A Message From the President

Maybe you’ve already heard the news – beloved travel expert Rick Steves is coming to town December 1. Thanks to plenty of planning and effort by our Events Manager Taylor Leonard, the popular host of “Rick Steves Europe” (weekends on WFYI 3) will be here to reveal world travel tips and share some intriguing stories. If you are planning an overseas excursion anytime in the near future, you’ll want to be part of this special program, and tickets are already going quickly. What a great way to cap your Thanksgiving weekend!

We have several great television programs coming your way this month, including a momentous edition of “Sesame Street,” which is celebrating 50 amazing years of preparing young children for success in the classroom and in life. Speaking of the transformational power of education, Lynn Novick’s highly anticipated documentary “College Behind Bars” chronicles some incredible stories of persistence for a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees and a new chance at life.

Finally, if you are a podcast listener, I highly recommend you check out “Sick,” the program we just launched in October. Our Side Effects health reporting team has been working hard for months putting together the pieces of the hard-to-believe story of Zionsville doctor Donald Cline and his many victims. Our reporting also takes a much broader look at the fertility industry overall. It’s fascinating stuff and well worth your time.

Thanks for all the time you spend consuming, sharing and supporting public media. Together, we can keep providing these informative programs for all of central Indiana.


Greg Petrowich
WFYI President and CEO