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Best of Profiles: Fall Fund Drive 2017 Edition

A survivor of the Andrea Doria sinking, a Hollywood screenwriter, a man whose life was changed by a surprising act of kindness, and more.

Ten-year-old Bloomington triplets Zoë, Maddy, and Nick Waters

This hour: choice excerpts from recent Profiles programs.

Most of the conversations were two-person interviews recorded in the StoryCorps traveling studio on its Bloomington visit.


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We begin with a conversation between IU Emeritus Professor Andy Hanson, who told his wife Pat Foster how as a 12-year-boy he survived the collision of the SS Andrea Doria as it sank in 1956.


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We continue with IU law professor Don Gjerdigen, who is interviewed by his daughter Kari. He recalls how an unexpected act of kindness gave him an opportunity to attend college.


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Hollywood screenwriter (Hoosiers) Angelo Pizzo and Strats Stratigos reflect on major historical events of the past five decades, as seen through the eyes of these two lifelong friends who met on the IU Bloomington campus in the 1960s.


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We hear a fuller version of the conversation that was heard nationwide on Morning Edition among Bloomington triplets Zoë, Maddy, and Nick Waters. The 10-year-olds say some surprising things about their lives as triplets.


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Restaurateur and sustainable food advocate Alice Waters passed through Bloomington recently to inaugurate Indiana University’s Food Project. WFIU’s Hannah Boomershine accompanied her on a tour of the Bloomington Farmer’s Market.


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WFIU Operations Director John Bailey speaks with author, journalist, and host of NPR’s Morning Edition Steve Inskeep, who discusses the challenges faced by journalists in a quickly-changing world.

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