WBOI Presents: In Session

Wednesdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 7:00am on 89.1 WBOI

WBOI Presents: In Session is a series where we hear from teachers, educators, and experts on all sorts of topics, sharing their lessons in the WBOI studios. As part of our commitment to lifelong learning, In Session gives us an opportunity to partner with those who have something to teach us.

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Felisa Cockrell, an English teacher and speech coach at Wayne High School, and Aliyah Armstrong, a 2020 graduate from Wayne. Our conversation focused on poetry. How can poetry change hearts and minds in conversations about racial justice? How does the genre speak to young people? What has the pandemic been like for teachers and 2020 graduates? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Colette Feehan

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Colette Feehan, a PhD candidate at Indiana University. Our conversation focused on voice acting. What separates professional voice actors from amateurs? What technology is necessary to see the differences? How can we detect some of these changes in our own voices? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Zack Kruse

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Zack Kruse, a PhD candidate at Michigan State University. Our conversation focused on the subject of Kruse’s research, Steve Ditko, the creator of Spider-Man and many other well known comic book characters. This is Kruse’s third time speaking with WBOI’s Ben Clemmer, after previous conversations about Appleseed Con and Stan Lee. How did Steve Ditko’s art and writing shape comic books? How have dramatic stories featuring superheroes shown changes within our own society? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Adam DeVille

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Adam DeVille, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of Humanities at the University of Saint Francis. Our conversation focused on the clerical sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. What are some ways to prevent ongoing abuse from being covered up? What can people at the local and diocesan level do about this problem? How does the crisis impact the influence of the Catholic Church as a whole? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Bryant Rozier

 


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Bryant Rozier, Managing Editor of Fort Wayne Ink Spot. Our conversation focused on journalism. What influences create your voice, on the air and on the page? What separates a professional from an amateur even as technology gets better? How does telling a story with photography help to develop a storyteller’s style? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.

Justin Sims

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Justin Sims, Director of Video and Motion at Boyden and Youngblutt. Our conversation focused on film. Where do the worlds of film and animation overlap? What goes into producing a short film? What sets the best directors apart from their peers? WBOI Presents: In Session takes a turn for the cinematic. 

Art Herbig

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Art Herbig, Associate Professor of Media Production at Purdue Fort Wayne. Our conversation focused on film. What does filmmaking in Fort Wayne look like? What can viewers expect at the Hobnobben Film Festival? Who produced the commercial for the opening of Promenade Park with the song and dance number? WBOI Presents: In Session takes a turn for the cinematic. 

Ann Livschiz

 


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Ann Livschiz, from the Purdue Fort Wayne Department of History. Our conversation focused on history. How is US foreign policy still impacted by the Cold War era? Where do we see the impact of Russian propaganda? What happens when credibility and trust are not part of relationships between superpowers? Russian history can help us understand our own on WBOI Presents: In Session. 

Chris Erickson

 

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Chris Erickson, from the Purdue Fort Wayne Department of History. Our conversation focused on history. How strong are the roots of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana? When has the KKK been weaker or experienced a resurgence? How many white supremacist groups are active in the United States today? We’ll learn more about the KKK from an expert on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session. Some content may not be appropriate for all listeners.

Tom Castaldi

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Tom Castaldi, host of On the Heritage Trail on 89.1 WBOI. Our conversation focused on history. How did Fort Wayne’s three rivers form? How did the rivers impact the development of this area? Who are some of the major players from our region’s history who fought over territory in present day northeast Indiana? An extended journey On the Heritage Trail leads off the second season of WBOI Presents: In Session. 

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