning mural of Rosa Parks. He spoke with Shana Ritter.
IU First Lady Laurie McRobbitalk about the use of information technology in higher education and advanced networking for research and learning. McRobbie is now the executive director of Internet2, the nation's top networking consortium. She spoke with Shana Ritter.
Conductor Herbert Blomstedt was in the studio this week. He has conducted numerous orchestras, including the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, the Concertgebouw, and the New York Philharmonic.
Katrina vanden Heuvel has been the editor of The Nation since 1995 and publisher since 2005. She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on TV, and her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. Owen Johnson conducted the interview.