"No Limits," is WFYI Public Radio's weekly news and public affairs program.
Host John Krull, director of Franklin College's Pulliam School of Journalism, and guests talk about the issues that matter to people, the questions that intrigue us and the ideas in politics, education, the arts and beyond that foster good discussion. He takes call-in questions ‒ (866) 476-3881 ‒ as well as comments from listeners on Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. The goal is to create the sort of forum in which the wisest voice, not loudest one, carries the day.
Listen Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm on 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, or online at www.wfyi.org/listen-now
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Nov 16, 2017
Calls for quality leadership are nothing new in Indianapolis and around the state, but one organization has made cultivating those skills its mission for decades. Today on No Limits, we check in with the Center for Leadership Development at its 40th anniversary. CLD president Dennis Bland and CLD alum Kelvin Wade discuss the successes and struggles of the mission of fostering the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana.
Nov 14, 2017
Today on No Limits our guest is Jane Mayer, longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, whose recent piece on Vice President Mike Pence as a potential president garnered attention from both sides of the aisle, both coasts of the country, and of course, here in his home state of Indiana.
Nov 09, 2017
Today on No Limits, the trend of adaptive reuse in Indianapolis. What are the best ways to not only mix the new with the old, but to repurpose longtime structures into new uses? How do developers and users work to hit the buttons that make projects inclusive instead of restrictive? Recently the Riley Area Development Corporation reopened one of Indy's oldest industrial buildings to micromanufacturing, called North Mass. Our guests will be RADC Executive Director Eric Strickland and Amy Minnick Peterson, the owner of the home decor shop Decorate on Massachusetts Avenue.
Nov 07, 2017
No Limits, previews the Spirit and Place event on 11/8/2017 called "Speaking Truth to Power." What speech is protected and just how protected is it? Our guests are Jane Henegar, Executive Director ACLU-IN; and Tatjana Byrd, spoken word artist and activist.
Nov 02, 2017
Indianapolis continues to lose teens to gun violence and into the prison system for committing violent crimes. No Limits looks at the causes and potential solutions to preventing these heartbreaking losses. Our guests in this important discussion are Derris Ross, founder of The Ross Foundation and a community organizer with IndyCAN; Tony Lamont, from the Youth Media Institute; and Major Lorenzo Lewis, Director of Youth Programs for IMPD.
Oct 31, 2017
No Limits delves into the correlation between mass incarceration and its affects on the health of children with reporting from the team at Side Effects Public Media. Our guests will be Shoshanna Spector, Executive Director of IndyCAN; Rachel Halleck, Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services at Volunteers of America; Angela Tomlin, Phd, Associate Professor at IU School of Medicine, and Montez Williams, a young ex-offender directly impacted by these stresses.
Oct 26, 2017
At a time when international conflicts and international politics grab headlines, sometimes it might be prudent to look back through history. Today on No Limits, host John Krull is joined by IU McKinney Law student Puruda Kothari and Richard Shevitz of the Cohen and Malad law firm to discuss the upcoming symposium, "Holocaust and Remembrance: Social Justice in Today's World." Where do crimes against humanity begin and, more importantly, how can they be prevented?
Oct 24, 2017
The face of American farming is changing, and as a longtime agricultural state, Indiana shows this very clearly. On this episode of No Limits, a preview of the new documentary film premiering in Indianapolis this week, Farmers for America, and a look at those who are becoming food providers. Our guests for the discussion are filmmaker Graham Meriwether; Sherri Dugger, journalist, small farmer and representative for the Indiana Farmers Union; and Tyler Gough, the Indy Urban Acres ( of Indy Parks) farm manager.
Oct 19, 2017
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of The Reformation, which changed Christianity and its culture forever. Following up on a new Pew Research report, we talk faith - and good works - with our guests: Father Rick Ginther, current pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis;Rev. Nathan Wilson, communications director for the Christian Theological Seminary; and returning guest Robert Saler, the executive director of CTS's Center for Pastoral Excellence.
Oct 18, 2017
The differences between urban and rural life in Indiana aren't just cultural, they're also economic and educational. They can also be very wide. In this episode, No Limits is joined by Indiana University McKinney Law and State Govt Fellows Kinjal Dave and Christina Fisher. They've taken a deep dive on state government's role in bridging the urban/rural divide and will share what it could mean to Indiana's future.
Oct 12, 2017
From an entrepreneurial pitch competition to networking to the always-anticipated keynote speech, the events of the annual Indiana Conference for Women draws attendees from around the Midwest. On this episode of No Limits, conference co-founders Billie Dragoo and Deborah Collins Stephens talk about what's new for the popular event this year, the diversity of guest speakers, and yes, Diane Keaton.
Oct 10, 2017
Ten days after the mass shooting of Las Vegas concert goers by gunman Stephen Paddock, investigators are still trying to determine his motivation. Meanwhile the intricacies of gun control and the over-arching question of gun access in America are again hot topics of conversation. Today on No Limits, join our conversation with Indiana legislator Jim Lucas, R - Seymour; Indiana University Professor Jody Madeira of the Maurer School of Law; and Pierre Atlas, professor of political science at Marian University.
Oct 05, 2017
In America, we would never consider a 9- or 10-year-old a "head of household," but it' not unrealistic in Swaziland where HIV/AIDS claims many adults and children are left to raise themselves. In this edition of No Limits, find out how you can help as we connect with Indianapolis-based Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SOHO). The work that starts here may enlighten and surprise you. Our guests are SOHO Founder and CEO Cynthia Prime; internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman; and Dr. Dawn Batson, who is piloting an intervention program with steel drums in Indianapolis.
Oct 03, 2017
You may have heard of a RE-enactment, but what about a PRE-enactment? This weekend a live theater event called PreEnactIndy will take place over three city blocks on the Indianapolis near Northside. The collaborative production will envision what the performance area along 16th Street could be like one day. Today on No Limits, our guests are Joanna Taft, executive director of the Harrison Center for the Arts & producer of PreEnactIndy; Bonnie Mill, artistic director at the The Sapphire Theatre Co. & director of PreEnactIndy; and Ron Lovett, a neighbor in the Monon 16 neighborhood.
Sep 28, 2017
In the 21st century, libraries work harder than ever to stay relevant to their communities, and the Indianapolis Public Library is no exception. Today on No Limits we'll learn more about the Library's new Center for Black Literature and Culture as well as how the Central Library's 100th anniversary will be celebrated. Our guests are Mike Williams, Central Library Manager and a 35 year Indy Library employee; Nichelle Hayes, Special Collections Librarian who's overseeing the establishment of the Center for Black Literature and Culture; and Pat Payne, member of The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees.
Sep 26, 2017
No Limits, in partnership with Side Effects Public Media, discusses mental health assessments for judicial proceedings. What happens when a doctor fails to perform the duties on which the judicial system and the person before the court rely? Public media reporter Steve Burger joins us to discuss his reporting of just such a case, in which the elements involving the doctor are the ones stretching belief. Other experts include former Chief Justice Randall Shepard and Dr. George Parker of the IU Department of Psychiatry.
Sep 21, 2017
Today on No Limits, we take a deep look at the Moving Forward program. Initially designed to strategically alleviate the cost burdens of housing and transportation for low-income residents while simultaneously incorporating energy efficiency, Moving Forward now has the potential to help break the generational poverty cycle for many Hoosier families. Our guests are Paul Mitchell of Energy Systems Network; Gary Hobbs of BWI; and Jake Sipe of the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority.
Sep 19, 2017
New York Times best-selling author Mark Tabb on his newest book, Convicted: A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship. Tabb, of central Indiana, brings another true story reflecting headlines. "It deals with the racial divide that runs between predominantly white police departments and the black community, with a little of the corrupting influence of the war on drugs upon those who fight it."