We get updates on a federal judge striking down Indiana's 2018 abortion law, the alleged racist assault at Lake Monroe last Saturday, and concerns about how Indiana Women's Prison is dealing with COVID-19.
Our latest Small Studio Session showcases the work of jazz guitarist Charlie Ballantine and his trio. His newest album is called, "Cold Coffee." Stay tuned right after the session for an interview with Ballantine from WFYI's Jill Ditmire.
This week, Kyle Long explores the history of Radio Free Naptown, an illegal pirate radio station that operated in Indianapolis from 1968 to 1972. He's joined by two of the station's founders, Don Worsham and Steve Everitt.
A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
"A Gathering of Heroes" is the story of a reunion of a group of 60 Hoosier World War II veterans - most of who had never met. They came together during the unusually hot summer of 2005 for a 15-hour cross-country bus trek to the nation's capital to see the memorial...their memorial.
Through backstage interviews and stage rehearsals, some of the world's greatest dancers describe the dedication and discipline that goes into becoming an accomplished performer.
A Ripple of Hope weaves together first-person accounts of the tumultuous day in 1968 in which Robert Kennedy delivered the news that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated to a crowd in Indianapolis. His extemporaneous speech brought a sense of peace to the city.
Lucy Worsley delves into the history of romance.
Watch a director's cut of this WFYI documentary about the late Hoosier author, featuring a LIVE Q & A with Kurt's son Richard Vonnegut.
Join host Michael Atwood and company for a trip "Across Indiana." Through the years, they've met a cast of characters, hobbyists, tall-tale-tellers, artists, poets, collectors, musicians, curators, oddballs, re-enactors, cooks, saints and sinners - all drawn from your friends, neighbors, and people just like you.
In November 2011, BHI held a statewide conference, linking community leaders with state and national healthcare experts. "All Healthcare is Local: The Emergence of Healthier Communities" allowed the viewer to be a part of this lively exchange
"All IN" is a daily, statewide talk show about interesting things happening in Indiana. We want to connect people--to the latest news and to each otherthrough deep, thoughtful, lively conversation.
Join Americas Test Kitchen as they reveal the secrets to foolproof cooking at home.
American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
American Graduate: Lets Make It Happen is a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to help students stay on the path to graduation and future success.
American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.
Take a rare inside look at the career of a business giant, former AmEx CEO Ken Chenault.
Discover how centuries of knowledge helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space
Travel to Guangzhou, China to see how traditional medical continue to have relevance for practitioners all over the world.
We each demonstrate our love in unique ways.
Meet six baby animals from across the globe. Follow along as they overcome challenges in t
Art21 showcases today's contemporary visual artists and their groundbreaking creations.
Artrageous with Nate strives to educate and inspire creativity in elementary-aged children through interactive lessons in art, science and history.
WFYI Public Media and Ted Green Films are teaming up to illuminate the story of Crispus Attucks High School and its students.
In this live production, travel to the colorful landscapes of New England, meet a cast of unforgettable wildlife characters, and experience some of the best autumn has to offer.
Tcheky Karyo revives his role as French detective Julien Baptiste in this spinoff of The
An American epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs.
Tom Bateman stars as John Beecham in the new drama coming to MASTERPIECE.
Explore the life of President Benjamin Harrison.
Beyond A Year in Space picks up where "A Year in Space" left off: Scott Kelly's last day in space and return to Earth.
Take a comprehensive look at the history, people and worldwide reach of bluegrass music.
Perhaps no one is more associated with the revitalization of downtown Indianapolis than William Hudnut, the "Minister Mayor." Now, in the twilight of his remarkable life and career, he sat down with John Krull of WFYI's "No Limits" to reflect on what has gone before and to ponder what lies ahead.
Blood Sugar Rising is a PBS special that follows the diabetes epidemic in the U.S.
Bobby "Slick" Leonard is Indiana basketball. No one better embodies its toughness; no one better personifies its passion.
WFYI brings you these recaps of the Butler ArtsFest.
In spring 2012, the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI presented the world premiere of a lost 400-year old play by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, "The History of Cardenio." This half-hour documentary highlights the 20-year effort by world-renowned Shakespeare scholar and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, Dr. Gary Taylor, to recreate the play, filtering old texts through modern high-tech databases to reconstruct the original.
Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.
Learn Carmel Dads' Club helped grow the city from a one-stoplight farming community to one of the top places to live in the nation.
Celebrate Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir featuring the marvelous Kristin Chenoweth.
Men and women earn college degrees - and a chance at new beginnings - while incarcerated.
"Compadre Huashayo" is the first western classical composition ever designed for South America's native instrumentation. Follow the story of how this custom-designed classical composition came to be.
A series of public forums discussing the educational issues facing the Indianapolis community. Parents, educators and community leaders dig into the educational landscape and share options for improvement.
Explore the history of country music from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it Americas Music.
Former First Lady Judy OBannon travels the state in search of environmental champions, discovering creative individuals who are successfully improving sustainability and reducing pollution in Indiana.
Explore the diverse craft heritage, traditions and innovations in the Golden State.
Follow a complex, often painful life, dealing with race, faith, power and jurisprudence.
Explore the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with the more familiar American styles of music with local DJ Kyle Long.
Welcome to the Curiosity Cluba space where kids can use their imagination to explore new ideas!
Jill Ditmire hosts this showcase of local artists and their work.
Step into the studio with legendary dancers and choreographers to learn about the process of producing five of the world's most beloved ballets.
Only a few decades ago, computers filled entire rooms, and consumed enough electricity to power over 100 households. The Digital Equipment Corporation transformed the entire industry, making computers smaller, less expensive and more accessible. DEC's founder, Ken Olsen, led the revolution, and in the process developed innovations that became the basic principles of the Information Age.
In celebration of Dinosphere's 10th anniversary, WFYI is re-airing the original Dinosphere documentary, followed by an update on the remarkable new exhibits - Leonardo, a mummified dinosaur, and the mysterious Draco Rex Hogwartsia - hosted by Michael Atwood.
NPR's Steve Inskeep moderates a discussion with U.S. Senators Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn about current threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and how the senators' framework can continue to reduce these dangers and inform global diplomacy.
"Doing Virtuous Business" explores virtues such as Respect, Courage, Patience, Discipline, Compassion, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Humility, and others, and how these virtues, when put into practice, can reshape priorities, elevate organizational vision and mission, and strengthen economic and social parameters.
In "Drop by Drop: Protecting Indiana's Water Supply," we'll unlock the mysteries of where our water comes from, and where it goes once it disappears down the drain. And, we'll witness real-life stories of the challenges people face - and overcome - in their efforts to bring clean water to their communities.
Mark Montieth sits down with three team members of the 1954 Milan basketball team, whose championship run inspired the movie "Hoosiers."
China is often seen as a land in cultural conflict with itself, as millennia of ancient practices meet head-on with life in the 21st century. Nowhere is this more apparent than the multi-faceted area of medical practice. Today the Indiana University School of Medicine works closely with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, exchanging knowledge, students, and teachers.
Host Jolene Ketzenberger goes into kitchens, fields and local markets to meet the chefs, farmers and food artisans who are making a difference in Indiana.
WFYI Public Radio has partnered with the Economic Club of Indiana to record and broadcast presentations from the club's monthly luncheons.
The collapse of a tower block reveals a clue that may uncover the truth behind the crime that has haunted Endeavour and the team.
Explore the history of the universe with Professor Brian Cox in this comedic musical extra
At 10, Eva Mozes Kor survived experiments by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. At 50, she helped launch the biggest manhunt in history. After decades of pain and anger, Eva traveled the world to promote what her life journey taught: Peace. Humanity. Forgiveness.
Join Steve Backshall in uncharted territory to uncover the worlds last unknown places.
Explore American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo
Soprano Sylvia McNair joins the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for the Festival of Carols.
"Festival of Friends" presents four nationally-known artists - singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer, and authors J. Brent Bill, Philip Gulley, and Scott Russell Sanders - for a delightful evening of story, song, essay, and humor, inspired by the rich Quaker tradition of finding the wondrous and sacred within the ordinary and everyday.
Fifth District Congressional candidates and citizens come together in a civic learning, online Town Hall less contentious than traditional debates.
Fifth District Congressional candidates and citizens come together in a civic learning, online Town Hall less contentious than traditional debates.
"Film Soceyology" features criticism and commentary on recently released movies, as well as DVD releases and general film chatter.
Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series, African American Lives, in 2006 through the first two seasons of Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has unearthed the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity.
Filmed at the 2014 International Violin Competition in Indianapolis by a WFYI crew, this documentary takes you behind-the-scenes of this competition as it culminates in the launching of a concert violinist's career.
Firefighters uphold and exemplify these values through their public service. These selfless men and women are an essential part of any community. This is the story of the Indianapolis Fire Department, its past, its present and its future.
Judy O'Bannon and four dear friends take part in a free-wheeling conversation.
See what can happen to older adults when their trust is undermined by con artists out to steal their pensions, savings and homes.
Set against a backdrop of racial unrest in the region during the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, this annual auto race offered African-American drivers and mechanics a venue for competition at a time when social prejudice prevented many blacks from taking part in motor sports events.
"Indiana Expeditions" host Rick Crosslin investigates the way our forests are managed in Indiana.
Fredrick Davis travels the world as a professional ballet dancer, but his personal story began with a broken family and homelessness. Explore Fred's personal challenges and learn how he found inspiration and support from a caring community that helped him make it a reality.
FRONTLINE explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times - from business and health to social issues, politics and war.
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.
In part three of WFYI's look at the "Super Bowl Legacy Project," the paces quickens for both Host Committee and volunteers alike with Super Bowl 46 just two weeks away. Host Derwin Smiley profiles a day in the life of Allison Melangton, the Committee's CEO, and that of Tessie Lloyd-Jones, considered by many to be "Super Volunteer."
Probe a re-enactor's roots; learn if a black man's ancestors worked for the Confederacy.
The Library of Congress awards its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and Culture annually.
Follow the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who battled severe bipolar disorder and homelessness.
Sebastian Junger and Karl Marlantes reveal the warriors journey with unflinching candor.
Are Indiana's students doing the best they can? Community leaders come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities your students face in the classroom.
Enjoy a special concert from musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Hollies) and accompanying musician Shane Fontayne (guitar, vocals) as they perform hits spanning Nash's stellar career. Click to learn how you can secure tickets and/or a meet and greet opportunity with Graham at his upcoming concert!
When a professor dies at a cutting-edge computer laboratory, Geordie turns to Leonard for assistance.
Discover what makes Islamic Art at the Met and the Louvre seem "Foreign Yet Familiar."
Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko's greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York's iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko's assistant.
H20: The Molecule that Made Us tells the human story through our relationship to water.
Learn from a panel of experts as they share ways to improve health outcomes for black mothers and babies.
Trace Stephen Hawking's great scientific discoveries and rise to fame and superstardom.
Explore the inspiring stories of female leaders from right here in Indiana.
The local food debate going on at the Farmers' Market in Lawrence, Kansas is representative of the food issues facing the entire United States: What makes food sustainable? How do farmers' markets build community? Why does local food matter?
With exclusive access to record the arrival, inflation and creation of Conner Prairie's 1859 Balloon Voyage exhibit, this documentary looks at the process of putting together a major attraction.
The Indianapolis Star and WFYI Indiana veteran's service in an unforgettable tribute.
Explore Indianas 200-year history through the descendants of ordinary Hoosiers who lived through extraordinary times, while helping to shape the fabric of our state.
Howards End is the story of two sisters and the men in their lives seeking love.
Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd and others pay tribute to the legends who inspired them.
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.
Independent Lens is televisions largest showcase of independent documentary film.
Share in India's natural wonders with India- Nature's Wonderland.
Join Judy O'Bannon as she steps into the joyful whirlwind of beauty, mystery and inexhaustible energy that calls itself India.
A 12-part radio news series from WFYI Public Radio, takes an in-depth look at the challenges, barriers, and solutions facing Indiana's 21st century students as they pursue a degree that leads to a career.
A five-part news series on history of Eugenics in Indiana.
Join Rick Crosslin, one of Indiana's most honored and respected science teachers, on a journey to discover how real science impacts our lives every day. A science program for students in grades 3-8.
Jon Schwantes takes you behind the closed doors of the Indiana Statehouse.
"Indiana Prepares," a documentary by WFYI, focuses on the two main pillars of preparedness: First responders, and Indiana hospitals.
IRIS encourages and supports local organizations in their mission to help those with disabilities access and connect to the world around them. This is a collection of interviews recorded in the IRIS studio and made available to IRIS Listeners, the print-impaired of Indiana.
The Chief Justice is required to provide Indiana lawmakers with an update on the condition of the courts.
The governor of Indiana provides an update to both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly.
This WFYI documentary shows the heroes who blazed the trail for justice across the state and nation, exploring the pivotal issues and events that affected the African-American community in Indiana before, during and after the Civil Rights Movement.
A look at issues facing Indiana from differing viewpoints makes for an entertaining, lively and informative half-hour.
Meet three women who are genetically predisposed to breast cancer.
This special takes a look at why society honors and remembers people with bronze or stone statues. The focus is on sculptors Raymond Graf and Kenneth Ryden as they create bronze memorials to former Gov. Frank O'Bannon (1930-2003), which will be displayed in Corydon's town square and at the Statehouse Rotunda.
For two decades, the International School of Indiana has built a solid reputation as an institution that prepares students to succeed in an increasingly interconnected global landscape.
"Invisible Women" sheds light on groundbreaking women artists of Florence and their virtually unknown works. It also points to the rediscovery and restoration of these works as the guiding forces behind rescuing the art of Florence's forgotten women artists.
PBS Passport Presents: Follow the lives of three women in colonial Jamestown.
Host Scott Hoke interviews former Purdue basketball coach Gene Keady and biographer and collaborator Steve Jamison about John Wooden's impact on the game of basketball, and his status as an American icon.
Two steel beams were escorted in a procession across New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio by thousands of motorcyclists. Interstates were shut down while they passed. Word of mouth brought thousands more to bridges and overpasses to see them. Their destination and final resting place: Indianapolis.
Meet individuals and organizations across the country and right here in Indiana who are connecting job seekers to employment.
"Judy O'Bannon's Foreign Exchange" takes viewers to fascinating places around the world and introduces them to people who are finding new ways to use mind, body and spirit to help change their world for the better. Through these travels, viewers will have the opportunity to explore issues that are relevant to all of us in this newly evolving global community.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ingenue, the critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning album by superstar singer-songwriter k.d. lang.
For 40 years, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has been creating and maintaining urban greenspaces for the benefit of all. Every Friday afternoon at 4:44 through the end of August, 90.1 WFYI profiles one of these places with the "Beautiful Moment" series.
See the extraordinary wildlife and people of the Andes, where pumas hunt guanaco, shape-shifting frogs hide in remote cloud forests and the descendants of Inca build bridges of grass.
The CDC estimates that 13,000 Hoosier children have elevated blood lead levels at any given time. Lead poisoning in the No. 1 most preventable environmental cause of illness in children. Learn where the danger hides and learn how to keep your family safe.
"Leadership Lessons Learned" is a collection of short essays by Central Indiana community leaders that provide insight, information and inspiration.
Travel to China with WFYI as we explore hand-harvested tea on breathtaking mountainside plantations, exotic ceremonies in exclusive members-only tea houses, and more.
Brothers Lee and Richard Hamilton talk about a wealth of issues -- war and the atomic bomb, politics versus policy, growing up with a pastor father and more.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was on hand as Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary celebrated the creation of the Desmond Tutu Center. The Nobel Prize winner spoke to the crowd at Clowes Memorial Hall.
"Lest We Forget" is a personal recollection of World War II from the unique perspective of Columbus, Indiana resident Gustav Potthoff, a survivor of the Japanese slave labor camp responsible for the building of the notorious bridge over the River Kwai.
Explore the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female Lawrence of Arabia. More influential and famous in her day than her colleague Lawrence, Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I.
Lidia Bastianich travels across the States in a celebration of craft and food.
Behold Earth as it's never been seen before through images taken by cameras in space.
Follow physicist Brian Greene on a journey about Einsteins theory of relativity.
This new documentary from WFYI takes a look at why it makes economic sense for Indiana to invest in state-funded early childhood education.
Follow sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood.
WFYI will be airing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the impeachment trial.
Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts world-class performances from the stages of Lincoln Center into homes across America.
Learn how the United Way of Central Indiana is helping the community LIVE UNITED.
Growing grapes, making wine and doing the work of God in the Cherry Capital of the World.
Lucy Worsley visits the incredible locations where Royal history was made.
Burrow into the magical depths of Australian animal life.
This intimate two-part series profiles Princess Margaret, whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century.
Honoring the career and success of American's most entertaining comedy moguls.
Grab a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar singer Michael Bubls visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour.
Join native Hoosier Anthony Barr as he discovers the best bike shops, events, destinations and bike-friendly businesses in cities and towns across the country.
Monrovia, Indiana is a film by documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
"More Than a Game: The Indy Super Bowl Legacy" is a half-hour program chronicling the impact of the upcoming Super Bowl XVLI on the city, focusing on a section of Indianapolis that is undergoing profound change.
How did this happen? How did a city, so dead in the mid 1960s that pigeons were hunted with shotguns in the middle of downtown, morph into a metropolis vibrant enough to attract the biggest media event in the world, the Super Bowl?
Celebrate Memorial Day and the U.S. armed forces with a live concert at the Capitol.
Discover the cosmological secrets behind America's ancient cities. Scientists explore some of the world's largest pyramids and 3D-scan a lost city of monumental mounds on the Mississippi River.
Examine the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years.
Set against a backdrop of changing seasons, "Naturally Indiana" is a spectacular journey through the state's four major eco-regions: Tallgrass Prairie (Central), Great Lakes (Northwest), Tillplain (North Central) and Low Plateau (Southern Indiana).
NATURE brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into your home, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs.
Join Ella Al-Shamahi, assisted by Hollywood actor Andy Serkis, as she explores the fate of the Neanderthals, asking why they became extinct and discovering how they live on inside us today.
Its some 100 days and counting until one of the planet's grandest sporting events comes to Indianapolis for the first time - and host Derwin Smiley will take you where the action is happening.
Kick off the new year with some of the best WFYI programs produced right here in the heart of Indiana.
Niall Ferguson explores the history of social networks.
"No Limits" focuses on the hot topics of interest to Central Indiana residents.
Join chef Marcus Samuelsson on an inspiring journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisine woven into American food and culture.
NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives.
A look at the history of the women's suffrage movement.
Ties between Indiana and China are growing stronger - and faster - with each passing year. While many Hoosiers may not immediately see the growth of Chinese culture here, others are immersing themselves in it, in the name of business, art and even love.
Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators
Explore the impact that lifestyle changes can make on personal health.
How much do you really know about charter schools and how they operate? Join us for "Outside the Box," a documentary that will help you better understand how charter schools operate and learn why some say charters are helping raise the bar on what is possible in education.
Thousands of "low head" dams are scattered across our country, and while the name implies low hazard/low impact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Passing On explores death and dying through a series of compelling, personal and thought provoking stories that will engage viewers and provide valuable information about planning for end-of-life.
This locally-produced special highlights the 10th anniversary of the biennial Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, presented by Lilly Endowment. The Fellowship, provides support and national visibility for Native American artists.
What does it really mean to be an American today? Be heard and share your story now.
A series of special reports from PBS Newshour.
Take a musical journey with Gabriela Frank as she defines her time in Indianapolis through the rhythms and stories of its people. An orchestral piece with a touch of Latin flavor,"Peregrinos" is a pilgrimage into the changing landscape of Indianapolis, described by Gabriela as a "surprisingly diverse, very Latino city."
Personal Statement follows three high school seniors from Brooklyn intent on defying the odds for themselves and their classmates by becoming the very resource they don't have for themselves: peer college counselors.
After five seasons, it's time to say goodbye. Don't miss the series finale of Poldark.
Since 1988, POV has been the home for the worlds boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.
In the summer of 2012, 32 Hoosier volunteers, including 28 rural electric linemen, traveled to a remote mountain area of Guatemala. Their mission: to bring electricity to three villages located in beautiful, but treacherous terrain near the Mexican border.
Join Emily Graslie for a summer road trip through the heart of America's dinosaur country.
Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin and David Suchet star in this six-part drama.
Discover the profound role Prince Albert played in shaping Victorian Britain.
This one-hour condensed version of the 85th Anniversary Purdue Christmas Show features musical highlights from the full two-hour show.
This film takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in girls lives education.
In June, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dance Kaleidoscope and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir presented the fully-staged version of Maurice Ravel's symphonic ballet "Daphnis et Chloe," considered one of the composer's greatest masterpieces.
Since its launch in 1999, more than 400 grants have been awarded the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, a two-year, $10,000 grant for artists and administrators. Explore what this means for our artists and our city.
Despite the economic traumas of the past few years, the American Dream of homeownership is still possible - with appropriate preparedness. "Reclaiming the American Dream" profiles real people with profound stories of their journeys toward their dream.
Explore the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy, and see how African Americans fought back using artistic expression to put forward a "New Negro" for a new century.
Retro Report makes sense of the present by revealing the past.
This original local documentary produced in association with the Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve follows the life cycle of Brood X, which made its momentous ascension in the spring of 2004. It accounted for one of the largest insect outbreaks on Earth.
"Rich Lives" explores the world of 20th century homemakers, in a stage presentation by Rita Kohn based upon an oral history compiled by Eleanor Arnold. Arnold crafted "Voices of American Homemakers" from interviews with more than 200 women in the mid-20th century.
Explore the life and times of Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana.
This documentary seeks to find out where the biological breakdowns that lead to bipolar disorder occur and how we can possibly preempt, fix or rewire our brains back to recovery.
Explore the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi rivers in this three-part series.
Follow three young people as they explore whats happening in the exciting world of skilled trades and learn about promising jobs where a four-year degree isnt necessary.
Embark on a global journey of spirituality, examining faith as a primary human experience and the role of ritual and prayer in the highs and lows of our lives.
Samantha Brown has a Paradise Coast adventure including a kayak tour in the salt-waters of Everglades National Park, a visit to the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and more.
Jane Austen's final and incomplete novel comes to life in Sanditon.
From Wall Street to Main Street in cities and towns across Indiana...anyone with money to invest is vulnerable to financial fraud.
"Search and Rescue Preserving Indiana's Rural Heritage" explores the preservation of artifacts from the environment of prehistoric times, actual techniques in practice in the adaptive reuse of rural buildings today, and the strengths of community in rural life.
The landscape of rural Indiana is punctuated by hundreds, maybe thousands, of old wooden barns, and each has a story to tell.
A journey into the shadowy world of British espionage and Her Majestys Secret Service.
Secrets of the Dead is part detective story, part true-life drama that unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events.
In June of 2009, Chancellor Keesling, son of Indianapolis residents Gregg and Jannett Keesling, took his own life while serving with the Army Reserve in Iraq. Since then the family has been engaged in its own kind of combat, fighting a battle against doubt, guilt, grief, uncertainty... and an overwhelming sense of loss.
Sesame Street's ready for its 50th anniversary celebration with host Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Simon Russell Beale uncovers the romance and betrayals of "The Winter's Tale" and shows that in this play Shakespeare offers something for which everyone longs: the ability to make amends for an irreversible mistake.
Sick is a new podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy.
You probably took a government or civics class, but many of us still have questions about how it all works. WFYI's Simple Civics is here to help!
Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city's tourist and business economy.
Small Studio features intimate performances by local and national recording acts.
Addiction affects millions of Americans. At a live storytelling event held Aug. 14, 2018, Indiana community members who struggle with addiction shared their stories of life in recovery.
Vivian Howard takes viewers on a culinary tour of the South through cross-cultural dishes.
WFYI has partnered with the Spirit & Place Festival to present a series of powerful stories on how RISK has shaped the lives of some famous and lesser known Hoosiers.
The Spirit & Place Public Conversation is an on-stage dialogue featuring three nationally-known speakers from the worlds of arts, civics, and religion.
From the hot and humid tropics to the freezing poles, PBS Nature places even more spy creatures in the middle of some of natures greatest events.
Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers delivers the State of Higher Education Address. Watch a live stream of the address here.
President Trump delivers the 2020 State of the Union address.
This is the story about the long-time jazz partnership of saxophonist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen.
Host Lucy Worsley explores the beds of past British monarchs to uncover the secrets of the royal bedchamber. She shows us that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new.
Forty of the world's most jaw-droppingly talented young violinists are invited to Indianapolis for the musical challenge of a lifetime.
Jack White and T Bone Burnett lead an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence in this tribute to the artists celebrated in the American Epic documentary series.
Explore the many forms of art in today's vibrant cultural scene.
Hear from local and national experts, and visit preschools in Marion and Indianapolis, to discover what high quality early education means.
Society matron Norma Carlisle accompanies Louise Brooks to New York City.
Explore how Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel has affected American literature and culture.
Public servants work to assist people with mental illness on a path from incarceration
Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who moves her family to a sunny Greek island.
The epic story of NASAs Voyager mission to the outer planets and into interstellar space.
Take an affectionate look back and forward as IndyFringe celebrates its 10th anniversary.
"The Game Changers" is the story of a unique initiative to transform American classrooms by focusing on teachers and the universities charged with training them.
And the winner is... after millions of votes, find out which of the 100 nominated books is crowned America's best-loved novel.
Follow passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.s best.
"The Hope Givers," follows a group of Hoosiers as it makes the journey to the L'Heure Joyeuse clinic half-a-world away in Morocco, bringing with them a message of help and of hope. It is a message born from the optimism of the Heartland and carried by Hoosier hands willing to work for change.
For 25 years, Habitat for Humanity has been providing low-income individuals and families in Indianapolis the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own simple, quality, affordable homes.
The Big Game is gone, but Indianapolis' commitment to remain a "super city" moves into a new phase...taking the promise civic leaders made to the NFL to re-make an underserved neighborhood and using it as a springboard to keep transforming the city.
Explore Lingnan University's value of Education for Service and how this mission firmly links the East with the West in this WFYI documentary.
Take a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 yearsand what it can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today.
As Nella seeks answers from the elusive miniaturist, she must take charge of a household facing a life-or-death struggle. See the finale of The Miniaturist, Sunday at 9 pm.
The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.
From glaciers to two-story homes, this series documents Indiana's changing landscape.
See how Muslims, Jews, and Christians in medieval Spain forged a common cultural identity.
Explore Indianapolis' historic preservation movement and how it's shaped the city & state.
Learn how the longest reigning monarch in British history was shaped by World War II.
Alternately loved and reviled, Eugene Victor Debs was a passionate labor leader, a progressive political figure, and a formidable speaker in a time of great change in the United States.
A chronicle of three members of the most influential family in American politics.
Celebrate the history of this unique institution, with interviews from celebrities such as Bela Fleck and AndrÃ© Watts.
Discover the splendors of Chinas last empire, the Qing.
The Takeover is a new radio documentary about Indiana's radical move to save failing schools. WFYI education reporter Eric Weddle explores the promise of school turnaround and the effects of a state takeover of four Indianapolis public schools.
The conversation parents have with their children reveals the state of race relations.
Follow the construction of the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana and see how a building goes from a simple block structure to a holy temple.
The Vote tells the story of the campaign waged by American women for the right to vote.
The Wabash is Indiana's river. Its story of beauty and inspiration, of exploration and discovery, is the story of how we became who we are, both as a state...and as a nation.
The largely-untold story of Native Americans who served in the United States military.
Child survivors of the Holocaust are brought to Windermere to recuperate.
Documentary producer Kim Jacobs follows the creation of The Peace Walk along the Cultural Trail. Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. on WFYI 1.
"Transformation: Old Building, New Life" chronicles the dramatic restoration of the former Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Indianapolis (cornerstone laid in 1891) into the 21st Century home of Indiana Landmarks.
Join renowned Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for a special concert in remembrance of the city's Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy.
Enjoy a storytelling event celebrating AMPATH, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated, Indiana University-led global health program in Kenya.
With stunning footage and imagery and interviews with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, Reggie Miller and many others, "Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story" brings to life one of the most amazing sports stories never told.
How did the U.S. get into its current #opioid epidemic, and what are some possible solutions for dealing with the crisis?
Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star as police officers investigating the cold case murder of a boy whose diary implicates four seemingly unconnected couples.
Explore the remarkable strengths, challenges, and perspectives of America's military children. The film provides a unique lens as families and children tell us their own stories in their own words.
See the inspiring stories of Hoosier veterans who are using art to help transform their war experiences into hope and healing.
Celebrate the enduring love that changed British matrimonial ceremonies forever.
The worlds eyes are on the Great Exhibition, and the Royal couple in the Victoria Season 3 finale. Does triumph or failure beckon?
A doctor and a detective team up to solve baffling cases in early 1900s Vienna.
Hosted by James Michaels, Bosma VP of Program Services and Chris Dunlavy, Bosma Programs Outreach & Education Coordinator. James and Chris provide information about Bosma's assistive technology and personalized programs.
Celebrate the rich diversity of Latino arts and culture in this documentary showcase.
Anthropologist Ian McIntosh explores the vast history of China's Silk Road and reveals links between the past and the present.
We'll Meet Again features dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. Join Ann Curry as we view history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.
WFYI's Matt Pelsor is an astronomy geek. He loves observing the stars, planets and other celestial objects that fill our night sky. With Matt's help, you'll never miss another streaking comet, partial eclipse or harvest moon.
Former First Lady of Indiana, Judy O'Bannon, explores the many communities that make up the Hoosier state's rich and vibrant national and ethnic diversity.
At the start of the American Civil War in April 1861, the Federal government sent out a call to every state in the North, seeking volunteers to fight for the Union. Indiana was quick to respond. In total, about 200,000 Hoosiers volunteered to fight during the course of the war.
Andrew Luck and John Green, two of Indianapolis' most notable figures, delighted hundreds of fans during a recent, wide-ranging conversation on reading, writing, football and more, and now you can see how all the fun unfolded.
WFYI members share what keeps them tuning in and supporting the station they love.
Our retirement years: this is the time of life when people begin to refer to us (whether we like it or not!) as "the elderly," or as "older adults," or as "senior citizens." A lot of what happens to us during this time is good, and yet lots of people have lots to say about the "not so good" side of our so-called "golden years" as well.
The Great 1913 Flood caused more than $100 billion in damage over 15 states, and by washing out bridges, roads and railroads, the flood brought America's Crossroads and all states that depend on it, to a standstill.
From 1990 to 2012, more than 1,750 young Hoosiers ages 10 to 18 learned the craft of gathering information and presenting it in print and broadcast reports that were used by The Indianapolis Star, WFYI and other media outlets.
In this WFYI Production, explore the Herculean efforts to save and restore the artwork of Florence after massive flooding destroyed many of the cities priceless treasures nearly fifty years ago.
Discover the evolutionary secrets of some of the worlds most majestic creatures.
Indianapolis community leaders discuss deeply rooted problems that triggered nationwide protests.
"Who's Your Helper? The Story of Indiana's Hoosier Helpers" is an account of the humble driver servants and their more than 20 years of service to our state. So much more than just tire changes and gas fill-ups, the Hoosier Helpers are risking their lives everyday in order to keep Indiana's motorists moving along our interstates as safely as possible.
Discover the extraordinary animals adapting to life in the worlds most loved cities.
The dramatization of "Wind Chimes and Promises" relates the memories between the Knox family's arrival in Indianapolis in 1919 and the 16th birthday of Prudence Knox Adair, the narrator, in 1926.
Host Rick Crosslin travels across the state, as well as to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California, to look at Indiana's connections to the history and science of aviation. The show will profile astronauts and aviators, some as young as 13-years old.
Emotionally gripping World War II drama World on Fire premieres on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
In this performance documentary, some of the world's premiere pre-professionals take the stage - not in competition, but in a professional performance with some of the stars of the ballet world in a special presentation by the Indianapolis City Ballet.
Explore the legendary streets, monuments and man-made marvels that changed America.
Go inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft in this stunning recreation of the first moon landing.
Indiana is 9,000 miles from Vietnam. That may seem far away, but for many the Vietnam War remains close to home.