A Message From the President

As we plunge full-steam-ahead into summer, we have an abundance of new programming to share with you. On television, join us for a new season of the popular family drama, Last Tango in Halifax, and a new crime series from Ireland, Shetland. You may also enjoy a new drama about WWI’s frontline medics, The Crimson Field, and the five-part series, First Peoples, which explores the archaeology, genetics and anthropology of the human race. Please note that some of our programming is available via streaming at video.wfyi.org, so you can watch on your mobile device from the backyard or beach.

On 90.1, we have made changes to our schedule to give you the news and information you need at new times. Here & Now will now be your mid-afternoon lead-in to All Things Considered, and BBC NewsHour moves to the 9 a.m. slot. We’ve also added Sea Change Radio, which explores social, environmental, and economic sustainability, and Living Planet, an award-winning, environmental magazine.

This month, we’ll meet you and your family at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis for our 22nd annual PNC Presents PBS KIDS in the Park. Join us Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a free, fun-filled festival to meet many of your favorite characters, such as Daniel Tiger, Super Why, Wonder Red, Zoe and more!

And, what is summer without the heartwarming crack of a bat making contact with a fastball? Join us for WFYI Day at the Indianapolis Indians games in June and July. You can meet one of our PBS KIDS characters and enjoy some family-friendly activities. Stop by our WFYI booth on the concourse.

Thank you for all you do to support public media in central Indiana! We could not offer you all the programs and services we do without your critical partnership. Together, we make central Indiana a stronger place to work, play, live and learn.

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO