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.

December 02, 2023

We are sorry to announce that our regularly scheduled Hoosier History Live show has been preempted by WICR for UIndy sports coverage.

"I've felt a bit like, I'm darned if I do, and darned if I don't" says producer Molly Head, who says she has never found anyone else willing to do 'the ask'. "Sometimes I think when you go out and do things REALLY WELL, many people just don't understand, and some groups feel threatened. For example, once we received a generous donation from a show guest who thought we did a really great job. And then the CEO of a local history organization who thought she was 'his' donor just freaked out! It was horrible!"

"Both Nelson Price and I have long been opposed to creating a 501 c 3 board of directors to be 'over' us. Let's face it, both of us are pretty unique, talented, and smart. And we just went out and started doing the show. (Well, it actually took us nearly two years to even get on the air.) And this week's Dec. 2 Hoosier History Live show has been pre-empted by WICR and UIndy for UIndy sports coverage."

"But my point is, sometimes you just have to stand back and let talented people do their thing!"

"IF you would like to support us financially, just go to the yellow button on both our website and enewsletter. If you prefer the paper method, you may make a check to "Hoosier History Live'' and mail it to Hoosier History Live, P.O. Box 44393, Indianapolis, IN 46244. We will list you on our website and enewsletter unless you wish to remain anonymous. You also may memorialize a loved one if you wish." 

And warm holiday wishes from those of us who work on Hoosier History Live.

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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.



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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.

If you have a preferred podcast provider like Apple Podcasts or Spotify, you can use their search function to call up Hoosier History Live as well. Look for the yellow Hoosier History Live logo.

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.

  • John and Flo Stanton
  • Susan Life and Mark Ostendorf
  • Dave and Theresa Berghoff
  • Joseph B. Young III
  • Tom Cochrun
  • Norma Erickson
  • Marion Wolen
  • Jane Ammeson
  • Kathleen Angelone
  • Bruce and Julie Buchanan
  • Mark Ruschman
  • Robin Winston

Molly Head, executive producer (317) 506-7164 
Nelson Price, host and historian
Corene Nickel, web designer and tech manager

Richard Sullivan and Ryan DeRome, tech consultants
Cheryl Lamb, administrative manager
Pam Fraizer, graphic designer


Please tell our sponsors that you appreciate their support!

Facebook logo links to the Hoosier History Live! page.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 molly@hoosierhistorylive.org.

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