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Hoosier History Live is an independently produced new media project about Indiana history, integrating podcasts, website www.HoosierHistoryLive.org, weekly enewsletter, 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, or at our website.

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January 13, 2024

African American namesakes of Indy parks

Who was Bertha Ross? A park on the north west side of Indianapolis is named in her honor. Namesakes of other city parks include a superstar in baseball's old Negro League, a beloved cook at Flanner House and one of the first Black officers in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Our show on Saturday (Jan. 13) will spotlight "African American namesakes of Indy parks", with Deputy Mayor Judith Thomas sharing insights.

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New show podcasts are up!

December 16, 2023- History of Santa Claus, Ind., and letters from around the world  Click here for podcast.

For a complete list of show podcasts and show enewsletters, please go to ARCHIVES on our website.


"I love History History Live, and I'm so pleased that founder and producer Molly Head will be turning her attention in 2024 to making the show's online material more accessible and easily found on a variety of platforms. Molly and the show's superb host Nelson Price have treated us for years to the good, the bad and the quirky aspects of Indiana history, and they've introduced us to a range of Hoosiers about whom we had forgotten, never known or who – for better or worse – we should know. Keep tuning in to WICR (88.7 FM) at noon on Saturdays to listen to Nelson interview his myriad guests and add his own colorful nuggets of history. Out of broadcast range? Stream the show live at the WICR HD1 app on your phone. Then, spend the rest of the week scrolling through the archives to discover stories you missed – and, as a bonus, listen again to your old favorites."

Barbara Olenyik Morrow, author of seven books, most on Indiana history


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.

  • Dr. William McNiece
  • Serita Borgeas
  • Richard Stroup in memory of Robert W. Stroup
  • Bill Connor
  • Ann Frick
  • Charlotte Ottinger
  • John and Florence Stanton
  • Peggy Hollingsworth
  • Joseph Nield, in memory of history teacher John Michael Glover
  • John and Flo Stanton
  • Susan Life and Mark Ostendorf
  • Dave and Theresa Berghoff
  • Joseph B. Young III

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
Pam Fraizer, graphic designer

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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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