All IN / Spirit & Place Festival
November 04, 2019
The 2019 Spirit & Place Festival kicked off Friday evening in Indianapolis. It’s a week of conversations around culture, art and media, and how those things intertwine with important social issues. Spirit & Place encourages creative thinking, and unique approaches, to the complex challenges we face today.
We explore a few of the big questions being covered this year, including what happens to art when democracy gets stuck in a rut. We also explore the link between healthy communities and healthy pregnancies, and how the world’s religions might react if life is discovered beyond earth.
Produced by Matt Pelsor.
LaShawnda Crowe Storm
Director of Community Engagement, Spirit and Place
Executive Director, Indianapolis Film Project
Dr. Jack Turman
Professor at IUPUI’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Dr. Gabe Filippelli
Director, Center for Urban Health IUPUI
Health and Science Reporter, Indiana Public Broadcasting
Feb 21, 2020
This week's Friday Pitch-In kicks off with an update on Indiana's 2020 legislative session, and on Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign.
Feb 20, 2020
More than a quarter of the students in Indianapolis Public Schools attend one of its so-called "innovation schools." What are they, why do some oppose them, and how well are they working?
Feb 19, 2020
Republican Senator Mike Braun recently helped launch the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan effort against climate change. Is the Republican Party's relationship with environmental issues changing?
Feb 18, 2020
Madam C.J. Walker was born to slaves and died the first self-made female millionaire in the United States. Her business was built in Indiana, but her legacy extends far beyond her fortune.
Feb 17, 2020
"Crime Junkie" is one of the most popular true crime podcasts in the country. It's recently come under fire for plagiarism, and some critics say it sacrifices integrity for entertainment. Originally posted December 2, 2019.
Feb 14, 2020
This week's Friday Pitch-In kicks off with an update on Indiana's legislative session, and we talk to the producers behind a new podcast about love, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Feb 13, 2020
Some children on Medicaid aren't getting the mental health care they need. A bill at the Statehouse hopes to fix it by extending the amount of time they can stay in facilities.
Feb 12, 2020
American women have had the right to vote for 100 years. What have we learned ever since?
Feb 11, 2020
Today we learn about what financial infidelity looks like in a relationship, whether or not it can be predicted, and the short-term and long-term impact it can have on couples.
Feb 10, 2020
How will the 2020 Census impact the next decade for Hoosiers? The count affects federal funding for the state, and advocates say participation is more important than ever.
Feb 07, 2020
This week's Friday Pitch-In includes an update on Indiana's 2020 legislative session, and our chat with a Grammy award-winning fiddler from southern Indiana.
Feb 06, 2020
A new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum explores the complexity of the opioid crisis. But it isn't the kind of exhibit you typically find at a museum.
Feb 05, 2020
In many states, it's a felony if you don't disclose your HIV positive status in certain circumstances.
Some argue advancements in medicine make these laws outdated, and that they create an unjustified culture of fear. Originally posted December 12, 2019.
Feb 04, 2020
A major flood devastated Tipton County in 2013. Scientists say more are likely coming to the state, with rainfall rates going up in the winter and spring seasons. Are Indiana's communities ready?
Jan 31, 2020
This week's Friday Pitch-In kicks off with an update on Indiana's 2020 legislative session, and includes a chat with Bob Vollmer, the state surveyor retiring at age 102.
Jan 30, 2020
Police departments around the world use SCAN, a tool designed to find hidden meaning and signs of deception in seemingly mundane writing. A new investigative report looks into the tool, and we talk to the reporters behind it. Originally posted December 16, 2019.
Jan 29, 2020
What were once quiet spaces full of books, card catalogues and microfilm archives are now active, vibrant public spaces. How are libraries changing with the times, and what should their role be going into the new decade?
Jan 28, 2020
At the turn of the 20th century, some packaged food in the US was dangerous. This sent one chemistry professor on a crusade that led to the founding of the Food and Drug Administration.