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Archive for Profiles

December 21, 2008

Political Scientist and Professor Darius Rejali

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.

November 30, 2008

Pianist Jeannette Koekkoek

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.

November 16, 2008

Animal Welfare Activist Dan Mathews

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.

October 26, 2008

Media Reform Activist Mark Crispin Miller

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.

October 12, 2008

Conductor Alan Pierson

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.

September 28, 2008

Judy Norsigian, Author and Women's Health Activist

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.

August 25, 2008

Rob Stone, Physician and Health Care Reform Activist

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.

August 17, 2008

Storyteller and Actress Gladys Devane

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.

August 3, 2008

James and Naomi Collins

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.

July 20, 2008

Chef Daniel Orr

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.

July 13, 2008

Mezzo-Soprano and IU Voice Professor Marietta Simpson

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.

June 22, 2008

Doug Bauder, Coordinator of GLBT Support Services, Indiana University

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.

June 8, 2008

Baritone and IU Professor Roy Samuelsen

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.

May 25, 2008

Sociologist and IU Professor Bernice Pescosolido

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.

May 11, 2008

CNN Correspondent Andrea Koppel

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.

April 27, 2008

NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson

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.

April 20, 2008

Horticulturist Greg Speichert

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.

April 6, 2008

Theater Director and IU Professor Murray McGibbon

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.

March 30, 2008

Andrew Nagorski, Senior Editor of Newsweek International

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>

March 9, 2008

Editorial Cartoonist Joel Pett

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

February 24, 2008

Film Scholar James Naremore

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.

February 3, 2008

Figurative Painter Wayne Manns

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.

January 20, 2008

First Lady of Indiana University Laurie Burns McRobbie

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.

January 13, 2008

Conductor Herbert Blomstedt

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.

January 6, 2008

Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel

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.

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