Hoosier History Live is an independently produced new media project about Indiana history, integrating podcasts, website, newsletter, and social media. Its original content comes initially from a live with call in weekly talk radio show hosted by author and historian Nelson Price. You can hear the show live Saturdays from noon to 1 pm ET at WICR 88.7 fm or stream the show live at the WICR HD1 app on your phone.
Coming in 2024, Hoosier History Live REMASTERED! Our 2008 through 2023 shows in an exciting new format! All online, all free, and all structured in a way that's easy for all to find! AND formatting for prx.org, an online distribution service for public radio shows. You KNOW the huge amount of work that has been going into creating these shows over the last fifteen years. (Or perhaps you don't know!) Producer Molly Head says she will be able to focus on REMASTERED and make the most of our extensive work product.
In 2024, host Nelson Price will continue to do a live show in the same WICR timeslot. As we are financially challenged, elements like the enewsletter and the Roadtrip, will be going away.
New show podcasts are up!
For a complete list of show podcasts and show enewsletters, please go to ARCHIVES on our website.
December 02, 2023
Here are a couple of past show photos and podcasts to enjoy this week
On our Feb. 11 show exploring "Myths and tidbits about high school basketball history", we delved into the misconception that girls basketball teams didn't exist at Indiana high schools before the 1970s. Actually, many Indiana high schools had girls teams during the early 1900s, as seen in this photo of a team at Union Township High School in LaPorte County in 1931. As our guest, basketball historian Matt Werner, explained, almost all Indiana high schools dropped girls basketball (and other sports for girls) by the mid-1940s. It wasn't until after Title IX that girls teams were restored. You can listen to the podcast here.
And during a Women's History Month show on March 25 about "Women of historic Irvington '', trail-blazing women who were discussed included those seen in this 1922 of students at Butler University. The women started Sigma Gamma Rho, the first sorority for Black women founded at a predominantly white college in the country. Later during the 1920s, Butler moved from Irvington to its current location on the northside of Indianapolis. Back in 1887, another trail-blazer at Butler, Irvington resident Gertrude Mahoney, had become the first African American woman in Indiana to graduate from an Indiana college. You can listen to the podcast here.
Look for all of these shows coming in 2024 in Hoosier History Live REMASTERED.
Podcast listening, and Hoosier History Live copyright policies
We still do a live radio show every Saturday from noon to one broadcasting on WICR 88.7, but more and more of our listeners are listening to our podcasts, which are basically audio copies of our live shows. Our website is www.hoosierhistorylive.org, and you can sign up at our website to get our free weekly newsletter.
At the top of our newsletter and website we put notice, and links, to our newly published podcasts. We also provide a link to ARCHIVES, which is a list of our past enewsletters and published podcasts.
We copyright our work, and we have a crew of very talented people putting it together. But we WANT you to share it! We believe that learning should be accessible to everyone! You are welcome to copy, link to, or forward any of our Hoosier History Live material. Just please do not edit it! Our underwriter logos and voiced credits are on our material; and these underwriters make our work possible.
We'd like to thank the following recent individual contributors who make this show possible. For a full list of contributors over the years, visit Support the Show on our website.
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Acknowledgements to WICR-FM, Fraizer Designs, Monomedia, Henri Pensis, Maddie Fisher, Austin Cook, and many other individuals and organizations. We are independently produced and are self-supporting through organizational sponsorship and through individual contribution, either online at our yellow button on our newsletter or website, or by U.S. mail. For organizational sponsorship, which includes logos, links, and voiced credits in our podcasts and in our show, please contact Molly Head at (317) 506-7164 or email her at email@example.com.
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