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Archive for Profiles

June 16, 2019

Composer Larry Groupé and Filmmaker Rod Lurie

Composer Larry Groupé and Filmmaker Rod Lurie

Rod Lurie joined Larry Groupé spoke with host Aaron Cain in the WFIU studios

June 23, 2019

Sam Quinones

Journalist and Author Sam Quinones

On this episode of Profiles, we feature two conversations about the history, and the consequences of the opioid crisis in America.

July 14, 2019

Hon. Geoffrey G. Slaughter

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter

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.

June 9, 2019

Gene Robinson – director, Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Entomologist Gene Robinson

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.

July 24, 2019

Harvey G. Cohen

Cultural Historian Harvey G. Cohen

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.

August 5, 2019

Fritz Breithaupt

Fritz Breithaupt And The Dark Sides of Empathy

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.

August 12, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

A conversation with Astronomer Caty Pilachowski, about diversity in the sciences, the future of telescopes, and the beginning of everything.

January 6, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Frank Diaz

Host Aaron Cain speaks with Frank Diaz about intersections between mindfulness meditation practices, music-making, and education.

January 13, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe

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.

January 27, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

D.J. Kyle Long

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.

February 10, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Jazz Saxophonist Rob Dixon

WFIU's David Brent Johnson speaks with saxophonist, educator, and "Jazz Mayor of Indianapolis" Rob Dixon.

February 17, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Tyron Cooper

WFIU's Mark Chilla speaks with Tyron Cooper, musician, composer, scholar, and director of Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music.

March 3, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Conductor Gary Thor Wedow

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.

March 10, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Vassar President Elizabeth Bradley

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.

March 17, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Former Senator Birch Bayh

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.

March 24, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Robert Abbott and John Dahl

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.

March 31, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Gennadiy Druzenko

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.

April 7, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Artist Ana Teresa Fernández

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.

April 21, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Filmmaker Avi Nesher

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.

April 28, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Barthold Kuijken

Host Aaron Cain speaks with Barthold Kuijken, groundbreaking baroque musician, teacher, conductor, and artistic director of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

May 2, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Former Senator Richard Lugar

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.

May 26, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Rachel Plotnick

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."

June 2, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Sujey Vega

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."

June 30, 2019

Astronomer Caty Pilachowski

Writer And Documentarian Sam Stephenson

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.

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