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Archive for Profiles

December 13, 2010

Russian Rock Critic Artemy Troitsky

Owen Johnson speaks with Russian journalist, music critic, concert promoter, and broadcaster Artemy Troitsky.

December 6, 2010

Harvey Phillips, Titan Of The Tuba

A rebroadcast of George Walker's 2003 interview with tuba master Harvey Phillips.

November 23, 2010

Media Scholar Michael Schudson

Owen Johnson speaks with Columbia University journalism professor Michael Schudson, a scholar of the history and sociology of the news media.

November 19, 2010

Journalist Gay Talese

Owen Johnson hosts this interview with Gay Talese, one of the founders of the “New Journalism.”

November 2, 2010

Evolutionary Biologist Ellen Ketterson

Karen Hanson hosts this interview with biologist Ellen Ketterson.

October 18, 2010

Alice Curry, Executive Director Of The Columbus Philharmonic

Annie Corrigan hosts this interview with Alice Curry, executive director of the Columbus Philharmonic, who plays selections of her favorite music.

October 4, 2010

Conductor Leonard Slatkin

Annie Corrigan hosts this interview with Leonard Slatkin, the Arthur R. Metz Foundation Conductor at IU’s Jacobs School of Music.

September 27, 2010

Poet, Author, And Essayist Eileen Myles

Shana Ritter hosts this interview with poet Eileen Myles. The program includes Myles reading several of her poems.

September 19, 2010

Jazzman Pharez Whitted

David Brent Johnson hosts this interview with jazz trumpeter Pharez Whitted.

September 14, 2010

Composer Steve Reich at ISU's Contemporary Music Festival

Cary Boyce conducts an interview with composer Steve Reich at the Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Program includes a Q&A session with the audience.

September 7, 2010

Writer and Tibetan Activist Canyon Sam

Shana Ritter hosts this interview with San Francisco-based writer and performance artist Canyon Sam.

August 30, 2010

Comics Maven and Batman Producer Michael Uslan

Annie Corrigan hosts this interview with screenwriter, author, comics teacher, and film producer Michael Uslan, a key figure behind the Batman movies.

August 20, 2010

Concertmaster and Violinist Zach De Pue

Annie Corrigan speaks with Zach De Pue, concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and former violinist for the Philadelphia Orchestra.

August 13, 2010

Buddhist Monk Arjia Rinpoche

Megan Meyer speaks with Buddhist teacher Arjia Rinpoche, director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana.

August 9, 2010

Alexander Bernstein

Alexander Bernstein, son of Leonard Bernstein and founding chairman of The Leonard Bernstein Center For Learning, is interviewed by Charles Webb.

August 2, 2010

Pipedreams Host Michael Barone

Michael Barone, host and producer of Pipedreams, has been involved with the pipe organ for more than half a century. Peter Jacobi hosts.

July 23, 2010

Journalist and NPR Producer Peter Breslow

Peter Breslow is the supervising senior producer for NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday and a former producer for All Things Considered. Owen Johnson hosts.

July 19, 2010

Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom

IU faculty member Elinor Ostrom is the first woman to win the Nobel prize in the category of economics. Bloomington Provost and Executive VP Karen Hanson hosts.

June 28, 2010

Wine Expert Allen Dale Olson: The Pontiff of Palate

At the Story Inn in Story, Indiana, wine expert Dr. Allen Dale "Ole" Olson is known as the "Pontiff of Palate." He speaks with WFIU's Daniel Robison.

June 22, 2010

Scottish Percussionist And Composer Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist and composer who tours regularly throughout the world.

June 10, 2010

Writer And Media Critic Ken Auletta

Media critic Ken Auletta in conversation with Owen Johnson

June 9, 2010

British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, the British Ambassador to the United States, speaks with Patrick O’Meara and plays two favorite musical selections.

May 25, 2010

Revisiting The Life Of Herman B Wells

This special installment of Profiles revisits the life of the late Indiana University President and Chancellor Herman B Wells.

May 18, 2010

Journalist And Author Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn is a journalist, lecturer, businesswoman, and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

April 26, 2010

Soprano Angela Brown

Renowned soprano and Indiana University alum Angela Brown is noted for her vocal power, high pianissimos, and larger-than-life personality.

April 26, 2010

The Canadian Brass

The string quartet has three hundred year’s history. A brass quintet has maybe forty year’s history. If you think about it, we have created an opportunity with Canadian Brass. We’ve made it a legitimate ensemble. We’ve brought it to all the major concert stages. Now, the development can start. Now the music starts filling in.

April 6, 2010

Joel Salatin and Gary Nabhan

Joel Salatin is a farmer and author who raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry. Gary Paul Nabhan is an ecologist, ethnobotanist and writer.

March 25, 2010

IU Professor of Music and Concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis

Jorja Fleezanis is professor of music and the Henry A. Upper Chair in Orchestral Studies at IU’s Jacobs School of Music.

March 10, 2010

Anti-Semitism Scholar Robert Wistrich

Robert Wistrich holds the Neuberger chair for Modern European History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author and editor of two dozen books.

February 15, 2010

Operatic Soprano Carol Vaness

Vaness has sung on the world’s major stages and at premier music festivals, appeared on TV broadcasts, and compiled a distinguished catalog of recordings.

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