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The Weekly Special concluded its production in fall 2018; the page below is an archive.

WTIU continues its exploration of the Hoosier state with a new series, Journey Indiana.

June 28, 2018


Wolf Park

Established in 1972 by Purdue Ethologist, Dr. Erich Klinghammer, Wolk Park is a 75-acre facility leading the world in wolf behavior research and conservation.

May 24, 2018


The Hoosier Comet

For 30 years, Hoosier Oscar Charleston paved the way for black athletes as a pioneer in the Negro National League, electrifying crowds with his amazing talent.

May 3, 2018


Andrew Peterson’s Race for the Gold

When Special Olympian Andrew Peterson discovered running, it was a match made in heaven. This year, he successfully qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon.

February 8, 2018


Prism Youth Community

Bloomington's Prism Youth Community is an inclusive social group for youth celebrating all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

December 7, 2017


Gene Stratton-Porter

During her internationally-acclaimed career, Gene Stratton-Porter wrote 26 novels inspired by the beauty of the Limberlost Swamp near her Geneva, Indiana home.

June 8, 2017


The Farm at Prophetstown

The Farm at Prophetstown is a 1920s farmstead built to educate visitors and farmers alike about sustainable agriculture, particularly horse-drawn power.

May 25, 2017


Indiana Patriot Guard Riders

Formed in 2005, the Patriot Guard Riders continue to support families of the fallen, returning soldiers, and communities through volunteer work and outreach.

May 25, 2017


James Bethel Gresham

When President Wilson sent troops to World War I, one of the first Americans to make the ultimate sacrifice was Evansville's Corporal James Bethel Gresham.

April 13, 2017


Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard is more than a food pantry; the organization takes a nuanced approach to tackling food insecurity with community gardens and classes.

March 30, 2017


Walter Glover

When retired chaplain, Walter Glover, decided to combat youth obesity in his community, he made a shocking decision: raise money by climbing the seven summits!

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