All IN: Vaping

All IN: Vaping

Vaping is often touted as a way to quit tobacco, but recent reports on lung illness and a surge in popularity among youth have made a lot of people worried about its own health effects. Products like Juul have been marketed to teens, but contain high levels of addictive nicotine. And the state says youth vaping has increased by more than 300 percent since 2012.

Small Studio Sessions: Shooter Jennings

Small Studio Sessions: Shooter Jennings

Outlaw country musician Shooter Jennings is WFYIs September Small Studio Sessions artist.

Cultural Manifesto: Arturo Sandoval

Cultural Manifesto: Arturo Sandoval

Kyle chats with Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval ahead of his 2019 Indy Jazz Fest show. Then, a preview of the 2019 Lotus Fest in Bloomington, IN beginning September 26, 2019.

A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

A Chef's Life

A Chef's Life

Each week, Chef Vivian Howard explores both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients.

A Gathering of Heroes

A Gathering of Heroes

"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.

A Perfect Balance

A Perfect Balance

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 Writer's Roots: Kurt Vonnegut's Indianapolis

A Writer's Roots: Kurt Vonnegut's Indianapolis

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.

Across Indiana

Across Indiana

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.

All Healthcare is Local: The Emergence of Healthier Communities

All Healthcare is Local: The Emergence of Healthier Communities

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

All IN

Host Matt Pelsor guides discussions on issues, events, people and topics that interest Hoosiers and reflect the culture in Indiana.

American Experience

American Experience

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

American Graduate

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

American Masters

Explore the life of a versatile Puerto Rican actor whose performances shook the world.

American Pianists Associations 2015 Jazz Finals

American Pianists Associations 2015 Jazz Finals

In this two hour program filmed at Hilbert Circle Theatre, viewers will watch the inspiring final performances of all five contestants and learn who will launch his career by being named the Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz.

Ancient Treatments New Practices

Ancient Treatments New Practices

Travel to Guangzhou, China to see how traditional medical continue to have relevance for practitioners all over the world.

Andrew Luck Book Club

Andrew Luck Book Club

Join Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck on the last Monday of each month for a discussion of some of his favorite books.

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth

Meet six baby animals from across the globe. Follow along as they overcome challenges in t

ART21

ART21

Art21 showcases today's contemporary visual artists and their groundbreaking creations.

Attucks: The School That Opened a City

Attucks: The School That Opened a City

WFYI Public Media and Ted Green Films are teaming up to illuminate the story of Crispus Attucks High School and its students.

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year's Eve

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year's Eve

Celebrate the 2018 ACL Hall of Fame with host Chris Isaak as Ray Charles, Marcia Ball and Los Lobos are inducted. Performers include Norah Jones, Robert Randolph, Gary Clark Jr. and more.

Autumnwatch New England

Autumnwatch New England

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.

Benjamin Harrison: President at the Crossroads

Benjamin Harrison: President at the Crossroads

Explore the life of President Benjamin Harrison.

Beyond A Year in Space

Beyond A Year in Space

Beyond A Year in Space picks up where "A Year in Space" left off: Scott Kellys last day in space and return to Earth. The special also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earths orbit and travel into deep space.

Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

Take a comprehensive look at the history, people and worldwide reach of bluegrass music.

Bill Hudnut: Twilight Reflections, Evening Meditations

Bill Hudnut: Twilight Reflections, Evening Meditations

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.

Bobby "Slick" Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier

Bobby "Slick" Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier

Bobby "Slick" Leonard is Indiana basketball. No one better embodies its toughness; no one better personifies its passion.

Breaking Big

Breaking Big

See how Roxane Gay, child of Haitian immigrants, transcended expectations to become a leading voice in the feminist movement with her essay collection "Bad Feminist."

Butler ArtsFest 2014

Butler ArtsFest 2014

The 2014 Butler ArtsFest drew thousands of attendees to the Butler University campus last month to enjoy a feast for the senses in a wide variety of art and performance over 11 days. WFYI was there to capture these highlights.

Butler ArtsFest 2015: Outlaws & Outsiders

Butler ArtsFest 2015: Outlaws & Outsiders

With this one- hour program, produced by Emmy-winning producer Kyle Travers, viewers can sample highlights from the 3rd annual arts festival.

Butler Artsfest 2016: Time and Timeless

Butler Artsfest 2016: Time and Timeless

Enjoy a sampling of performances from the 2016 Butler Artsfest.

C.S.I. Shakespeare

C.S.I. Shakespeare

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

Call the Midwife

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.

Carmel Dads' Club: Spirit of a Community

Carmel Dads' Club: Spirit of a Community

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.

Celebrating Indiana's Bicentennial

Celebrating Indiana's Bicentennial

Indiana’s public broadcasting stations have been telling the story of our state for years, building a large and diverse library of documentaries and specials.

Compadre Huashayo

Compadre Huashayo

"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.

Conversations About Education

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.

Country Music

Country Music

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.

Courage, Brains and Muscle: Our Environmental Champions

Courage, Brains and Muscle: Our Environmental Champions

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.

Craft In America

Craft In America

Explore the diverse craft heritage, traditions and innovations in the Golden State.

Cultural Manifesto

Cultural Manifesto

Explore the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with the more familiar American styles of music with local DJ and "NUVO" columnist Kyle Long.

Curious Mix

Curious Mix

Jill Ditmire hosts a weekly arts program showcasing a variety of local artists and their work.

Designers of the Dance

Designers of the Dance

Step into the studio with legendary dancers and choreographers to learn about the process of producing five of the world's most beloved ballets.

Dictator's Playbook

Dictator's Playbook

See how Idi Amin used lessons learned in the colonial British army to build a powerful dictatorship in Uganda. Through a combination of populist charm and brutal violence, he ruled for eight years – until his strategic blunders brought him down.

Digital_Man/Digital_World

Digital_Man/Digital_World

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.

Dinosphere Today: An Across Indiana Special

Dinosphere Today: An Across Indiana Special

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.

Diplomacy in a Dangerous World

Diplomacy in a Dangerous World

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

Doing Virtuous Business

"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.

Drop by Drop: Protecting Indiana's Water Supply

Drop by Drop: Protecting Indiana's Water Supply

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.

Dropping in with Mark Montieth

Dropping in with Mark Montieth

Mark Montieth sits down with three team members of the 1954 Milan basketball team, whose championship run inspired the movie "Hoosiers."

East Treats West

East Treats West

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.

Eat Drink Indiana Radio

Eat Drink Indiana Radio

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.

Economic Club of Indiana

Economic Club of Indiana

WFYI Public Radio has partnered with the Economic Club of Indiana to record and broadcast presentations from the club's monthly luncheons.

Election 2016 Special: Indiana's Ballot Shakeup

Election 2016 Special: Indiana's Ballot Shakeup

WFYI News explores the latest shakeups in Indiana politics with Gov. Mike Pence's departure to join Donald Trump at the top of the GOP ticket, and Baron Hill's exit from the U.S. Senate race and Evan Bayh's entrance.

Endeavour

Endeavour

The collapse of a tower block reveals a clue that may uncover the truth behind the crime that has haunted Endeavour and the team.

Eric Idle's The Entire Universe

Eric Idle's The Entire Universe

Explore the history of the universe with Professor Brian Cox in this comedic musical extra

Eva

Eva

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.

Festival of Carols

Festival of Carols

Soprano Sylvia McNair joins the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for the Festival of Carols.

Festival of Friends: An Offering in Four Quaker Voices

Festival of Friends: An Offering in Four Quaker Voices

"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.

Film Soceyology

Film Soceyology

"Film Soceyology" features criticism and commentary on recently released movies, as well as DVD releases and general film chatter.

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots

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.

Fireworks 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Fireworks 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

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.

First In, Last Out: A History of Fighting Fire in Indianapolis

First In, Last Out: A History of Fighting Fire in Indianapolis

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.

Five Voices

Five Voices

Judy O’Bannon and four dear friends take part in a free-wheeling conversation.

Fleeced - Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse

Fleeced - Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse

See what can happen to older adults when their trust is undermined by con artists out to steal their pensions, savings and homes.

For Gold and Glory

For Gold and Glory

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.

Forests at Work: An Indiana Expeditions Special

Forests at Work: An Indiana Expeditions Special

"Indiana Expeditions" host Rick Crosslin investigates the way our forests are managed in Indiana.

From The Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Fredrick Davis

From The Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Fredrick Davis

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

FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times - from business and health to social issues, politics and war.

Full Circle: The Life and Times of Edgar Whitcomb

Full Circle: The Life and Times of Edgar Whitcomb

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.

Gametime is Showtime: Indy's Super Bowl Legacy Part III

Gametime is Showtime: Indy's Super Bowl Legacy Part III

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."

Genealogy Roadshow

Genealogy Roadshow

Probe a re-enactor’s roots; learn if a black man’s ancestors worked for the Confederacy.

Gershwin Prize

Gershwin Prize

The Library of Congress awards its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and Culture annually. This year, enjoy an all-star tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

God Knows Where I Am

God Knows Where I Am

Follow the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who battled severe bipolar disorder and homelessness.

Going to War

Going to War

Sebastian Junger and Karl Marlantes reveal the warriors journey with unflinching candor.

Graduating Indiana 2013

Graduating Indiana 2013

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.

Graham Nash Live

Graham Nash Live

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!

Grantchester

Grantchester

When a professor dies at a cutting-edge computer laboratory, Geordie turns to Leonard for assistance.

Great Museums

Great Museums

Discover what makes Islamic Art at the Met and the Louvre seem "Foreign Yet Familiar."

Great Performances

Great Performances

Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, on a journey that merges music, storytelling, travel and culture, as he chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written.

Happier Birth Days

Happier Birth Days

Learn from a panel of experts as they share ways to improve health outcomes for black mothers and babies.

Hawking

Hawking

Trace Stephen Hawking's great scientific discoveries and rise to fame and superstardom.

History Rising: Conner Prairie's Balloon Adventure

History Rising: Conner Prairie's Balloon Adventure

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.

Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana

Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana

On episode three, witness the Golden Age of culture in Indiana during the early 20th century, followed by a quick evolution that witnessed racial divisions, increasing diversity, and the rise and fall of industries.

In Endless Song: 20 Years of the Indianapolis Children's Choir

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.

Independent Lens

Independent Lens

Independent Lens is televisions largest showcase of independent documentary film, airing Monday nights on most PBS member stations.

India - Nature's Wonderland

India - Nature's Wonderland

Share in India's natural wonders with India- Nature's Wonderland.

India: Beauty, Mystery, Energy and Endurance

India: Beauty, Mystery, Energy and Endurance

Join Judy O'Bannon as she steps into the joyful whirlwind of beauty, mystery and inexhaustible energy that calls itself India.

Indiana - By Degrees

Indiana - By Degrees

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.

Indiana Eugenics

Indiana Eugenics

A five-part news series on history of Eugenics in Indiana.

Indiana Expeditions with Rick Crosslin

Indiana Expeditions with Rick Crosslin

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.

Indiana Lawmakers

Indiana Lawmakers

Jon Schwantes takes you behind the closed doors of the Indiana Statehouse.

Indiana Prepares

Indiana Prepares

"Indiana Prepares," a documentary by WFYI, focuses on the two main pillars of preparedness: First responders, and Indiana hospitals.

Indiana Reading & Information Services - IRIS Radio

Indiana Reading & Information Services - IRIS Radio

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.

Indiana State of the Judiciary

Indiana State of the Judiciary

The Chief Justice is required to provide Indiana lawmakers with an update on the condition of the courts.

Indiana State of the State

Indiana State of the State

The governor of Indiana provides an update to both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly.

Indiana Trailblazers

Indiana Trailblazers

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.

Indiana Week in Review

Indiana Week in Review

A look at issues facing Indiana from differing viewpoints makes for an entertaining, lively and informative half-hour.

Inspiration Cast in Bronze: A Communities Building Community Special

Inspiration Cast in Bronze: A Communities Building Community Special

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.

International School at 20: Global Lessons in Education

International School at 20: Global Lessons in Education

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: Forgotten Artists of Florence

Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence

"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.

Jamestown

Jamestown

PBS Passport Presents: Follow the lives of three women in colonial Jamestown.

John Wooden: They Call Him Coach

John Wooden: They Call Him Coach

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.

Journey of the Beams

Journey of the Beams

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.

Judy O'Bannon's Foreign Exchange

Judy O'Bannon's Foreign Exchange

"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.

K.D. Lang - Landmarks Live In Concert

K.D. Lang - Landmarks Live In Concert

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ingenue, the critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning album by superstar singer-songwriter k.d. lang.

KIB ‒ Beautiful Moments

KIB ‒ Beautiful Moments

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.

Kingdoms of the Sky

Kingdoms of the Sky

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.

Lead Paint: Indiana's Poisoned Children

Lead Paint: Indiana's Poisoned Children

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

Leadership Lessons Learned

"Leadership Lessons Learned" is a collection of short essays by Central Indiana community leaders that provide insight, information and inspiration.

Leaves of Change

Leaves of Change

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.

Lee and Richard Hamilton: Conversations with a Politician and a Pastor

Lee and Richard Hamilton: Conversations with a Politician and a Pastor

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.

Legacy: Desmond Tutu in Indianapolis

Legacy: Desmond Tutu in Indianapolis

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

Lest We Forget

"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.

Letters from Baghdad

Letters from Baghdad

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.

Light Falls

Light Falls

Follow physicist Brian Greene on a journey about Einsteins theory of relativity.

Little Children, Big Returns

Little Children, Big Returns

This new documentary from WFYI takes a look at why it makes economic sense for Indiana to invest in state-funded early childhood education.

Little Women

Little Women

Follow sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood.

Live From Lincoln Center

Live From Lincoln Center

The extraordinary musicians of the Chamber Music Society travel to Greece, birthplace of the Classical ideal.

Live United 2016

Live United 2016

Learn how the United Way of Central Indiana is helping the community LIVE UNITED.

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

Growing grapes, making wine and doing the work of God in the Cherry Capital of the World.

Magical Land of Oz

Magical Land of Oz

Burrow into the magical depths of Australian animal life.

Margaret: The Rebel Princess

Margaret: The Rebel Princess

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.

Mobile Cyclist

Mobile Cyclist

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

Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana is a film by documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.

More Than a Game: The Indy Super Bowl Legacy

More Than a Game: The Indy Super Bowl Legacy

"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.

Naptown to Super City

Naptown to Super City

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?

National Memorial Day Concert

National Memorial Day Concert

Celebrate Memorial Day and the U.S. armed forces with a live concert at the Capitol.

Native America

Native America

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.

Native Art Now!

Native Art Now!

Examine the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years.

Naturally Indiana

Naturally Indiana

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

Nature

Nature is a voice for the natural world, delivering the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide.

Neanderthal

Neanderthal

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.

Nearing the Goal: Indy's Super Bowl Legacy Part II

Nearing the Goal: Indy's Super Bowl Legacy Part II

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.

No Limits

No Limits

"No Limits" focuses on the hot topics of interest to Central Indiana residents.

No Passport Required

No Passport Required

Explore the cuisine, culture and history of Miamis Haitian community.

NOVA

NOVA

Among the stars in the night sky wander the eight-plus worlds of our own solar systemeach home to truly awe-inspiring sights.

Open Door: China in Indiana

Open Door: China in Indiana

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.

Operation Maneater

Operation Maneater

Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators

Outside the Box

Outside the Box

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.

Over, Under, Gone: The Killer in Our Rivers

Over, Under, Gone: The Killer in Our Rivers

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

Passing On

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.

Path Breakers: 10 Years of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Art

Path Breakers: 10 Years of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Art

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.

Peregrinos (Pilgrims): A Musical Journey

Peregrinos (Pilgrims): A Musical Journey

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: America Reframed

Personal Statement: America Reframed

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.

Poldark

Poldark

Gallant hero Ross Poldark rides again in this reimagined MASTERPIECE classic.

POV

POV

Since 1988, POV has been the home for the worlds boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.

Power to the People

Power to the People

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.

Ravel Rousers: The Reimagining of 'Daphnis et Chloe'

Ravel Rousers: The Reimagining of 'Daphnis et Chloe'

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.

Recharged: The Art of Creative Renewal

Recharged: The Art of Creative Renewal

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.

Reclaiming the American Dream

Reclaiming the American Dream

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.

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

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.

Return of the Cicadas

Return of the Cicadas

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

Rich Lives

"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.

Richard Lugar: Reason's Quiet Warrior

Richard Lugar: Reason's Quiet Warrior

Explore the life and times of Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana.

Ride the Tiger

Ride the Tiger

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.

Rivers of Life

Rivers of Life

Explore the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi rivers in this three-part series.

Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation

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.

Sacred

Sacred

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's Places to Love

Samantha Brown's Places to Love

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.

Scammed: Investment Fraud Revealed

Scammed: Investment Fraud Revealed

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

Search and Rescue: Preserving Indiana's Rural Heritage

"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.

Second Chances: What Can Happen When a Barn Lives Again

Second Chances: What Can Happen When a Barn Lives Again

The landscape of rural Indiana is punctuated by hundreds, maybe thousands, of old wooden barns, and each has a story to tell.

Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead

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.

Self Sacrifice: A Son, A Soldier, A Suicide

Self Sacrifice: A Son, A Soldier, A Suicide

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.

Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered

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.

Sinking Cities

Sinking Cities

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 Sessions

Small Studio Sessions

Outlaw country musician Shooter Jennings is WFYIs September Small Studio Sessions artist.

SOBER: Voices Of Recovery And Hope

SOBER: Voices Of Recovery And Hope

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.

Spirit & Place Essays

Spirit & Place Essays

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.

Spirit & Place Public Conversation

Spirit & Place Public Conversation

The Spirit & Place Public Conversation is an on-stage dialogue featuring three nationally-known speakers from the worlds of arts, civics, and religion.

State of Higher Education Address

State of Higher Education Address

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers delivers the State of Higher Education Address. Watch a live stream of the address here.

Take 2

Take 2

This is the story about the long-time jazz partnership of saxophonist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen.

Tales from the Royal Bedchamber

Tales from the Royal Bedchamber

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.

The American Epic Sessions

The American Epic Sessions

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.

The Art of the Matter

The Art of the Matter

Explore the many forms of art in today's vibrant cultural scene.

The Building Blocks of Our Future

The Building Blocks of Our Future

Hear from local and national experts, and visit preschools in Marion and Indianapolis, to discover what high quality early education means.

The Farthest

The Farthest

The epic story of NASAs Voyager mission to the outer planets and into interstellar space.

The Fringe Factor: Ten Years Onstage with IndyFringe

The Fringe Factor: Ten Years Onstage with IndyFringe

Take an affectionate look back and forward as IndyFringe celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The Game Changers

The Game Changers

"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.

The Great American Read

The Great American Read

And the winner is... after millions of votes, find out which of the 100 nominated books is crowned America's best-loved novel.

The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show

Follow passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.s best.

The Hope Givers

The Hope Givers

"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.

The Journey Home: Celebrating 25 Years of Habitat for Humanity in Greater Indianapolis

The Journey Home: Celebrating 25 Years of Habitat for Humanity in Greater Indianapolis

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 Lasting Legacy: Indy's Super Bowl Legacy Part IV

The Lasting Legacy: Indy's Super Bowl Legacy Part IV

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.

The Lingnan Spirit: Education for Service

The Lingnan Spirit: Education for Service

Explore Lingnan University’s value of Education for Service and how this mission firmly links the East with the West in this WFYI documentary.

The Mark Twain Prize

The Mark Twain Prize

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has starred in the acclaimed comedies "Seinfeld" and "Veep."

The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science

The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science

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.

The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist

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 Natural Heritage of Indiana

The Natural Heritage of Indiana

From glaciers to two-story homes, this series documents Indiana's changing landscape.

The Past in the Present

The Past in the Present

Explore Indianapolis' historic preservation movement and how it's shaped the city & state.

The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs

The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs

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.

The Show Goes On: Clowes Memorial Hall at 50

The Show Goes On: Clowes Memorial Hall at 50

Celebrate the history of this unique institution, with interviews from celebrities such as Bela Fleck and André Watts.

The Story of China

The Story of China

Discover the splendors of Chinas last empire, the Qing.

The Takeover

The Takeover

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 Temple Makers

The Temple Makers

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 Wabash: Life on the Bright White River

The Wabash: Life on the Bright White River

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.

Together in Peace: The Making of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Peace Walk

Together in Peace: The Making of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Peace Walk

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

Transformation: Old Building, New Life

"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.

Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity

Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity

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.

Tusker Tales

Tusker Tales

Enjoy a storytelling event celebrating AMPATH, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated, Indiana University-led global health program in Kenya.

Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story

Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story

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.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

How did the U.S. get into its current #opioid epidemic, and what are some possible solutions for dealing with the crisis?

Unforgotten - Season 3

Unforgotten - Season 3

Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star as police officers investigating the cold case murder of a boy whose diary implicates four seemingly unconnected couples.

Veteran Children

Veteran Children

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.

Veterans Coming Home: Healing Arts

Veterans Coming Home: Healing Arts

See the inspiring stories of Hoosier veterans who are using art to help transform their war experiences into hope and healing.

Victoria - Season 3

Victoria - Season 3

The worlds eyes are on the Great Exhibition, and the Royal couple in the Victoria Season 3 finale. Does triumph or failure beckon?

Vision Beyond Sight

Vision Beyond Sight

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.

Waves of Fortune: China’s Maritime Silk Road

Waves of Fortune: China’s Maritime Silk Road

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

We'll Meet Again

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.

Weekend Sky Report

Weekend Sky Report

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.

Welcome Home: The International State of Indiana with Judy O'Bannon

Welcome Home: The International State of Indiana with Judy O'Bannon

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.

Well Done, Indiana

Well Done, Indiana

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.

WFYI Presents The Great American Read with Andrew Luck & John Green

WFYI Presents The Great American Read with Andrew Luck & John Green

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.

What People Are Saying About WFYI

What People Are Saying About WFYI

WFYI members share what keeps them tuning in and supporting the station they love.

When Did I Get Old? Reflections on Aging Today

When Did I Get Old? Reflections on Aging Today

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.

When Every River Turned Against Us

When Every River Turned Against Us

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.

When Kids Wrote the Headlines, The Children's Express, Y-Press Story

When Kids Wrote the Headlines, The Children's Express, Y-Press Story

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.

When The World Answered

When The World Answered

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.

When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time

When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time

Discover the evolutionary secrets of some of the worlds most majestic creatures.

Who's Your Helper? The Story of Indiana's Hoosier Helpers

Who's Your Helper? The Story of Indiana's Hoosier Helpers

"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.

Wind Chimes and Promises

Wind Chimes and Promises

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.

Wings Over Indiana: An Indiana Expeditions Special

Wings Over Indiana: An Indiana Expeditions Special

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.

Young Stars of Ballet

Young Stars of Ballet

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.

10 That Changed America

10 That Changed America

Explore the legendary streets, monuments and man-made marvels that changed America.

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

Go inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft in this stunning recreation of the first moon landing.

9000 Miles

9000 Miles

Indiana is 9,000 miles from Vietnam. That may seem far away, but for many the Vietnam War remains close to home.