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July 4, 2020 - Racial justice in 1820s Indiana: Slave trial and Fall Creek Massacre - encore
Keywords: African Americans, Native Americans, Mary Bateman Clark, Gen. Washington Johnston Vincennes, Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Constitution, Eunice Trotter (guest), Polly Strong, Maxine Brown, Madison County, David Thomas Murphy (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

June 27, 2020 - Confederate monument in Indy and Camp Morton
Keywords: Civil War, Camp Morton, Garfield Park, Steve Towne (guest), Paul Mullins (guest), Ophelia Wellington (guest), Freetown Village, Crown Hill Cemetery, Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood, Southern Club of Indianapolis, Woodlawn Cemetery. Click here to listen to the podcast.

June 20, 2020 -A second serving of foods of the pioneers
Keywords: Sheryl Vanderstel (guest), Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Irvington Historical Society. Click here to listen to the podcast.

June 13, 2020 - Ellis Island, immigration and Indiana: encore
Keywords: Immigration, President Benjamin Harrison, Jennifer Capps (guest), Teresa Baer (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

June 6, 2020 - Early malaria epidemic in Indy, plus past visions for city's future
Keywords: malaria, epidemic, Jeff Bennett (guest), Dr. Isaac Coe, Plague Cemetery, City Market, Lockerbie Fair, Indiana Landmarks, Alexander Ralston. Click here to listen to the podcast.

May 30, 2020 - Tamika Catchings, history maker: encore
Keywords: Indiana Fever, Basketball Hall of Fame, Kobe Bryant, Catch the Stars Foundation, Tea's Me Cafe, Parnell Smith, Harvy Catchings, WNBA, Tony Dungy. Click here to listen to the podcast.

May 23, 2020 -Hoosiers who competed in early Indy 500s: encore
Keywords: Indianapolis 500, Joe Dawson, Charlie Merz, Howdy Wilcox, Mark Dill (guest), Ray Harroun, Marmon car, Barney Oldfield, Carl Fisher, "Farmer" Bill Endicott, Scott Goodyear, Tommy Kinkaid, Arthur Newby. Click here to listen to the podcast.

May 16, 2020 - Where did your county's name come from?
Keywords: Native Americans, Revolutionary War, Charles Braun (guest), Marquis de Lafayette, Indiana Place Names, Lenape heritage. Click here to listen to the podcast.

May 9, 2020 - Columbus icon J. Irwin Miller's life and impact
Keywords: Columbus, Indiana, Cummins Engine Company, Nancy Kriplen (guest), mid-century modern architecture, Miller House, Joseph Irwin, Clessie Cummins, First Christian Church, North Christian Church. Click here to listen to the podcast.

May 2, 2020 -Population and demographic shifts in Indiana
Keywords: U.S. Census, Matt Kinghorn (guest), Indiana Business Research Center, birth rates, diversity. Click here to listen to the podcast.

April 25, 2020 -Sears Roebuck catalog and Sears kit homes: encore
Keywords: Sears kit homes, Montgomery Ward, Paul Diebold (guest), Glory-June Greiff, (guest), Prophetstown State Park, . Click here to listen to the podcast.

April 18, 2020 -Epidemics in Indiana history: encore
Keywords: Epidemiology, malaria, influenza, cholera, polio, AIDS, tuberculosis, swine flu, Dr. William McNiece (guest), Bill Beck (guest), Plague Cemetery, Indiana Medical History Museum. Click here to listen to the podcast.

April 11, 2020 - Foods of the pioneers
Keywords: Food history, Irvington Historical Society, Jerusalem artichokes, salsify, pattypans, Sheryl Vanderstel (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

April 4, 2020 - Tree planting crusades in Indy, beginning in 1850s
Keywords: Trees, Earth Day, Shade Tree Association of Indianapolis, Monument Circle, trees for Tomorrow, Presidential Place Park, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Charles Deam, Ed Fujawa (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

March 28, 2020 - Farm wives of the mid to late 1800s
Keywords: Women's History Month, Society of Indiana Pioneers, Tippecanoe County, Hancock County, Morgan Lee Wilson (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

March 21, 2020 - Roadhouses, stills and blind tigers
Keywords: Prohibition, 18th Amendment, Steve Barnett (guest), Glory-June Greiff (guest), National Road, Simeon "Sim" Coy. Podcast delayed due to technical problems.

March 14, 2020 -Earliest years of Indiana basketball
Keywords: High school basketball, James Naismith, Crawfordsville High School, Lebanon High School, Season of Upsets (book), Chandler Lighty (guest), Matt Werner (guest). .Click here to listen to the podcast.

March 7, 2020 -Women's Suffrage: strides, setbacks and a first lady's role
Keywords: Women's History Month, Virginia Jenckes, Leonora Uhl Flynn, Zerelda Wallace, Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial, 19th Amendment, Lisa Hendrickson (guest), Larry Paarlberg (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Feb. 29, 2020 -Flourishing at 90-something: encore
Keywords: elderly Hoosiers, senior citizens, Special Olympics, Madam Walker Legacy Center, World War II, Ransom Place neighborhood Georgia Buchanan (guest), Tom Ridley (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Feb. 22, 2020 -Ask Nelson - and Chris May, too - about high school basketball history and more
Keywords: Indiana high school basketball, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, Diamond Chain Company, Bill Berberian, West Lafayette High School. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Feb. 15, 2020 - Vonnegut and an array of misconceptions
Keywords: Kurt Vonnegut, Clemens Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, German Freethinkers, Julia Whitehead (guest), Dan Simon (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Feb. 8, 2020 - The life and impact of Rev. Boniface Hardin
Keywords: Boniface Hardin, African-American history, Martin University, Holy Angels Perish, St. Meinrad Seminary, Joseph Smith Sr (guest), Nancy Chism (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Feb. 1, 2020 - Studebakers: the brothers, the cars and the legacy
Keywords: Studebaker, automotive history, Studebaker National Museum, Andy Beckman (guest), Bob Palma (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Jan. 25, 2020 - A collector's guide to Indianapolis memorabilia
Keywords: ephemera, collecting, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Woodfruff Place Flea Market, Midland Arts & Antiques Market, Antiques Roadshow, Charles Alexander (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Jan. 18, 2020 - Women's suffrage crusade in Indiana and beyond
Keywords: voting rights, 19th Amendment, Dublin, Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial, Sally Perkins (guest), Jill Chambers (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Jan. 11, 2020 - The legacy of Indy native James Baskett and Song of the South
Keywords: African-American history, Disney, Frederick Douglass, Mick Armbruster (guest host), Eric Grayson (guest), Ophelia Wellington (guest), Brer Rabbit. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Jan 4, 2020 - Centennial of Indy in 1920, Bicentennial era in 2020-21
Keywords: Indianapolis, Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission, Indiana General Assembly, Deputy Mayor Jeff Bennett (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast

Dec. 28, 2019 - Restaurants: the old, the new and their souvenirs
Keywords: Indianapolis Monthly magazine, Taxman Brewing Company, Cityway, Clancy's, Bottleworks, Poe Brothers Cafeteria, Ike and Jonesy's, Wholesale District, Flatiron Building, Elbow Room, Terry Kirtz (guest). Click here to listen to the podcast.

Dec. 21, 2019 - Early railroads in Indiana: encore
Keywords: Indianapolis and Bellefontaine Railroad, Forging the Bee Line Railroad, 1848-1889, Madison and Indianapolis, Indiana Historical Bureau, Union Depot, Union Station, Oliver H. Smith, Andy Olson (guest), Dr. Francis Parker(guest), Click here to listen to the podcast.

Dec. 14, 2019 - Meridian Street mansions in Indy history
Keywords: North Meridian Historic District, Meridian Street Foundation, Kassie Ritman (guest), Peggy Sabens (guest), Booth Tarkington, Tarkington Towers, Dodd's Townhouse, Click here to listen to the podcast.

Dec. 7, 2019 - The Case of the December Bride and other crimes from Indy police files
Keywords: Carrie Romig, Harold Romig, Patrick Pearsey (guest), Sgt. James Pearsey, Case of the Dynamiters, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Prohibition,Indianapolis Public Library, Click here to listen to the podcast.

Nov. 30, 2019 - James Whitcomb Riley: Before he was famous - encore Click here to listen to the podcast.

Nov 23, 2019 - Eugene V. Debs: Hoosier Socialist, five-time presidential candidateKeywords: Click here to listen to the podcast.

Nov 16, 2019 - Rare plants and animals in Indiana Click here to listen to the podcast.

Nov. 9, 2019 - The Census: Tips for using in historic research Click here to listen to the podcast.

Nov. 2, 2019 - (encore presentation) - Racial justice in 1820s Indiana: Slave trial and Fall Creek Massacre Click here to listen to the podcast.

Oct. 26, 2019- Spiders galore Click here to listen to the podcast.

Oct. 19, 2019 - Another plunge into the White River Click here to listen to the podcast.

Oct. 12, 2019 - Police department history in Indy Click here to listen to the podcast.

Oct. 5, 2019 - Greencastle history Click here to listen to the podcast.

Sept. 28, 2019 - (encore presentation) - Adventures in personal DNA testing Click here to listen to the podcast.

Sept. 21, 2019 - Ask Nelson - and Reid Duffy, too Click here to listen to the podcast.

Sept. 14, 2019 - Historic homes: Tips for buying, restoring and maintaining Click here to listen to the podcast.

Sept. 7, 2019 - Toys in the attic Click here to listen to the podcast.

August 31, 2019 - On the road to Lincoln-related sites Click here to listen to the podcast.

August 24, 2019 - Bootleg King and his Indiana connections

August 17, 2019 - Breaking Away at 40 with Dave Blase

August 10, 2019 - Indianapolis Indians history with Max Schumacher and Mark Montieth

August 3, 2019 - (encore presentation) - Reno Brothers, notorious train robbers

July 27, 2019 - Hoosier horticultural heritage

July 20, 2019 - Broad Ripple High School history

July 13, 2019 - White River history

July 6, 2019 - Electoral College upset, souvenir hunters and no campaigning: 1888 and 1892 presidential races

June 29, 2019 - (encore presentation) - Violent early era of Fishers

June 22, 2019 - The Indiana Dunes

June 15, 2019 - Earliest settlers of Indianapolis

June 8, 2019 - German freethinkers in Indy

June 1, 2019 - From pathology building to medical history museum

May 25, 2019 - Influential women in 1920s: Their enduring vision for culture and children in Indy

May 18, 2019 - (encore presentation) - Brothels and streetwalkers in pre-1920 Indy

May 11, 2019 - Willy T. Ribbs on making Indy 500 history

May 4, 2019 - Lakes, lakes and more northern Indiana lakes

April 27, 2019 - A tour guide's fun facts about Indy 500 and pageantry

April 20, 2019 - Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Randy Shepard on historic preservation

April 13, 2019 - An artist who confronted segregation, and other painters

April 6, 2019 - Distinctive historic homes

Mar. 30, 2019 - A multi-talented composer called Sinky and other captivating musicians

Mar. 23, 2019 - Claypool Hotel and Hotel Lincoln: bygone Indy landmarks

Mar. 16, 2019- Ask Nelson - plus the founding of Heartland Film Festival, Twin Aire history and more

Mar. 9, 2019- Interstate highway construction and its impact on Indianapolis

Mar. 2, 2019 - (encore presentation) - Historic women in science

Feb 23, 2019 - Former Indy Mayor Ballard on electric car history and more

Feb. 16, 2019 - Movies with obscure Indiana connections

Feb. 9, 2019 - Roots tracing for African Americans

Feb. 2, 2019 - French Lick, West Baden and The Wright Brothers

Jan 26, 2019 - Indiana's Civil War governor and his historic house

Jan. 19, 2019 - Rev. Martin Luther King's visits to Indiana

Jan. 12, 2019 - ???

Jan. 5, 2019 - Avriel Shull, trail-blazing home builder and designer

Dec. 29, 2018 - Tip of the hat to New Year's celebrations of yore, supper clubs and more

Dec. 22, 2018 - (encore presentation) - Rock and roll across 1960s Indiana with Jimmy Mack

Dec. 15, 2018 - Town history of Santa Claus, Ind., and children's letters

Dec. 8, 2018 - Iconic signs across Indiana

Dec. 1, 2018 - Cumberland Gap and Hoosier pioneers

Nov. 24, 2018 - Artwork inspired by Indy city history

Nov. 17, 2018 - Cryptology, kindergarten and farmwife advice: Hoosier visionaries

Nov. 10, 2018 - Sears Roebuck catalog and Sears kit homes

Nov. 3, 2018 - (encore presentation) - Covered bridges across Indiana

Oct. 27, 2018 - Halloween heritage in Irvington

Oct. 20, 2018 - How to get teens to care about historic buildings

Oct. 13, 2018 - Have you heard of The Hoosier Hot Shots?

Oct. 6, 2018 - Chautauquas across Indiana, then and now

Sept. 29, 2018 - World War II vets and their insights

Sept. 22, 2018 - (encore presentation) - Epidemics in Indiana history

Sept. 15, 2018 - Early Mexican heritage in Indiana

Sept. 8, 2018 - Early French influence in the territory that became Indiana

Sept. 1, 2018 - County homes, once known as "poor asylums"

Aug. 25, 2018 - Ask Nelson - and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, too

Aug. 18, 2018 - Weir Cook and Paul Baer: WWI aviators and former aiport namesakes

Aug. 11, 2018 - Potawatomi Trail of Death in 1838

Aug. 4, 2018 - Fort Wayne: riverfront heritage and historic building reuse

July 28, 2018 - Wawasee and Maxinkuckee: resort lakes in northern Indiana

July 21, 2018 - (encore presentation) - Roadside motels, bygone Americana: Encore presentation

July 14, 2018 - Lighthouse heritage and the Eastland maritime tragedy

July 7, 2018 - Ellis Island, immigration and Indiana

June 30, 2018 - Girl Scouts evolution with Deborah Hearn Smith

June 23, 2018- Eagle Creek Park, Broad Ripple Park and other Indy park histories

June 16, 2018 - Superhero heritage in Indiana

June 9, 2018 - (encore presentation) How to furnish an historic home: Encore presentation

June 2, 2018 - Great American Songbook Foundation's evolution

May 26, 2018 - International aspects of early Indy 500s

May 19, 2018 - Famous but forgotten: Indiana writer George Ade

May 12, 2018 - Richmond Hill explosion of 2012

May 5, 2018 - Movie versions of Hoosier novels

April 28, 2018 - Madam Walker: news about her legacy

April 21, 2018 - (encore presentation) Zionsville town history

April 14, 2018 - Reno Brothers, notorious train robbers

April 7, 2018 - Faculty war of 1832: Early IU history

Mar. 31, 2018 - Women who influenced Indiana Avenue jazz

Mar. 24, 2018 - Flourishing at 90-something

Mar. 17, 2018 - Irish heritage in Indiana

Mar. 10, 2018- Ask Nelson: High school mascots, first ladies of Indiana and more

Mar. 3, 2018 - (encore presentation) - Women military veterans and memoirs

Feb. 24, 2018- Weather history with Paul Poteet

Feb 17, 2018 - Frederick Douglass and his Indiana connections

Feb. 10, 2018 - African-American health care during the early and mid-1900s

Feb. 3, 2018 - Health fads, diets and healing techniques during the Gilded Age

Jan. 27, 2018 From the scrap heap of history: the Jewish salvage industry in Indiana

Jan. 20, 2018 - Indy wife of Treasure Island's Robert Louis Stevenson

Jan. 13, 2018 - House of Tomorrow and other 1933 Chicago World's Fair homes

Jan. 6, 2018 - Cowboy actors and Trigger's owner: Indiana natives

Dec. 30, 2017 - Bygone restaurants and supper clubs in Indy: the sequel

Dec 23, 2017 - Toys, toys and more toy heritage: encore broadcast

Dec. 16, 2017 - Vietnam War and Hoosiers: special perspectives

Dec. 9, 2017 - Peace heritage in Indiana

Dec. 2, 2017 - Pioneer music in early Indiana: encore presentation

Nov. 25, 2017 - Early era of the Indiana Pacers

Nov 18, 2017 - The Titanic and Hoosiers: encore presentation

Nov. 11, 2017 - World War II and Hoosiers: special perspectives

Nov. 4, 2017 - Adventures in personal DNA testing

Oct. 28, 2017 - ???

Oct 21, 2017 - "Old as Dirt" with a trio of Indiana garden writers

Oct. 14, 2017 - Ian Fraser: a gay humanist reflects on life in 1950s Indianapolis

Oct. 7, 2017 - Bloomington in the 1960s

Sept. 30, 2017 - ???

Sept. 23, 2017 - Cannon Ball Baker, dynamic motorcycle pioneer

Sept 16, 2017 - Korean immigration to Indiana

Sept. 9, 2017 - The violent early history of Fishers

Sept. 2, 2017 - Frank Sinatra, the Great American Songbook and Indiana

Aug. 26, 2017 - Burger Chef, White Castle and other fast-food connections to Indiana

Aug. 19, 2017 - Switzerland County and living on the Ohio River - encore

Aug. 12, 2017 - Persimmons and pawpaws with Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Aug. 5, 2017 - Chuck Taylor shoes, Wonder Bread and Alka-Seltzer: iconic products

July 29, 2017 - Massachusetts Avenue in Indy history

July 22, 2017 - Little-known stories of Hoosiers in the Civil War

July 15, 2017 - Tamika Catchings, history maker

July 8, 2017 - Brothels and streetwalkers in pre-1920 Indy

July 1, 2017 - Janet Allen, IRT history and the Indiana Theatre

June 24, 2017 - Ask Nelson - and a top environmentalist, too

June 17, 2017 - Johnson County's restored historic buildings

June 10, 2017 - The Redheads and all-female bands of 1920s, '30s - encore

June 3, 2017 - Presidential campaigns: The controversies, the extremes and the mishaps

May 27, 2017 - On the Banks vs. Back Home Again

May 20, 2017 - From our archive: Johnny Appleseed and Graverobbers

May 13, 2017 - World War I and Hoosier involvement

May 6, 2017 - Insect heritage: the As to Zzzzzs

April 29, 2017 - Films of Little Orphant Annie, Milan basketball and more

April 22, 2017 - Forests, forests and more forests

April 15, 2017 - (encore presentation) African-American newspapers across Indiana and Indiana KKK in the 1920s

April 8, 2017 - Italians during WWII and Camp Atterbury history

April 1, 2017 - Early railroads in Indiana

March 25, 2017 (encore presentation) - Columbus architecture and city history

March 18, 2017 - Health care during the Gilded Age

March 11, 2017 - Historic women in science

March 4, 2017 - Shortridge High School history

Feb 24, 2017 - (encore presentation) - How to excite young people about history

Feb 18, 2017 - Murals of famous Hoosiers

Feb. 11, 2017 - Tuskegee Airmen and Indiana connections

Feb. 4, 2017 - Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Atheneum, landmark status

Jan. 28, 2017 - Indiana's first governor and first lady

Jan. 21, 2017 - Ask Nelson - and President B. Harrison Site CEO, too

Jan. 14, 2017 - How did Copperheads and Union supporters coexist?

Jan. 7, 2017 - Bicentennial wrap-up

Dec. 31, 2016 - Bygone restaurants in Indy

Dec. 24, 2016 - (Show pre-empted for holiday music.)

Dec. 17, 2016 - Jazz notables from Indy history - a sequel

Dec. 10, 2016 - Rock and roll across 1960s Indiana

Dec. 3, 2016 (encore presentation) - Shopping center history in Indy

Nov. 26, 2016 - Modern political history in Indiana with Jim Shella

Nov. 19, 2016 - Hampton Sisters, other families in Indy jazz history

Nov. 12, 2016 - Zionsville town history

Nov. 5, 2016 (encore presentation) - Maps of Indiana

Oct. 29, 2016 - Capital move from Corydon to Indy and early roads

Oct. 22, 2016 - Sculpting famous Hoosiers

Oct. 15, 2016 - Live from Hoosier Homecoming

Oct. 8, 2016 - Notorious murders in 1868 near White River

Oct. 1, 2016 - All about Ben-Hur

Sept. 24, 2016 - Landmark buildings reborn as schools

Sept. 17, 2016 (encore presentation) - Two sensational murders in the 1920s

Sept. 10, 2016 - Moravian heritage of Hope, Indiana

Sept. 3, 2016 - Ask Nelson - and Bob Hammel, too

Aug. 27, 2016 - History of police training in Indiana

Aug. 20, 2016 - Calvin Fletcher, first major Indianapolis civic leader

Aug. 13, 2016 - Political campaign memorabilia from Indiana history

Aug. 6, 2016 - Unheralded historic Olympians from Indiana

July 30, 2016 - Bicentennial: today's projects, yesterday's innovators

July 23, 2016 - Unheralded heroes of the Underground Railroad

July 16, 2016 - Bygone natural landmarks

July 9, 2016 - Latvian and Lithuanian heritage

July 2, 2016 - The wives of artist T.C. Steele

June 25, 2016 - Astronauts and Purdue

June 18, 2016 - The grave in the road

June 11, 2016 - Bicentennial bucket list

June 4, 2016 - World War II vets look back

May 28, 2016 - Roadside architecture

May 21, 2016 (encore presentation) - Postcards from Indiana

May 14, 2016 - 'Hoosiers' vs. 'Indianans'

May 7, 2016 - [Show was pre-empted.]

April 30, 2016 - Hoosiers who competed in early Indy 500s

April 23, 2016 - A bicentennial guide to backroads Indiana

April 16, 2016 - Merle Bettenhausen on his racing family

April 9, 2016 - Columbus architecture and city history

April 2, 2016 - Historic markers across Indiana

March 26, 2016 - Monika Herzig on Indiana women jazz musicians

March 19, 2016 - James Alexander Thom on 1865 steamboat tragedy

March 12, 2016 - Ask Nelson and fellow author Doug Wissing

March 5, 2016 - Women military veterans and memoirs

Feb. 27, 2016 (encore presentation) - How to furnish an historic home

Feb. 20, 2016 - What did Indiana look like 200 years ago?

Feb. 13, 2016 - Maps of Indiana

Feb. 6, 2016 - At age 93, memories of Walker Theatre, Indiana Avenue and more

Jan. 30, 2016 - Toys, toys and more toy heritage

Jan. 23, 2016 - First Lady Karen Pence on Indiana's bicentennial

Jan. 16, 2016 - How to excite young people about history

Jan. 9, 2016 - Hidden history treasures

Jan. 2, 2016 - 200 years, 200 influential Hoosiers

Dec. 26, 2015 (encore presentation) - Families and children: evolution of outreach

Dec. 19, 2015 - Shopping center history in Indy

Dec. 12, 2015 - Jingle Bell Rock and Indiana's Bobby Helms

Dec. 5, 2015 (encore presentation) - Scottish heritage in Indiana

Nov. 28, 2015 - Dan Wakefield on the home front during WWII

Nov. 21, 2015 - Ask Nelson - and Indy Star's history reporter

Nov. 14, 2015 - Kurt Vonnegut's siblings

Nov. 7, 2015 (encore presentation) - Epidemics in Indiana history

Oct. 31, 2015 - Race relations in 1950s Indy: rare perspectives

Oct. 24, 2015 (encore presentation) - Serving up Hoosier heritage food

Oct. 17, 2015 - Persian/Iranian heritage in Indiana

Oct. 10, 2015 - Camp Chesterfield and Spiritualism history

Oct. 3, 2015 - Greensburg and Decatur County history

Sept. 26, 2015 - Mormon heritage in Indiana

Sept. 19, 2015 (encore presentation) - Lenape (Delaware) Indian heritage in Indiana

Sept. 12, 2015 - Wendell Willkie, unlikely presidential candidate of 1940

Sept. 5, 2015 - Bicentennial projects across Indiana, both upcoming and completed

Aug. 29, 2015 - Impact of Bobby Kennedy's speech in 1968

Aug. 22, 2015 - Plainfield and Brownsburg town histories

Aug. 15, 2015 - Postcards from Indiana

Aug. 8, 2015 (encore presentation) - Natural gas boom of 1880s and '90s

Aug. 1, 2015 - History of women's voting rights

July 25, 2015 - Jeanne White-Ginder, Ryan's mom

July 18, 2015 - Two sensational murders in the 1920s

July 11, 2015 - Vinyl records and albums: play 'em again

July 4, 2015 - Colorful Indiana-born baseball players

June 27, 2015 - YMCA heritage

June 20, 2015 - Insects and Indiana

June 13, 2015 (encore presentation) - Flag of Indy, anthem, 'Indiana' movie and other symbolism

June 6, 2015 - Quilting heritage

May 30, 2015 - Roadside motels: bygone Americana

May 23, 2015 - Ernie Pyle and John Bartlow Martin, journalists

May 16, 2015 - What's in our State Archives?

May 9, 2015 - [Show was pre-empted.]

May 2, 2015 - Abe Martin's creator, Kin Hubbard

April 25, 2015 - HIV history in Indiana

April 18, 2015 - Ask Nelson - and gardener Jo Ellen, too

April 11, 2015 - Morel mushrooms, ramps and other foraging foods

April 4, 2015 - Donald Davidson on Clark, Carnegie and more

March 28, 2015 (encore presentation) - Interurbans: Their rise and fall across Indiana

March 21, 2015 - History of Indiana women's prisons

March 14, 2015 - [Show was pre-empted.]

March 7, 2015 - Landmarks across Indiana with Marsh Davis

Feb. 28, 2015 - Reflections of World War II veterans

Feb. 21, 2015 - Civil War and African Americans in Indiana

Feb. 14, 2015 - Victorian mourning and the Lincoln funeral train

Feb. 7, 2015 - Bart Peterson, former Indy mayor

Jan. 31, 2015 - Guinness World Records and Hoosiers

Jan. 24, 2015 - Figure skating heritage in Indiana

Jan. 17, 2015 - William Forsyth's colorful life, plus Portfolio Club history

Jan. 10, 2015 - How to furnish an historic home

Jan. 3, 2015 - Scottish heritage in Indiana

Dec. 27, 2014 (encore presentation; no weekly newsletter) - Lost cemeteries

Dec. 20, 2014 - Families and children: evolution of outreach

Dec. 13, 2014 - Johnny Wooden: Hoosier hoops icon

Dec. 6, 2014 (encore presentations) - Rare movies with Indiana connections + Danville history

Nov. 29, 2014 - Jennings County and Vernon

Nov. 22, 2014 - James Whitcomb Riley: before he was famous

Nov. 15, 2014 - Epidemics in Indiana history

Nov. 8, 2014 - Kidnapping of free blacks in early Indiana

Nov. 1, 2014 (encore presentation) - Amish in Indiana

Oct. 25, 2014 - Historic women's groups

Oct. 18, 2014 - Marketing Indiana - and the lieutenant governor

Oct. 11, 2014 - Ask Nelson - and the Hoosierist, too

Sept. 27, 2014 - World War I and Indiana

Sept. 20, 2014 - History of TV in Indy

Sept. 13, 2014 - Historian Jim Madison's insights on Hoosiers

Sept. 6, 2014 - Prohibition in Indiana

Aug. 30, 2014 - Serving up Hoosier heritage food

Aug. 23, 2014 (encore presentation) - Underground Railroad reality and myths

Aug. 16, 2014 - Lenape (Delaware) Indian heritage in Indiana

Aug. 9, 2014 - The Redheads and all-girl bands of 1920s, '30s

Aug. 2, 2014 - Russian immigration

July 26, 2014 (encore presentation) - Indy Mayor Ballard on Marines history and 'old' Cathedral High

July 19, 2014 - From family grocers to supermarkets

July 12, 2014 - Judge Sarah Evans Barker, history-maker in Indiana courts

July 5, 2014 - Presidential visits to Indiana

June 28, 2014 - Passenger pigeons and other extinct or endangered birds

June 21, 2014 - Flag of Indy, anthem, 'Indiana' movie and other symbolism

June 14, 2014 - Ask Nelson - and photographer colleague, too

June 7, 2014 - Natural gas boom of 1880s and '90s

May 31, 2014 - Lyn St. James, racing pioneer for women

May 24, 2014 - Courthouse squares across Indiana

May 10, 2014 - Offbeat landmarks across Indiana

May 3, 2014 - Why do buildings look that way?

April 26, 2014 (encore presentation) - Jazz recording heritage in Richmond

April 19, 2014 - Tornado history and storm chasing

April 12, 2014 - Baseball great Carl Erskine of Anderson

April 5, 2014 - Tiffany windows across Indiana

March 22, 2014 - Native plants and early Indiana botanical explorations

March 15, 2014 - Wicked winter history with Paul Poteet

March 8, 2014 - Bobby Plump on Milan's triumph, 60 years later

March 1, 2014 - Madam Walker: her life, business and theater building

Feb. 22, 2014 - 'Ask Nelson' - and Andrea Neal, too

Feb. 15, 2014 - Attucks High School history

Feb. 8, 2014 - Abe Lincoln's parents: Thomas, Nancy Hanks and stepmom Sarah

Feb. 1, 2014 - Families, children, seniors and homeless: outreach heritage

Jan. 25, 2014 - Crown Hill Cemetery history

Jan. 18, 2014 - Indiana's most mysterious county?

Jan. 11, 2014 - World War II veterans remember

Jan. 4, 2014 - Squirrel invasion of 1800s and other quirky episodes

Dec. 28, 2013 (encore presentations) - Union Station history in Indy and Political cartoon heritage: Two classic shows

Dec. 21, 2013 - Victorian-era and ethnic holiday traditions

Dec. 14, 2013 - Indiana during the Ice Age, when mastodons roamed

Dec. 7, 2013 (encore presentation) - Old Northside neighborhood in Indy history

Nov. 30, 2013 - Interviewing tips for family, church and neighborhood histories

Nov. 23, 2013 (encore presentation) - Cafeterias across Indiana

Nov. 16, 2013 - Ask Nelson and Channel 4 children's shows history

Nov. 9, 2013 - Unsavory political episodes in Indiana's past

Nov. 2, 2013 (encore presentation) - Brazilian immigration with artist Artur Silva

Oct. 26, 2013 - Environmental heritage across Indiana

Oct. 19, 2013 - Rabbi Sandy Sasso, pioneer for women clergy

Oct. 12, 2013 - Coliseum and Clowes Hall histories

Oct. 5, 2013 - Amish in Indiana

Sept. 28, 2013 - Interurbans: Their rise and fall across Indiana

Sept. 21, 2013 - On the roads: Lincoln Highway and U.S. 40 heritage

Sept. 14, 2013 (encore presentation) - Cuban immigration to Indiana

Sept. 7, 2013 (encore presentation) - Pioneer music in early Indiana

Aug. 31, 2013 - Winona Lake, Warsaw, orthopedics and Grace College

Aug. 24, 2013 - 'Ask Nelson' and special-events-in-Indy insights

Aug. 17, 2013 - Christ Church Cathedral, Zion and Second Pres in Indy

Aug. 10, 2013 - Ancient people here - and agricultural beginnings in Indiana (encore presentation)

Aug. 3, 2013 - Switzerland County and living on the Ohio River

July 27, 2013 - Historic movie theaters, Act II

July 20, 2013 - Roots-tracing tips and advice

July 13, 2013 - Swedish and Norwegian immigration

July 6, 2013 - Orville Redenbacher and popcorn heritage in Indiana

June 29, 2013 - Underground Railroad reality and myths in Indiana

June 22, 2013 - Centennial in 1916, bicentennial in 2016

June 15, 2013 - Indy Mayor Greg Ballard on Marines history and 'old' Cathedral High

June 8, 2013 - Former Indy Mayor Bill Hudnut

June 1, 2013 - Lost cemeteries

May 25, 2013 - Historic baseball stadium into apartments

May 18, 2013 - Hollywood icons Red Skelton, Robert Wise and Irene Dunne (encore presentation)

May 11, 2013 - Phil Gulley on Indiana festivals, summer jobs and other things Hoosier

May 4, 2013 - 'Ask Nelson' and more county name origins

April 27, 2013 - Dan Patch, the first superstar racehorse, and True tall tales from Indiana: 2 classic shows

April 20, 2013 - Derek Daly on Indy-car fans overseas, son Conor and more

April 13, 2013 - Jazz recording heritage in Richmond

April 6, 2013 - Governors of Indiana

March 30, 2013 - Frank Lloyd Wright and Indiana houses he designed

March 23, 2013 (encore presentation) - Amelia Earhart and her Indiana connections

March 16, 2013 - Birds across Indiana

March 9, 2013 - Flood of 1913, worst in state history

March 2, 2013 - Hoosier women pioneers in media

Feb. 23, 2013 - What do you do with vacant, historic movie theaters?

Feb. 16, 2013 - Wine heritage in Indiana

Feb. 9, 2013 - Long-forgotten man who designed Indy

Feb. 2, 2013 - Major Taylor, world's greatest bicyclist of early 1900s

Jan. 26, 2013 - Pioneer music in early Indiana

Jan. 19, 2013 - L.S. Ayres & Company history

Jan. 12, 2013 - A Hoosier amid the British royals

Jan. 5, 2013 - Sharing memories in captivating ways

Dec. 29, 2012 - Lincoln's ally, our Civil War governor

Dec. 22, 2012 - Lincoln's youth in Indiana | Historic high school gyms (encore presentations)

Dec. 15, 2012 - Tipton County history and Obama ancestral home

Dec. 8, 2012 - Colombian and Venezuelan immigration to Indiana

Dec. 1, 2012 - History-making sheriff, immigrants to Indy, crusading politico and public gardens

Nov. 24, 2012 - Dan Wakefield on Kurt Vonnegut's letters

Nov. 17, 2012 - Covered bridges across Indiana (encore presentation)

Nov. 10, 2012 - Tee Pee and other drive-ins (encore presentation)

Nov. 3, 2012 - Street names in Indy + Trees, trees, trees (encore presentations)

Oct. 27, 2012 - Cafeterias across Indiana

Oct. 20, 2012 - Landmarks and lyrics across Indiana

Oct. 13, 2012 - If a town is on the state map, he's been there

Oct. 6, 2012 - Hollywood icons Red Skelton, Robert Wise and Irene Dunne

Sept. 29, 2012 - Ancient people here - and agricultural beginnings in Indiana

Sept. 22, 2012 - Unique history of New Harmony

Sept. 15, 2012 - Amelia Earhart and her Indiana connections

Sept. 8, 2012 - Yearbooks: How to use in historical detective work

Sept. 1, 2012 - Architecture around Indy with Jonathan Hess

Aug. 25, 2012 - Carmel city history

Aug. 18, 2012 - Ask Nelson

Aug. 11, 2012 - Tiny towns that refuse to die

Aug. 4, 2012 - Pan Am Games of 1987, Part II

July 28, 2012 - Dog days in Indiana with Patty Spitler

July 21, 2012 - History of Special Olympics, other opportunities for special-needs Hoosiers

July 14, 2012 - Pan Am Games of 1987 with Mark Miles, Bill Benner

July 7, 2012 - David Willkie on grandfather Wendell - and roof-living

June 30, 2012 - Famous fashion designers from Indiana

June 23, 2012 - Civic and business leader Andre Lacy as Living Legend

June 16, 2012 - Polio epidemic during the 1940s and '50s

June 9, 2012 - Very first Hoosiers: ancient people here

June 2, 2012 - Brain chemistry and genetics studies in mental illness, addictions

May 26, 2012 - Cuban immigration to Indiana

May 19, 2012 - Janie and Kindergarten College: pioneers of children's TV (encore presentation)

May 12, 2012 - Remarkable life of Herman B Wells

May 5, 2012 - Thomas Edison's links to Indiana (encore presentation)

April 28, 2012 - Amusement park history in Indiana (encore presentation)

April 21, 2012 - True tales from 1950s Indiana

April 14, 2012 - Broad Ripple neighborhood history in Indy

April 7, 2012 - Dan Patch, the first superstar racehorse

March 31, 2012 - Indiana's remarkable suffragist

March 24, 2012 - Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965

March 17, 2012 - Ask Nelson

March 10, 2012 - James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain on historical fiction (encore presentation)

March 3, 2012 - Union Station history in Indy

Feb. 25, 2012 - Murder of heiress Marjorie Jackson in 1977

Feb. 18, 2012 - Snow history with weatherman Chris Wright

Feb. 11, 2012 - African-American newspapers across Indiana

Feb. 7, 2012 - Fourth-anniversary party invitation

Feb. 4, 2012 - Sports team loyalties across Indiana

Jan. 28, 2012 - Rev. Jim Jones and Indiana connections

Jan. 21, 2012 - Dan Wakefield on '50s landmarks in Indianapolis

Jan. 14, 2012 - Indiana's youngest mayor on Frankfort history

Jan. 7, 2012 - Old Northside neighborhood history in Indy

Dec. 31, 2011 - Population shifts across Indiana (encore presentation)

Dec. 24, 2011 - [Show was pre-empted.]

Dec. 17, 2011 - Inter-church history in Indy

Dec. 10, 2011 - Holiday seasons with Indiana's only First Family

Dec. 3, 2011 - Hoosiers behind the scenes, girls hoops stars, Indiana poets and dirt roads

Nov. 26, 2011 - Tee Pee and other drive-ins, bygone or surviving

Nov. 19, 2011 - Vincennes history with Lorene Burkhart

Nov. 5, 2011 - He's visited every Indiana town on the map (encore presentation)

Oct. 29, 2011 - Trees, trees and trees

Oct. 22, 2011 - Covered bridges across Indiana

Oct. 15, 2011 - Street names history in Indy

Oct. 1, 2011 - The real-life Little Orphant Annie

Sept. 24, 2011 - Catholic Youth Organization heritage

Sept. 17, 2011 - Irvington neighborhood history in Indy

Sept. 10, 2011 - Butler basketball heritage

Sept. 3, 2011 - Sept. 11 tragedy and Hoosier rescuers

Aug. 27, 2011 - Ask Nelson

Aug. 20, 2011 - Theater history in Indy with Howard Caldwell (encore presentation)

Aug. 13, 2011 - Political cartoon heritage with Gary Varvel

Aug. 6, 2011 - Cowboy Bob: pioneers of children’s TV in Indy, Part 2

July 30, 2011 - City hall 'museum' in Indy

July 23, 2011 - County fairs and Hoosier culture

July 16, 2011 - Negro Leagues baseball and Indy

July 9, 2011 - Amusement park history in Indy

July 2, 2011 - Fall Creek Massacre (encore presentation)

June 25, 2011 - Prohibition in Indiana

June 18, 2011 - Angelo Pizzo on 'Hoosiers,' 'Rudy' and a new movie

June 11, 2011 - Brazilian immigration with artist Artur Silva

June 4, 2011 - Randy Carmichael on his dad Hoagy

May 28, 2011 - Home-front life during the Civil War

May 14, 2011 - Thomas Edison's links to Indiana

May 7, 2011 - Janie and Kindergarten College: pioneers of children's TV

April 30, 2011 - Your house has a history (encore presentation)

April 23, 2011 - Kurt Vonnegut's childhood friend

April 16, 2011 - Library history in Indy

April 9, 2011 - Freedom seekers before the Underground Railroad

April 2, 2011 - James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain on historical fiction

March 26, 2011 - Victorian-era women: behind closed doors

March 19, 2011 - Irish in Indiana

March 12, 2011 - Population shifts across Indiana

March 5, 2011 - Donald Davidson on the Speedway's 100 years

Feb. 26, 2011 - Police history in Indy

Feb. 19, 2011 - Indianapolis City Market then and now

Feb. 12, 2011 - Songs of our ancestors as they journeyed here

Feb. 5, 2011 - Jazz history in Indy with Chuck Workman

Jan. 29, 2011 - Judy O'Bannon on historic preservation

Jan. 22, 2011 - He's visited every Indiana town on the map

Jan. 15, 2011 - Hoosier humor with Dick Wolfsie

Jan. 8, 2011 - Medical treatments of early settlers (encore presentation)

Jan. 1, 2011 - Historic gyms across Indiana

Dec. 25, 2010 - [Show was pre-empted.]

Dec. 18, 2010 - Soaring back to explore WASPs

Dec. 11, 2010 - Beech Grove history - and Steve McQueen to boot

Dec. 4, 2010 - Gene Stratton-Porter, Diana of the Dunes, farm cooking and barns - Live from the Holiday Author Fair

Nov. 27, 2010 - Rare movies with Indiana connections

Nov. 20, 2010 - Kurt Vonnegut's relationship with Indy

Nov. 13, 2010 - Slave trial in 1820s Indiana

Oct. 30, 2010 - House of Blue Lights revisited

Oct. 23, 2010 - Rush County history with Joe Hogsett

Oct. 16, 2010 - Show was pre-empted.

Oct. 9, 2010 - The Titanic and Hoosiers

Oct. 2, 2010 - Indy's oldest Catholic church

Sept. 25, 2010 - Day camp heritage in Indiana

Sept. 18, 2010 - [Show was pre-empted.]

Sept. 11, 2010 - Fall Creek Massacre

Sept. 4, 2010 - Where did your county name come from?

Aug. 28, 2010 - Fairmount town history

Aug. 21, 2010 - Meridian Park neighborhood history

Aug. 14, 2010 - Parks, boulevards systems history in Indy

Aug. 7, 2010 - 2008 presidential election shift in Indiana

July 31, 2010 - Theater history in Indy with Howard Caldwell

July 24, 2010 - Beer heritage in Indiana

July 17, 2010 - Wayne County history

July 10, 2010 - Diners across Indiana

July 3, 2010 - Maestro Raymond Leppard's legendary life

June 26, 2010 - County courthouses, with architect Jim Kienle (encore show, originally broadcast April 25, 2009)

June 19, 2010 - Fishin' across Indiana with Skip Hess

June 12, 2010 - French Lick and West Baden Springs hotels history

June 5, 2010 - Memoirs of farm life in the early 1900s

May 29, 2010 - Your house has a history

May 22, 2010 - Shelby County history

May 15, 2010 - Donner Party tragedy, Indiana links & lessons learned

May 8, 2010 - State parks history

May 1, 2010 - From marble quarries of Italy to Indiana limestone

April 24, 2010 - KKK stranglehold in the 1920s

April 17, 2010 - 1920s auto heritage in Indianapolis (encore show)

April 10, 2010 - WWII fighter pilot from Indiana

April 3, 2010 - Booth Tarkington's magnificent life and home

March 27, 2010 - Brown County history

March 20, 2010 - Indiana's only First Lady

March 13, 2010 - Traveling in time down the White River

March 6, 2010 - Danville town history

Feb. 27, 2010 - Central State Hospital history

Feb. 20, 2010 - Early African-American settlements

Feb. 13, 2010 - Medical treatments of early settlers

Feb. 6, 2010 - Terre Haute in the 1920s

Jan. 30, 2010 - Abe Lincoln Blockbuster preview

Jan. 23, 2010 - Wayne and Kim Seybold on Winter Olympics and Hoosier links

Jan. 20, 2010 - You are invited! Feb. 5 Hoosier History Live! 2nd anniversary soiree

Jan. 16, 2010 - High school hoops' 100 years

Jan. 9, 2010 - K.P. Singh on the Sikh heritage in Indiana

Jan. 2, 2010 - Janet Flanner's colorful and literary life

Dec. 26, 2009 - Winter survival skills of pioneers and Native Americans

Dec. 19, 2009 - Fletcher Place neighborhood history

Dec. 12, 2009 - Victorian-era dining

Dec. 5, 2009 - Steve McQueen, roots tracing, steel-town pix and politicos

Nov. 28, 2009 - Greensburg town history

Nov. 21, 2009 - Birds of Indiana

Nov. 14, 2009 - Johnny Appleseed: The facts and myths

Nov. 7, 2009 - St. Elmo history with Craig Huse

Oct. 31, 2009 - Mike Ahern on House of Blue Lights

Oct. 24, 2009 - James Still on Lincoln, grief and emancipation

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