The story of the polygraph, the controversial device that transformed modern justice.
This week on Cultural Manifesto we'll listen back to my 2017 interview with the 1960s rock icon David Crosby, he passed away last week at the age of 81.
This week on Echoes of Indiana Avenue we’ll celebrate the January birthday of the late Indianapolis pianist, vibraphonist, and composer Buddy Montgomery.
Hear new music from Indiana artists along with conversations with local creators.
Jon Schwantes takes you behind the closed doors of the Indiana Statehouse.
A look at the issues facing Indiana from differing perspectives.
Explore the inspiring stories of female leaders from right here in Indiana.
Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. unearths the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity.
A dynamic mix of artists across hip hop, jazz, and more perform at the Kennedy Center.
Join host Aric Hartvig and company for a trip Across Indiana. That's right, it's back!
Film Soceyology features criticism and commentary on recently released movies, as well as DVD releases and general film chatter.
The vibrant life of Ernest Withers—civil rights photographer, and FBI informant—was anything but black and white.
Independent Lens is televisions largest showcase of independent documentary film.
NATURE brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into your home, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs.
Chuck D from Public Enemy explores Hip Hops political awakening over the last 50 years.
Explore the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with the more familiar American styles of music with local DJ Kyle Long.
Explore the cultural achievements of Black artists and musicians from central Indiana.
Small Studio Sessions features intimate performances by local and national recording acts.
The Chief Justice is required to provide Indiana lawmakers with an update on the condition of the courts.
Join us for special coverage of Governor Eric Holcomb's 2023 State of the State address.
Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders) stars in a six-part mystery.
Alan Lightman investigates how modern science helps us find our bearings in the cosmos.
Explore the dramatic story of an encounter with an extraterrestrial artifact.
Antiques Roadshow is part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt!
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.
Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker.
Patti Page and Nick Clooney co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault
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.
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.
This film explores the story about the Popes call to care for our planet.
Celebrate Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir featuring the marvelous Kristin Chenoweth.
Mary Berry shares her ultimate Christmas feast with all the trimmings.
This documentary tells the story of Jewish songwriters who wrote classic Christmas songs.
Anthony Williams Urban Nutcracker puts a modern spin on the 19th Century fairy tale.
Celebrate the recipients of The Earthshot Prize Prince William's environmental award.
How life turned out for the first child diagnosed with autism, and what acceptance means.
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.
How the beloved English garden evolved through the ages to delight the senses.
Christmas at Belmont 2021 features Belmont University students performing holiday songs.
The American Pops Orchestra presents an evening celebrating the album of holiday classics.
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.
Welsh architect Jonathan Adams travels America to explore Frank Lloyd Wrights influence.
From new concert specials to returning PBS favorites, explore what's playing on WFYI!
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.
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.
American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
Nicola Walker (Unforgotten) stars as DI Annika Strandhed who juggles cases and a daughter.
A collaborative of artists works with veterans to tell stories of war through song.
The USO (United Service Organizations) has strengthened U.S. service personnel.
Join Steve Backshall in uncharted territory to uncover the worlds last unknown places.
As election results come in, what are the big issues driving Hoosier votes?
Special programming from PBS Newshour on a variety of topics.
Hunger is everywhere in Indiana. Over 800,000 Hoosiers are food insecure.
Hear what school board candidates think about important educational issues and what they plan to do if elected.
Enjoy a cultural and musical celebration of a wonderful, ancient tradition.
An intimate portrait of the quiet genius who brought the upright bass into the spotlight.
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!
Candidates for Indiana Secretary of State debate ahead of the November 2022 election.
Discover how a man born into slavery became one of the nations most influential leaders.
Candidates for one of Indiana's senate seats meet to debate ahead of the 2022 election.
Indiana-based films honored at Heartland Films Indy Shorts International Film Festival.
Meet the woman who repeatedly risked her life and freedom to liberate others from slavery.
Making Black America: Through the Grapevine chronicles organizations made by Black people.
The best way to truly understand weather is to get inside it.
Explore the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi rivers in this three-part series.
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!
Exploring Americas response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.
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.
PBS Passport presents: In 1920s Toronto, follow the citys only female private detectives.
Marc Warren stars in Van der Valk, an all-new series based on Nicolas Freelings legendary
The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra lifts spirits with music at The Kennedy Center.
Follow the controversial rise to victory of Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro.
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.
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.
Sir David Attenborough travels the globe to reveal the secret, incredible world of plants.
Follow a Muslim American couple on a cross-country journey along historic Route 66.
A documentary about the mental health crisis among youth in America.
Celebrate the inspiring efforts of individuals facing extraordinary circumstances.
Explore our passionate relationship with outdoor spaces.
Ten talented home cooks compete in the national search for The Great American Recipe."
Dr. James Oleske and the battle against childhood AIDS.
A celebration of California's wildlife and wild places.
Author Edward E. Curtis IV explores the Arab American experience in Indianapolis.
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.
Innovative musicians from every genre perform live in the longest-running music series.
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."
Explore the magnificent flora and fauna of Colombia.
Celebrate Memorial Day and the U.S. armed forces with a live concert at the Capitol.
Tom Brokaw narrates the tale of the most heroic and least talked about units in WWII.
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 re-investigates some of the most dramatic chapters in British history.
Meet the man who served as cabinet secretary for Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.
It's 1966, and it’s a testing time for the midwives. Stream the first three episodes early with WFYI Passport!
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.
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.
Enjoy an intimate and heartfelt interview series hosted by author Kelly Corrigan.
This is the story of why dictatorships fail, and the hubris that nearly destroyed freedom.
Dive into the life and legacy of the pioneering Indiana legislator.
This series documents the impacts on Indianapolis communities from hosting the 2012 Super Bowl.
In the Art of the Matter archives, you can explore what "art" meant within the Central Indiana’s vibrant cultural scene through 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Examine the life of the first woman and the first Iranian to receive the Fields Medal.
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.
Hanna and Bjorns hunt for the Mimica family continues, finding new levels of corruption.
Join the global superstar for a concert of timeless songs and new music.
President Biden will deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday, March 1st.
Follow the six-decade journey of the extraordinary performer.
A portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential.
Indiana Town Halls empowers citizen engagement through moderated conversations.
A documentary about the founder and original lead singer of the legendary a cappella group The Persuasions.
The story of Thomas Wilkins, one of the few remarkable African American conductors.
Join host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for a celebration of the 86th Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.
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.
James Herriots adventures as a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire get a new TV adaptation.
David Tennant stars in a new adaptation of Jules Vernes classic adventure novel.
Three Broadway favorites headline a brand-new PBS concert series.
Four Americans embark on personal journeys to bridge our political and racial divisions.
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.
NASA's impact on modern life is felt through the products it helped to spawn.
Witness the stories of individuals who don’t let their different abilities keep them from achieving their goals
Explore the diverse craft heritage, traditions and innovations in the Golden State.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrates its new season.
Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker.
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
An Italian opera company restages an oratorio last performed in 1826.
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.
Transform home cooking with the editors of Christopher Kimballs Milk Street Magazine.
Glenda Jackson stars as Maud, a woman determined to find her missing friend Elizabeth.
Explore interviews and insights from some of the nation's most prolific literary voices.
Explore the lives and impact of the most transformative figures in modern history.
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
This landmark film reveals Richmonds history of white supremacy and Black resistance.
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.
A musical celebration of the iconic Broadway score written by composer Stephen Schwartz.
Meet the people working front lines of the opioid crisis.
With in-person performances curtailed, top figures in ballet reflect on their careers.
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.
Join us on a thrill ride through the amazing world of music photography.
The Latino Experience presents a variety of short films that explore Latino/a/x identity.
Explore the fight that shaped the future of Indiana's largest city.
A dramatized version of the events that turned Indianapolis into a modern city.
Mysteries of Mental Illness explores the story of mental illness in science and society.
Explore the incredible universe inside each and every one of us.
Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves star in an adaptation of David Nicholls' novel.
Explore the rich traditions, historical significance, and meaning of Black church music in a new concert film.
Learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime.
Join us for a show celebrating uniquely American music.
The largest art museum in the Americas prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday.
Discover the story of a public health revolution that doubled the human lifespan.
Explore the drama as African wildlife flock to a manmade waterhole rigged with cameras.
Two Hoosier brothers who fought on opposite sides during the Civil War return home.
Follow leading Hollywood actors as they examine the impact of World War II on their family
Take a look back at 10 years of historic International Jazz Day concerts.
Footage of a racial assault in the Indiana woods goes viral in the summer of 2020.
Follow Greta Thunberg as she steps from behind the podium and onto the front lines.
Live music and the spoken word combine to tell the story of the Great Migration.
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 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.
NPRs Diane Rehm explores the right-to-die movement in America.
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.
Experts examine the impact of climate change and possible solutions to this global threat.
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.
Explore the resurgence of iconic wildlife and natural processes across Europe.
The Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education delivers the State of Education and Workforce address.
Enjoy highlights from OnyxFest 2020, a celebration of African-American playwrights.
An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Get a front-row seat to some of the best musical performances at the Hollywood Bowl.
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.
A series based on Andrea Levys award-winning novel about the end of slavery in Jamaica.
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.
See the mechanics of disaster relief from the heroes responding on the ground.
Explore the lives of three American lawyers who defend accused terrorists.
Meet people of all different abilities and learn how they navigate their daily lives.
Join the heavy metal band as they combine forces with the nearly 80-member orchestra.
Judy O'Bannon explores what purpose humor has in our lives and what makes Hoosier's laugh.
From glaciers to two-story homes, this series documents Indiana's changing landscape.
Discover how the advent of the car brought African Americans new freedom but also dangers.
Celebrate the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.
Art21 showcases today's contemporary visual artists and their groundbreaking creations.
Indianapolis community leaders discuss deeply rooted problems that triggered nationwide protests.
Join Lucy Worsley for an exclusive tour of Londons most extraordinary palaces.
Discover the surprising Tudor origins of some favorite Christmas traditions.
Indianapolis jazz musicians take the stage at the Jazz Kitchen in a virtual performance.
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.
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.
Soprano Sylvia McNair joins the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for the Festival of Carols.
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 strives to educate and inspire creativity in elementary-aged children through interactive lessons in art, science and history.
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.
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 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.
Explore how Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel has affected American literature and culture.
Kick off the new year with some of the best WFYI programs produced right here in the heart 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.
Forty of the world's most jaw-droppingly talented young violinists are invited to Indianapolis for the musical challenge of a lifetime.
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.
Explore the life of President Benjamin Harrison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WFYI members share what keeps them tuning in and supporting the station they love.
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.
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.
Explore the life and times of Senator Richard G. Lugar of Indiana.
How did the U.S. get into its current #opioid epidemic, and what are some possible solutions for dealing with the crisis?
Examine the evolution of Native contemporary art over the last 25 years.
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.
Step into the studio with legendary dancers and choreographers to learn about the process of producing five of the world's most beloved ballets.
Anthropologist Ian McIntosh explores the vast history of China's Silk Road and reveals links between the past and the present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Judy O'Bannon as she steps into the joyful whirlwind of beauty, mystery and inexhaustible energy that calls itself India.
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.
From Wall Street to Main Street in cities and towns across Indiana...anyone with money to invest is vulnerable to financial fraud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See the inspiring stories of Hoosier veterans who are using art to help transform their war experiences into hope and healing.
The Spirit & Place Public Conversation is an on-stage dialogue featuring three nationally-known speakers from the worlds of arts, civics, and religion.
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.
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.
Take an affectionate look back and forward as IndyFringe celebrates its 10th anniversary.
This new documentary from WFYI takes a look at why it makes economic sense for Indiana to invest in state-funded early childhood education.
Explore Lingnan University's value of Education for Service and how this mission firmly links the East with the West in this WFYI documentary.
Growing grapes, making wine and doing the work of God in the Cherry Capital of the World.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See what can happen to older adults when their trust is undermined by con artists out to steal their pensions, savings and homes.
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.
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.
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.
Travel to Guangzhou, China to see how traditional medical continue to have relevance for practitioners all over the world.
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.
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.
The landscape of rural Indiana is punctuated by hundreds, maybe thousands, of old wooden barns, and each has a story to tell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Documentary producer Kim Jacobs follows the creation of The Peace Walk along the Cultural Trail. Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. on WFYI 1.
"Transformation: Old Building, New Life" chronicles the dramatic restoration of the former Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Indianapolis (cornerstone laid in 1891) into the 21st Century home of Indiana Landmarks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" 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.
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
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?
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.
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.
The Indianapolis Star and WFYI Indiana veteran's service in an unforgettable tribute.
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.
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.
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 explores virtues such as Respect, Courage, Patience, Discipline, Compassion, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Humility, and others, and how these virtues, when put into practice, can reshape priorities, elevate organizational vision and mission, and strengthen economic and social parameters.
In Drop by Drop: Protecting Indiana's Water Supply, we'll unlock the mysteries of where our water comes from, and where it goes once it disappears down the drain. And, we'll witness real-life stories of the challenges people face - and overcome - in their efforts to bring clean water to their communities.
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.
Indiana Expeditions host Rick Crosslin investigates the way our forests are managed in Indiana.
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 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, 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 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 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 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).
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.
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."
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 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.
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.
The dramatization of Wind Chimes and Promises relates the memories between the Knox family's arrival in Indianapolis in 1919 and the 16th birthday of Prudence Knox Adair, the narrator, in 1926.
Host Rick Crosslin travels across the state, as well as to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California, to look at Indiana's connections to the history and science of aviation. The show will profile astronauts and aviators, some as young as 13-years old.
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.
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.
Mark Montieth sits down with three team members of the 1954 Milan basketball team, whose championship run inspired the movie Hoosiers.
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.