Retraces a little-known chapter in American sports history: the heritage of the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, an auto racing circuit for African-American drivers and mechanics, set against a backdrop of racial unrest in America during the 1920s and '30s.
On this Indiana Expeditions special, Forests At Work, Rick Crosslin investigates the way our forests are managed in Indiana. Partnering with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry, we take a look at the science behind our abundant renewable product, the tree. From the lab to the field, we see how a seedling with certain genetic traits can turn into a tree farm full of superior hardwood trees. We follow foresters into the Indiana woodlands to learn about management practices and how these practices are helping Indiana make a great forest recovery from the days of over harvesting. We learn that there are plenty of things we can do as citizens to help keep our trees around for decades to come. Whether it be an Urban Forest in the middle of a city or a protected state forest, the science of forestry keeps the trees we depend on for the very air we breathe growing in the Indiana landscape we admire every day. Join the expedition to see our Indiana Forests At Work.
From his dramatic escape out of the Philippines during World War II to abandoning politics for the thrills of sailing solo around the world, Edgar Whitcomb, Indiana’s 43rd governor, is an explorer with an independence that makes him a truly unconventional and unique Hoosier.
Indianapolis' 2012 Super Bowl effort heads down the home stretch. Host Derwin Smiley shows you how the pace is ramping up for both the Host Committee and volunteers alike. Downtown streets come alive with elaborate venues for out-of-state visitors and 46 murals for Super Bowl 46 dot the urban landscape. The Super Bowl reaches out to young people on the Near Eastside through the Viewfinder Project and our student journalists from Tech High School show us the "Theatre of Inclusion." See these and many more projects on Gametime is Showtime.
Fierce competition. Amazing drama. Strength of character. Sound like something you’d witness at a sports arena, the Olympics perhaps? No, this is the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Every four years, the focus of the violin world turns to the Circle City, drawing young, vibrant musicians to one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind.
Oscar Robertson, Jimmy Rayl, Ray Craft, Bobby Plump, Hallie Bryant. During their high school days, these young men didn't just play basketball: They played basketball at a particular time, in a particular state where the sport was king, and the players were so revered that, more than 50 years later, their names are associated with what dreams are made of. Whether they were from big cities or small towns, they became legends: they were part of Hoosier Hoops: The Golden Era.
Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana explores Indiana's 200-year history through the descendants of ordinary Hoosiers who lived through extraordinary times, while helping to shape the fabric of our state. Based on the definitive history of Indiana, Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana, by James Madison, this four-part series dives into Indiana’s most pivotal moments. Along the way, we discover the lesser-known details of our Hoosier story, and we see how the past, present and future intersect to reveal the Indiana yet to come.
Produced by WFYI Public Media, in consultation with historian James Madison, Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana is made possible by the following: Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, OneAmerica, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Electric Cooperatives and the Indiana Humanities.
In Endless Song: 20 Years of the Indianapolis Children's Choir - Singers in the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, the largest children's choir program in the country, are from all different socioeconomic backgrounds. But, they have one thing in common. They all love to sing, and through the instruction they receive, they sing beautifully.
Mike Ahern narrates this scrapbook, highlighting the growth and popular culture of Indianapolis during the 1950s.
In the ‘60s, simplicity was everything. Beatlemania at the Fairgrounds. The tragedy of the Coliseum Disaster. Men walked on the moon. A president was assassinated. Join WFYI for a journey with those who lived it, among them Jane Pauley, George McGinnis, Richard Lugar, and a teen cook at the Riviera Club—Mitch Daniels.