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World War II and Hoosiers

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(Show length 29:33)
Originally aired November 18, 2017

Adventures in personal DNA testing

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(Show length 56:58)
Originally aired November 4, 2017

H.H. Holmes, the 1890s serial killer, and his Indy connections

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(Show length 26:24)
Originally aired October 28, 2017

"Old as dirt" - a trio of Indiana garden writers

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(Show length 51:22)
Originally aired October 21, 2017

 

Ian Fraser: A gay humanist reflects on life in 1950s Indianapolis

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(Show length 52:17)
Originally aired October 14, 2017

 

Bloomington in the 1960s

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(Show length 54:25)
Originally aired October 7, 2017

Cannon Ball Baker, dynamic motorcycle pioneer

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(Show length 58:13)
Originally aired September 23, 2017

Korean immigration to Indiana

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(Show length 57:10)
Originally aired September 16, 2017

The violent early history of Fishers

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(Show length 56:29)
Originally aired September 9, 2017

Frank Sinatra, the Great American Songbook and Indiana

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(Show length 57:22)
Originally aired September 2, 2017

Burger Chef, White Castle and other fast-food connections to Indiana

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(Show length 58:02)
Originally aired August 26, 2017

Switzerland County and living on the Ohio River

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(Show length 57:36)
Originally aired August 19, 2017

Persimmons and Pawpaws with Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

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(Show length 58:43)
Originally aired August 12, 2017

Chuck Taylor shoes, Wonder Bread and Alka-Seltzer: iconic products

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(Show length 58:22)
Originally aired August 5, 2017

Massachusetts Avenue in Indy History

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(Show length 57:33)
Originally aired July 29, 2017

Little-known stories of Hoosiers in the Civil War

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(Show length 58:19)
Originally aired July 22, 2017

Tamika Catchings, history maker

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(Show length 59:44)
Originally aired July 15, 2017

Brothels and streetwalkers in pre-1920 Indy

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(Show length 57:12)
Originally aired July 8, 2017

Janet Allen, IRT history and the Indiana Theatre

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(Show length 58:31)
Originally aired July 1, 2017

Ask Nelson, and a top environmentalist, too

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(Show length 1:00:11)
Originally aired June 24, 2017

Johnson County's restored historic buildings

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(Show length 1:00:26)
Originally aired June 17, 2017

The Redheads and all-girl bands of the20s-30s

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(Show length 57:28)
Originally aired August 9, 2014; Rebroadast on June 10, 2017

Early railroads in Indiana

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(Show length 55:34)
Originally aired April 1, 2017
Online audio underwritten by Andy Olson.

Shortridge High School history

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(Show length 56:47)
Originally aired March 4, 2017
Online audio underwritten by the Shortridge High School class of 1957!

Live from Hoosier Homecoming

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(Show length 55:23)
Aired Oct. 15, 2016
Hoosier History Live was amid the hoopla at the Hoosier Homecoming bicentennial celebration at the Indiana Statehouse for a live broadcast as Nelson interviewed an array of attendees. Online audio underwritten by Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

World War II vets look back

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(Show length 57:04)
Originally aired June 4, 2016
Online audio underwritten by Gordon and Mark Dreyfus in honor of their parents, Walter N. and Catherine F. Dreyfus, both WWII veterans.

Persian/Iranian heritage in Indiana

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(Show length 58:57)
Originally aired Oct. 17, 2015
Online audio availability underwritten by ShowPlace Realty.

Ernie Pyle and John Bartlow Martin, journalists

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(Show length 59:16)
Originally aired May 23, 2015
Online audio availability underwritten by Ernie Pyle World War II Museum.

HIV history in Indiana

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(Show length 57:40)
Originally aired April 25, 2015
Online audio availability underwritten by the Social Health Association of Indiana.

Guinness World Records and Hoosiers

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(Show length 58:41)
Originally aired Jan. 31, 2015
Online audio availability underwritten by Jim and Bonnie Carter.

James Whitcomb Riley: before he was famous

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(Show length 59:44)
Originally aired Nov. 22, 2014

Historic women's groups

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(Show length 1:00:22)
Originally aired Oct. 25, 2014

World War I and Indiana

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(Show length 56:26)
Originally aired Sept. 27, 2014

From family grocers to supermarkets

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(Show length 59:20)
Originally aired July 19, 2014
Online audio availability underwritten by Bruce and Julie Buchanan.

Victorian-era and ethnic holiday traditions

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(Show length 57:43)
Originally aired Dec. 21, 2013.
Online audio availability underwritten by Stacia Gorge.

Cafeterias across Indiana

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(Show length 38:01)
Originally aired Oct. 27, 2012.

Winona Lake, Warsaw, orthopedics and Grace College

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(Show length 56:00)
Originally aired Aug. 31, 2013.

Former Indy Mayor Bill Hudnut

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(Show length 58:45)

Frank Lloyd Wright and Indiana houses he designed

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(Show length 54:05)

L.S. Ayres and Company history

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(Show length 55:30)

Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965

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(Show length 25:12)

Donald Davidson on the Speedway's 100 years

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(Show length 26:27)

Old National Road - U.S. 40

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(Show length 30:39)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder Carl Fisher's colorful life

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(Show length 29:42)

Winter survival skills of pioneers and Native Americans

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(Show length 28:53)

Indy's crown jewel, the Circle Theatre

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(Clip length 3:53)

Sears kit homes

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(Clip length 1:33)

A town under water: Elkinsville

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(Show length 27:47)

The blizzard of 1978

(Jan. 16, 2008) - Listen to Survival Tales from the the Blizzard of January 1978 on its 30th anniversary, Jan. 16, 2008.

Craig Widener, former chief operating officer of the Indianapolis chapter of the American Red Cross, shares how the city opened its Red Cross Shelter to stranded Greyhound passengers:

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(Clip length 6:27)

Caller talks about being stranded at O'Malia's grocery store in Carmel:

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(Clip length 4:01)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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