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Aaron Cain

Aaron Cain hosts Morning Edition, and is the new host-producer of WFIU’s in-depth hour-long interview program, Profiles.

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June 16, 2019


Composer Larry Groupé and Filmmaker Rod Lurie

Host Aaron Cain speaks with director and screenwriter Rod Lurie, and composer Larry Groupé, about how music, images, and artists work together.

June 9, 2019


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.

June 2, 2019


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.”

May 26, 2019


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.”

May 2, 2019


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.

April 28, 2019


Barthold Kuijken

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

April 21, 2019


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 7, 2019


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.

March 31, 2019


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.

March 24, 2019


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.

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