Host Aaron Cain speaks with musician and composer Ken Winokur about his many musical projects, and how playing a frying pan in the Paris subway led him to create a different kind of orchestra.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Tim O’Brien, author of "The Things they Carried," about why he returned to writing for his two young sons, and created "Dad’s Maybe Book."
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Susan Southard, author of "Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War," about how remembering the past can prevent catastrophes in the present.
Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka speaks with acclaimed poet Terrance Hayes, author of the recent collection, "American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin.”
Janae Cummings speaks with writer/director Ash Mayfair, creator of the critically-acclaimed film, "The Third Wife."
Elaine Monaghan of the IU Media School speaks with Carol Giacomo, a veteran journalist and foreign correspondent who’s also a member of the New York Times editorial board.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with with Héctor Tobar about his work as a journalist, novelist, and teacher, and about how a new generation of Latino writers are changing American literature.
Patrick O’Meara speaks with Hilary Boulding, president of Trinity College at the University of Oxford, and the first international recipient of the Indiana University Bicentennial Medal.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with with Alice Greenwald, President and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, about responsibility to history, and the morality of memory.
Moya Andrews speaks with Perry Metz, who recently retired after serving as WFIU and WTIU’s general manager for 16 years.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with historian John Wukovits, author of dozens of books about World War II, including the untold stories of 35 chaplains from the University of Notre Dame.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with conductor and composer Dominick DiOrio about how directing and writing for choirs inspires him, and about what motivates him as a composer.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with IU anthropologist Eduardo Brondizio about the history of the Amazonian rainforest, and the global and regional effects of accelerating deforestation.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with David Ossman and Phil Proctor of The Firesign Theatre, about redefining everything you know about comedy for more than 50 years.
A conversation with Astronomer Caty Pilachowski, about diversity in the sciences, the future of telescopes, and the beginning of everything.
Fritz Breithaupt, director of the IU Experimental Humanities Laboratory, talks about what classical music concerts, Stockholm syndrome, Nietzsche, Schindler's List, and helicopter parents can teach us about the dark sides of empathy.
David Brent Johnson speaks with Cultural Historian Harvey G. Cohen, author of Duke Ellington’s America, about how music and cinema are good for more than just entertainment.
U Law Professor Steve Sanders speaks with Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter, about recent cases the court has heard, and what goes into making a ruling.
David Brent Johnson speaks with writer and documentarian Sam Stephenson, about what’s inspired him to create his unique, prize-winning brand of cultural research.
On this episode of Profiles, we feature two conversations about the history, and the consequences of the opioid crisis in America.
Rod Lurie joined Larry Groupé spoke with host Aaron Cain in the WFIU studios
Entomologist and IU Patten Lecturer Gene Robinson speaks with host Aaron Cain about genomics, nature vs. nurture, and improving the social lives of humans by taking a very close look at honey bees.
Dr. Sylvia Martinez of IU Bloomington's Latino Studies Program discusses cultural citizenship with Dr. Sujey Vega, author of "Latino Heartland: Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest."
Host Aaron Cain discusses several "pressing" matters with IU Media Studies Professor Rachel Plotnick, author of "Power Button: A History of Pleasure, Panic, and the Politics of Pushing."
On this episode of Profiles we feature two encore interviews with Richard Luger, former United States Senator from Indiana. He died this week at the age of 87.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Barthold Kuijken, groundbreaking baroque musician, teacher, conductor, and artistic director of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.
IU Cinema director Jon Vickers speaks with filmmaker Avi Nesher about his approach to moviemaking, and how an upbringing in both Israel and America has influenced his work.
IU Assistant Professor of Photography Elizabeth Claffey speaks with artist Ana Teresa Fernández about the ideas of immigration and gender she explores in her work, and what inspires her to create.
IU Geography Professor Elizabeth Cullen Dunn speaks with constitutional lawyer, politician, and activist Gennadiy Druzenko about his years of civil service, and what the future holds for the people of Ukraine.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with sports journalists and filmmakers Robert Abbott and John Dahl, the director and producer of the ESPN Thirty for Thirty documentary: The Last Days of Knight.
Perry Metz interviews former Senator Birch Bayh in his Washington, D.C. office, where he discusses his political career, the influence of his late wife Marvella, and the allies he sought on both sides of the aisle.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with Vassar College President Elizabeth Bradley, about what economics, healthcare management, and art history have taught her about how to be an effective leader.
Host Aaron Cain speaks with conductor Gary Thor Wedow about his own musical education, his career in opera, and his passion for helping students learn their craft.
WFIU's Mark Chilla speaks with Tyron Cooper, musician, composer, scholar, and director of Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music.
WFIU's David Brent Johnson speaks with saxophonist, educator, and "Jazz Mayor of Indianapolis" Rob Dixon.
Indianapolis writer and D.J. Kyle Long speaks with WFIU's David Brent Johnson about building musical bridges across cultural divides, and about what happens when your passion becomes your day job.
IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers speaks with Swiss American filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe about his documentaries, that examine the importance of popular culture and explore the influential works of master filmmakers.