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The Moment of Indiana History radio series is a production of the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS). The series is co-produced on behalf of IPBS by WFIU, Bloomington and WBAA, West Lafayette.

The Moment of Indiana History radio series is a production of the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS). The series is co-produced on behalf of IPBS by WFIU, Bloomington and WBAA, West Lafayette.
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Bloomington, IN

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The Moment of Indiana History radio series is a production of the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS). The series is co-produced on behalf of IPBS by WFIU, Bloomington and WBAA, West Lafayette.

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English


Episodes

The Second Life Of An Indianapolis Landmark

1/27/2014
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As demographic change altered the landscape of downtown Indianapolis, the church that had housed Indiana's largest Methodist congregation faced demolition.

Duration:00:01:59

A Shifting Role On The Civil War Homefront

1/20/2014
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Women on the Civil War home front spent the war years occupied with matters outside the boundaries of what was then considered “women’s work”.

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An Avant-Garde Electric Car

1/6/2014
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Gasoline propulsion claimed the day, and by 1914 the Waverley Electric car went out of production. Turns out, the vehicle was a century ahead of its time.

Duration:00:01:59

Slaying The Dragon

12/16/2013
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From small beginnings in 1922, the Ku Klux Klan had attracted an estimated thirty percent of all white males in the Hoosier state onto its membership rolls.

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Indiana's Second Poet Laureate

10/7/2013
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Hoosier Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf's love of place runs throughout many of his writings.

Suddenly, Last Summer (In Lafayette)

10/7/2013
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In 1849, no one knew what caused cholera--a miasma in the air emanating from filth in the street,or living a life that was dissolute or intemperate

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Remembering The Show On The Road

10/7/2013
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At the turn of the last century, traveling chautauquas brought rural and small town residents cultural entertainment with a religious component.

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Win-Win: The Mutual Ascent Of Basketball And Radio

7/3/2013
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And when station owners went looking for popular programming that would draw fans and encourage advertisers, they discovered that one sure bet was basketball.

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A Motorcade Fit For A Prince

6/17/2013
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cars started up and headed west out of the city. The first challenge came when the cars "stopped to get ready for the high hills" west of the White River.

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An Ignominious Governorship

5/21/2013
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On Governor David Wallace's watch, the internal improvements program bankrupted the state and the Potowatomi Indians were exiled to Kansas by armed militia.

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Advocating For Better Schools

5/3/2013
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in 1840, 1 in every 10 white citizens in Indiana above the age of 21 could neither read nor write, an illiteracy rate matching that of Mississippi.

Indiana's Canal Debacle

5/3/2013
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In September 1853, the southern section of the Wabash and Erie Canal finally opened for business. By the early 1850s

Indiana's First First Lady

4/1/2013
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Anna Symmes Harrison had not yet made it to Washington when her husband gave his inaugural address. As she prepared to leave, she received news of his death.

A Woman's Judgment

3/21/2013
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Although Ohio elected a woman to its supreme court in 1922, it was not until 1995 that Indiana would see a woman sitting on its highest state court.

Steele's Magnolia

3/21/2013
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In the spring of 1908, Selma Steele began planting gardens--a passion that would become her own artistic contribution to the House of the Singing Winds.

A Modest Start To A Storied Tournament

3/5/2013
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Though the IHSAA attracted national attention when single-class basketball ended, Indiana's first statewide high school tournament was less than newsworthy.

A Pocket Of Abolitionism In Fort Wayne

2/4/2013
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The short-lived "Fort Wayne Standard" suggests that Indiana, despite its mostly conservative political leanings, was also home to more radical political views.

Vance Hartke, Indiana Liberal

1/25/2013
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When Hartke left Evansville for the U.S. Senate in 1958, he was the first Democrat to represent Indiana in the Senate for two decades.

A Safe Harbor for The Region's Mexican Community

1/14/2013
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Mexican migrants to the Calumet Region in the 1920s began to form their own fraternal benefit societies, already popular in their native country.

"Romance Out of Indiana": George Barr McCutcheon

12/14/2012
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George McCutcheon's obituary in The New York Times placed him in the "Indiana school of romantic literature," noting the "innocent happiness" he had imparted.