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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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July 14, 2019


Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter

IU 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 30, 2019


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.

June 23, 2019


Journalist and Author Sam Quinones

Two conversations about the opioid crisis in America, featuring journalist and author Sam Quinones; and Bloomington residents Karen McKibben and Dru Presti-Stringfellow.

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.

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