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Via the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarding of the 2010 National Medal, Conner Prairie hosted StoryCorps, a national non-profit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. A diverse group of individuals representing the fabric of Conner Prairie members, guests, volunteers and more were on hand for the one-on-one interviews. These individuals have varied ties with Conner Prairie and have offered their personal, poignant moments of family connections and life-long memories. Please take a moment to listen how Conner Prairie has brought these individuals and families together to learn more about history through interactive engagement and in-depth conversations. You can listen to these segments and learn more about the initiative at connerprairie.org
Food for Thought: How Hoosiers Can End Hunger
This special explores hunger and its impact on Indiana and the world. Part of the Indiana Humanities Council's two-year Food for Thought campaign, and a partnership with Indiana's Family of Farmers, this panel discussion features three experts on hunger from a global and local perspective: Roger Thurow, author of Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty; Ted McKinney, Elanco's senior director of corporate affairs; and Jerry Adams, chairman of the board at Second Helpings. Learn about how Hoosiers are leading the way, and how we can all get involved.
The dialogue doesn't end here. The conversation is in full force on the Indiana Humanities Council's blog, which features posts by hunger advocates, community leaders and businesses making a difference. Read more, here. You can add your voice to the conversation by adding a comment to a blog post. We don't expect to solve world hunger with this forum, but we do hope that, by provoking conversation, we can help move us closer to a solution. That's why the Indiana Humanities Council has made hunger a focus of the Food for Thought initiative in 2011. Please join us.
Bluprint Central Indiana Converstations on Sustainability
WFYI’s Blueprint Central Indiana is encouraging conversation about sustainability, livability and infrastructure in Central Indiana. Together with other public broadcasting stations, WFYI is focusing on these important issues as part of the national project, Blueprint America.
WFYI was pleased to contribute to discussions related to the Indiana Humanities Council’s Food for Thought series. During the week of October 25, 2010, WFYI Public Radio aired a series of special reports exploring: urban farming, Indiana Food Agricultural Policy, the slow food movement, farmers markets and school lunch programs.
These programs have been made possible in part by support from the Indiana Humanities Council in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Major support for Blueprint America is provided by the Rockefeller Foundation. Since its establishment in 1913, the Rockefeller Foundation has sought to identify and attack at their source the underlying causes of human suffering. The Foundation pioneered the frontier of global philanthropy and continues to find and fund solutions to many of the world’s most intractable challenges.
Engineering Pharmaceuticals explores one of the major causes of rising health care costs – development of new drugs. It can cost up to $1 billion to bring a new drug to market. This program goes behind the curtain to see how drugs are created, and looks at efforts to cut costs.
Engineering Pharmaceuticals takes a step back and explains what, exactly, drugs do; how they actually act to attack diseases. Hear the sound of pharmaceutical scientists making new drug compounds as they explain the process and where its costs lie. Learn how engineers are helping redesign the drug manufacturing process to try and bring costs down. And realize the ramifications of these high costs in places where people can barely afford food, let alone muchneeded pharmaceuticals.
Engineering Pharmaceuticals is part of the Grand Challenges Series from the Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and the Purdue College of Engineering.
Laying the Pipes
In part one of the series, Mary Hartnett explores water systems, how national issues affect our state and the history behind Indiana's water infrastructure.
Drops in the Bucket
Marianne Holland examines how the federal, state and local economics and politics affect water infrastructure decisions in part four.
Tapping the Future
In part five of the series, Colleen Iudice presents the steps citizens, industry and the government can take to protect water resources and the systems that deliver them through sustainable practices.
This special series is underwritten by a grant from WPSU – Penn State Public Broadcasting.
The Principal Factor
The Principal Factor examines new ways of training and thinking about principals in Indiana's High Schools. It is a five part series produced by WFYI News, with support from the Wallace Foundation.
The American Pianists Association celebrated its 30th Anniversary on November 11, 2009. The evening included performances by both current and former Fellows of the American Pianists Association. The performances were broadcast live on WFYI 90.1 FM and WICR 88.7 FM. Founder of the American Pianists Association, Anthony Habig, was honored, as well as all current and past APA Board Chairs. There were performances by Frederic Chiu, Grace Fong, Stephen Prustman, J.Y. Song, and Jeremy Siskind.
Caring for Life
Part 1 A recent PBS documentary called the The Science of Miracles details the history of organ transplants and the challenges doctors and patients face searching for matching donors. WFYI Public Radio has produced a companion series called, Caring for Life. In part one, WFYI News Director Mary Hartnett looks at organ donation policy in the United States, the ethical issues that shape it and why there is shortage of transplant organs.
Part 2 One of the first questions people ask themselves when they are deciding whether to become an organ donor is: What does my religion say? For many, their faith helps them through the traumatic process of transplantation. But for some, their beliefs prevent them from giving or receiving an organ.
In part two of the WFYI series, Caring for Life, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland looks at the connection between someone’s faith and their role as an organ donor or recipient.
Part 3 Imagine that your health or your life depends on where your name is on a waiting list. That’s exactly what is happening to nearly 99,000 Americans who need organ transplants. Demand has outstripped supply by a long shot. In part three of WFYI’s series on organ donation, Caring for Life, reporter Sandy Roob takes a look at the current shortage and explores some innovative options that could improve the situation.
Part 4 In the fourth installment of WFYI's Caring for Life, independent reporter Colleen Iudice takes a looks at scientific breakthroughs and the future of organ transplantation. The use of genetically engineered animal organs for human transplant procedures is called xenotransplantion, and it could be reality sooner then we think.
Indiana was the first government in the world to pass a eugenic sterilization
law. The state sterilized twenty-five hundred people from 1907-to-1974.
Indiana apologized for implementing the program earlier this year, on the
100th anniversary of its inception.
WFYI's Mary Hartnett takes a look
at the program in a five part series, Indiana
November 2008 marks the 30 year anniversary
of the Jonestown massacre. On November 18, 1978 Indiana
native Jim Jones lead nearly a thousand
people to their deaths in a mass suicide
in Jonestown, Guyana. It was not the
ending many would have predicted for
the Butler University graduate. Jones
was ordained a Methodist minister in
Indianapolis in the 1950s. But Jones
faced opposition to his integrated
church, and he formed his own congregation
and affiliated with the Christian Churches,
now known as the Disciples of Christ.
The People's Temple moved to Redwood
Valley, California in 1965.
Sherri Wood Emmons is the managing editor of the Disciples of Christ magazine, Disciples World. The November edition focuses on the Jonestown tragedy, its survivors and the church. Emmons says Jones' activities like faith healing and mental and physical abuse had raised eyebrows among church leaders, but the good work of the Temple seemed to far outweigh the bad. For more information on the church and interviews with survivors and relatives of the victims of the Jonestown tragedy, go to www.disciplesworld.com.
Broadcast of Kurt Vonnegut's McFadden Memorial Lecture
Recognized as one of the great
writers of the 20th century by legions
of fans and critics, Kurt Vonnegut
passed away on April 11, 2007. Plans
to honor Indianapolis’ native
son through the Year of Vonnegut
included his second appearance as
the McFadden speaker. Those who attended
the lecture on April 27, 2007 experienced
a moving and memorable event as Mark
Vonnegut delivered his father’s
Join Barbara Lewis West as she hosts
WFYI Public Radio's Sound Medicine.
In partnership with the Indiana University
School of Medicine, Sound Medicine
probes into the research behind the
latest medical developments, and
a forum for discussion between health
care professionals and listeners.
The Art of the
Celebrate the many ways the arts can
enliven, inform, challenge, fulfill
and make listeners better citizens
of their community and the world with
Art of the Matter. Hosts Sharon Gamble
and Travis DiNicola, joined by an array
of fascinating guests,
examine the cultural community from
the perspective of who, what, when
where, while exploring the broader
effects the arts have on our lives. More...
Take a weekly journey across the
cultural landscape of the Hoosier
state. Host Michael Atwood and a
team of award-winning producers
the places, people and traditions
that make Indiana a unique place
live and work. The program profiles
interesting Hoosiers, from humble
farmers to computer entrepreneurs
and folk artists. Across Indiana
heart, soul, humor and journalistic
insight into a unique television
made by, and about, the people of
Throughout Indiana, countless activities
and initiatives are taking place
strengthen our communities. Whether
these are innovative approaches
teaching kids, or projects to bring
businesses into downtowns, all of
these are examples of how our Hoosiers
are building a better "sense
of community" by creating
opportunities for citizens of all
ages to "be
a part of what is going on." More...
This award-winning WFYI Public Television
production provides Hoosiers with
comprehensive coverage of the Indiana
legislative sessions. Since its
in 1981, Indiana Lawmakers has evolved
from a series of short field reports
to a weekly in-depth examination
of the issues and agendas before
state legislature. Host Jon Schwantes,
of Dispatch Broadcasting, heads
production team. Each week he takes
you behind the closed doors of the
Statehouse and face-to-face with
the women and men of state government
who make things happen. Indiana Lawmakers
is a co-operative production of
TV 20 and the other member stations
of IPBS (Indiana's Public Broadcasting
Indiana Week In
Hoosiers "in the know"
are getting their answers from the
show that does the talking: Indiana
Week In Review. You may watch
for the news, but you'll stay
the no-holds-barred debate and discussion.
A look at issues facing Indiana
differing viewpoints makes for an
entertaining, lively and informative
WFYI FM 90.1 has Web streams available
of commentaries by young journalists
in the Indianapolis Star's Y-Press
Program, an organization that gives
young journalists a voice. These
commentaries appear weekly in the
Sunday edition of the Indianapolis
Star. Learn More...
Spirit & Place
The Spirit & Place Public
Conversation is an on-stage dialogue
featuring three nationally-known
speakers from the worlds of arts,
civics, and religion. Some call
the Conversation “the intellectual
highlight of the year” in
Indianapolis. Attending the Conversation
is a little like eavesdropping
on a juicy chat between three powerful
thinkers who would never otherwise
meet. The Public Conversation sets
the stage for the festival’s
annual theme and serves as the
centerpiece for Spirit & Place. More...
United States in a Changing World
The Franciscan Center for Global
Studies at Marian College sponsored
Senator Lugar's speech. The speech
was given February 19, 2006, and
is available streamed over the Internet
The People's Agenda
2006 Taxes–time zone–transportation.
What are the issues that push your
buttons? Find out what’s
on the minds of your fellow Hoosiers–listen
to The People’s Agenda right
here. WFYI’s News Director
Mary Hartnet–along with reporters
from WTHR and The Indianapolis
Star help the statehouse audience
field questions to legislators.
in the Headlines
Hoosiers find themselves
grappling with a growing list of
concerns. Hheadlines about
Bioterrorism, influenza, SARS, the
West Nile virus
and monkeypox, have left many of
us trying to filter fact from fiction
when it comes to matters of personal
health and well being. In an effort
to address these and other relevant
health issues, WFYI Public Radio
FM and Indiana’s NPR affiliates
presented Public Health in
the Headlines. The original
broadcast was on Friday,
February 6, 2004.
The Public Sector
and the Next Indiana
On June 18, 2004, former Indiana
GovernorJoe Kernan and then candidate
Mitch Daniels appeared
at the Indiana Leadership Summit,
organized by the Indiana Humanities
Council, to share their visions
the future of the state. Former ABC
anchor Steve Bell moderates the
appearance of the two candidates