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Inner States debuts in January on WFIU | Blog

Inner States Producer and Host Alex Chambers

In January, WFIU will launch Internal states, a new weekly one-hour arts and culture magazine. The series will air Sundays at noon on WFIU, starting January 9.

Internal states features conversations with artists, thinkers and actors from southern Indiana and beyond about their origin and destination. Through lengthy interviews and sound-rich reporting, we dig into the art, culture, stories and sounds of the South Midwest, from rolling hills to reddit, from comedians to country dances, getting to know the the people, the ideas, and the landscapes that make us who we are. We explore big ideas, get drawn into stories, and slow down for sounds.

Internal states is moderated by writer and cultural studies specialist Alex Chambers. Alex is the co-creator of How to survive the future, a podcast on today looking ahead to tomorrow. He produced the Hoosier Young Farmer Podcast and is a former associate producer on WFIU the earth eats with Kayte Young.

If you have a story or sound that you think we should hear, contact us through the form on our website. We want to hear from you!

Upcoming episodes

Regional theater dreams
When you dream of being an actor, you usually can’t imagine making a living doing regional theater in a cluster of relatively small Midwestern towns. That’s what Diane Kondrat ended up doing. It was worth it.

Love movies beyond all reason
The work of women in the cinema has been neglected since the beginning of cinema. Alicia Kozma, new director of IU cinema, is working to change that.

Objectivity, Chicago Racial Politics, and Ink in the Blood
Journalism has tried to defend itself against its detractors by saying that it is “objective”. Seasoned journalist Monroe Anderson says facts are key, but objectivity is not the issue.

Who and how to remember
A stroll among memorials and public art works last fall. We chat with creators, participants and passers-by about the meaning of public art, the Indigenous presence in a state named after Indians, immigration, Christopher Columbus, Columbus, Indiana , who we choose to remember and how.