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Archive for Profiles

December 23, 2017

Composer Jake Heggie

WFIU's Aaron Cain speaks with contemporary classical composer Jake Heggie.

December 16, 2017

NOVA Producers Paula Apsell and Doug Hamilton

Gena Asher speaks with NOVA senior executive producer Paula Apsell, and NOVA writer-producer Doug Hamilton.

December 9, 2017

Geoff Wilson of the Ploughshares Fund

Aaron Cain speaks with Geoff Wilson of the Ploughshares Fund, which works to eliminate nuclear weapons around the world.

December 2, 2017

LGBT Activist Cleve Jones

Steve Sanders speaks with West Lafayette, Indiana native Cleve Jones

November 25, 2017

Irish Poet Paul Muldoon

Will Murphy interviews Irish poet, editor, critic, and translator Paul Muldoon.

November 18, 2017

Yo-Yo Ma and Maria Pomianowska

One of the world's great cellists and a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer who has given new life to old instruments.

November 13, 2017

Author and Essayist George Saunders

This week on Profiles, a conversation with author George Saunders, who offers his insights into writing, teaching, and how to keep stories under control.

November 6, 2017

Artist Jim Walker and the Big Car Collaborative

October 30, 2017

Emmet Gowin, Photographer of Lyrical Realism

Yaël Ksander interviews photographer Emmet Gowin, who calls his style of photography "lyrical realism."

October 21, 2017

Best of Profiles: Fall Fund Drive 2017 Edition

On this special Fall Fund Drive edition, we present a roundup of choice excerpts of Profiles programs that aired since our Spring Fund Drive.

October 14, 2017

Alondra Nelson/Stardust & Moonbeams

Meet movie and theater people who talk about their craft.

October 7, 2017

Musician and Instrument Maker Richard Seraphinoff

On this program we meet two musicians who recreate themusic and instruments from past eras.

September 30, 2017

Jane Henegar and Christie Gillespie

WFIU's Will Murphy speaks with Jane Henegar of the Indiana American Civil Liberties Union, and Christie Gillespie of Planned Parenthood in Indiana and Kentucky.

September 23, 2017

Journalist, Newscaster, and Author Steve Inskeep

___________ interviews Carmel, Indiana native Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR’s morning news podcast Up First.

September 11, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, Naciye Akgun, and Rebeccah Seda

Hear excerpts by one of today's most extraordinary young women: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

September 5, 2017

StoryCorps in Bloomington: Conversations About Working

On this Labor Day weekend, join us for this compilation of Bloomington StoryCorps conversations about work and its meaning in our lives.

August 26, 2017

IU Diving Coach Hobie Billingsley

Peter Andersen interviews acclaimed Indiana University diving coach Hobie Billingsley.

August 19, 2017

Early Modern History Scholar Lyndal Roper

Mark Roseman interviews Australian historian and academic Lyndal Roper.

August 13, 2017

Comedian Joe Wong

Born into a Korean-Chinese family, Joe Wong came to the United States to study biochemistry. After getting his PhD, he found standup comedy. Will Murphy hosts.

August 6, 2017

George Pinney, Scott Russell Sanders, Jeff Wolin

Yaël Ksander speaks with author Scott Russell Sanders and photographer Jeff Wolin on the occasion of a new edition of their book Stone Country: Then and Now.

July 30, 2017

Artist and Baker Sean Starowitz and Shipwreck Survivor Andy Hanson

Will Murphy interviews Sean Starowitz, the Assistant Director of Economic Development for the Arts for the City of Bloomington.

July 24, 2017

New Yorker Staff Writer Jiayang Fan and the Waters Triplets

John K. Yasuda interviews New Yorker staff writer Jiayang Fan.

July 16, 2017

Authors from the IU Writers Conference

WFIU’s Shayne Laughter talks with writers who visited Bloomington to teach at the 2017 Indiana University Writers Conference.

July 8, 2017

Leon Parker Taylor

This hour, we consider people's stories, and how we're constantly updating them.

July 2, 2017

The State of America

Join us for interviews with local historians, government leaders, and general citizens about the state of America in 2017.

June 25, 2017

Perry T. Hammock and Lee Hamilton

Perry Hammock and Lee Hamilton discuss the Indiana Bicentennial Commission’s final report. Aubrey Seader hosts.

June 19, 2017

Rural Noir Author Bonnie Jo Campbell

Yaël Ksander interviews novelist and short story writer Bonnie Jo Campbell.

June 11, 2017

Restaurateur and Author Alice Waters

Hannah Boomershine interviews chef, author, and activist Alice Waters .

June 3, 2017

Costume Scholar Pravina Shukla

Gena Asher interviews Pravina Shukla, professor of folklore at Indiana University in Bloomington.

May 28, 2017

Comic Book Writer and Illustrator Gene Yang

Professor Andrei Molotiu interviews cartoonist, writer, and teacher Gene Yang.

May 14, 2017

Israeli Author David Grossman

Will Murphy interviews David Grossman, author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature.

May 7, 2017

Remembering Dick Bishop

We remember longtime WFIU jazz host-producer Dick Bishop one year after his death. Steve Steve Sanders conducted this interview with Dick in April of 2006.

April 30, 2017

Wayne Pacelle, President of the Humane Society

Will Murphy interviews Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States.

April 22, 2017

Poet, Performer, and Filmmaker Kelly Tsai

Janae Cummings hosts an interview with performance artist Kelly Tsai.

April 16, 2017

Composer, Consultant, and Music Critic Greg Sandow

Mark Chilla speaks with longtime Village Voice classical music critic Greg Sandow.

March 31, 2017

Toby Strout, Former Director of Middle Way House

Bob Willard hosts this 1998 Profiles interview with Strout, who died in February of 2017.

March 27, 2017

Indiana Bicentennial Special

WFIU’s Will Murphy anchors this hour-long special . . .

March 20, 2017

Comic, Actor, and Podcast Host Hari Kondabolu

Janae Cummings speaks with Hari Kondabolu, is a standup comic, actor, and podcast host known for comedy on subjects such as race, identity, and inequity.

March 12, 2017

Pop and Rock Drummer Kenny Aronoff

John Bailey interviews IU alumnus Kenny Aronoff who has spent more than three decades as one of the most visible drummers in rock and pop music.

March 5, 2017

Archaeologist Bernard Frischer

Andy Findley speaks with virtual archaeologist and IU professor of Informatics Bernard Frischer.

February 26, 2017

Documentary Filmmaker John J. Valadez

Trish Kerlé speaks with Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker John J. Valadez.

February 19, 2017

Media Executives Todd R. Wagner and James Fielding

Patrick O'Meara interviews co-founder Todd Wagner; Jon Vickers speaks with Jim Fielding, head of consumer products for DreamWorks Animation.

February 12, 2017

New York Times Supreme Court Reporter Linda Greenhouse

Steve Sanders interviews Linda Greenhouse, who has reported on the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 years.

February 7, 2017

Liberian Poet P. J. Wesley

Shayne Laughter interviews poet and professor P. J. Wesley, survivor of the Liberian wars of the 1990s and author of four books of poetry.

January 29, 2017

Astronomy Professor Joshua Winn, Expert on Exoplanets

Josh Brewer speaks with Joshua N. Winn, professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University.

January 23, 2017

Historian of the English Language Michael Adams

Will Murphy interviews Professor Michael Adams, author of <em>In Praise of Profanity</em>.

January 17, 2017

Economist Narendra Jadhav

Patrick O’Meara speaks with Indian economist, bureaucrat, and writer Narendra Jadhav.

January 10, 2017

Documentary Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper

Yaël Ksander speaks with advertising agency executive and documentary filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper.

January 1, 2017

Photographers Vik Muniz and Rosamund Purcell

Andy Findley speaks with Brazilian artist and photographer Vik Muniz, and Will Murphy speaks with Rosamond Purcell, who finds beauty in decaying objects.

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