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Archive for Profiles

December 25, 2016

Historical Novelist James Alexander Thom

Yaël Ksander speaks with Indiana author James Alexander Thom.

December 18, 2016

Director and Screenwriter John Boorman

David Carter speaks with director John Boorman, whose films include Deliverance and Hope and Glory.

December 12, 2016

The Indiana Bicentennial Gala

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event as Hoosiers gather at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis to celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday.

December 4, 2016

U. S. Supreme Court Expert Eric Segall

Steve Sanders speaks with law professor Eric Segall, an expert on constitutional law.

November 28, 2016

Jazz Host and Attorney "Brother" William Morris

Will Murphy speaks with "Brother" William Morris, Friday-afternoon host of WFIU’s jazz program Just You and Me.

November 20, 2016

Music Director Jim Manion and Publisher Peter LoPilato

Yaël Ksander interviews Jim Manion, music director for WFHB community radio, and Peter LoPilato, publisher of The Ryder and curator of The Ryder film series.

November 13, 2016

"Ephemeral Films" Collector Rick Prelinger and the Alloy Orchestra

Andy Findley speaks with film archivist Rick Prelinger, founder of The Prelinger Archives.

November 7, 2016

Foreign Correspondent Roger Cohen

Elaine Monaghan speaks with journalist, author, and columnist Roger Cohen.

October 30, 2016

Film Director Eric Zala and Multi-instrumentalist Dennis James

J. D. Gray speaks with Eric Zala, director of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation and George Walker interviews organist Dennis James.

October 23, 2016

Avant-garde Film Scholar Joan Hawkins

Betsy Shepherd speaks with Joan Hawkins, associate professor in Cinema and Media Studies at IU’s Media School.

October 17, 2016

Best of Profiles 2016

Join host-producer Josh Brewer for a selection of the most engrossing Profiles interviews from 2016.

October 9, 2016

World War II Photographer Malcolm Fleming

Andy Findley interviews Mac Fleming, a professional photographer for more than 80 years.

October 2, 2016

Jessica Gall Myrick and Mike Bridavsky

John Bailey speaks with Mike Bridavsky, caretaker of the celebrity cat Lil Bub; Gena Asher interviews Jessica Myrick, assistant professor at IU's Media School.

September 25, 2016

Lobbyist Michael Leppert

Will Murphy interviews Michael Leppert, Director of Public Affairs for Krieg DeVault in their Governmental Affairs and Public Advocacy Practice Group.

September 18, 2016

Director of the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art David Brenneman

Andy Findley interviews David Brenneman, director of the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University.

September 4, 2016

Comedian, Actor, and Writer Hasan Minhaj

Janae Cummings speaks with Comedian, actor, and writer Hasan Minhaj is a correspondent for The Daily Show and a featured storyteller for The Moth.

August 28, 2016

Fine Art Photographer Osamu James Nakagawa

Yaël Ksander speaks with Osamu James Nakagawa, professor of photography in IU’s Department of Studio Art.

August 14, 2016

Writer Amanda Hess and Filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds

Janae Cummings speaks with documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds, and Gena Asher interviews journalist Amanda Hess.

August 7, 2016

Biographer Michael Shelden

Will Murphy interviews journalist and author Michael Shelden, professor of English at Indiana State University.

July 31, 2016

South African Actor Graham Hopkins

IU theater professor Murray McGibbon hosts interviews the accomplished South African actor Graham Hopkins.

July 24, 2016

Cultural Critic Kevin Dettmar and Pop Music Scholar Eric Weisbard

Mark Chilla interviews pop music writer Eric Weisbard and John Bailey speaks with literary, music, and cultural critic Kevin Dettmar.

July 17, 2016

Writer and Actress Kris Swanberg

Betsy Shepherd speaks with filmmaker, actress, and businesswoman Kris Swanberg.

July 10, 2016

Indiana Representative Lee H. Hamilton

Patrick O’Meara speaks with Lee Hamilton, a member of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council and director of IU's Center on Congress.

July 8, 2016

Anthology Special: Celebrating Indiana's Bicentennial

Join us for this special edition of <em>Profiles</em> for the premiere of our new program of literary exploration, <em>Anthology</em>.

June 26, 2016

Hollywood Director and Film Professor Jeremy Kagan

Betsy Shepherd speaks with longtime Hollywood director and screenwriter Jeremy Kagan.

June 19, 2016

Political Scientist and Anthropologist James Scott

Will Murphy speaks with Professor James Scott, whose research centers on peasants of Southeast Asia and their strategies to resist various forms of domination.

June 12, 2016

TV Personality Marc Summers

John Bailey speaks with TV personality Marc Summers.

June 7, 2016

Comedians Mat Alano-Martin and Andy Kindler

In the first half-hour, Annie Corrigan interviews standup comic Mat Alano-Martin. Then, Addison Rogers speaks with comedian, actor, and writer Andy Kindler.

May 29, 2016

Filmmakers Tony Buba and Joseph Bernard

Josh Brewer speaks with documentary filmmaker Tony Buba, and Yaël Ksander hosts an interview with mixed-media artist Joseph Bernard.

May 22, 2016

New Yorker Staff Writer and Historian Jill Lepore

Brent Johnson hosts speaks Jill Lepore, a staff writer at The New Yorker and professor of American history at Harvard University.

May 15, 2016

Agriculturalist Cary Fowler

Trish Kerlé hosts speaks with the former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

May 10, 2016

The Mother Line Story Project

For Mother's Day, WFIU presents stories from the Mother Line Story Project.

May 1, 2016

Civility in American Politics

This special edition of Profiles looks at the role of civility in U.S. politics.

April 24, 2016

Michael Barone, host of Pipedreams

Michael Barone, host and senior executive producer of <i>Pipedreams</i>, speaks with IU School of Music Dean Emeritus Charles Webb.

April 18, 2016

Remembering David Baker

We remember David Baker, founder of IU's Jazz Studies program, with this Profiles interview conducted by Bob Willard in 1998.

April 10, 2016

NPR Founding Father Bill Siemering

Adam Ragusea of Georgia Public Broadcasting interviews Bill Siemering, a key innovator in the development of public radio.

April 3, 2016

Retired Chicago Tribune Editor Gerould Kern

Perry Metz hosts an interview with Gerould Kern, retired senior vice president and editor of the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>.

March 28, 2016

Indiana’s Changing Culture: Celebrating 200 Years

This special edition of <i>Profiles</i> is the first in a four-part celebration on WFIU of the Indiana Bicentennial.

March 20, 2016

Sue Carter and Justin Garcia of the Kinsey Institute

Janae Cummings speaks with Kinsey Institute Director Sue Carter and to Kinsey sexuality researcher Justin Garcia.

March 13, 2016

PBS Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro

Sumit Ganguly speaks with Fred de Sam Lazaro, special correspondent for <i>PBS NewsHour</i>.

March 3, 2016

Paleolithic Diet Researcher Loren Cordain

Annie Corrigan interviews nutrition scientist Loren Cordain, an advocate for a diet based on the eating habits of our Stone Age ancestors.

February 28, 2016

Film and Television Director David Anspaugh

WFIU's John Bailey speaks with Hollywood film director and IU alumnus David Anspaugh, director of <i>Hoosiers</i> and <i>Rudy</i>.

February 22, 2016

NPR International Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is a 30-plus-year career journalist who's earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Peabody Award for her groundbreaking news coverage.

February 14, 2016

IU Historian James H. Madison

Tom Roznowski interviews James H. Madison, emeritus professor of history at IU-Bloomington.

January 31, 2016

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans

Janae Cummings hosts an interview with Eric Deggans, NPR’s first full-time TV critic.

January 24, 2016

Novelist, Journalist, and Screenwriter Dan Wakefield

Yaël Ksander speaks with author Dan Wakefield, whose novels <I>Going All the Way</I> and <I>Starting Over</I> were made into feature films.

January 17, 2016

Economist Nancy Folbre

Gena Asher speaks with Nancy Folbre, professor emerita of economics at the University of Massachusetts.

January 11, 2016

Security and Military Scholar Steven E. Miller

Sumit Ganguly speaks with Steven Miller, director of the International Security Program at Harvard University.

January 3, 2016

PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger

James Shanahan, dean of IU's Media School, speaks with Paula Kerger, president and chief executive officer of PBS.

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