A Message From the President

I would like to start this month's message with a sincere "thank you" to everyone who came out to our recent WFYI Trivia Night. It was a fun-filled celebration for WFYI fans and journalists. Our Events staff did a terrific job, and we couldn't have been happier with how our new signature event turned out. Thanks for your support!

Coming up, our Side Effects Public Media team will begin a fascinating new series on diabetes. It is a difficult condition to manage even if you have health insurance, speak English and feel safe going to a doctor. But this is not the case for many immigrants and refugees living with diabetes in the United States. In addition to their reporting, WFYI will be airing the new docuemntary "Blood Sugar Rising," which examines how diabetes and prediabetes affect more than 100 million people in the U.S. Catch the show at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 on WFYI.

We're also looking forward to the premiere of a new World War II drama. Masterpiece's new series "World on Fire" chronicles the fates of ordinary people swept up in the events of the greatest war in human history. Starring Helen Hunt, Sean Bean, Lesley Manville and Jonah Hauer-King, the show premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 5 on WFYI.

Lastly, we always appreciate hearing from our members about why they choose to financially support WFYI's trusted news, compelling stories and quality entertainment. Donor James M. recently shared with us, "I first fell in love with Mister Rogers and Sesame Street in 1982 when our son was a baby. Over the years, I have watched and listened to many programs which have educated and entertained. Thank you, WFYI, for your commitment to us!"

Thanks again for your support of public media in central Indiana. We are Always Here For You!


Greg Petrowich
WFYI President and CEO