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From the Inner States Files

The summit of the tallest filing cabinet in the world

The top of the tallest filing cabinet in the world, in Burlington, VT. (Bradford Demarest)

We’re in the midst of Pledge Drive here on WFIU. So I thought it would be a good week to go back through our files and listen to some of the Inner States programming that your dollars have helped support.

Our first segment this week is from a conversation I had with actress Diane Kondrat, who spent a good bit of her professional life based in south-central Indiana. We’re talking about what it meant to her to make a career in the arts, after growing up in a family where that was almost unimaginable. This originally aired in January, 2022, but it was recorded five months before that. It’s a real artifact: the oldest Inner States recording in existence. Listen in to hear what the show sounded like at the beginning.

Then we go to limestone country, to hear from Joyce Jeffries, who grew up in Bedford, about the dangerous and important work people did in quarries and stone mills over the twentieth century. Her stories are woven together with a tour of the Bybee Stone Mill in Ellettsville in the twenty-first century.

Inside the Bybee Stone Mill
Inside the Bybee Stone Mill

Finally, we go to Columbus, Indiana, to hear from art activist (artivist?) Karla Guerrero, who uses a painting of a butterfly to try to bring her community together.

Nuestras Alas butterfly mural
Nuestras Alas, at the Columbus, Indiana, Fiesta Latina, Fall 2021


Our theme song is by Amy Oelsner and Justin Vollmar. We have additional music from the artists at Universal Production Music and Airport People.


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