American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
Cultural Manifesto: Public Universal Friend / Jim Messina
Explore the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with the more familiar American styles of music with local DJ Kyle Long.
Echoes of Indiana Avenue: Wes Montgomery Centennial Pt. 2
Explore the cultural achievements of Black artists and musicians from central Indiana.
Indiana Week in Review
A look at the issues facing Indiana from differing perspectives.
Jon Schwantes takes you behind the closed doors of the Indiana Statehouse.
Film Soceyology features criticism and commentary on recently released movies, as well as DVD releases and general film chatter.
Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Explore the cultural achievements of Black artists and musicians from central Indiana.
Explore the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with the more familiar American styles of music with local DJ Kyle Long.
Small Studio Signal Boost
Hear new music from Indiana artists along with conversations with local creators.
NATURE brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into your home, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs.
From new concert specials to returning PBS favorites, explore what's playing on WFYI!
The successes of independent and feminist Marie Antoinette provoke jealousy and rivalry.
In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America
Inspired by Martin Luther King, rising from the riot-torn streets of Northern Ireland to enlist American Presidents from Carter to Clinton, this is the story of the extraordinary work of Nobel Prize-winner John Hume to harness and leverage US support to help to secure peace in Ireland.
The Path to Happily Ever After with Rajiv Nagaich
The Path to Happily Ever After in retirement without going broke and without burdening your family.
Join host Aric Hartvig and company for a trip Across Indiana. That's right, it's back!
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.
DOUBLE DUMMY bridges the generation gap and explores the game of bridge and its growing popularity with younger generations. Move over Great British Baking Show, there are new kids in town!
2023 State of the Union
President Biden will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 7.
American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
Antiques Roadshow is part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt!
Explore the inspiring stories of female leaders from right here in Indiana.
Finding Your Roots
Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. unearths the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity.
Next at the Kennedy Center
A dynamic mix of artists across hip hop, jazz, and more perform at the Kennedy Center.
Independent Lens is televisions largest showcase of independent documentary film.
Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World
Chuck D from Public Enemy explores Hip Hops political awakening over the last 50 years.
Small Studio Sessions
Small Studio Sessions features intimate performances by local and national recording acts.
Indiana State of the Judiciary
The Chief Justice is required to provide Indiana lawmakers with an update on the condition of the courts.
2023 State of the State Address
Join us for special coverage of Governor Eric Holcomb's 2023 State of the State address.
Miss Scarlet & The Duke
Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders) stars in a six-part mystery.
Searching: Our Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science
Alan Lightman investigates how modern science helps us find our bearings in the cosmos.
First Contact: An Alien Encounter
Explore the dramatic story of an encounter with an extraterrestrial artifact.
POV | I Didn't See You There
When a circus tent goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into a meditative journey exploring the history of freakdom, vision, and (in)visibility.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America
Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker.
Moments to Remember (My Music Presents)
Patti Page and Nick Clooney co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault
Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs
Enjoy the romantic crooners biggest hits and best-loved ballads including Moon River."
Sick is a new podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy.
Weekend Sky Report
Matt Pelsor is an astronomy geek. He loves observing the stars, planets and other celestial objects that fill our night sky. With his help, you'll discover the magic of the skies, from streaking comets to harvest moons, in the Weekend Sky Report archives.
The Letter: A Message For Our Earth
This film explores the story about the Popes call to care for our planet.
Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir
Celebrate Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir featuring the marvelous Kristin Chenoweth.
Mary Berry's Ultimate Christmas
Mary Berry shares her ultimate Christmas feast with all the trimmings.
Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
This documentary tells the story of Jewish songwriters who wrote classic Christmas songs.
Anthony Williams' Urban Nutcracker
Anthony Williams Urban Nutcracker puts a modern spin on the 19th Century fairy tale.
The Earthshot Prize
Celebrate the recipients of The Earthshot Prize Prince William's environmental award.
In A Different Key
How life turned out for the first child diagnosed with autism, and what acceptance means.
A Chef's Life
Each week, Chef Vivian Howard explores both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients.
American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.
A Short History of the English Garden
How the beloved English garden evolved through the ages to delight the senses.
Christmas at Belmont
Christmas at Belmont 2021 features Belmont University students performing holiday songs.
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas with Vanessa Williams
The American Pops Orchestra presents an evening celebrating the album of holiday classics.
Secrets of Sacred Architecture
Unlock the elements of design and unveil the meaning in religious architecture
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America
Welsh architect Jonathan Adams travels America to explore Frank Lloyd Wrights influence.
Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies
Explore the mysteries of King Tut's life and burial on the centennial of his tomb's opening.
California Native artists share their creative practices within the Land Back movement.
Nicola Walker (Unforgotten) stars as DI Annika Strandhed who juggles cases and a daughter.
Songwriting with Soldiers
A collaborative of artists works with veterans to tell stories of war through song.
USO - For the Troops
The USO (United Service Organizations) has strengthened U.S. service personnel.
Expedition with Steve Backshall
Join Steve Backshall in uncharted territory to uncover the worlds last unknown places.
Indiana Election Special
As election results come in, what are the big issues driving Hoosier votes?
PBS NewsHour Presents
Special programming from PBS Newshour on a variety of topics.
The Working Hungry
Hunger is everywhere in Indiana. Over 800,000 Hoosiers are food insecure.
2022 IPS School Board Candidates Forum
Hear what school board candidates think about important educational issues and what they plan to do if elected.
Dia de los Muertos
Enjoy a cultural and musical celebration of a wonderful, ancient tradition.
Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes
An intimate portrait of the quiet genius who brought the upright bass into the spotlight.
Secrets of the Dead
Beneath the turquoise waves of the Bay of Naples lies an extraordinary underwater archeology site, the ancient Roman city of Baiae.
Since 1988, POV has been the home for the worlds boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action.
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!
Indiana Secretary of State Debate 2022
Candidates for Indiana Secretary of State debate ahead of the November 2022 election.
Becoming Frederick Douglass
Discover how a man born into slavery became one of the nations most influential leaders.
2022 U.S. Senate Debate
Candidates for one of Indiana's senate seats meet to debate ahead of the 2022 election.
WFYI Presents Heartland Film
Indiana-based films honored at Heartland Films Indy Shorts International Film Festival.
Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom
Meet the woman who repeatedly risked her life and freedom to liberate others from slavery.
Making Black America
Making Black America: Through the Grapevine chronicles organizations made by Black people.
The best way to truly understand weather is to get inside it.
Rivers of Life
Explore the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi rivers in this three-part series.
The Best We've Got: The Carl Erskine Story
Celebrate the life of Hoosier sports icon and humanitarian ambassador Carl Erskine.
Explore the crisis of suicide, including risk factors and prevention strategies.
Meet several women in STEM careers and learn how they use science, technology, engineering and math in their everyday work!
The U.S. and the Holocaust
Exploring Americas response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.
Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride
Follow the Marsh pride as it battles for survival in Kenyas Maasai Mara Reserve.
A mystery author dies and a search for a missing chapter in his new book leads to murder.
Frankie Drake Mysteries
PBS Passport presents: In 1920s Toronto, follow the citys only female private detectives.
Van der Valk
Marc Warren stars in Van der Valk, an all-new series based on Nicolas Freelings legendary
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at The Kennedy Center
The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra lifts spirits with music at The Kennedy Center.
Rise of the Bolsonaros
Follow the controversial rise to victory of Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro.
The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family
Explore an epic three-part series that charts the rise and fall of the Boleyn family.
FRONTLINE explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times - from business and health to social issues, politics and war.
Family recipes from every corner of America are re-imagined for home cooks everywhere.
PBS For The Arts
Join us as we celebrate the resiliency of the arts in America.
Follow the British government committee COBRA as it overcomes a major national crisis.
The Green Planet
Sir David Attenborough travels the globe to reveal the secret, incredible world of plants.
The Great Muslim American Road Trip
Follow a Muslim American couple on a cross-country journey along historic Route 66.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness
A documentary about the mental health crisis among youth in America.
Celebrate the inspiring efforts of individuals facing extraordinary circumstances.
America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston
Explore our passionate relationship with outdoor spaces.
The Great American Recipe
Ten talented home cooks compete in the national search for The Great American Recipe."
Don Quixote in Newark
Dr. James Oleske and the battle against childhood AIDS.
A celebration of California's wildlife and wild places.
Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History
Author Edward E. Curtis IV explores the Arab American experience in Indianapolis.
Mark Twain Prize
Honoring the career and success of American's most entertaining comedy moguls.
Step into the 1920s at the Italian Riviera for drama and mystery in the aftermath of WWI.
Shaun Evans charms audiences with his portrayal of the cerebral Detective Constable Morse.
See how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically in the modern South.
Austin City Limits
Innovative musicians from every genre perform live in the longest-running music series.
The Misty Experiment
The combat mission's official name was Operation Commando Sabre because of its bold deployment of supersonic jet aircraft. Soon, however, this Air Force unit became better-known only by its radio call-sign, "Misty."
Colombia - Wild and Free
Explore the magnificent flora and fauna of Colombia.
National Memorial Day Concert
Celebrate Memorial Day and the U.S. armed forces with a live concert at the Capitol.
They Volunteered For This: Merrill's Marauders
Tom Brokaw narrates the tale of the most heroic and least talked about units in WWII.
Elvis and the USS Arizona
The story of how one of music's biggest icons helped to establish a USS Arizona memorial.
The Library of Congress awards its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and Culture annually.
Lucy Worsley Investigates
Lucy Worsley re-investigates some of the most dramatic chapters in British history.
Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story
Meet the man who served as cabinet secretary for Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.
Call the Midwife
It's 1966, and it’s a testing time for the midwives. Stream the first three episodes early with WFYI Passport!
Inside the Vatican
Gain unprecedented access to one of the most important places in the Christian world.
A Jewish spy fights for her life in a spellbinding new miniseries from MASTERPIECE.
We Remember: Songs of Survivors
Learn the stories of Holocaust survivors as songwriters turn them into original songs.
Jane Austen's final and incomplete novel comes to life in Sanditon.
True story of Philip Jones telling the cautionary tale of the 2009 Climate gate scandal.
Join Dr. M. Sanjayan for an environmental health check of Earths vulnerable habitats.
A poignant story of generational trauma and healing.
Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan
Enjoy an intimate and heartfelt interview series hosted by author Kelly Corrigan.
Rise of the Nazis: Dictators at War
This is the story of why dictatorships fail, and the hubris that nearly destroyed freedom.
Birch Bayh: American Senator
Dive into the life and legacy of the pioneering Indiana legislator.
The Indy Super Bowl Legacy
This series documents the impacts on Indianapolis communities from hosting the 2012 Super Bowl.
The Art of the Matter
In the Art of the Matter archives, you can explore what "art" meant within the Central Indiana’s vibrant cultural scene through 2018.
Eat Drink Indiana Radio
On Eat Drink Indiana Radio, host Jolene Ketzenberger went into kitchens, fields and local markets to meet the chefs, farmers and food artisans who make a difference in Indiana.
Andrew Luck Book Club
Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck loves books so much he started his own book club.
WFYI’s arts reporter Jill Ditmire hosted this showcase of local artists and their work. Listen to the show archive to hear from writers, painters, musicians and more.
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 other through deep, thoughtful, lively conversation.
Chamber Music Society Returns
The Chamber Music Society returns for its first concert since the start of the pandemic.
Explore the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential figures.
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 Bletchley Circle
In THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, a serial killer leaves behind a string of grisly murders in post-World War II London. The police prove to be of no help, so four extraordinary women use their unique skills to crack the case.
Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani
Examine the life of the first woman and the first Iranian to receive the Fields Medal.
Bring Her Home
Bring Her Home follows three Indigenous women as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country.
Before We Die
Hanna and Bjorns hunt for the Mimica family continues, finding new levels of corruption.
Josh Groban: An Evening of Harmony
Join the global superstar for a concert of timeless songs and new music.
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things
Follow the six-decade journey of the extraordinary performer.
America ReFramed: Fannie Lou Hamer's America
A portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential.
Indiana Town Halls
Indiana Town Halls empowers citizen engagement through moderated conversations.
Beyond the Baton: A Conductor's Journey
The story of Thomas Wilkins, one of the few remarkable African American conductors.
The 86th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
Join host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for a celebration of the 86th Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.
WBCN and The American Revolution
The amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station WBCN.
A doctor and a detective team up to solve baffling cases in early 1900s Vienna.
All Creatures Great and Small
James Herriots adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire get a new TV adaptation.
Around the World in 80 Days
David Tennant stars in a new adaptation of Jules Vernes classic adventure novel.
Stars on Stage from Westport Country Playhouse
Three Broadway favorites headline a brand-new PBS concert series.
The Reunited States
Four Americans embark on personal journeys to bridge our political and racial divisions.
Indiana State of the State
The governor of Indiana provides an update to both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly.
This revealing film examines how human activity is setting off dangerous warming loops.
The hit drama centers on a great English estate on the cusp of a vanishing way of life.
A World Without NASA
NASA's impact on modern life is felt through the products it helped to spawn.
Access and Independence
Witness the stories of individuals who don’t let their different abilities keep them from achieving their goals
Craft In America
Explore the diverse craft heritage, traditions and innovations in the Golden State.
Live From Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrates its new season.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker.
Lidia Celebrates America
This holiday season, watch LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA: OVERCOMING THE ODDS.
AMERICAN VETERAN traces the veteran experience across the arc of American history.
When a professor dies at a cutting-edge computer laboratory, Geordie turns to Leonard for assistance.
Tcheky Karyo revives his role as French detective Julien Baptiste in this spinoff of The
Da Ponte's Oratorio: A Concert for New York
An Italian opera company restages an oratorio last performed in 1826.
La Frontera with Pati Jinich
Pati Jinich, chef and James Beard Award-winning host, travels from Laredo to Brownsville.
Learn about some of the worlds most ambitious and technologically advanced buildings.
Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television
Transform home cooking with the editors of Christopher Kimballs Milk Street Magazine.
Elizabeth Is Missing
Glenda Jackson stars as Maud, a woman determined to find her missing friend Elizabeth.
Open a Book, Open the World – The Library of Congress National Book Festival
Explore interviews and insights from some of the nation's most prolific literary voices.
In Their Own Words
Explore the lives and impact of the most transformative figures in modern history.
Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets
Lucy Worsley visits the incredible locations where Royal history was made.
Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe
How the Monuments Came Down
This landmark film reveals Richmonds history of white supremacy and Black resistance.
Future of Work
Is the promise of employment --part of the American Dream still the future of work?
A hit-and-run plunges brothers Max and Jake into a farcical cover-up.
Follow the stories of those who were born in the wake of a global tragedy.
WICKED in Concert
A musical celebration of the iconic Broadway score written by composer Stephen Schwartz.
No Harm: The Quiet Secret of Substance Use Recovery
Meet the people working front lines of the opioid crisis.
United We Dance
With in-person performances curtailed, top figures in ballet reflect on their careers.
Straight No Chaser: Songs of the Decades
Back by popular demand: join us for another round with the a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser!
Welcome to the Curiosity Club, a space where young kids can use their imagination to explore new ideas!
Professor T's world is slowly undone after agreeing to help solve a difficult case.
Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar star as police officers investigating the cold case murder of a boy whose diary implicates four seemingly unconnected couples.
Icon: Music Through the Lens
Join us on a thrill ride through the amazing world of music photography.
The Latino Experience
The Latino Experience presents a variety of short films that explore Latino/a/x identity.
UniGov: The Turbulent Making of Modern Indianapolis
Explore the fight that shaped the future of Indiana's largest city.
Dreaming a City
A dramatized version of the events that turned Indianapolis into a modern city.
Mysteries of Mental Illness
Mysteries of Mental Illness explores the story of mental illness in science and society.
Human: The World Within
Explore the incredible universe inside each and every one of us.
Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves star in an adaptation of David Nicholls' novel.
Amen! Music of the Black Church
Explore the rich traditions, historical significance, and meaning of Black church music in a new concert film.
Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten
Learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime.
One Voice: The Songs We Share
Join us for a show celebrating uniquely American music.
Inside the Met
The largest art museum in the Americas prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday.
Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer
Discover the story of a public health revolution that doubled the human lifespan.
Life at the Waterhole
Explore the drama as African wildlife flock to a manmade waterhole rigged with cameras.
Rebuilding the House of Stone
Two Hoosier brothers who fought on opposite sides during the Civil War return home.
My Grandparents' War
Follow leading Hollywood actors as they examine the impact of World War II on their family
International Jazz Day
Take a look back at 10 years of historic International Jazz Day concerts.
Trouble at Lake Monroe
Footage of a racial assault in the Indiana woods goes viral in the summer of 2020.
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World
Follow Greta Thunberg as she steps from behind the podium and onto the front lines.
The Voodoo of Hell's Half-Acre: A Blues Poetry Opera
Live music and the spoken word combine to tell the story of the Great Migration.
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.
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.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the writer and his enduring influence.
When My Time Comes
NPRs Diane Rehm explores the right-to-die movement in America.
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.
A princess steals the heart of the president of the United States in an eight-part drama.
Climate Change - The Facts
Experts examine the impact of climate change and possible solutions to this global threat.
Extinction: The Facts
David Attenborough explores the extinction crisis and how it drives pandemic diseases.
Follow four families as they travel into their futures to take a proactive look at aging.
Europe's New Wild
Explore the resurgence of iconic wildlife and natural processes across Europe.
State of Higher Education Address
The Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education delivers the State of Education and Workforce address.
Onyxfest 2020: Written in Black
Enjoy highlights from OnyxFest 2020, a celebration of African-American playwrights.
The Black Church
An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl
Get a front-row seat to some of the best musical performances at the Hollywood Bowl.
Legalize Being Black
Hip-hop trio Native Sun present a composition addressing the Black Lives Matter movement.
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.
The Long Song
A series based on Andrea Levys award-winning novel about the end of slavery in Jamaica.
PBS American Portrait
What does it really mean to be an American today? Be heard and share your story now.
More than two dozen of Indys top musicians perform in a virtual Indy Jazz Fest concert.
When Disaster Strikes
See the mechanics of disaster relief from the heroes responding on the ground.
The Devil's Advocate
Explore the lives of three American lawyers who defend accused terrorists.
Move to Include Shorts
Meet people of all different abilities and learn how they navigate their daily lives.
Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony: S&M 2
Join the heavy metal band as they combine forces with the nearly 80-member orchestra.
What's So Funny: A Judy O'Bannon Comedy Special
Judy O'Bannon explores what purpose humor has in our lives and what makes Hoosier's laugh.
The Natural Heritage of Indiana
From glaciers to two-story homes, this series documents Indiana's changing landscape.
Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America
Discover how the advent of the car brought African Americans new freedom but also dangers.
Hispanic Heritage Awards
Celebrate the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.
Art21 showcases today's contemporary visual artists and their groundbreaking creations.
Where Do We Go From Here?
Indianapolis community leaders discuss deeply rooted problems that triggered nationwide protests.
Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets
Join Lucy Worsley for an exclusive tour of Londons most extraordinary palaces.
Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
Discover the surprising Tudor origins of some favorite Christmas traditions.
Virtual Block Party
Indianapolis jazz musicians take the stage at the Jazz Kitchen in a virtual performance.
A Capitol Fourth
A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Explore the impact that lifestyle changes can make on personal health.
We each demonstrate our love in unique ways.
Iconic Women of Country
Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd and others pay tribute to the legends who inspired them.
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.
Festival of Carols
Soprano Sylvia McNair joins the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for the Festival of Carols.
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.
Artrageous with Nate
Artrageous with Nate strives to educate and inspire creativity in elementary-aged children through interactive lessons in art, science and history.
A Ripple of Hope
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.
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.
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.
An American epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs.
The Children's Crusade Revisited: Slaughterhouse-Five at 50
Explore how Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel has affected American literature and culture.
New Years Day Local Marathon
Kick off the new year with some of the best WFYI programs produced right here in the heart of Indiana.
Hoosiers: The Story of Indiana
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.
Thank You for the Challenge: The 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
Forty of the world's most jaw-droppingly talented young violinists are invited to Indianapolis for the musical challenge of a lifetime.
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.
Celebrate the rich diversity of Latino arts and culture in this documentary showcase.
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.
Benjamin Harrison: President at the Crossroads
Explore the life of President Benjamin Harrison.
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.
"No Limits" focuses on the hot topics of interest to Central Indiana residents.
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.
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.
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.
Happier Birth Days
Learn from a panel of experts as they share ways to improve health outcomes for black mothers and babies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What People Are Saying About WFYI
WFYI members share what keeps them tuning in and supporting the station they love.
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.
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.
Richard Lugar: Reason's Quiet Warrior
Explore the life and times of Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana.
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?
Native Art Now!
Examine the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years.
The Past in the Present
Explore Indianapolis' historic preservation movement and how it's shaped the city & state.
Indiana is 9,000 miles from Vietnam. That may seem far away, but for many the Vietnam War remains close to home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WFYI brings you these recaps of the Butler ArtsFest.
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.
Enjoy a storytelling event celebrating AMPATH, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated, Indiana University-led global health program in Kenya.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Fringe Factor: Ten Years Onstage with IndyFringe
Take an affectionate look back and forward as IndyFringe celebrates its 10th anniversary.
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.
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.
Location, Location, Location
Growing grapes, making wine and doing the work of God in the Cherry Capital of the World.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 AndrÃ© Watts.
Judy O'Bannon and four dear friends take part in a free-wheeling conversation.
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.
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.
Ancient Treatments New Practices
Travel to Guangzhou, China to see how traditional medical continue to have relevance for practitioners all over the world.
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.
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.
This is the story about the long-time jazz partnership of saxophonist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Hoosier Veterans: Faces of War
The Indianapolis Star and WFYI Indiana veteran's service in an unforgettable tribute.
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.
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.
A five-part news series on history of Eugenics in Indiana.
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.
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
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.
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.
Forests at Work: An Indiana Expeditions Special
Indiana Expeditions host Rick Crosslin investigates the way our forests are managed in Indiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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."
Reclaiming the American Dream
Despite the economic traumas of the past few years, the American Dream of home ownership is still possible - with appropriate preparedness. Reclaiming the American Dream profiles real people with profound stories of their journeys toward their dream.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Leadership Lessons Learned
Leadership Lessons Learned is a collection of short essays by Central Indiana community leaders that provide insight, information and inspiration.
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.
Indiana Prepares, a documentary by WFYI, focuses on the two main pillars of preparedness: First responders, and Indiana hospitals.
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.
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.
KIB - Beautiful Moments
For 40 years, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has been creating and maintaining urban green spaces 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.
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.