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Archive for Profiles

December 27, 2015

Best of the Arts Desk 2015

In this special edition of Profiles, reporters retrace their footsteps across Indiana to bring you the year’s highlights of arts reporting. Yaël Ksander hosts.

December 20, 2015

Journalists Joe Angotti and Myrna Oliver

Meet a veteran broadcast news executive and a pioneering newspaper journalist.

December 13, 2015

Musical Theater Choreographer Liza Gennaro

Murray McGibbon interviews Liza Gennaro, asst. professor of musical theater and choreographer at the IU Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance.

December 9, 2015

Music Writers Jessica Hopper and Eric Weisbard

In this double edition of Profiles, we speak with two influential pop music critics.

November 30, 2015

Lew Wallace Biographer Ray Boomhower

Scott Witzke interviews the author of The Sword & the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace.

November 22, 2015

Migration Scholar Loren Landau

Patrick O’Meara speaks with Loren Landau, the Henry J. Leir Chair in Migration Studies at Tufts University.

November 15, 2015

Painter Robert Barnes and Law Journalist Dahlia Lithwick

In this two-part Profiles, we interview a popular legal correspondent and the man called the “most famous unknown painter in America.”

November 9, 2015

Filmmakers Ja’Tovia Gary, Stefani Saintonge, and Penelope Spheeris

Ja’Tovia Gary, Stefani Saintonge, and Penelope Spheeris took part in Directed by Women, a two-week festival at the IU Cinema.

October 25, 2015

Historian Joanna Bourke

IU Professor of History Mark Roseman hosts an interview with English historian Joanna Bourke.

October 23, 2015

Robert Barnes Paints Outside the Lines

Blending representational and abstract art, symbolism and formalism, Robert Barnes paints outside the party lines.

October 2, 2015

Journalist Dahlia Lithwick Demystifies the Supreme Court

Jurisprudence writer Dahlia Lithwick talks about the Supreme Court without pomp and circumstance to reveal how their decisions affect people's everyday lives.

September 28, 2015

"King of Bad Taste" John Waters

"Divine wanted to be Elizabeth Taylor [and] I wanted to make exploitation movies for art theaters."

September 27, 2015

Food Writer Claudia Roden

Profiles presents two guests who participated in IU’s Themester “Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science.”

September 27, 2015

Psychologist Larry Barsalou

Professor Rob Goldstone interviews psychologist and cognitive scientist Lawrence W. Barsalou.

September 24, 2015

Director Penelope Spheeris: Thriving in Chaos

"I feel prouder of the "Decline" series than any of my other work because they did what I wanted to do in life—to study human behavior."

September 20, 2015

Immigration Rights Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

Will Murphy interviews journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas.

September 13, 2015

Minicomics Creator John Porcellino

Betsy Shepherd hosts a discussion with minicomics creator John Porcellino.

September 6, 2015

Law Professor David Williams

Trish Kerlé interviews IU law professor David C. Williams, an expert on constitutional and Native American law.

August 30, 2015

IU Press Director Gary Dunham

Moya Andrews hosts an interview with Gary Dunham, director of Indiana University Press and Digital Publishing.

August 16, 2015

Military Historian Hew Strachan

Patrick O’Meara speaks with Sir Hew Strachan, one of the world’s leading authorities on World War I.

August 9, 2015

Jazz Pianist Luke Gillespie

David Brent Johnson speaks with pianist Luke Gillespie, professor of music in jazz studies at the IU Jacobs School of Music.

August 3, 2015

Indiana Novelist Ian Woollen

Yaël Ksander interviews Bloomington author and Indiana native Ian Woollen.

August 2, 2015

Novelist and Journalist Amitav Ghosh

Sumit Ganguly interviews Indian author and essayist Amitav Ghosh.

July 26, 2015

Investigative Journalist Walt Bogdanich

Claire McInerny speaks with Walt Bogdanich, assistant editor at The New York Times Investigations Desk.

July 13, 2015

Australian Politician and Author Gareth Evans

Moya Andrews interviews Gareth Evans, an Australian policymaker who represented the Australian Labor Party in the Senate and House of Representatives.

July 5, 2015

Science Historian Naomi Oreskes

James Gray interviews Naomi Oreskes, professor of the History of Science and affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.

June 28, 2015

Arts and Disabilities Special

The WFIU Arts Desk presents stories that were broadcast over the last year about people in Indiana living with disabilities.

June 21, 2015

Foreign Correspondent Joe Coleman

Gena Asher interviews longtime journalist and IU professor Joe Coleman.

June 14, 2015

Film Director Peter Weir

IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers interviews Oscar-nominated movie director Peter Weir.

June 7, 2015

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans

Trish Kerlé interviews NPR’s first full-time television critic Eric Deggans.

May 31, 2015

Pop Music Critic and Scholar Eric Weisbard

Mark Chilla speaks with Eric Weisbard, the founder and longtime organizer of the Experience Music Project Pop Conference.

May 24, 2015

Nature Photographer James Balog

Betsy Shepherd speaks with photographer James Balog, who for more than 30 years has documented human modification of Earth's natural systems.

May 11, 2015

Orson Welles and the Truth

James Gray and Joshua Brewer present this special WFIU production on the life and career of Orson Welles.

May 4, 2015

Margaret Atwood and Katherine Boo

This two-part Profiles features interviews with novelist Margaret Atwood and New Yorker staff writer Katherine Boo.

April 19, 2015

Shahzeen Attari and Jonathan Bloom

e psychology of resource use. Her work identifies factors that promote resource conservation and sustainabili

April 12, 2015

NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson

WFIU Senior News Editor Gretchen Frazee interviews veteran NPR news reporter and analyst Mara Liasson.

April 5, 2015

Foreign Correspondent Elaine Monaghan

Patrick O’Meara speaks with Elaine Monaghan—reporter, writer, and professor of practice at IU’s Media School.

March 29, 2015

Documentary Filmmaker Steve James

Steve James is a film producer and director of documentaries, including the award-winning Hoop Dreams and Stevie.

March 22, 2015

Cognitive Philosopher John Searle

Will Murphy speaks with John Searle, who is known for his contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and social philosophy.

March 12, 2015

Pianist and Composer Jean-Louis Haguenauer

Joe Goetz interviews pianist Jean-Louis Haguenaure, renowned interpreter of the French repertoire who is currently recording Debussy's complete piano music.

March 1, 2015

Stephanie Coontz and Amy Bentley

Yaël Ksander speaks with family studies historian Stephanie Coontz, and Annie Corrigan speaks with food historian Amy Bentley.

February 22, 2015

Race and Class in Indiana

This special edition of <em>Profiles </em>explores the intersections of race and class, specifically as they pertain to life in south-central Indiana.

February 8, 2015

Actor Jonathan Banks

Betsy Shepherd interviews Jonathan Banks, who attended Indiana University as an undergraduate and has since made a 40-year career acting in film and television.

February 1, 2015

Photographer and filmmaker Carolyn Jones

Trish Kerle interviews photographer and filmmaker Carolyn Jones, whose projects point attention towards issues of global concern.

January 26, 2015

Franklyn Cater and Alexandros Washburn

NPR senior producer Franklyn Cater and former New York City chief urban designer Alexandros Washburn discuss cities in the 21st century. Will Murphy moderates.

January 18, 2015

Diplomat David M. Malone

Sumit Ganguly speaks with David M. Malone, diplomat and author on international security and development.

January 4, 2015

WFIU Jazz Host Joe Bourne

David Brent Johnson speaks with jazz host Joe Bourne, who retired at the end of 2014 after thirty years with the station.

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