Jane Cummings speaks with filmmaker and musician Boots Riley, about his film, “Sorry to Bother You,” and about blurring the lines between activism and the arts.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with author and professor of geography Dawn Biehler about economics, social justice, racism, and other things we can learn from our household pests.
Payton Knobeloch speaks with New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Nate Powell about how graphic novels and comic books have earned a place in literary culture, and in the classroom.
Conversations with Maria Whiteman and Rebecca Allan, two visual artists trying to find news ways to depict the natural world in the hopes of saving it.
Steve Sanders speaks with teacher, writer, and historian Andrea Neal, about her new biography of U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence.
Janae Cummings speaks with sociologist Crystal Fleming, the author of "How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide."
David Brent Johnson speaks with veteran sports writer Stan Sutton, about his career covering several of Indiana’s sports legends, and how sports have evolved over the years.
Gena Asher speaks with Erin Predmore, the new president and CEO of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.
Will Murphy speaks with philosopher and bioethicist Peter Singer, and with paleoanthropologist Pat Shipman, about ethical living, ecological responsibility, and the relationship between human and non-human animals.
Gerárdo Gonzalez and Charlie Nelms, who share their stories about family, mentors, their decades-long academic careers, and how education transformed their lives.
Elaine Monaghan speaks with author, educator, and photojournalist Steve Raymer about his life in pictures.
Janae Cummings speaks with documentary filmmaker Gordon Quinn, about finding a way to tell stories that investigate society and inspire change.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with author and comic Laurie Kilmartin about the anatomy of a good joke, and about how the truth isn’t always funny.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with musician and IU Professor of Informatics Christopher Raphael, about teaching computers to recognize, understand, and perform music.
Janae Cummings speaks with Paul Shoulberg, the writer and director of The Good Catholic and Ms. White Light.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with biogeochemist Jeffrey White about his search for climate change clues at the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Janae Cummings speaks with WIRED editor Peter Rubin about how virtual reality is changing human connection, intimacy, and the limits of ordinary life.
Shayne Laughter speaks with musician, dancer, teacher, and cultural ambassador Kevin Locke.
Elaine Monaghan speaks with journalist and filmmaker Ruth O’Reilly, about the possibilities in Ireland’s future, and the personal sacrifices of its past.
Yaël Ksander speaks with photographer Richard Ross, about his Juvenile-In-Justice project, and about creating images that are catalysts for change.
Filmmaker Mira Nair and artist Bharti Kher talk about the social and cross-cultural inspirations behind their work.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with sociologist Michael Burawoy about working in communist steel mills and saving public universities in crisis.
Janae Cummings speaks with lecturer and author Yascha Mounk about the battle to save liberal democracies in the U.S., and around the world.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with David Weaver and Cleve Wilhoit about their decades of award-winning research into journalism in the United States.
Moya Andrews, host of WFIU’s Focus on Flowers, who brings us two conversations with some important stewards of the land in South Central Indiana: J. Terry Clapacs and Anthony Joslin
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Dr. Mary-Claire King about her pioneering work in the field of genetics.
Mark Edwards speaks with Dr. Deborah Curtis, the newly-appointed president of Indiana State University.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Sophia McClennen and Srđa Popović about the power of humor and satire in the media, in political discourse, and in social change.
Patrick O'Meara speaks with Roberto Salinas-León, president of the Mexico Business Forum.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with experts in the fields of games and game design about the role that different kinds of games are playing in our lives.
Publisher Dave Torneo speaks with poet Yalie Kamara, who also reads samples of her work.
Aaron Cain asks Noah Bendix-Balgley about his musical upbringing, his klezmer concerto, and what it's like to be concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic.
WFIU's Will Murphy speaks with author Frank Bill and bookstore owner Brian Hawkins.
Steve Sanders speaks with Jamie Kalven about issues of press freedom, police accountability, and civil and human rights.
A collection of short conversations about love from members of the community who were recorded by StoryCorps, during their visit to Bloomington last summer.
Aaron Cain speaks with conductor Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director of Houston Grand Opera.
Meet The Art Collector Next Door, visit architectural marvel Columbus, Indiana, and more.
Dana Marsh speaks with Bruce Dickey, one of a few musicians who have dedicated themselves to reviving the cornetto, which fell into disuse in the 19th century.
Steve Sanders speaks with Brooklyn Law School Professor William Araiza about giving new life to the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection.
Janae Cummings speaks with composer, conductor, violinist, and violist Renee Baker.
speaks with Kate Galvin is the new artistic director of Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington.