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.
David Brent Johnson speaks with Jill Lepore, a staff writer at The New Yorker and professor of American history at Harvard University.
David Brent Johnson speaks with pianist Luke Gillespie, professor of music in jazz studies at the IU Jacobs School of Music.
David Brent Johnson speaks with WFIU jazz host Joe Bourne, who aired his last broadcast at the end of 2014 after thirty years with the station.
David Brent Johnson interviews Larry Lockridge, author of an award-winning biography of his father Ross Lockridge, Jr., author of Raintree County.
David Brent Johnson interviews The Caswell Sisters, vocalist Rachel and violinist Sara, who have shared a musical partnership since childhood.
David Brent Johnson interviews cartoonist Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury.
David Brent Johnson interviews jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Pharez Whitted.
Portia K. Maultsby is a professor of ethnomusicology in the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. She also heads the Archives of African-American Music and Culture in Bloomington. She spoke with WFIU’s David Brent Johnson.
Chris Swanson is a founder of the Bloomington-based independent recording companies. Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar are known for their artist friendly labels and ambitious business drive. He spoke with WFIU’s David Brent Johnson.