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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.

Recent posts by Aaron

February 17, 2019


Tyron Cooper

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

February 10, 2019


Jazz Saxophonist Rob Dixon

WFIU’s David Brent Johnson speaks with saxophonist, educator, and “Jazz Mayor of Indianapolis” Rob Dixon.

January 13, 2019


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 6, 2019


Frank Diaz

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

December 23, 2018


Boots Riley

Jane Cummings speaks with filmmaker and musician Boots Riley, about his film, “Sorry to Bother You,” and about blurring the lines between activism and the arts.

December 16, 2018


Dawn Biehler

Host Aaron Cain speaks with author and professor of geography Dawn Biehler about economics, social justice, racism, and other things we can learn from our household pests.

December 2, 2018


Graphic Novelist Nate Powell

Payton Knobeloch speaks with New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Nate Powell about how graphic novels and comic books have earned a place in literary culture, and in the classroom.

November 18, 2018


Visual Artists Maria Whiteman and Rebecca Allan

Conversations with Maria Whiteman and Rebecca Allan, two visual artists trying to find news ways to depict the natural world in the hopes of saving it.

November 11, 2018


Andrea Neal

Steve Sanders speaks with teacher, writer, and historian Andrea Neal, about her new biography of U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence.

November 4, 2018


Crystal Fleming

Janae Cummings speaks with sociologist Crystal Fleming, the author of “How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide.”

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