Emmy-winning environmental photographer James Balog shares with Dean Shanahan harrowing stories of mountaineering and the keys to creating new narratives about the environment. Balog is the founder of the Extreme Ice Survey and the Earth Vision Institute, and his latest film, "The Human Element," explores how humanity affects and is affected by earth, air, fire and water. He has spoken at the White House, in the U.S. Congress, at NASA, and is widely known for his popular TED talk "Time-Lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss."
The Sample: Under sunny early-April skies, IU's First Nations Educational & Cultural Center hosted its Eighth Annual Traditional Powwow. For years, this has been an event where native students can celebrate and non-native students can learn. This year, we chat with recent grad Scout Landin about the jingle dress and why she came back to town for this IU tradition.
Angelina Davydova reports on the environment for Russian and international media. During a visit to IU Bloomington, this Hurbet H. Humphrey fellow from UC Davis sat down with Dean Shanahan to discuss Russian waste management, thawing permafrost and how the changing climate is affecting the natural landscapes of Russia.
This week Dean Shanahan sits down with IU alumna and Rhodes Scholar Jenny Huang. Tune in to hear Jenny's story: from her avid reading as a child, to field research in Iceland, to her new adventure as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.
The Sample: On April Fools' Day 1975, IU grad Leon Varjian held the first annual Banana Olympics in Dunn Meadow. To honor the original event's spirit of absurdity and fun, the producers of The Sample held their own version of the games 44 years later.
With two Musical Composition/Arrangement Emmy wins behind him, professor Larry Groupé talks with Dean Shanahan about Hollywood scoring for movies, video games, and shows. Groupé leads IU's new film and media scoring program, teaching classed in the Jacobs School of Music and the Media School.
The Sample: In this episode, Emily visits the closet of Paige Venturi, editor in chief of IU's only fashion magazine. She and Arjun Madhavan have been a part of Season Magazine since Sharon Hsu founded it in 2018. Season opens a door for students passionate about fusing art and utility into content that fellow students can connect with.
What’s next for IU Women’s basketball after winning the WNIT championships last spring? Dean Shanahan sits down with head coach Teri Moren to talk about the future of the team, her coaching philosophy, and the changing face of collegiate basketball.
Bass, Jennifer, Sanders, Stephanie, Shanahan, James
Hundreds of same-sex couples throughout the state share one of two anniversaries: June 25 and 26, 2014. In this episode, makers of IU's "Just Married" podcast, Jennifer Bass and Stephanie Sanders, talk about why these two days in June matter, the history and laws surrounding marriage equality in the U.S., and how they're sharing the love stories of same-sex Hoosiers on their journeys into marriage.
The Sample: Her freshman year, IU senior Dhara Shukla got involved in the Raas Royalty Dance Competition, the only free garba-raas competition in the nation. Now a co-director of the organization, she reflects on how dance and the friends she's made through Raas have made IU home for her.
Dean Shanahan sits down with WNBA legend Tamika Catchings to talk about legacy champions, dreaming big, and the importance of making a positive impact. Catchings was the keynote speaker at this year's MLK Jr. Day Leadership Breakfast.
In the throes of awards season, commentary on celebrity fashion choices runs rampant. This week, Professor Linda Pisano, chair of the Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance department, talks costume design, style trends, and how we can contextualize red carpet fashion.
The Sample: In this episode, Abbie takes us back to the 1920s, and we hunker down in the Book Nook, "a randy temple smelling of socks, wet slickers, vanilla flavoring, face powder, and unread books," as described by Hoagy Carmichael.
Cover photo: “Book Nook Commencement,” Indiana University Archives Exhibits, accessed February 15, 2019, collections.libraries.indiana.edu/iubarchi…show/627.
Through the Gates celebrates Valentine's Day with one of IU's beloved professors emeriti, Susan Gubar. Author of the new book Late-Life Love, Gubar talks with Dean Shanahan about the way love changes and remains the same as we age. They also discuss Gubar's life and New York Times blog Living With Cancer.
For the great many of us confounded by issues of cybersecurity, Dean Shanahan and founder of the Library Freedom Project Alison Macrina work through everything from Facebook to the NSA and web browsing to texting. Macrina is set to visit IU Feb. 14 as part of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research speaker series, co-hosted with the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology.
The Sample: Being a musician is all about balance. Knowing your notes while looking at the bigger picture of the score. Perfecting your performance as an individual artist while harmonizing with an orchestra. For IU student Dylan Naroff, it's about finding his own sound in the hustle and bustle of life at Jacobs School of Music.
James Farmer, associate professor from IU SPEA, and Julia Valliant, a postdoc researcher from the Ostrom Workshop, talk with Dean Shanahan about farm transfers, capturing the stories of Hoosier farmers, and sharing those stories in the media.
In this special guest interview, Terri Francis, Media School associate professor and director of the Black Film Center/Archive, talks with long-time film and television director Michael Schultz. They cover Schultz's youth, industry experience and storytelling philosophy.