The Making of Dinosphere - In 2004, The Indianapolis Children's Museum opened the Dinosphere, the one of the largest displays of juvenile dinosaur bones in the country. This Across Indiana special offered a behind-the-scenes look at how this 30 million exhibition came to be.
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.
The Big Game is gone, but Indianapolis' commitment to remain a "super city" moves into a new phase...taking the promise civic leaders made to the NFL to re-make an underserved neighborhood and using it as a springboard to keep transforming the city. In the first half-hour, host Derwin Smiley explores the problems still facing many of Indianapolis' neighborhoods. In the second half-hour, experts and residents alike convene in the WFYI Studios for a special Indy Talks to discuss lessons learned and dreams awakened by the success of the Super Bowl Legacy Project.
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.
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.
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.
A history of the Delaware Indians and their success in preserving their cultural heritage in the midst of the contemporary world.