The Big Read - Let's talk tolstoy (2008)
LET'S TALK TOLSTOY is a conversation about the life, times and books of Leo Tolstoy with professors Andrew Durkin and Jeff Holderman from Indiana University's Slavic Languages and Literature Dept. Also a visit from the great, great grandson of Leo Tolstoy, Vladimir Tolstoy, Director of the Tolstoy Estate Museum at Yasnaya Polyana, and Galina Alexeeva, noted Tolstoy scholar and Head of Research at the estate museum. View online streaming video
BY THE PEOPLE 2005 CITIZEN DELIBERATION: THE HEALTHCARE CRISIS
A variety of community colleges from around the country engaged their students and local communities in dialogues during Deliberation Week, October 22-29, 2005, including serving as conveners of Citizen Deliberations. Many of these events were broadcast on college and other local television channels.
ALZHEIMER’S: WILL TOMORROW BE REMEMBERED? (2004)
In conjunction with the PBS program, THE FORGETTING: A PORTRAIT OF ALZHEIMER’S, WIPB presented a locally produced program that highlighted the state of Alzheimer’s in east central Indiana. Hosted by Chris Bavender, this program told the story of two east central Indiana residents in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s and how they were coping with the disease. Dr. Kelly Chambers of Anderson, Ind., also spoke about the clinical aspects of Alzheimer’s and the treatment options available in this region.
CAREGIVING: A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE (2002)
The typical family caregiver is a 46- year- old woman who is employed and also spends about 18 hours a week caring for her mother who lives nearby. In the United States, there are 22.4 million households that are taking care of elder family or friends. Hosted by Al Rent, CAREGIVING: A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE aired on October 8, 2002, at 8pm. This intimate look at caregiving featured three local caregivers who shared their experiences and challenges in caring for a family member, as well as what resources they were relying on.
END OF LIFE: IT’S TIME WE TALK (2001)
This program localized the broad information presented in Bill Moyers’ series, ON OUR OWN TERMS: MOYERS ON DYING, and informed viewers of the services and options available to them in east central Indiana. During the one-hour program that aired on September 14, 2001, viewers were encouraged to phone in with their comments or questions about end-of-life issues. The host and panelists covered home and health services, government programs, legal and financial matters, health care concerns, emotional and spiritual support, and pain management.
FOSTERING… HOPE FOR THE FUTURE (1998)
On any given day, nearly half a million children in the United States are living in some form of foster care because their parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. This number has increased 65 percent over the past decade. This call-in program educated and informed viewers about the importance and critical need of foster care in east central Indiana. Airing on March 26, 1998, at 8pm, the live program featured a panel of experts that fielded questions from a studio audience and from viewers at home.
Hosted by Al Rent and Terry Weidmer, the main focus of FOSTERING… HOPE FOR THE FUTURE was to raise awareness for the need for foster families right here in Indiana. “There is such a great need in our community to help children who can’t help themselves,” said Sam Clemmons, associate producer. “We hope this program will raise not only awareness, but more than that, call people to action.”
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