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Yaël Ksander

WFIU's Arts Desk Editor, Yaël seeks out and shepherds the stories of artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people. In addition, Yaël co-hosts A Moment of Science, writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History, produces Speak Your Mind (WFIU's guest editorial segment), hosts music and news hours throughout the week, and lends her voice to everything from accounting courses to nature documentaries. Yaël holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature.

Recent posts by Yaël

October 30, 2017

 

Emmet Gowin, Photographer of Lyrical Realism

Yaël Ksander talks with Emmet Gowin about his half-century in photography.

August 6, 2017

 

George Pinney, Scott Russell Sanders, Jeff Wolin

A celebration of a beloved theater professor, a classic Hoosier documentary book brought up to date, and more. Will Murphy hosts.

June 19, 2017

 

Rural Noir Author Bonnie Jo Campbell

Yaël Ksander interviews novelist and short story writer Bonnie Jo Campbell.

January 10, 2017

 

Documentary Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper

Yaël Ksander speaks with documentary filmmaker and former advertising agency executive Deborah Riley Draper.

December 25, 2016

 

Historical Novelist James Alexander Thom

Yaël Ksander speaks with Indiana author James Alexander Thom.

November 20, 2016

 

Music Director Jim Manion and Publisher Peter LoPilato

Yaël Ksander interviews Jim Manion, music director for WFHB community radio, and Peter LoPilato, publisher of The Ryder and curator of The Ryder film series.

August 28, 2016

 

Fine Art Photographer Osamu James Nakagawa

Yaël Ksander speaks with Osamu James Nakagawa, professor of photography in IU’s Department of Studio Art.

January 24, 2016

 

Novelist, Journalist, and Screenwriter Dan Wakefield

Yaël Ksander speaks with Indianapolis native Dan Wakefield, whose novels Going All the Way and Starting Over were made into feature films.

December 27, 2015

 

Best of the Arts Desk 2015

Arts Desk reporters retrace their footsteps across Indiana to bring you highlights of the year’s arts coverage.

August 3, 2015

 

Indiana Novelist Ian Woollen

Yaël Ksander interviews Bloomington author and psychotherapist Ian Woollen.

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