A Message From the President

As a member, viewer or listener of WFYI Public Media, you know education is central to all that we do. Certainly, our television and radio programs entertain, but they also help us learn more about ourselves, our community and the world around us. In addition, WFYI is an active partner in improving student outcomes through our work with the public media initiative American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen.

Saturday, October 3 is American Graduate Day. Throughout the day-long broadcast, you will hear inspiring stories of organizations and individuals who make a world of difference to improve graduation rates for students nationally and here in Indiana. We hope the programs inspire you to become an active American Graduate Champion yourself.

Also this month, we bring you premieres of two WFYI productions. Starting on October 4, the three-part series, Indiana Trailblazers, shows us the rich legacy of African-American Hoosiers who blazed the trail for justice before, during and after the Civil War. Then on October 29, Leaves of Change, which was filmed entirely on location in partnership with the Confucius Institute, will explore the engaging history and tradition of tea in China.

Our WFYI News team is hard at work on several new in-depth series covering key distressed neighborhoods of Indianapolis, the Arlington High School transition, and voter apathy. You’ll find these stories and many more on 90.1 or online at wfyi.org.

Also this month, we invite you to join us for the second in our Listen Up speaker series -- a conversation with Guy Raz on Thursday, October 22, at Crane Bay Event Center in Indianapolis.  Host of the TED Radio Hour on 90.1, Raz is an award-winning journalist who promises to be an engaging speaker.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you with these informative programs and events. Of course, WFYI could not do any of it without all that you do to keep public media thriving in our community. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO