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David Johnson

Recent posts by David

January 27, 2019


D.J. Kyle Long

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.

May 22, 2016


New Yorker Staff Writer and Historian Jill Lepore

David Brent Johnson speaks with Jill Lepore, a staff writer at The New Yorker and professor of American history at Harvard University.

August 9, 2015


Jazz Pianist Luke Gillespie

David Brent Johnson speaks with pianist Luke Gillespie, professor of music in jazz studies at the IU Jacobs School of Music.

January 4, 2015


WFIU Jazz Host Joe Bourne

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.

July 6, 2014


Author and Professor Larry Lockridge

David Brent Johnson interviews Larry Lockridge, author of an award-winning biography of his father Ross Lockridge, Jr., author of Raintree County.

April 5, 2013


Rachel and Sara Caswell

David Brent Johnson interviews The Caswell Sisters, vocalist Rachel and violinist Sara, who have shared a musical partnership since childhood.

December 15, 2011


Doonesbury Creator Garry Trudeau

David Brent Johnson interviews cartoonist Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury.

September 19, 2010


Jazzman Pharez Whitted

David Brent Johnson interviews jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Pharez Whitted.

September 3, 2006


Ethnomusicologist Portia Maultsby

<br />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.

August 27, 2006


Chris Swanson, Founder of Secretly Canadian Records

<br />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.

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