A Gathering of Heroes is the story of a reunion, of sorts: Several dozen veterans of World War II made a pilgrimage, by bus, from Indianapolis to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The documentary reveals the moving recollections of the vets of their experiences in the war, and the remarkable impact of visit to the memorial on the lives of these men and women.
Described as a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe, Grammy Award winner Carrie Newcomer is known for her warm voice, exquisite melodies and an irreverent yet spiritual view of the world. During a concert at Bloomington's Buskirk-Chumley Theatre held in collaboration with WFYI in the fall of 2016, she launched her "The Beautiful Not Yet" tour.
Newcomer is a big fan of public media and how it can bring people together. "We live in divisive times, and if you listen to all the voices coming at us from different directions, they're telling us to 'Be afraid.' But everywhere I go I see the finest of people. They're everywhere, including in Indiana," Newcomer said. "I feel that WFYI and public media is a place where we can still go to have the kind of conversation that helps us reclaim a common narrative and a common good."
The roots of medicine go back many hundreds of years in China. While medical systems have adopted modern techniques, the old ways are still observed and studied in some Chinese medical schools. These ancient treatments are finding their way into a number of American medical applications, as well. Travel to Guangzhou, China to see how traditional medical continue to have relevance for practitioners all over the world. Produced in coordination with the Confucius Institute at IUPUI.
Bobby "Slick" Leonard is Indiana basketball. No one better embodies its toughness; no one better personifies its passion. And no one takes more pride in being a native Hoosier. Heart of a Hoosier chronicles Leonard's journey as never before, from the poorest part of Depression-era Terre Haute to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
"Compadre Huashayo" is the first western classical composition ever designed for South America’s native instrumentation. Meet Gabriela Frank, who composed a special orchestral work for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and blends her United States roots and training with her South American heritage.
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.
Digital_Man/Digital_World tells the story of Ken Olsen, who, in 1957, founded Digital Equipment Corporation with 75,000 of venture capital. It was a time when computers were inaccessible to most businesses and to nearly all individuals. Olsen and Digital changed all of that - making computers smaller, less expensive, and more accessible. His innovative approach to both computers and business revolutionized the industry. Over the next 35 years, Digital grew to 14 billion in annual revenues and globally employed 140,000 employees.
Doing Virtuous Business takes a modern look at ancient virtues once studied by Aristotle and many of the great minds in spiritual history, and then examines how these deeply respected concepts and beliefs are practiced within a modern business environment.
This one-hour program explores how these virtues, when put into practice, can reshape priorities, elevate organizational vision and mission, and strengthen economic and social parameters.
Doing Virtuous Business features inspirational business success stories, and includes unprecedented access to many of the most successful and influential entrepreneurs and chief executives throughout the world.
This program is based upon the best-selling book, Spiritual Enterprise, by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Chairman and CEO of The Roosevelt Group and Research Professor at Yale University.
Doing Virtuous Business is made possible by grants from the John Templeton Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Ecophilos Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.
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.