Serbia's story is one of turmoil and uncertainty that seems, at first, far removed from the lives we live here in Indiana. But as Judy O'Bannon discovered when she went to Serbia, the basic needs and desires that shape us, be we Serb or Hoosier, are universal, and we can see ourselves in their experiences. Judy led a delegation from Ambassadors for Children to Serbia, at the invitation of the Crown Prince and Princess of Yugoslavia, who have recently repatriated to their homeland. The hope of the royalty is shared by Serbians: to make a transition from their war-torn past to become a peaceful, prosperous part of mainstream Europe.
This program is made possible with the support of: Michael and Barbara Blickman, John Herbst, Cathy Fanslow, John and Jane O’Connor and Children (Sean, Craig, Rachel, Brendan, Nicholas and Nathan), Dr. George and Peggy Rapp, Dr. Lois Sabo-Skelton, Maria McClain and The Members of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Turkey is a country that straddles two continents. Its culture reflects that duality. Judy O'Bannon traveled with a group of Hoosiers at the invitation of the Indianapolis-based Holy Dove Foundation this summer, as a way of building bridges of understanding between our country and the Islamic world of Turkey.
Regarding the program's unusual title, Judy noted that bridges emerged as a memorable image from her journey. A bridge in Bosphorous connects the continents of Asia and Europe – and bridges connect the two sides of Istanbul. A bridge of sorts has been created between Indiana and Turkey as a result of this journey – made possible in very real terms through the Internet. "The world is really shrinking, and we are truly becoming more and more connected," said O'Bannon.
Generous support for this program provided by:
Marcia V. Mayo and the Mayo Charitable Foundation, Washington, D.C., The Owsley Brown Charitable Foundation and The O'Bannon Foundation, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation
Infant seats. Safety helmets. Crib rails. Seat belts. Immunizations. Hoosier parents strive to keep their babies and young children safe and healthy in the face of hazards both seen and anticipated. But there is a hidden danger from the past that continues to take a toll on the youngest in our state: lead paint. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says 13,000 Indiana children suffer from lead poisoning, primarily from ingesting lead paint in their own homes.
Lest We Forget is a personal recollection of World War II from the unique perspective of Columbus, Indiana resident Gustav Potthorf, a survivor of the Japanese slave labor camp that was responsible for the building of the notorious Bridge over the River Kawai. The now infamous bridge was built by prisoners of war to cross the river as part of what became known as the Thai-Burma "Death Railway." Over 100,000 POW's would ultimately lose their lives building the railway. They worked under horrific conditions with many of them buried where they fell. Gus kept most of those nightmarish experiences to himself, until he retired. As an outlet, he used art to convey his memories as a POW. He now has made several journeys back to Thailand to visit the site of the POW camp, and has become an important exponent for remembering the atrocities that occurred there.
A history of the Delaware Indians and their success in preserving their cultural heritage in the midst of the contemporary world.
The NFL provides seed money for building a youth center in past host cities. But the local Super Bowl Committee’s visionary leaders wanted to do things the “Indianapolis Way,” to dream bigger and promise to do something no host city has done before: partner alongside a neighborhood already in the midst of transforming their own community. More Than a Game: The Indy Super Bowl Legacy is a half-hour program chronicling the impact of the upcoming Super Bowl on the city, focusing on a section of Indianapolis that is undergoing profound change.
Common threads from the musical African-American cultural experience weave through jazz, spirituals, blues, gospel, pop and soul in this simple, yet engaging, production featuring only the talents of guitar virtuoso Tyron Cooper and world class mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson.
Host Michael Atwood leads viewers on a breathtaking tour of Indiana's state parks, nature preserves, and other natural wonders that make the Hoosier landscape so unique. Set against a backdrop of changing seasons, Naturally Indiana is a spectacular journey through the Grassy Plainsstate's four major eco-regions: Tallgrass Prairie (Central), Great Lakes (Northwest), Tillplain (North Central) and Low Plateau (Southern Indiana).
One of the world's grandest sporting events comes to Indianapolis for the first time – and host Derwin Smiley will take you to where the action is happening.
Around 10th Street, the Super Bowl Legacy Project is in full swing as the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center is taking shape, along with 32 MIBOR Centennial Homes for at-risk families. Downtown, there are murals painted by local artists and the Georgia Street Pedestrian Plaza is nearing completion. And “Super Cure,” a Super Bowl initiative using hundreds of volunteers to help provide the Simon Cancer Center Komen Tissue Bank with the research tools needed to find a cure for breast cancer, is underway.
NEIGHBORHOOD AT THE CROSSROADS is the story of one Midwest community's transformation from an urban wasteland to a paragon of urban renewal. The documentary captures the plight of an Indianapolis neighborhood which had been in decline for decades. Over the past 10 years, however, residents have found their collective voice, and with it, a long-forgotten sense of community. Slowly, businesses returned, parks were created, new schools were built, and artists, academics and medical professionals bought property, pioneered social service projects and moved their practices to the neighborhood. Throughout the program, members of the community provide moving testimony to the revitalization now underway.