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In episode 46, we're joined by Brittany Friesner, associate director of the IU Cinema, and Jesse Pasternak, a junior at IU and the co-president of the Indiana Student Cinema Guild, to discuss the Oscars, why they're important, and their impact on our culture.
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In episode 61, we speak with IU Jacob School of Music Dean Emeritus Charles Webb and Philip Ponella, the Wennerstrom Philips Music Library Director and director of Music Information Technology Services, about the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. In 2009, the Bernstein family awarded the Jacobs School of Music with the contents of one of his composing studios. That studio is now on tour as part of the global celebration "Leonard Bernstein at 100."
Aurelian Craiutu is a champion of moderation in an era of extreme politics. The political scientist argues that moderation is a virtue for all seasons, but that it's urgently needed in times of polarization. In episode 44, Craiutu discusses his new book, "Faces of Moderation: The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes," which pushes back against the idea that moderation is a weak virtue or a philosophy for people who lack conviction.
In episode 62, we speak to Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow at the IU Maurer School of Law, about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, its history and impact on higher education, and the current status of immigration law.
In episode 66, we talk to Lee A. Feinstein, dean of IU's School of Global & International Studies and former US ambassador to Poland. Topics include Feinstein's career in foreign policy, hot spots such as North Korea and Iran, and his work in academia.
In episode 51, producer Julie Snyder joins Through the Gates to talk about binge-worthy journalism and her experiences with S-Town and Serial, two of the most successful podcast programs in recent history.
In episode 60, we discuss the current cycle of political and social polarization on university campuses and throughout the United States with Aurelian Craiutu, professor, IU Department of Political Science.
In episode 47, we're joined by neoconservative political analyst and commentator William Kristol, founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard. Kristol is visited the IU Bloomington campus as part of The Toqueville Program to speak about the state of contemporary politics and the chances of a new political center at the university.
In episode 59, we talk to James H. Madison, the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, about recent controversies surrounding Confederate monuments and the Civil War.
In episode 64, we talk to Bruce Joel Rubin, IU alum and Academy Award-winning screenwriter for the supernatural romance Ghost. Rubin also wrote the screenplays for the 1990 psychological horror film Jacob's Ladder and the science-fiction films Deep Impact and The Last Mimzy.
Through the Gates opens season 2 with guest Elizabeth Cullen Dunn, an associate professor in IU's School of Global and International Studies. Professor Dunn discusses the experiences and lessons learned during the development of her upcoming book, "Permanently Temporary: Humanitarianism and displacement in the Republic of Georgia." She also discusses the plight of refugees in other parts of the world, as well as the current state of efforts to resettle refugees in Bloomington, Indiana.
In episode 70, James Shanahan speaks to Alvin Felzenberg, author of "A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr." The book examines how Buckley brought together anti-Communists, small-government advocates, free-market supporters, libertarians, and others to create a conservative movement. It also explores Buckley's relationship with US presidents, especially Ronald Reagan. Felzenberg recently visited the IU Bloomington campus as part of the Tocqueville Lecture Series.
In episode 45, we speak to Dr. Justin Garcia, associate director for research & education at the Kinsey Institute and Ruth N. Halls Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University. Dr. Garcia talks about a new era of modern love and dating and technology's role in it, as well as Match.com's Singles in America survey.
In episode 71, Dean Shanahan speaks to Distinguished Professor of Biology Ellen Ketterson about her research and her leadership of the Prepared for Environmental Change Team—one of Indiana University's Grand Challenges.
Dina Kellams, Director of University Archives, and Meg Meiman, head of teaching and learning at IU Libraries, join us to discuss the Indiana University Archives and the Primary Source Immersion Program. The new program will help IU faculty members integrate primary sources into an existing or new course and show ways to foster students’ information literacy skills in relation to primary sources.
In episode 65, we chat with IU alum, writer, and paranormal enthusiast Kat Klockow about Indiana University's spooky stories and urban legends. Klockow is author of "Haunted Hoosier Halls: Indiana University" and "Ohio's Haunted Crime." Be sure to listen to this in conjunction with episode 67, where our producers examine more ghost stories related to the IU Bloomington campus (Through-the-gates-at-iu – Ep-67-breaking-down-indiana-university-campus-ghost-stories).
Author and The New Yorker staff writer Peter Hessler joins Through the Gates to discuss the cultural differences between Egyptians and the Chinese entrepreneurs who have set up shop in towns along the Nile.
In May 2016, the Indiana University Bloomington Office of Student Life and Learning announced a substantial gift from alumnus Scott D. MacDonald to establish the MacDonald Scholars Program within the Division of Student Affairs. IU's MacDonald Scholars work to help others through innovative and impactful community service projects.
Episode 54 features a discussion with Adam Maltese and grad student Joey Huang about "the MILL," a creative space at IU Bloomington for tinkering, crafting, prototyping, and exploring creative solutions to pedagogical problems.
Author and Boston University Professor William McKeen joins Through the Gates to discuss his new book "Everybody Had an Ocean," as well as The Beach Boys, Charles Manson, and the music and mayhem of the 1960s.
Jim Shanahan speaks to Linda Smith, Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor of psychological and brain sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Smith is leading "Learning: Brains, Machines, and Children," which is Indiana University's first Emerging Areas Research Initiative.
In episode 74, Dean James Shanahan talks to Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, about the relationship between the press and the American public. The conversation also touches on politics, the future of polling, and the possible impact of the "Weinstein effect."
In episode 56, we talk to Paul Mahern—rock and pop record producer, mixing and mastering engineer, singer, songwriter, and IU Media School instructor. Mahern has worked with acts such as John Mellencamp, Lily & Madeleine, The Fray, and Neil Young.
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In episode 69, we speak to Halina Goldberg, professor of musicology, and Dominick DiOrio, associate professor of choral conducting at the IU Jacobs School of Music about the works and career of multi-award winning Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki. The maestro will visit the IU Bloomington campus for Penderecki Conducts Penderecki: "ST. LUKE PASSION," which takes place Wednesday, November 15 at 8pm in the Musical Arts Center.