Issue: February/March 2015

There’s a Healthy Appetite for WFIU’s ‘Earth Eats’

Annie Corrigan on the job at WFIU. Photo by James Kellar BY CARROL KRAUSE What local radio show easily outperforms both This American Life and Fresh Air on Twitter? The answer is Indiana Public Media’s Earth Eats, aired Saturday mornings on WFIU and hosted by Annie Corrigan. With 329,000 Twitter followers [in February 2015], it [...]

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Wolfgang Brendel: German Opera Star Turned Teacher

BY JEREMY SHERE For world-renowned opera baritone and voice Professor Wolfgang Brendel, teaching students to sing is more art than science. “There are many books about singing, but I don’t believe they help,” says Brendel, 67, who joined the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty in 2011. “Every student is unique, and you have [...]

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The Science of Love Is IU Prof’s Specialty

BY ELISABETH ANDREWS “My goal is to get people to take seriously the science of love,” says Justin Garcia, an assistant professor of gender studies at Indiana University and director of education and research training at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. He is also a scientific advisor to Match.com. With [...]

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Cardinal Stage to Create Its Own Educational Musical Plays for Kids

Playwright Glen Berger. Courtesy photo BY ROSIE PIGA PIZZO Cardinal Stage Company, which has exposed thousands of school children to live theater through its IU Credit Union Education Initiative, has entered an ambitious new phase: the creation of children’s musical plays with an educational focus. “Our plan is to commission plays for specific subjects geared [...]

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How Yoga Got Its Start Years Ago at the YMCA

(l-r) Carmen Siering, Debbie Hackman, Diane Thayer, and Rob Shakespeare. Photo by Darryl Smith BY CARMEN SIERING In Bloomington, where there seems to be a yoga studio on every block and yoga pants are de rigueur, it’s hard to imagine a yoga program was ever controversial, but Diane Thayer remembers when it was — just [...]

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